Top tier financial and corporate firm, Panama, IFLR1000 (2003-2023)

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega was ranked tier 1 recommended Financial and Corporate firm in Panama by IFLR1000, 2023 in the categories of banking and finance, and M&A. ARIFA was also listed among top "active" firms in Panama in the categories of capital markets/equity and capital markets/debt.

The firm has a Tier 2 recognition in the area of project development.

ARIFA has held top IFLR rankings since 2003 and has been named Panama Law Firm of the Year in 2013, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2022, and 2023.

According to previous editions of the top publication, clients have commented: "The firm offers very concrete and technical service. Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega? is our go-to firm for complex local transactions.” 

"The firm is providing the highest quality legal advice and is highly recognized for its unparalleled expertise in structuring complex matters”  said another client.

IFLR1000 has also commented: "They were really helpful," says one customer. "Our clients congratulated us for [using] them - that's not easy."



Eight ARIFA lawyers were recognized in the categories of Bank and Finance, Capital Markets, Project Development, and M&A:

  • Eduardo de Alba, expert consultant 
  • Ricardo M Arango, highly regarded lawyer
  • Andrés Rubinoff, highly regarded lawyer
  • Rodrigo Cardoze, highly regarded lawyer 
  • Estif Aparicio, market leader 
  • Cedric Kinschots, notable practitioner
  • Sofía J. Cohen, notable practitioner
  • Pilar Castillo, notable practitioner 

About IFLR1000
Compiled by a team of dedicated specialist legal journalists based in New York, London and Hong Kong, the IFLR1000 is the only publication of its kind to focus on the leading law firms for corporate finance worldwide. Rankings are based on the recommendations of in-house counsel at the world's most prominent financial institutions and companies, as well as the leading lawyers in each covered legal market.