Luis R. López Alfaro is the Head of our Corporate Department. He is also the Head of Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramirez (BVI) Limited, our trust company in the British Virgin Islands that was founded in 1992. Luis also co-leads our Capital Market Department.
Luis has extensive experience on compliance matters and advises industry clients on all aspects of corporate law, particularly clients in the banking, insurance and financial sector. He also has a strong trusts and foundation practice and advises a wide range of clients including families and individuals as well as corporate clients such as banks, insurance companies and wealth management advisors.
Luis has been at the firm since he joined as a paralegal in 1986. He holds a Law and Political Sciences degree from Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua.
Described by Chambers and Partners Latin America as “a brilliant lawyer” for his work and for his Capital Markets practice as “very knowledgeable about banking law, compliance, due diligence and international regulations”. The publication further recognise his work on M&A and praises his ability to offer extensive experience in regulatory and compliance matters.
He is a member of the Association of International Lawyers of Panama as well as the Panama Bar Association. He is a member of the Panamanian Association of Maritime Law and the Panamanian Association of Commercial Law. Luis also has a professional affiliation with the Inter-American Bar Association (IBA-FIA) and the British Virgin Islands Registered Agents Association, as well as the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE).