Established in 1914, Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega (ARIFA) has been at the forefront of the legal profession, advising leading international financial institutions and multinational corporations, as well as some of the largest companies in Panama, for over 100 years.
Its shipping practice group has been regarded for decades as a premier team for ship financing in Panama, and regularly assists ship owners, ship operators, banks and port operators around the world in the financing of vessels as well as platforms registered in Panama.
ARIFA is a registered agent in Panama for hundreds of vessels registered under the Panamanian flag. Through its own network of offices in London, Hong Kong and Panama, and a highly specialised staff and automated systems, the firm facilitates the registration and mortgaging of vessels for clients around the world.
ARIFA also has an important maritime litigation practice and its lawyers have been instrumental in the drafting of major pieces of legislation on ship registration and maritime court procedures.