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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


Remuneration for holidays or national mourning in Panama
Morgan & Morgan, November 2017

Most of holidays and national mourning that are covered by Article 46 of the Labor Code of the Republic of Panama are in November, December and January. In fact, they are considered as such, November 3, 5, 10 and 28; December 8 and 25; and on January 1 and 9. If the days off indicated in the preceding paragraph coincides with working days by virtue of the weekly working days agreed with the workers, they are paid as ordinary working days; in other words, despite not working during those days, due to the fact that they are considered as mandatory days off, workers shall be entitled to be granted their full salary corresponding to that day, as if they had worked...

Regulatory Immigration Framework: Options to immigrate and work in Panama
Morgan & Morgan, August 2017

Introduction. Panama has become a popular destination to immigrate in the region, due to its economic growth and socio-political stability which contrasts with other neighboring countries´ intricate conditions. Within the last decade, multiple infrastructure projects, as well as incentives favorable to establish and operate multinational companies have resulted in an increase of foreign nationals within the country, creating a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society...

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Morgan & Morgan advised Corporación Bella Vista de Finanzas, S.A., in the public offering of revolving corporate bonds for an amount of up to US$10 million
Morgan & Morgan, November 2017

Morgan & Morgan advised Corporación Bella Vista de Finanzas, S.A., one of the most important finance companies of Panama, in the public offering of revolving corporate bonds for an amount of up to US$10,000,000.00 Corporación Bella Vista de Finanzas, S.A., registered a program of revolving corporate bonds in series for an amount of up to US$10,000,000.00 with the Superintendency of Capital Markets of Panama...

Morgan & Morgan advised Multibank Inc., in a public offering of revolving short term commercial paper for an amount of up to US$200 million
Morgan & Morgan, November 2017

Morgan & Morgan advised Multibank Inc., one of the largest and most important banks in Panama, in a public offering of revolving short term commercial paper for an amount of up to US$200,000,000.00 Multibank Inc., registered a program of revolving short term commercial paper in series for an amount of up to US$200,000,000.00 with the Superintendency of Capital Markets of Panama. Payments due to holders of such securities are unsecured and backed by the general credit of the issuer. MMG Bank Corporation acted as financial advisor, payment agent and broker dealer of the offering...

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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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