is one of the leading law firms in Panama, which is characterized by high standards of loyalty, ethics and respect, providing legal services and law, supported by more than 50 years of experience serving local and foreign clients.
The firm has wide experience advising banking institutions that use the flourishing Panamanian banking facilities both in Panama and abroad. We advise our clients on bank registration and licensing, credit transactions, refinancing, recovery, and other banking and commercial matters.
The firm offers a wide experience in handling the affairs of companies, both large and small, domestic and international. We can provide our clients with skilled and experienced legal assistance in drafting and interpreting contracts, rendering legal opinions, advice on governmental and regulatory issues, commercial property transactions, tax matters and in general, all types of commercial transactions.
We also offer assistance in all types of legal and administrative matters dealing with the Panama Gaming Control Board (JCJ).
We advise our clients regarding the various corporate vehicles which may be used to safeguard their investments and financial security.
A significant portion of our firm’s practices involves the incorporation, modification, merger and dissolution of corporations and in general all aspects of Panamanian Corporate Law.
We organize tailor made organizations and/or provide ready made shelf companies from Panama and many of the major offshore jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Marshall Islands, Nevis, Barbados and Mauritius, to name a few.
Corporations and Private Interest Foundations are effective structures for estate planning and asset protection, minimization or deferral of tax liability, confidentiality on the transfer of assets and other similar purposes.
Our firm advises clients on the correct way to channel their investments while providing asset protection for them and their heirs.
Our firm has extensive experience handling all aspects of immigration law, including obtaining immigration and work permits. We provide legal support for foreign personnel assigned to work for multinational companies and their families while they reside in Panama.
Our firm will know your business and know how to mitigate your exposure. From dealing with consumers and competitors to meeting regulatory commitments.
From the inception of the firm, the intellectual property Department has been an important area of our practice. We are proud to be pioneers in this area of the law. spearheading the efforts that resulted in the creation of the Panamanian Industrial Property Association.
The ANORCO Intellectual Property Team has developed an expertise in handling a wide array of matters including search, prosecution. monitoring and enforcement actions related to trademarks, trade names, patents. utility models and industrial designs. Our IP Litigation Department has successfully represented clients both as plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property disputes before local jurisdiction authorities. Moreover, we are also experienced in helping our clients to find a negotiated solution to a conflict when an out of court settlement may be in the best interest of the client. We also advise clients on copyrights, domain names, franchising and health registrations in Panama.
Labor and employment
The firm represents employers in all aspects of labor relation and employment law. Our expertise in labor-management relations includes the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the arbitration of labor disputes, and all types of employment related litigation.
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Our firm continues to fulfill the needs of our clients in today’s increasingly international and local competitive environments. We are therefore able to handle dispute resolutions, mediation, conciliation and arbitration, as well as litigation, covering Civil, Commercial, Admiralty and Labor matters.
ANORCO’s team of highly specialized professionals understands the clients needs providing services in a prompt, efficient and cost effective manner to owners, charters, managers, bank and financial institutions on the registration of ownership and ship mortgages.
We are also involved in ship financing transactions, ship arrest, cargo claims, charter disputes and maritime labour claims before the Panama Maritime Court.
Mergers and acquisitions
The firm has wide experience in assisting large multinational corporations in their acquisition of important companies in Panama including the preparation of the Due Diligence reports, review of documents, rendering legal opinions and advice on governmental and regulatory issues and negotiations with public or private entities.
The firm has extensive experience handling all types of real estate transactions, including investigations at the Public Registry office and other governmental offices, drafting and revision of purchase and sale agreements and advice on tax issues.
Our team of lawyers assists clients in providing advice and rendering legal opinions on all matters pertaining to the Securities Law and regulations.
We assist major international banks, brokers, underwriters, issuers and other financial institutions in the handling of securities and other financial products.
Our lawyers will work with you to navigate local and regulatory requirements.
We provide practical advice through the creation of tax structures that integrate all the relevant elements to manage tax consequences of every type of transaction. Our tax advisors provide counseling regarding local tax law and have expertise in strategic tax planning.