July 5, 2019

Morgan & Morgan is recognized for its Pro Bono program

Panama, July 3, 2019. For the sixth consecutive year, Morgan & Morgan has received the “Leading Lights” recognition in Latin America for the Pro Bono program that the firm executes. This distinction was granted by the publication Latin Lawyer, who together with the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice conducted an annual survey with
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June 14, 2019

New immigration changes: SEM, Special Regularization Process and Aviation

Executive Decree No. 238 of June 10, 2019 REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCY FOR EXECUTIVES OF MULTINATIONAL HEADQUARTERS OFFICES (“SEM” for its acronym in Spanish). As of June 11th, 2019, the requirements to apply for the Permanent Resident Permit for Executives of SEM companies who i) continue working at a SEM company, and ii)
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June 10, 2019

Securitization in Panama

In this edition of Chambers & Partners, the securities team of Morgan & Morgan summarized the key aspects and developments in Panama, where the activity in the securities sector has been performed in recent years as an alternative form of financing. The guide is available here
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June 3, 2019


As of May 28th, 2019, five (5) Executive Decrees were enacted to modify rules related to the granting of residence and work permits.  The main changes are the following: NATIONAL IMMIGRATION AUTHORITY. Stay Visa for citizens of the United States of America: A new category of Stay Visa is created for citizens of the United
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April 25, 2019

April 26: World Intellectual Property Day

María Eugenia Brenes and Allen Candanedo, associates of the Intellectual Property Department of Morgan & Morgan In the year 2000, the United Nations General Assembly designated April 26 as World Intellectual Property Day. The purpose of this is to highlight the role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. Across the globe, and at
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April 16, 2019

Jazmina Rovi took office as Chairman of the Panama Maritime Law Association

Mrs. Jazmina Rovi, partner of Morgan & Morgan, took office as new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Panama Maritime Law Association (APADEMAR, for its acronym in Spanish) for the 2019-2020 term. The election took place on March 28, 2019 at the National Bar Association of Panama where over 80% of the members
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April 11, 2019

Latin Lawyer highlighted Morgan & Morgan

The 2019 edition of Latin Lawyer recommended Morgan & Morgan as the largest firm in Panama.  “A large headcount and an established presence in the market gives Morgan & Morgan the manpower and experience required to guide some of Panama’s most significant transactions”, states the guide. Partners Juan David Morgan Jr., Francisco Linares, Enrique De
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April 9, 2019

BVI: Economic Substance Legislation

Fanny Evans, associate at Morgan & Morgan The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has passed legislation requiring certain legal entities carrying on relevant activities to demonstrate adequate economic substance in the BVI. The owners of any company or limited partnership registered or incorporated in the BVI should be aware of this legislation and consider how they
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April 1, 2019

The National Immigration Authority communicates new regulations for the immigration processes of Venezuelans in Panama

By means of Executive Decree No. 123 of March 26th, 2019, the nationals from Venezuela who currently live in Panama and hold an expired passport will be able to use this passport to file their immigration processes, provided they have an extension stamp issued by the Consulate of Venezuela. Comments: This Executive Decree only applies
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