Panama

Panama is a commercially active rapidly expanding jurisdiction with strong connections to the Americas.

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Panama

Panama is widely recognised as a strategic hub for commerce.

Panama is widely recognised as a strategic hub for commerce due to its location, US dollar-based economy and well-established services sector. Panama City is a major world centre for international banking and related financial activity, with a well-developed banking system. The Panama Canal, active free trade zones and cosmopolitan approach make it an attractive jurisdiction for foreign direct investment.

Our Core Services

Private Wealth

Private Wealth

Through our group partner led approach, we are able to advise local and international financial institutions, professional trustees, family offices, wealth managers, proprietor managed businesses and families on a wide range of private capital related matters. We work closely with a range of international law and accountancy firms and offshore trust companies to provide a full suite of services.

Investment Funds

Investment Funds

We advise on, and a number of our lawyers have been on the boards of, the full suite of investment funds, including private investment structures, JPFs, unregulated funds, listed funds, expert funds, open-ended collective investment funds and family office fund structures, across a wide range of asset classes, including Real Estate (including: commercial, residential, agriculture, forestry), hedge, Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Special Opportunities.

Employment Law

Employment Law

Employment legislation and best practice is constantly evolving, with the introduction of new legislation and reporting requirements. At Hatstone, our lawyers ensure they’re aware of these changes, so they can raise awareness with clients and assist them to adapt and implement any recommendations.

Regulatory Advice

Regulatory Advice

We regularly advise financial services businesses, banking and investment funds on the application of financial services law and regulation.

Corporate & Commercial

Corporate & Commercial

We regularly advise international banks, financial services businesses, foreign corporations, local businesses, public and private companies, directors, shareholders, general partners, limited partners, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals on all aspects of corporate and commercial law.

Corporate Services

Corporate Services

We have in-depth knowledge of the regulatory systems and an understanding of the requirements of international financial reporting standards, giving our clients peace of mind. Our communication, reporting and technical platforms have been designed to provide up-to-date client information on request so as to meet their individual reporting needs.

Real Estate

Real Estate

Our Panama team are happy to assist with all legal aspects of your Panama sale, purchase or rental which includes the preparation of any necessary agreements, undertaking local due diligence and searches and the provision of legal opinions. Hatstone can also assist with the sale of any property you may have in Panama through its associated real estate business, Hatstone Real Estate S.A.

Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance

Our offshore banking and finance team regularly acts for lenders, borrowers, corporate service providers, trustees, investors, corporates, issuers, alternative lenders and other finance parties in cross-border transactions.

Details

Key Contacts

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Carl O’Shea

Group Partner

+44 7700 326 852

carl@hatstone.com

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Rupert Ramsay

Group Partner

+41 79 688 3561

rupert.ramsay@hatstone.com

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Annette Collins

Director

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Carl O’Shea

Group Partner

+44 7700 326 852

carl@hatstone.com

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Simon Vivian

Group Partner

+44 7797 748 021

simon@hatstone.com

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Robert Rakison

Senior International Counsel

+44 7836 59152

robert.rakison@hatstone.com

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Lizst Real

Group Partner

+507 6550 7965

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Alvaro Almengor

Group Partner

+507 6678 6126

alvaro.almengor@hatstone.com

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Maybe Mendieta

Group Partner - Corporate Services

maybe.mendieta@hatstone.com

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Giselle Ocampo

Head of Corporate Services

+507 830 5300

giselle.ocampo@hatstone.com

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Rupert Ramsay

Group Partner

+41 79 688 3561

rupert.ramsay@hatstone.com

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Simon Vivian

Group Partner

+44 7797 748 021

simon@hatstone.com

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Carl O’Shea

Group Partner

+44 7700 326 852

carl@hatstone.com

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Rupert Ramsay

Group Partner

+41 79 688 3561

rupert.ramsay@hatstone.com

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Robert Rakison

Senior International Counsel

+44 7836 59152

robert.rakison@hatstone.com

LEGAL 500

Panama offers a unique blend of beautiful coastlines and bustling city life, making it a diverse and appealing destination for all to explore.

Panama

Find us at our office in Panama

Renowned for its stability and transparency, Panama has earned its place as a global financial hub. It offers a wide range of financial services, including offshore banking, asset management, and insurance. The strategic location of the Panama Canal and its use of the U.S. dollar as its official currency further bolster its appeal to international businesses and investors.

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$63.61

Billion (USD)

(GDP)

4.4

Million

(Population)

29,157

Square miles

(Size)

7,800

Gross National Income

(Per capita)

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