is a Partner at Morgan & Morgan and heads the Mergers and Acquisitions, and Securities and Capital Markets practice groups of the firm. He regularly advises clients in connection with the sale and purchase of businesses as well as joint ventures. During the last few years, he has participated in transactions in several industries, including electricity generation, insurance, construction, real estate, hospitality, banking-related services, shrimp farms, restaurants, retail, printing and editing, and non-alcoholic beverages, some with cross-border components. Dr Arias also has extensive experience in capital markets transactions, including but not limited to, capital-raising through public and private offerings, capital markets' regulatory work and listings on the Panama Stock Exchange. In this sector, he has experience advising banks and financial institutions such as Banco La Hipotecaria, PANACREDIT, Corporacion Bella Vista Finanzas del Pais, MMG Bank Corporation, Deutsche Bank, CM Realty, among others, in several transactions, some involving cross-border components and usually involving dollar amounts in the millions. Furthermore, he has consolidated himself as a leading project-finance lawyer in Panama, participating in the country’s most important transactions representing institutions involved in the principal projects in Panama, such as the Panama Canal Expansion project.