Government Contracts and Mining
One could easily say that there is no other firm in Panama that has advised clients in government concessions and public contracts for longer than Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega.
ARIFA has variously assisted leading multinational companies and the Government of Panama in the structuring and negotiation of all types of concession contracts. The firm's expertise is unparalleled and can be traced back to the first public utility concessions granted by the Republic of Panama in the 20th century.
More recently, their attorneys have been involved in major infrastructure projects, such as the public contracts for the construction of the US$ 5.2 billion Panama Canal expansion project and the three lines of the firts metro system in the City of Panama.
In the area of Mining and Petroleum, the firm has more than 80 years of experience advising leading international mining companies in their exploration and extraction operation in various mineral deposits.
ARIFA's experience with regards to the legislation governing the Oil and Gas industry in Panama is unique. Their long history spans from advising major oil companies in their exploration activities in Panama, passing through the establishment and operation for half a century of the only refinery with operations in the country, to all aspects of the distribution and retail operations of oil products.
Suez Energy, ENEL, Pedregal Power Company, Bechtel Corporation, RTZ Corporation Plc., Inmet Mining Corporation, Korea Resources Corporation, BHP, Chevron Corporation, ExxonMobil, and Puma Energy.