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Morgan & Morgan

Morgan & Morgan  

Legal Services | Panama

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

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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, government agencies and individual clients.

Of particular note is our continuous advice for clients involved in all stages of the development of important projects related to energy, water supply, construction, oil, mining, public infrastructure, retail, ports, 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.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1923
  • 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




Joy Torres

Joy TorresAttorney

Horacio Valdes

Horacio ValdesOf Counsel


Wages and Hours in Panamanian Labor Law
Morgan & Morgan, January 2020

According to Panamanian law, all employees must have an employment contract with some mandatory content which cannot be replaced by a job offer. Salary and working hours, must be agreed in this employment contract. The salary could be paid by month, fortnight, week, day or hour, but the practice is to negotiate a monthly salary, which must be at least equal to the minimum wage established by law. Employers should take into consideration employees receive 12 months of salary, plus an additional XIII month as a mandatory bonus. It is therefore important, that job offers clarify this, in the case of companies who usually offer annual salaries...

The Importance of Having a Data-Protection Compliance Program
Morgan & Morgan, October 2019

In 2013, Virginia Ginni Rometty - CEO of IBM, said “I would like you to think of big data as the next natural resource that can be to our era what steam, electricity and oil were for the Industrial Age."   Probably, you have read or heard: Data is the new oil! Data is the new bacon! Data is the new currency! These analogies have become very popular because data is now considered one of the most important commodities.   This is the result of the emergence of many successful Social Networks that, although they are not payment platforms, have turned the data into a source of value...

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Morgan & Morgan Appoints Two New Associates to its Corporate Law Practice
Morgan & Morgan, January 2020

Morgan & Morgan is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Ms. Maria Eugenia Crespo and Mr. Miguel A. Arias, as associates of the Corporate Law team of the firm. Before joining Morgan & Morgan, Ms. Crespo was engaged in her own legal initiative, 4UR-RIGHTS PANAMA, which focused on providing affordable legal support to victims of fraud and other criminal conduct, while also providing commercial and administrative advice to clients in different matters. Before that, she worked in London as international associate for the former Director of Legal Affairs to Interpol handling matters related to international arbitration, data protection, tax and customs regulation. In addition, Ms...

Morgan & Morgan Advised Minera Cerro Quema in Connection with a Credit Facility for an Amount of up to US$125 Million
Morgan & Morgan, January 2020

Morgan & Morgan advised Minera Cerro Quema, S.A. as guarantor of a credit facility granted to its holding company Orla Mining Ltd. (TSX: OLA) by Trinity Capital Partners Corporation and certain other lenders with respect to its previously announced US$125,000,000.00 project finance facility for the development of the “Camino Rojo” Oxide Gold Project located in Zacatecas, Mexico. The Credit Facility was arranged by Trinity Capital and includes a syndicate of lenders led by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, Pierre Lassonde and Trinity Capital, creating key alignment between debt and equity holders who will support the Company’s development going forward...

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More on Morgan & Morgan

Pro Bono Morgan & Morgan has the most prominent corporate social responsibility project among Panamanian law firms. Throughout our pro bono program, we provide: • Free legal advice to more than 20 non-governmental organizations on matters related to corporate, regulatory, labor, and tax. • Support on the creation of significant legislation that promote social development such as: o Law on Volunteering in the Republic of Panama. o Law that creates the Food Bank of Panama. o Law that creates the Central Blood Bank of Panama. o Law that creates Panama Chambers of Recycling. o Law that creates the Board of the National Theater of Panama. o Law that creates the Board of the Museum Reina Torres de Arauz.

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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