Professional Notice

Morgan & Morgan

Panama

Founded in 1923, 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

Permanent legal advice to Minera Panama (for more than 25 years) on matters related to the US$6.7 billion open-pit copper mining project Cobre Panama, the biggest private sector investment in Panama's 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 to 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, SA.(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, SA 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, SA and its subsidiaries, in connection with its financial and corporate restructuring process, implemented to emerge from Chapter 11 proceedings in the United States.

Advising Generadora de Gatun, SA, and AES Panama in connection with the US$785 million financing of “Project Gatun”, a 670MW 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, SA, a large retail store operator with more than 30 years serving in Panama and listed on the Panama Stock Exchange.

Advised Seven Seas Water Corporation in a US$205 million financing related to its desalination and water supply projects.

MMG Tower, 23rd Floor
Avenida Paseo del Mar
Costa del Este, Panama City
Panama
Tel: +507 265 7777
www.morimor.com

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