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Morgan & Morgan

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Managing Partner: Juan David Morgan González
Number of partners: 31
Number of lawyers: 68
Languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish

Firm Overview:
Morgan & Morgan has been providing fiduciary and estate planning services for wealthy individuals and families located mainly in Asia, Europe and in Central and South America for more than 30 years.

The firm has a seasoned team of lawyers with vast experience in traditional wealth protection and management structures such as discretionary and non-discretionary trusts, private interest foundations and corporations constituted in the different jurisdictions.

More than five years ago, Morgan & Morgan started a new practice led by a group of young lawyers with vast knowledge in modern structures tailored for HNW individuals and families. The benefits in using BVI Vista Trusts, Bahamian SMART funds, and Panamanian Private Foundations, is highly appreciated by clients looking for modern tax efficient solutions. This group of lawyers is also well versed in all matters regarding FATCA, CRS, QI, International Tax Law and Double Taxation Tax Treaties.

Main Areas of Practice:
Estate Planning, Trusts & Private Foundations:
The firm helps its HNW clients in the process of anticipating and arranging for the management and distribution of a client’s estate during that client’s life and after death, as well as trying to achieve tax efficiencies. The firm’s expertise in trust creation and management through its wholly owned, and duly regulated trustee subsidiaries in BVI, Belize and Panama, as well as its use of Panamanian Private Foundations is an area that is well recognised by institutional clients, family offices and HNWI.
Key Contacts: Roberto Lewis Morgan/Luis Manzanares
Email: [email protected]/ [email protected]

Company Formation & Related Services:
The firm helps its clients in the process of company formation in many offshore jurisdictions that are suited for privacy and asset protection as well as commercial endeavors. Currently, it provides these services in Belize, BVI, Panama, The Bahamas, and several US States (LLCs). The firm’s main international office is in Geneva, Switzerland.
Key Contacts: Fernando Boyd/Luis M. Hincapie
Email: [email protected]/ [email protected]
Key Contact in Geneva: Jorge Luis Reyes
Email: [email protected]

International Tax Law & Reporting Standards:
The firm helps its clients providing multijurisdictional, tax efficient solutions, specialising in Panamanian laws that offer numerous benefits, including fiscal incentives, for establishing your company in the Republic of Panama. In addition, the firm helps advise on the implementation of tax efficient strategies for multinational groups.
Key Contacts: Raul Castro/Laura Barrios
Email: [email protected]/ [email protected]

Private Funds:
The firm’s wholly owned subsidiary in The Bahamas, MMG Fund Services (Bahamas) Ltd. creates private fund structures for HNW individuals and families under the flexible SMART fund legislation. This is a modern,much sought out, structure perfect for managing liquid assets.
Key Contacts: Raul Castro/Laura Barrios
Email: [email protected]/laura. [email protected]

Multijurisdictional Structures:
The firm’s experience in several jurisdictions to create tax efficient multijurisdictional structures is well regarded by institutional clients. Morgan & Morgan is knowledgeable in the benefits of several atypical jurisdictions and its products, such as New Zealand, Barbados, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, and Wyoming, among others.
Key Contact: Luis Manzanares
Email: [email protected]

Compliance Services & Reporting Standards:
The need for deeper and more ample due diligence investigations for the firm’s onboarding process for new clients has produced a new service for HNWI that wish to investigate the background of clients, service providers, etc. Panama Compliance Services Inc is a registered and duly regulated compliance company which uses several private and public databases to provide background checks, Know Your Client’s policies, and ongoing education. It must be highlighted that Morgan & Morgan's knowledge in QI, FATCA and CRS requirements is unique, and it is at the forefront of this practice.
Key Contact: Mario Tejeira/Raul Castro
Email: [email protected]/raul. [email protected]

Key Clients:
Shutts & Bowen LLP, Miami, Florida
Harper Meyer, Miami, Florida
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Guyer & Regules, Montevideo, Uruguay
Consortium Legal, El Salvador and Central America
Posadas & Vecinos Consultores, Montevideo, Uruguay
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Miami, Florida
Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.; Bogotá, Colombia
Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano, Lima, Perú
Moeller, Gomez-Lince & Compañía, Guayaquil, Ecuador


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