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Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán


Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán - Panama
  • Aquilino de la Guardia Street No. 8
  • IGRA Building, 5th floor
  • P.O. Box 0823-02435
  • Panama
  • Panama
  • Panama
  • 0823-02435
  • Counsels: Rodolfo Chiari, Domingo Díaz A, Juan A Tejada M, Alexis V Herrera V, Vasco Wendehake, Juan Lombardi.
  • Partners: Joel Medina, Francisco González-Ruiz, Roberto Alemán, Gabriel González-Ruiz, Nora Jurado, Michelle de De la Guardia, Domingo Díaz S, Mariano Oteiza I, Alvaro Alemán, Gabriela Tejada de Britton, Joaquín Díaz, Alexis Herrera Jr, Hugo Morán, Luis Chalhoub, Ana Graciela Medina
  • Number of Associates: 17
  • International Offices: The firm also has offices in Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Geneva, Lugano, Luxembourg, Seychelles, Singapore and UAE.

THE FIRM: Established in 1920, Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán has been providing tailor-made, sophisticated solutions to key corporate clients, international institutions and public entities, while remaining committed to offering a partner-led, individualised legal service and advice to private clients. As a result, the firm has been recognised as a leader by the most reputable rankings of the industry such as Latin Lawyers, Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal, Legal500, IFLR1000, Managing Intellectual Property and LACCA, among others. Icaza, Gonzalez-Ruiz & Aleman’s capabilities stretch across various jurisdictions worldwide. Its performance is further enhanced by the existence of Icaza Trust Corporation and Panamerican Management Services, S.A, both corporate entities empowered to complement the firm’s services. Its professional practice in the area of commercial law is not limited to the structuring of businesses. The litigation department is administered under a separate structure known as Bufete Igra. Icaza, Gonzalez-Ruiz & Aleman is on the list of legal consultants for projects of the World Bank and of the Inter-American Development Bank.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: Icaza, Gonzalez-Ruiz & Aleman legal services encompass all areas concerning administrative law; admiralty and shipping law, banking and finance; capital markets and securitisation; communications and information technology (CIT); consumer protection and competition law; environmental law and energy; immigration and naturalisation; labour law; insurance and re-insurance; intellectual property; international commerce; litigation and alternate dispute resolution; public contracts and privatisations; taxation; company formation; trust and estate planning; and private foundations, among others. It has one of the leading litigation practices, and benefits from long experience and in-depth specialisations of its partners, associates and paralegal staff. The firm routinely handles complex cases and its lawyers are qualified to handle all documentation, deposition and discovery procedures. The firm has been involved in a wide variety of deals of secured and unsecured financing, from debt and equity to structured facilities; has acted for managers, investors, selling shareholders, issuers, debt providers and trustees. Its clientele within the capital market practice varies from banks and multilaterals such as the International Finance Corporation to private funds, consortiums or emerging businesses.
ICAZA’s lawyers focus on tax-oriented advice and can offer a very broad spectrum of vehicles for the international structuring of business and private equity by selecting the most suitable corporate structures from their transactional expertise on a choice of domiciles in multiple jurisdictions. It also has a well recognised maritime practice which includes corporate structure and finance arrangements for shipping enterprises; vessel, ship and yacht ownership registration/insurance; acquisition or disposal of vessels; cross-border transactions; advice on the most appropriate registration choices; maritime litigation; ship mortgages; attachment and arrest of vessels; drafting and negotiation of credit and security instruments; maritime contracts in general. The firm has participated in the most important M&A transactions and project finance of the recent times in Panama. They provided legal consultancy to Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen, SA, in the issuance of corporate bonds for the amount of US$650 million for the financing of the expansion works of the airport, including the new South Terminal (one of the most important issuances in recent years on the local market). The firm’s lawyers were the legal advisers of Avianca airline holding in its first international market bond issuance for US$300 million.

LANGUAGES: English, Spanish.

CLIENTS The firm’s clientele includes Fortune 500 companies, corporate clients, international institutions and public entities.


  • Aquilino de la Guardia Street No. 8,
  • IGRA Building, 5th floor,
  • P.O. Box 0823-02435,
  • Panama,
  • Panama
  • Tel +507 205 6000
  • Fax +507 269 4891
  • Email : igranet@icazalaw.com
  • Website : www.icazalaw.com
  • Montevideo,
  • Uruguay