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TATIANA ABADIA

Tatiana is our leader in the Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets department. A lawyer with more than 15 years of experience in Corporate and Commercial Law, she has focused her practice on Banking and Finance, Securities, and Capital Markets. He mainly advises local and international clients in national and cross-border financial transactions and local financial entities in regulatory, governance, and compliance matters.

During his experience, he has offered services in various industrial sectors in matters related to cross-border financing, debt restructuring, secured and unsecured syndicated corporate loans, acquisition financing, public and private offerings, structuring of guarantee trusts, structuring and registration of investment funds in Panama, among others, and Mergers and Acquisitions in the financial sector and other industries.

It mainly represents business groups, local and international banks, brokerage houses, trust companies, funds, among other companies.

Tatiana supports company boards of directors in their development as high-performance teams to promote business sustainability. He has given conferences and published articles on topics related to investments in thematic bonds and the implementation of ESG criteria (environmental, social, and corporate governance) in companies to impact risk management, build trust with their groups of interest, thus favoring the profitability and long-term sustainability of the businesses.

The Chambers Latin American Guide recognized her as an expert in the area of banking and finance with solid knowledge and approach for generating solutions, stating: “Tatiana is enthusiastic about the client, and she always tries to solve problems instead of simply identifying them. An excellent lawyer with a good command of the banking and financial area “.

Education

  • Santa Maria La Antigua University, Panama (LL.B., Cum Laude, 2002).
  • The Pontifical University of Comillas, Spain (Master’s Degree in Financial Markets, 2004).
  • The University of Navarra- IESE Business School, Women, and Leadership online program (Certification, 2019).
  • Climate Bond Initiative, Green Bonus Program BomBoot Camp (Certification, 2019)

Memberships & Associations

  • Association of Directors of Panama (ADP).
  • Women in the Professions (WIP-Panama).

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Relevant Transactions

  • The Firm advised an important economic group with representation in several Latin American countries. It was responsible for structuring a syndicated refinancing among twelve Panamanian banks, consisting of three facilities for the total amount of up to US$ 28,934,039.26 and their respective guarantees.
  • The Firm advised an international financial institution in the granting of a loan of US$ 300,000,000.00 to a Panamanian operating company, guaranteed with garments and mortgages of assets located in Panama.
  • Legal advisors of a Panamanian capital bank with a general banking license to practice in the Republic of Panama, respecting the amendment of a Long Term Syndicated Loan granted to a foreign bank, together with five foreign banks, for the sum of US$ 122,500,000.00, for the Re-profiling of the remaining balance of the 2016 loan and additional financing for general corporate uses.
  • Legal Advisors of Centralamerica Bottling Corporation (CBC) and CBC Management Investment Inc., in connection with the issuance and sale by CBC of an additional Two Hundred million dollars (US$200,000,000.00) principal amount of its Senior Guaranteed Notes due in 2027 based on Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • Legal Advisors of Prival Bank, S.A., Structuring Agent of the Public Issuance of Corporate Bonds of the company Compañía Insular Americana, S.A., with a nominal value of up to Ninety million dollars (US$90,000,000.00), authorized for sale in public offering by the SMV under Resolution SMV No. 302-19 of August 9, 2019.
  • Legal Advisors in the structuring of a Private Fund for investment in emerging companies in the Food and Beverage Sector for up to Twenty million dollars (US$20,000,000.00).