Panama's strategic location at one of the major crossroads of the world's shipping lanes, the expanding maritime services industry, and the Panamanian Merchant Marine - today the largest in the world - are just some of the factors, which have contributed to significantly increasing the importance of Panama’s maritime jurisdiction. There are two maritime courts in the Republic of Panama with exclusive jurisdiction over maritime claims, including those involving accidents while transiting the Panama Canal, which since the year 2000, are no longer subject to U.S. jurisdiction.
Morgan & Morgan is Panama’s leading shipping and admiralty litigation firm. Amongst its clients are all major P&I Clubs, H&M underwriters, cargo underwriters, major shipping lines, port operators, oil companies, major banks and other various shipping interests. Its practice comprises all aspects of maritime dispute resolution and it handles a higher percentage of cases in Panama’s Maritime Courts than any other firm. The attorneys who handle our cases in this field are specialists in all kinds of maritime claims: collision, cargo, oil spill pollution and of other nature, personal injury claims, charter party disputes, ship mortgage executions, etc.
In keeping our commitment to excellence, we have established a 24-hour emergency response team to address the needs of our clients. Just contact us at telephone number 507.263.8030 and you will receive and immediate response from our Shipping and Admiralty Litigation staff.
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