Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega lawyers have a reputation for innovative tax planning in challenging corporate and financial transactions, and for the successful resolution of sensitive tax controversies.

On transactional matters, the taxation group works closely with lawyers in the capital markets and banking, in the M&A and corporations, and in the commercial and real estate practice groups to provide superior tax advice in connection with:

  • Domestic and cross-border acquisitions, mergers and joint-ventures
  • Local and foreign direct investment in Panama
  • Capital market transactions
  • Bank loans, leases and other financial arrangements
  • Real estate transactions
  • Commercial transactions and business operations

In the area of individual taxation, ARIFA offers advice in connection with employee stock option plans and other employee benefit plans. They also advise clients around the world in connection with international tax and estate planning structures. In this area, lawyers in the taxation group team up with lawyers in the estates and private clients, and corporate services practice groups, as well as with trust officers in their affiliate SwissArifa and other legal and accounting professionals around the world, to provide comprehensive solutions to clients.

Members of the litigation and arbitration practice group frequently work together with lawyers in the taxation group to advise, guide and defend clients in tax controversies, audits, investigations and litigation. They also appear before national and municipal tax authorities to obtain tax rulings and petition tax exemptions on behalf of clients.

The practice extends to all sorts of national and municipal taxes, including, corporate and personal income tax; property tax; value added tax; dividend tax; capital gains tax; stamp tax; and foreign remittances tax, among others.