Morgan & Morgan

Date: 01 Jun 2018

Morgan & Morgan is a full service Panamanian law firm, regularly assisting local and foreign corporations from different industries, as well as recognized financial institutions, government agencies and individual clients.

Of particular note is our continuous advice for clients involved in all stages of the development of important projects related to energy, water supply, construction, oil, mining, public infrastructure, retail, ports, transportation, among others.

The growth of Panamanian economy and the fact that Panama has become an important regional investment center, has required that Morgan & Morgan´s attorneys acquire considerable experience in multidisciplinary practices covering the entire spectrum of the needs of our clients.

Representative Transactions / Clients

Open-pit copper mining project Cobre Panama

For more than 20 years, the firm has been advising Minera Panama, S.A. (MPSA for its initials in Spanish), representation which started with a successful negotiation of a concession agreement approved by Law 9 of 1996, that includes a special tax regime for a US$6.4 Billion open-pit copper mining project, Cobre Panamá, the biggest private sector investment in Panama’s history.

Fourth bridge over the Panama Canal

Advising T.Y. Lin International Group, a global multi-disciplinary engineering services firm and Project Manager in its consulting work of the project for the fourth bridge over the Panama Canal with the Ministry of Public Works of the Republic of Panama, to draft the specifications and to prepare the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for this project.

First LNG terminal in Panama

Advising The AES Corporation in the development of an integrated gas to power facility in Telfers Island in the province of Colon, on the North Coast of the Republic of Panama.  The project consists of a 380MW net combined cycle gas-fired power plant and an onshore LNG import terminal with an 180,000 m3 storage tank, as well as the construction of power evacuation facilities to interconnect the generation plant with the existing electricity transmission network.

Metro of Panama

Advising Metro de Panama, S.A., a wholly-owned corporation of the Republic of Panama, in connection with Lines 1, 2 and 3 of Metro of Panama. Morgan & Morgan has been engaged to prepare the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract, an important part of the documentation used for the bidding process. Metro of Panama is the most important project of public infrastructure currently under development in the Republic of Panama.

Largest hydroelectric plant

Advising AES Changuinola, S.A. and AES Panamá, S.A. (affiliates of The AES Corporation) in ongoing regulatory, commercial, environmental, financial and corporate matters related to the development and construction of the Changuinola I Project, a 223 MW run of the river hydroelectric plant developed in the province of Bocas del Toro, Republic of Panama. This project is one of the most important private investments in the country (US$630 millions).

Largest wind farm in Central America

Advising financial entities acting as lenders in connection with a US$300 million debt-financing for the ongoing construction, operation and maintenance of the second phase of the Penonome wind power project comprising a 215 MW wind power plant consisting of four wind farms in the Republic of Panama. The project is expected to be the largest wind farm in Central America and a new component in Panama´s renewable energy matrix.

Port facilities

Advising Panama Ports Company, S.A. (member of Hutchinson Ports Holdings), currently developing and operating the Port of Balboa and the Port of Cristobal on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the Republic of Panama, in corporate matters related to both projects, including environmental law issues, public concessions, litigation matters, project finance, immigration and labor related matters; and every critical step on corporate matters related to Panamanian law.

Awards & Honors

  • Recommended Law Firm in Panama, Chambers & Partners
  • Private Wealth Management, Band #1, Chambers & Partners
  • Offshore, Band #1, Chambers & Partners
  • Shipping, Band #1, Chambers & Partners
  • Corporate/Commercial, Band #1, Chambers & Partners
  • Recommended as the largest firm in Panama, Latin Lawyer
  • Recommended Law Firm in Panama, Legal 500
  • Energy & Infrastructure, Recommended, IFLR1000
  • Financial and Corporate, Recommended, IFLR1000
  • Recommended Law Firm in Panama, Who´s Who Legal-Central America
  • Recognized for its Pro Bono program, Latin Lawyer & Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

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