Panama, September 25, 2018. Morgan & Morgan and sixteen attorneys of the firm were recognized in the Chambers Latin America 2019, guide of the best lawyers and law firms across 20 countries of Central America, the Caribbean, South America and Mexico.
The firm has been ranked in the first Bands within the areas of Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Energy & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Offshore, Projects, Real Estate, Shipping and Shipping Litigation.
Likewise, the publication noted as leaders in their areas attorneys Inocencio Galindo, Francisco Arias, Ramon Varela, Roberto Vidal, Simon Tejeira, Jose Carrizo, Luis Vallarino, Ana Carolina Castillo, Allen Candanedo, Maria Eugenia Brenes, Roberto Lewis, Luis Manzanares, Enrique De Alba, Jazmina Rovi, Juan David Morgan Jr. and Francisco Linares.
One of the clients interviewed stated that “Judging by the results that the firm achieves, I can say that their advice is effective and arrives in a timely manner. I would highlight their availability and technical competence”.
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With over 80 lawyers and 20 practice areas, 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. Learn more at www.morimor.com.
Morgan & Morgan advised Hidrotenencias, S.A., with respect to the sale of its hydroelectric generation business to EnfraGen Spain, S.A.
Morgan & Morgan acted as Panamanian counsel to the shareholders of Hidrotenencias, S.A., a company that owns and operates three run-of-the-river hydropower plants located in the province of Chiriqui, in connection with the sale of their stake in the company to EnfranGen Spain, S.A.
This cross-border transaction, which involved attorneys from Panama and the United States of America, consisted in the sale of the 100% of the shares of Hidrotenencias, S.A., which in turns owns 100% of the shares of Las Perlas Sur, S.A., Las Perlas Norte, S.A. and Istmus Hydro Power Corp., corporations with hydroelectric generation concessions in the Republic of Panama.
Partner Francisco Arias G., senior associate Roberto Vidal and associate Cristina De Roux, participated in this transaction.
Morgan & Morgan advised Grupo Eleta in the sale of a minority stake in the Pear Island Project to the Grivalia Group
Morgan & Morgan acted as Panamanian counsel to Grupo Eleta in the sale of a minority stake in the Pear Island Project to the Grivalia Group, a global real estate investment company.
Pedro Gonzalez Island (Pearl Island) is located at Archipelago Las Perlas, Pacific Ocean. The project consists of the integrated development of approximately 1,600 hectares of the island, including an airport, several hotels, a town center, several marinas, among others amenities.
This cross-border transaction involved Panama, England and Wales.
Roberto Vidal, senior associate of Morgan & Morgan, participated in this transaction.
Morgan & Morgan advised Grupo Codere with respect to the process of acquiring a casino license in Panama
Morgan & Morgan acted as Panamanian counsel to Grupo Codere, with respect to the process of acquiring a license for the administration and operation of a casino in the Aloft Hotel, located in Panama City. Grupo Codere is a Spanish multinational corporation in the private gambling sector with a presence in Panama.
Morgan & Morgan advised Hyatt International Inc. with respect to the acquisition of a minority interest in Oasis Luxury Rentals
Morgan & Morgan advised Hyatt International Inc. about serving as special international counsel for them in connection with the acquisition of a minority interest in Oasis Luxury Rentals, a privately owned company based in New York. Oasis Luxury Rentals Inc., through its online platform, manages portfolios of high-end short-term rentals and a network of private members clubs around the world. It provides an online platform that connects guests to accommodations and other services.
Partner Eduardo Ferrer and senior associate Roberto Vidal, participated in this transaction.
Morgan & Morgan acted as counsel to the shareholders of The Metropolitan School of Panama, S.A., in connection with the sale of their 100% stake in the Company, to Nord Anglia Education Limited, who is a world’s leading premium schools organisation and the owner of 44 international schools located worldwide.
The Metropolitan School of Panama, S.A. is one of the most reputable schools in the Republic of Panama, offering IB Curriculum to students from Pre-K through 12th grade.
Partners Francisco Arias G. and Jose Carrizo, and associates Pablo Epifanio, Adolfo Campos, Ana Cristina Castrellon, Cristina de Roux and Angelica Ortiz, participated in this transaction.
Morgan & Morgan acted as local counsel to Grupo CAABSA, in connection with the asset purchase acquisition of Soho Mall, by a consortium group comprised of Mexican companies, i.e. by Grupo CAABSA and Grupo Citelis. Grupo CAABSA is a Mexican business group, which is the operator of one of the main shopping centers in Mexico. Grupo Citelis, on the other hand, is an international theatre operator and owner of the reputable brand “Cinepolis”.
Soho Mall was included in May 2016, on the Clinton List by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury Department. Thereafter, the government of Panama intervened in the negotiations with the US Treasury Department to arrange a possible sale of such asset.
Our team dealt with important challenges in a transaction resulting from negotiations with the Panamanian government represented by Banco Nacional de Panama to complete the acquisition of Soho Mall, and with the US Treasury Department to complete the paperwork required to remove Soho Mall from the Clinton List.
Partner Ramon Varela, senior associate Kharla Aizpurua Olmos, and associates Adolfo Campos, Pablo Epifanio, Ana Cristina Castrellon and Cristina De Roux, participated in this transaction.
Morgan & Morgan advised Cafetales, S.A. (Cafetales) and Energía Natural, S.A. (ENESA), in a joint venture in a special purpose vehicle, Emnadesa Holding, S.A., in favour of which ENESA transferred its ownership interest in Empresa Nacional de Energía, S.A., and Cafetales transferred its ownership interest in Hidroeléctrica Bajos del Totuma, S.A. Empresa Nacional de Energía, S.A. owns two mini hydroelectric power plants currently in operation in the Republic of Panama and is a bond issuer registered with the Superintendence of the Securities Market of Panama. On the other hand, Hidroeléctrica Bajos del Totuma, S.A. owns a mini hydroelectric power plant currently in operation in the Republic of Panama.
Partners Francisco Arias and Ramon Varela, and associates Ricardo Arias and Ana Carolina Castillo, participated in the transaction.
Morgan & Morgan acted as Panamanian counsel to an international investment group with respect to the acquisition of all the remaining shares of a local company engaged in the production, sale and distribution of different products, including vegetable oil, soaps, detergents, butter, among others.
Partner Francisco Arias and associate Roberto Vidal, participated in this transaction.