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Morgan & Morgan

Morgan & Morgan  

Legal Services | Panama

tel: +507 265 7777 | fax: +507 265 7700
MMG Tower | Panama | Panama

Morgan & Morgan's Overview

Morgan & Morgan is a full service Panamanian law firm, regularly assisting local and foreign corporations from different industries, as well as recognized financial institutions and government institutions, in important investments in Panama and the region. The firm is a member of the Morgan & Morgan Group, an extensive network of legal, fiduciary and financial services with operations in America, Asia, and Europe.

Of particular note is our continuous advice for clients involved in all stages of the development of important projects related to energy, banking, water supply, real estate, oil, mining, infrastructure, insurance, retail, ports and transportation, among others.

The growth of Panamanian economy and the fact that Panama has become an important regional investment center, has required that Morgan & Morgan´s attorneys acquire considerable experience in multidisciplinary practices covering the entire spectrum of the needs of our clients when doing business in Panama.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1923
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 16
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 85

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian, Japanese, French, Portuguese and German.


Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust and Consumer Protection
  • Banking and Finance
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Estate Planning
  • Government Procurement and Contracts
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Company Formation
  • Labor Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Projects
  • Real Estate
  • Securities and Capital Markets
  • Ship Finance and Registration
  • Shipping and Admiralty Litigation
  • Taxation
Representative Clients
  • ABN Amro Bank, Avanzalia, BAC, Banco La Hipotecaria, Banistmo, Banvivienda, BBVA, Biwater, Caterpillar Financial Services Corp., Cirsa Gaming Corporation, Citibank Panama, Constructora Urbana (CUSA), Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF), Corporacion Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI), Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Electron Investment, FCC Construccion de Centroamerica, First Group America, Global Bank Corporation, Grupo Verde Azul, Hanwha Q Cells USA, Hormel Food Corporate Services, Hyundai Merchant Marine, International Finance Corporation (IFC), KN Trading Co. Ltd., Kraft Foods Group, Louis Vuitton Malletier, Melones Oil Terminal, Minera Panama, Mitsubishi Logistics Corp., Mitsui-Soko Co. Ltd., Panama Ports Company (subsidiary of Hutchinson Ports Holding), Royal Bank of Canada, Samsung Logistics Corp., SBA Telecommunications, Secretaria del Metro de Panama, Shanghai Georgeous Investment Bank, SK Shipping Co. Ltd., Solariredirect, T.Y. Lin, International Group, The AES Corporation, The Clorox Company, The Korea Development Bank, Volkswagen, Wells Fargo Bank, among others.




Horacio Valdes

Horacio ValdesOf Counsel


Paternity Leave for Employees and Public Servants (Panama)
Morgan & Morgan, July 2017

On May 24, 2017, Act 27 of May 23rd, 2017 was published in the Official Gazette No. 28285-B of May 24th, 2017, which establishes the Paternity Leave, applicable both to employees of private sector, as well as to public servants, effective since May 25th, 2017.This Act, whose initiative was promoted by the Ministry of Labor, is based on the duty of the Panamanian state to protect the family, sacred in our Constitution...

Due Diligence: A challenge for the real estate sector of the Republic of Panama
Morgan & Morgan, June 2016

Growth of the real estate industry in Panama in recent years is noticeable, not just locally but at a regional level as well. Iconic architectural works such as the Trump Tower, F&F Tower (popularly called the “Screw”) among others, attracts positive criticism from different actors in the business and associations in the construction, development and promotion of the real estate business. In part, real estate growth in Panama is due to the ease in the execution of real estate transactions...

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Morgan & Morgan advised Thesan with respect to a US$11.5 million finance for the development and operation of solar energy project El Espinal
Morgan & Morgan, July 2017

Morgan & Morgan acted as Panamanian counsel to Thesan with respect to a US$11.5 Million Dollars Project Finance facility granted by CIFI (Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura, S.A.) for the development and operation of a solar photovoltaic power plant “El Espinal”, with an installed capacity of 8.5MW in the Republic of Panama. The firm continues to advise Thesan in on-going legal and regulatory matters of this project. Partner Ramon Varela, and associate Ana Carolina Castillo, participated in this transaction...

Morgan & Morgan advised Grupo CAABSA in connection with the asset purchase acquisition of Soho Mall
Morgan & Morgan, June 2017

Morgan & Morgan acted as local counsel to Grupo CAABSA, in connection with the asset purchase acquisition of Soho Mall, by a consortium group comprised of Mexican companies, i.e. by Grupo CAABSA and Grupo Citelis. Grupo CAABSA is a Mexican business group, which is the operator of one of the main shopping centers in Mexico. Grupo Citelis, on the other hand, is an international theatre operator and owner of the reputable brand “Cinepolis”. Soho Mall was included in May 2016, on the Clinton List by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury Department...

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Panama - International Business & Financial Center
Morgan & Morgan 

With this Blog I would like to make available to all those interested, family, friends, colleagues, and both adversaries and sympathizers of my thesis, the product of many years of research, interviews, articles, references and collaborations that focus upon Panama as an international center for...

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Pro Bono Our attorneys dedicate more than 2,000 hours per year to pro bono related activities. More than 55 lawyers are involved by helping over 20 NGO’s and other groups working on social projects. Of significant impact, we can mention our support on the creation of Panama’s first Central Blood Bank and first Food Bank. We also focus our efforts in providing support to women in domestic violence situations. Our lawyers participate in legal assistance fairs were just last year we helped more than 300 participants from different communities.

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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