Office Profile

Morgan & Morgan

Panama City Office

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High Net Worth
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Provided by Morgan & Morgan
Managing Partner: Juan David Morgan González
Number of partners: 31
Number of lawyers: 74
Languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish

Firm Overview:
Morgan & Morgan has been providing fiduciary and estate planning services for High Net Worth 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 where the firm has a presence through its many commercial partners located in the world’s most important financial hubs. More than five years ago, Morgan & Morgan started a new practice led by a group of young lawyers with vast knowledge in structures tailored for HNW individuals and families. The benefits in using BVI Vista Trusts, Bahamian SMART funds, and Panamanian Private Foundations, among others, is highly appreciated by clients looking for modern and tax compliant solutions. This group of lawyers is also well versed in 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 as well as achieving tax efficiencies, of a client’s estate during that client’s life and after his passing. 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 Interest Foundations is an area of expertise that is well recognized by institutional clients, family offices and HNWI.
Key Contacts: Roberto Lewis Morgan/Luis Manzanares
Email: [email protected]/ [email protected]

Company Formation & Corporate and Secretarial Services:
The firm assists clients in the process of incorporating companies in multiple jurisdictions, such as Belize, the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Panama, and others, thus enhancing asset protection and privacy as well as facilitating commercial endeavors. It is important to note that the firm has substantial expertise in helping clients meet Economic Substance requirements which are in place throughout the major jurisdictions. The firm is increasingly being sought out by Family Offices that want to establish their headquarters in a stable country, with a financial system based on the US dollar and a law firm with the capacity to handle all their affairs.
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:
The firm helps its clients providing multijurisdictional, tax compliant 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 Altafulla
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 MMG Fund Services also serves as administrator for Professional Funds under The Bahamas’ legislation. This is a modern, much sought out, structure perfect for managing liquid assets.
Key Contacts: Raul Castro/Laura Barrios Altafulla
Email: [email protected]/[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 know your client’s policies, ongoing education, and background checks.

Additionally, 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 in Panama and the other jurisdictions where the firm provides services.
Key Contact: Mario Tejeira
Email: [email protected]
Key Contact for QI, FATCA & CRS: Raul Castro/Laura Barrios Altafulla
Email: [email protected]/ [email protected]

Key Clients:
Shutts & Bowen LLP, Miami, Florida
Harper Meyer, Miami, Florida
Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Miami, Florida
Guyer & Regules, Montevideo, Uruguay
Consortium Legal, El Salvador and Central America
Posadas & Vecinos Consultores, Montevideo, Uruguay
RVF Law, Coral Gables, Florida
Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas Abogados, Bogotá, Colombia
Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano, Lima, Perú
Moeller, Gomez-Lince & Compañía, Guayaquil, Ecuador


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Panama - Head office
MMG Tower, 23rd Floor Paseo del Mar Avenue Costa del Este , Panama City, Panama, Panama, 0832-00232


Email: [email protected]

Tel: +507 265 7777

Fax: +507 265 7700