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Alfredo Ramírez Pabón

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Alfredo has been an Associate in our Commercial Department since 2015.

He initially joined our firm as a legal assistant while completing his university studies in Law and Political Sciences. Throughout his tenure, Alfredo has provided counsel to a diverse range of clients, including local enterprises and multinational corporations, on a variety of domestic and cross-border issues.

His expertise spans various areas, including mergers and acquisitions, project financing, corporate law, regulatory and antitrust matters, and real estate transactions.

  • Advised Global Bank Corporation in the restructuring of existing obligations for Saltos del Francoli, S.A., a hydroelectric power plant located in Rio David, Chiriquí.
  • Advised DEG - Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG) regarding a US $25MM Loan Agreement between Banco La Hipotecaria, S.A. and La Hipotecaria, S.A. of C.V. (as borrowers) and SDR.
  • Advised DEG in connection with a US$15MM unsecured loan to BCT Bank.
  • Advised Financiera El Sol in the process of securitizing a local financial company's portfolio of more than US $350MM.
  • Represented Grupo Comercial de Comunicaciones as local counsel in its acquisition of McCann Erickson operations in Panama and Costa Rica.
  • Advised Grupo Arrocha and Grupo A/F Diunsa in the acquisition of 100% of the outstanding shares of Importadora Maduro, S.A., owner of Felix B. Maduro, one of the leading retail stores in Panama.
  • Acted as counsel for sellers in the sale of Balboa Academy, S.A. to Inspired Education Holdings Limited.
  • Acted as local counsel to VT Group (Verenigde Tankrederij BV) in the leveraged buyout of the tanker activities in mainland Spain, Morocco, the Canary Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, and Panama (Balboa, Cristobal); and assets of Boluda Corporación Marítima (Boluda), a leader in the sector in Spain with an annual fuel supply capacity of over 12 million tons and business assets which include 11 tankers managed in Spain and 4 which are managed from the Panama office.
  • Represented a Boston-based emerging markets investment fund in the acquisition of approximately 9,200 hectares in the provinces of Darien and Panama, including approximately 7,000 hectares of planted teak.
  • Acted as local counsel to Kingsland Holdings Limited as an Independent Third Party appointed by United Airlines Inc. in Avianca Holdings S.A., in a process started by United to protect its rights as a creditor of BRW Aviation LLC in a loan granted by United and secured with shares of Avianca Holdings S.A.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Law and Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua, 2014.
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), The University of Chicago, The Law School, 2015.
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Finance, Francisco Marroquín University (UFM), 2019
  • Master of Administration, Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business, 2019.
  • Chicago Booth Approach to Finance, The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, 2020.

Admissions

  • Panamá, 2014

Acknowledgments

  • Ranked as a Rising Star by The Legal 500 in the Corporate/ M&A practice area
    “Alfredo Ramírez Pabón is also very knowledgeable across a range of corporate and general business issues. He too excels at finding paths forward when the project we are trying to complete does not fit the norm”. Corporate/ M&A client for Latin America
    “Alejandro Alemán and Alfredo Ramírez Pabón come up with simple solutions to problems thanks to their ability to take an outside perspective on the situation and their knowledge of the law. Their response times and availability are exceptional. They are true business partners”. Corporate/ M&A client for Latin America

Memberships

  • Panama Bar Association.
  • Maritime Chamber of Panama.
  • Panamanian Association of Maritime Law

Languages

  • Spanish & English

Areas

Real Estate and Hospitality

Mergers and Acquisitions

Commercial

Banking and Finance