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Albalira Montufar

Albalira Montufar


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Albalira Montufar is a Partner in Morgan & Morgan and Head of the Immigration practice group of the firm. Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Mrs. Montufar was a Partner at a consulting regional firm specializing in corporate labor counsel and related affairs.

Her expertise includes more than 10 years of legal advising to companies in matters related to immigration and labor law, including work and residence permits, visas and citizenship applications, as well as advising multinational corporations with such processes when establishing in Panama.

Mrs. Montufar holds a LL.B., Political Sciences, from Universidad de Panama; Postgraduate Degree in International Trade, and a LL.M. in Negotiation, Administration and Execution of Commercial Treaties from Universidad Latinoamericana de Comercio Exterior in Panama; and a LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Montufar is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Panama.

Areas of Practice

New immigration changes in Panama: SEM, Special Regularization Process and Aviation
Morgan & Morgan, June 2019

Executive Decree No. 238 of June 10, 2019 Requirements to apply for permanent residency for executives of Multinational Headquarters offices (“SEM” for its acronym in Spanish) As of June 11th, 2019, the requirements to apply for the Permanent Resident Permit for Executives of SEM companies who i) continue working at a SEM company, and ii) no longer work for a SEM company...

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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