A large headcount and almost a century in the Panamanian legal market give Morgan & Morgan the workforce and experience required to steer through some of the country’s most significant transactions.
The firm’s transactional department is exceptionally strong. Morgan & Morgan recently had a role in an operation that won the Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Award in 2021 in the energy and natural resources field of the project finance category, where the firm advised AES Panamá and Generadora de Gatún on obtaining finance for a gas-fired power project.
Meanwhile, the firm has done well in the capital markets area, and it has experience advising both underwriters and issuers. Among other recent work highlights, the firm advised Banco General and Banistmo as underwriters in a $110 million bond issuance by Panama’s Fountain Hydro Power Corp.
Morgan & Morgan shines in non-transactional areas as well and has a variety of highly specialised practice groups. Its maritime law practice is formidable, while its offshore estate and trust planning service, offered from a large network of offices around the world, is also noteworthy. The firm has robust internal compliance policies and provides compliance counsel to clients through a subsidiary. It fields a department to help high-net-worth clients deal with tax information disclosure requirements across the jurisdictions in which Morgan & Morgan operates. The firm has obtained a licence to create and manage SMART funds – investment vehicles with flexible reporting requirements – in the Bahamas. This means clients can simultaneously access legal support and investment services.
Morgan & Morgan has two offices in Panama – in Panama City and David – as well as outposts in the Bahamas, Belize, the British Virgin Islands and Geneva.
Alliances & networks
The firm is a member of TerraLex, ALFA International and the World Services Group.