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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 3, 2019

CHANGES IN THE RULES TO GRANT RESIDENCE AND WORK PERMITS

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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May 20, 2019

Belize: Intellectual Property Prohibition

Naim Musa, Managing Director, Morgan & Morgan, Belize office Pursuant to the International Business Companies (Intellectual Property Asset Prohibition) Regulations, 2019 and related legislation, companies incorporated under the International Business Companies Act of Belize (IBCs) shall not acquire, hold own or deal with any Intellectual Property Asset as follows: • IBCs incorporated on or before
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The Bahamas: Economic Substance Legislation
April 25, 2019

The Bahamas: Economic Substance Legislation

Fanny Evans, associate at Morgan & Morgan The Bahamas has passed legislation requiring that certain legal entities carrying on relevant activities have to demonstrate adequate economic substance in said jurisdiction. The beneficial owners of any company or limited partnership incorporated, registered or continued in The Bahamas should be aware of this legislation and consider how
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February 11, 2019

Crowdfunding as a source of financing for businesses

Ricardo Arias and Roberto Vidal, partners of the Corporate Law Department of Morgan & Morgan One of the biggest challenges that micro, small and medium enterprises face when trying to settle in and achieve success as profitable businesses is to obtain capital and sources of financing. Sometimes, the most common sources of financial resources –
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January 11, 2019

Morgan & Morgan promotes new partners

Panama, January 5, 2019. Morgan & Morgan is pleased to announce the promotion of attorneys Roberto Vidal, Kharla Aizpurua Olmos and Luis Raven to the partnership of the firm. Mr. Vidal has over 10 years of experience advising domestic and foreign clients in complex transactions related to mergers and acquisitions, project finance, finance, securities regulation,
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