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Patton Moreno & Asvat (PANAMA)

Shipping

3 ranked lawyersBand 1PanamaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Outstanding maritime department frequently sought out by international co-counsel to act on cross-border ship financing mandates. Highly regarded team advises a who's who of financial entities on a range of sophisticated lending transactions, such as cross-collateral secured loans, in addition to assisting with debt restructuring matters. Also provides counsel to drilling and insurance clients. Expertise further extends to vessel title and mortgage registration. Clients benefit from a dedicated London office.

Notable practitioners

Belisario Porras "is anexperienced lawyer with ample expertise, providing a high-quality service and advice," according to a market source. Another interviewee adds: "He is very efficient, knowledgeable and experienced in shipping registration mandates - he is fantastic." Porras advises on ship financing via loan facilities, as well as on vessel and mortgage registrations.

London-based partner Enrique Sibauste offers over two decades of experience advising Panamanian clients on the registration of ships and naval mortgages, the preparation of security documents and the purchase and sale of assets. He is admitted to practice in Panama and speaks fluent English and Spanish.

María Teresa Díaz offers financial entities and shipping clients a strong practice in this arena, assisting with vessel registration and the constitution of ship mortgages, as well as advising on asset purchases and transfers of ownership. An interviewee reports: "Her advice is clear, concise and to the point."

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Panama

Shipping


Belisario J Porras
Band 2
Enrique Sibauste
Expertise based abroad in UK
María Teresa Díaz G
Band 2