About us
Icaza, Gonzalez-Ruiz & Alemán

Pioneers who contributed to the creation of the legal structure of the country since 1920.

We have been providing, for almost a century, tailor- made, competent solutions to key corporate clients, international institutions and public entities, while remaining committed to offering a partner-led, individualized legal service and advice to private clients. As a result, our firm has been recognized as a leader by the most reputable rankings of the industry.

Today, thanks to the vast experience of our members and partners, Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán covers jurisdictions not only in Panama, but also throughout the world. The firm’s performance is further strengthened by the creation of Icaza Trust Corporation, a corporate entity authorized to complement the company’s services, an initiative born in response to the changing market and the sophistication of our client’s demands.

Our firm offers legal services encompassing all areas concerning administrative law; admiralty and shipping law; banking and finance; capital markets and securitization; communications and information technology (CIT); consumer protection and competition law; environmental law and energy; immigration and naturalization; labor law; insurance and reinsurance; intellectual property; international commerce; litigation and alternative dispute resolution; public contracts and privatizations; taxation; company formation; trust and estate planning; and private foundations, among others.

With one of the preeminent litigation practices in Panama, we benefit from the long experience and in-depth specializations of our partners, associates and paralegal staff. For almost 100 years, our firm has routinely handled complex cases with lawyers qualified to manage a variety of judicial procedures and arbitration practices.

During the past 100 years, Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán has participated in many important M&A transactions and project finance projects. For more than a decade, we have provided legal advice to the government of Panama during project finance transactions, helping it during transactions such as the sale of accounts receivable to banks, obtainment of loans and the issuance of bonds.

We provide advice to multinational companies and other entities participating in private and public tender processes, some of them involving major infrastructure projects (e.g. Line 1 and 2 of the Metro of Panama), including those of the Panama Canal Authority (expansion of the Canal). Such services include, without limitation, the negotiating and drafting of the awarded project contracts (e.g. Centennial Bridge, the Amador Cruise Terminal) and those contracts and claims.

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LOGO 100 AÑOS

We provide advice to multinational companies and other entities participating in private and public tender processes, some of them involving major infrastructure projects (e.g. Line 1 and 2 of the Metro of Panama), including those of the Panama Canal Authority (expansion of the Canal). Such services include, without limitation, the negotiating and drafting of the awarded project contracts (e.g. Centennial Bridge, the Amador Cruise Terminal) and those contracts and claims.

As Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán commemorates its first centenary of foundation; we view our history with pride and our future with optimism.