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Morgan & Morgan

Latin America 2023
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Latin America

Firm Overview:
With almost a century of superior legal service, Morgan & Morgan is a full-service Panamanian law firm, regularly assisting local and multinational corporations from distinct industries and notable financial institutions, government agencies, and individual clients. In particular, the firm has been involved in all stages of the development of mega projects related to energy, water supply, construction, oil, mining, public infrastructure, retail, ports, transportation, among others.

Recognitions:
Constantly shortlisted as “Panamanian Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers & Partners.

For nine consecutive years recognised as “Pro Bono Leading Light” law firm in Panama by Latin Lawyer.

Constantly recommended in Banking & Finance, Projects, Energy, Private Wealth Law, Shipping, Intellectual Property, Public Procurement, Labor and Employment, and Dispute Resolution by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, Latin Lawyer, and Who's Who Legal.

Shortlisted in the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Latin American Awards.

Among the 100 most responsible and reputable companies in Panama.

Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & Consumer Protection
Corporate, Commercial & Banking
Energy & Natural Resources
Government Procurement & Contracts
Immigration Law
Insurance & Reinsurance
Intellectual Property
Labour Law
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Mining Law
Corporate Services & Estate Planning
Real Estate
Securities & Capital Markets
Ship Finance & Registration
Shipping & Admiralty Litigation
Taxation
Technology Law, Startups and Data Protection

Latest remarkable cases:

  • Permanent legal advice to Minera Panama (for more than 25 years) on matters related with the US$6.7 Billion open-pit copper mining project Cobre Panama, the biggest private sector investment in Panama history.
  • Continuous legal advice to Panama Ports Company (member of Hutchinson Ports Holdings) on matters related to the development and operation of the ports of Balboa and Cristobal.
  • Continuous legal advice to The AES Corporation on matters related to the development of the hydroelectric, LNG and thermoelectric power plants owned and operated by the company.
  • Regular legal advice to Metro de Panama in matters related with the EPC contract for the construction of Line 1 and 2 of the metro system in Panama City.
  • Regular advice to Hitachi, Ltd.; Hitachi Rail STS; and Mitsubishi Corporation in connection to the Nominated Subcontractor Agreement related with Line 3 of Metro de Panama.
  • Regular advice to International Finance Corporation (IFC) on legal matters related to Penonome II (wind energy project), and the fourth transmission line - a US$500 Million mega project being developed in the Republic of Panama.
  • Advising International Finance Corporation (IFC), who will be advising Empresa de Transmision Electrica, S.A. (ETESA) on the development and bidding of the fourth transmission line in the Republic of Panama, a project likely to be the first adjudicated under the new law for public-private partnerships (PPPs).
  • Continuous advice to Banistmo Investment Corporation as holder of local collateral of several energy projects and the most recent being the Gas Natural Atlantico and Costa Norte LNG terminal, which is an approximately US$600 Million financing.
  • Advising Banistmo, S.A. on legal matters related to the US$2 billion financing of Line 3 of Metro de Panama, one of the largest infrastructure projects in Panama.
  • Advising Avianca Holdings, S.A. and its subsidiaries, in connection with its financial and corporate restructuring process, implemented to emerge from Chapter 11 proceedings in the United States of America.
  • Advising Generadora de Gatun, S.A., and AES Panama in connection with the US$785 million financing of “Project Gatun,” a 67 0MW natural gas-fired power plant located in the province of Colon, Republic of Panama
  • Advised Galores Group, the largest 3PL cold storage facility in Central America and the Caribbean, in connection with the sale of its business to Emergent Cold Latin America.
  • Advised in the reacquisition and purchase of the majority state in Supermercados Xtra, S.A., a large retail store operator with more than 30 years serving in Panama and listed in the Panama Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Seven Seas Water Corporation in a US$205 million financing related with its desalination and water supply projects.

Morgan & Morgan rankings

Latin America Guide 2023
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Band
Panama
Banking & Finance
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance
2
Banking & Finance
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Inocencio Galindo
2
Inocencio Galindo
2
Band 2
Francisco Arias
3
Francisco Arias
3
Band 3
Kharla Aizpurua
U
Kharla Aizpurua
U
Up and Coming
Capital Markets
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Capital Markets
2
Capital Markets
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Francisco Arias
2
Francisco Arias
2
Band 2
Ricardo Arias
3
Ricardo Arias
3
Band 3
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A
2
Corporate/M&A
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Francisco Arias
1
Francisco Arias
1
Band 1
Inocencio Galindo
3
Inocencio Galindo
3
Band 3
Roberto Vidal
4
Roberto Vidal
4
Band 4
Dispute Resolution
1 Department
6 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Dispute Resolution
1
Dispute Resolution
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Simon Tejeira
S
Simon Tejeira
S
Senior Statespeople
Jose Carrizo
2
Jose Carrizo
2
Band 2
Luis Vallarino
4
Luis Vallarino
4
Band 4
Omar Rodriguez
4
Omar Rodriguez
4
Band 4
Mayte Sanchez
Mayte Sanchez
Associates to watch
Orlando Tejeira
Orlando Tejeira
Associates to watch
Intellectual Property
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Intellectual Property
3
Intellectual Property
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Allen Candanedo
Allen Candanedo
Associates to watch
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