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Morgan & Morgan

Morgan & Morgan  

Legal Services | Panama

www.morimor.com
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.

Work Scope
• Adaptation of international legal structures to local laws and regulations
• Advice on local tax law, including fiscal incentives for multinational companies; and international tax compliant structures
• All legal aspects related to banking mergers and acquisitions
• Application for banking licenses and ongoing regulatory assistance related to banking operations
• Bidding processes with the Panamanian Government
• Dispute resolution and litigation matters related to different aspects in projects development
• Drafting loan (and debt issues) and security documentation
• Drafting of construction contracts (including EPCs)
• Intellectual Property matters for the registration and protection of trademarks
• Labor and Immigration services for foreign companies
• Maritime services including Ship Finance and Registration, and Shipping Admiralty and Litigation
• Obtaining licenses for financial companies (empresas financieras) and rendering counsel in day to day activities
• Registration of securities offerings with the local authorities
• Rule 144A/Regulation S Offerings associated with complex financing transactions
• Setting up complex security and collateral structures
• Tax, Financial and Estate Planning in multiple jurisdictions
• Worldwide company formation and management

Pro Bono
Our attorneys dedicate more than 1,800 hours per year to pro bono work. In 2014, the firm formally subscribed its pro bono commitment to the project Food Bank of Panama. This initiative seeks to collect any excess from food businesses and industries for distribution to charities. Furthermore, Morgan & Morgan was responsible for drafting a bill to organize national volunteering in the country; among other initiatives.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1923
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 77

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

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust and Consumer Protection
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning and Corporate Services
  • Government Procurement and Contracts
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Immigration Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Project Development and Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Law, Energy and Telecommunications
  • Securities Regulation
  • Ship Finance and Registration
  • Taxation
Representative Clients
  • Banking & Financial: Andean Development Corporation (CAF), Audi Bank, Banco de Desarrollo de China, Banco Nacional de Panamá, Banco Panamá, Banco Sabadell, Banesco, Banco Delta, Banistmo, BBVA, Bank of China, Bank Hapoalim, Caterpillar Financial Services, Citigroup, Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF); Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI); Credit Suisse, Davos Financial, Dresdner Bank Lateinamerika AG, HSBC Group, Inter American Development Bank (IDB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), La Hipotecaria, Lombard Odier, Merrill Lynch, MMG Bank Corp., Pictect Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Standard Bank, The European Investment Bank (EIB), UBS, Unibank, Valor de Centroamérica
  • Energy & Natural Resources: Biwater, Electron Investment, Fotovoltaica Sajalices, Hanwha Q Cells USA, Hidrotenencias, The AES Corporation
  • Government/Institutions: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Government of the Republic of Panama, Secretaría del Metro de Panamá, U.S. State Department
  • Insurance & Reinsurance: Americana RE, Amlin AG, Assicurazioni Generali, Bupa Latin America, MAPFRE, Panamericana de Seguros, Seguros BBA, Seguros Constitución, Seguros Ducruet, The Britannia Steamship Insurance Assoc., The Society of Lloyd´s, Thomas Miller Insurance Services
  • Mining & Metals: Minera Panamá
  • Projects & Construction: Constructora Urbana (CUSA), Britanite, CH2M HILL, Dredging International, FCC Construcción de Centroamérica
  • Retail: 3M Company, Clorox, Louis Vuitton Malletier, Tommy Hilfiger, Hormel Foods, Pricesmart, Omnilife
  • Technology: Alcatel Lucent Mexico, Canon, Phillips, Pioneer International, SBA Telecommunications, Telefonica Móviles Panamá, Tecnasa
  • Transport & Logistics: American Airlines, APL, CMA GGM, Cosco, Daewoo Logistics, Hanjing Shipping, K.N. Trading, Maersk, Mitsui Soko, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, Mitsubishi Logistics, Mocos Japan, Neptune Lines, Panama Ports Company, Polaris Shipping, Samsung Logistics, Tri-Marine International, World Fuel Services Corporation
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Articles

Due Diligence: A challenge for the real estate sector of the Republic of Panama
MMG Trust (Belize) Ltd, 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...

Due Diligence: A challenge for the real estate sector of the Republic of Panama
MMG Trust (BVI), 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...

All articles submitted by Morgan & Morgan

Press

Morgan & Morgan Advised Grupo Santillana in the Acquisition of the Education Business of Grupo Carvajal and Subsidiaries
Morgan & Morgan, December 2016

Morgan & Morgan acted as Panamanian counsel to Grupo Santillana, company part of Prisa Group, with respect to the acquisition of the education business of Grupo Carvajal and subsidiaries. This M&A operation, for an amount up to 14.3 million euros, involved attorneys from Panama, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, México, Peru and Puerto Rico. Partner Francisco Arias and associates Kharla Aizpurua Olmos, Gilbert Mallol and Maria Eugenia Brenes, participated in this transaction...

Morgan & Morgan Advises The AES Corporation in Connection With the Development of a Gas-Fired Generation Plant
Morgan & Morgan, December 2016

Morgan & Morgan is currently advising The AES Corporation, a worldwide developer of power projects, in the development of an integrated gas to power facility in the Telfers Islands in the province of Colon, at the North Coast of the Republic of Panama. The project consist of a 380MW net combined cycle gas-fired power plant and an onshore LNG import terminal with an 180,000 m3 storage tank, as well as the construction of power evacuation facilities to interconnect the generation plant with the existing electricity transmission network...

All press submitted by Morgan & Morgan

Blogs

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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