ICAZA, GONZALEZ-RUIZ & ALEMAN provides comprehensive advice on environmental matters for all types of activities and proceedings before the Ministry of Environment. In addition, we have worked on environmental due diligence processes within the framework of reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions of companies on several occasions.

Moreover, we are responsible for obtaining permits and concessions from various Panamanian government entities required to venture into any of the activities related to the hydrocarbons market in the Republic of Panama, both maritime and land.

Among our firm’s significant accomplishments, we can list:

  • Tropical Resort Internacional: Advice in the development of an Eco-Resort Hotel complex and the obtainment of loans for a transaction involving the concession of 100 hectares of preservation-graded public land and an investment of US$ 30,000,000.00. This agreement was unusual as it involved land of high biodiversity at the Gamboa forest, which is part of the Panama Canal watershed and, therefore, a sensitive area subject to special regulations defined by the Interoceanic Region Authority.
  • Booz Allen & Hamilton: Advice in a study (Master Plan) for the use, preservation and development of the Canal Zone.

UN promoted project: Participation in the Legal Study and Implementation of the law establishing the Interoceanic Region Authority. This project included a detailed revision of the laws and drafting of all necessary regulations for the leasing, concessions, and sales of the previously described land, as well as legal aspects relating to planning, engineering, architecture, and fiscal issues.

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