Morgan & Morgan is a full-service Panamanian law firm, regularly assisting local and foreign clients from different industries, including recognised 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.

Recent cases

Advising Metro de Panama, in connection with matters related to the development of lines one and two of Panama City’s metro, the most important public infrastructure project under development in the Republic of Panama.

Advising Minera Panama in connection with a US$6.4 billion copper mining project, the biggest private sector investment in Panama’s history.

Advising the AES Corporation in the development of an integrated gas to power facility in the Telfers Islands. The project consists of a 380MW net combined cycle gas-fired power plant and an onshore LNG import terminal with an 180,000m3 storage tank, as well as the construction of power evacuation facilities.

Advising the AES Corporation in the development and construction of the Changuinola I Project, a 223MW run of the river hydroelectric plant developed in the province of Bocas del Toro, Republic of Panama. This project is one of the most important private investments in the country.

Advising Shanghai Gorgeous Investment Development, with respect to the development of the port of Isla Margarita. The port is located at the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal and is expected to have an annual capacity of 3 million TEU.

Advising Minera Cerro Quema (a former wholly subsidiary of Pershimco Resources) with respect to its mining concessions in Panama and, among others, regulatory matters, permits, environmental law issues on land and surface rights and corporate matters related to Panamanian law.

Advising Panama Ports Company in connection with the process started by the Panama Canal Authority to grant a concession to build and operate a port at Corozal, on the Pacific entrance to the Canal.

Advising Thesan, Solairedirect, Electron Investment, EMNADESA, Desarrollos Hidroelectricos and Hidroelectrica Bajos del Totuma in the development and finance of hydro and solar energy projects located in the Republic of Panama.

Advising Spectrum Go Inc in connection with the first multi-client seismic acquisition project in the Caribbean waters of Panama to determine the existence of underwater geological structures with potential to hold hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Advising the Hitachi, Ltd, Mitsubishi Corporation and Ansaldo STS, SpA, in connection with an Agreement signed with Metro de Panamá, SA, a corporation 100% owned by the Republic of Panama, regarding the participation of this group of companies that, led by Hitachi, Ltd, shall perform the works of the nominated subcontractor under the turnkey contract for the Monorail type Line 3 of the Panama Metro project.

Pro bono: Our attorneys dedicate more than 2,000 hours per year to pro bono related activities. More than 55 lawyers are involved by helping over 20 NGOs and other groups working on social projects. Of significant impact, we can mention our support on the creation of Panama’s first central blood bank, first food bank, the Panama Chamber of Recycling and an historic process involving a constitutional challenge filed before the Panamanian Supreme Court of Justice and seeking to amend an article of the Family Code prohibiting equal marriage in Panama. We also focus our efforts in providing support to women in domestic violence situations.

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Avenida Paseo del Mar
Costa del Este, Panama City
Tel: +507 265 7777

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