Business Law Firm in Panama, Panama
Pardini & AssociatesMain Office
Plaza 2000 Tower
10th Floor, 50th Avenue
Contact Juan Francisco Pardini
Law Firm OverviewPardini & Associates is a international law firm with headquarters in Panama with 30 years of tradition and experience advising foreign clients and corporations of all sizes. The firm has offices in Panama, Cyprus, Switzerland, Belize, BVI and Seychelles.
The firm was founded in 1982 in Panama with an original practice in Corporate law, Commercial law, Trust law, Admiralty law, and Maritime law, which still continues today.
Since then, Pardini & Associates has been at the forefront of many innovative legal developments and during the past ten years, the law firm has developed a highly specialized practice in Foreign Investments in Panama mainly in areas such as: Tourism, Real Estate, Energy, Telecommunications, Insurance and Reinsurance, Mining, Petroleum, Antitrust, Competition, Intellectual Property, Banking, Securities, Manufacturing, Aviation, Construction, Government Contracts, Litigation in Panama and abroad. Our firm has a strong expertise in Labor and Immigration matters.
During the last four years, Pardini & Associates acted and assisted clients in different and important projects such as container port acquisition, electricity generation, mining joint venture, airport privatization, merger of oil companies, island resort hotel & marina, real estate development, airline acquisition, information technology, water and infrastructure projects.
We also have assisted individual investors and medium size companies in matters of ranging from individual investors purchasing properties and helping those clients with their corporate, immigration and other issues, to medium size groups setting up a call center in Panama and small companies looking at contract bids with Panama Canal.
Currently, Pardini & Associates is the exclusive Panama member of the International Business Law Consortium (IBLC), a private association of law firms with more than 100 correspondent offices around the world. With this alliance, our firm provides an excellent tool to serve their customers effectively and efficiently anywhere in the world.
This year, Pardini & Associates received from ACQ Global Awards 2012 the recognition as "Corporate Law Firm and Litigation Law Firm of the Year”. Also our firm won the Acquisition International M&A Awards as “Mining & Energy Law Firm of the Year: Panama” and was chosen as the winner of the Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award 2012 for the category: “Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Panama”. These awards confirm our reputation and experience providing strong and confident services in local and international markets.
Year this Office was Established: 1982
Languages: Spanish; French; Italian; English.
Areas of Law
- Administrative Law
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Agency & Distributorship
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Antitrust & Trade Regulation
- Aviation Accidents
- Aviation Law
- Banking & Finance
- Banking Law
- Boating Accident
- Business & Industry
- Business Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Ship Accident
- Competition Law
- Computer & Software
- Construction Law
- Consumer Law
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Law
- Credit & Mortgage
- Cruise Ship Accidents
- Customs Law
- Domain Names
- Environmental & Natural Resources
- Environmental Law
- Estate & Trust
- Food & Beverages Law
- Government Contracts
- Industrial & Manufacturing
- Information Technology
- Intellectual Property
- International Investments
- International Law
- International Trade
- Internet Law
- Joint Ventures
- Land Use & Zoning
- Licensing Law
- Local, Municipal & State Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Natural Resources
- Offshore Services
- Oil & Gas
- Personal Injury
- Privatization Law
- Project Finance
- Property Law
- Property Management
- Real Estate
- Regulatory Law
- Science & Technology
- Ship Registration
- Social Security
- Tax Planning
- Telecommunications Law
- Tourism & Travel
- Work Permit
- Wrongful Death
Additional Areas of Law: Foundations; Mining and Petroleum; Admiralty Litigation; Arrest of Ships; P&I, Cargo & Bunker Claims; Ship Mortgages; Industrial Designs; Food and Drug Registrations; Counterfeiting; Infrastructure; Consumer Protection; Jurisdiction and Conflict of Laws; Enforcement of Foreign Judgments.
Areas of Law Description
At Pardini & Associates, we offer our clients legal services linked to a broad scope of business needs. Look to us for experience, knowledge, innovation and cost-effective results.
- Corporate Law
Pardini & Associates renders services covering all aspects of corporate law, including: Corporate Transactions and Agreements; Mergers and Acquisitions; Joint Ventures; Commercial Legal Aspects; Banking and Corporate Finance Transactions; Securities. The firm also has a full department which offers Offshore Incorporation Services providing Panamanian, BVI and Belizean companies among other jurisdictions.
- Government Contracts
At Pardini & Associates, we have considerable know-how in structuring government bids and negotiating contracts with a record of achievements in agreements that not only have favored our clients, but are becoming of crucial importance for the country's development of new industries.
- Commercial Law
The firm has an extensive Panama commercial law practice related to local and international business transactions as well as drafting contracts and agreements covering all aspects of commercial activities: Drafting Contracts and Agreements of any kind, including Purchases, Construction, Manufacturing, Sales, Services, etc.; Commercial Agency and Dealership; Distributorship and Franchising Contracts; Leasing; Real Estate; Computer Law.
- Foundations and Trusts
At Pardini & Associates, our lawyers have considerable expertise in the formation of Private Foundations, advice and drafting of corporate and individual trusts for investment, holding or estate purposes as well as associated tax planning.
- Mining and Petroleum
Pardini & Associates has been at the forefront in acting as Panama legal counsel and representing mining and petroleum projects in Panama. The firm's Petroleum Law Group has been at the forefront in representing oil companies and projects in Panama.
- Maritime and Admiralty Law
The firm's maritime law department has a well-established practice and expertise in all different aspects of maritime related activities such as carriage of goods by sea, marine insurance and maritime labor law. Admiralty litigation is one of the most specialized practices in the country. The law firm is proud to have been involved, recently and successfully, in several interesting landmark cases before the Admiralty Court.
- International Practice
Pardini & Associates has assisted several foreign corporations doing business in Central and South America in a wide range of services including corporate work and joint ventures agreements. Our Latin American capabilities are enhanced by our knowledge of the system and regulations, our language and our cost efficiency. Our Latin American associated offices are leading law firms with major experience in assisting foreign clients.
- Telecommunications & Information Technology
Pardini & Associates has acquired strong expertise advising multinational telecom companies in the privatization of the cellular system, and later of the State telephone company with issues including: Structuring Telecom Providers, including call centers, ISPs, fiber optics ventures and others; Structuring of Technology Parks under special legislation; Governmental permits and licenses; All related corporate, contract, tax, labor and immigration work.
- Labor Law
The firm's practice in labor law involves legal consultation as well as litigation and collective bargaining. The firm has considerable experience in helping our foreign clients in this highly specialized legal area, which includes the specifics of the mining area and maritime labor law as well as a general practice in all labor relations.
Pardini & Associates has acquired a sophisticated energy practice based upon our successful representation of foreign companies in the privatization of the state-owned distribution and generation entities. Today, P&A is quite active representing several foreign investors in generation projects, including renewable energies such as mini-hydros, ethanol, wind power and carbon credit advisory since Panama is a signatory of the Kyoto Protocol and other agreements.
- Immigration Law
The firm provides full immigration services, mainly to our foreign investment clients. We usually take care of all visas and work permits for our client's expatriate personnel including: Processing and Obtaining Temporary and Permanent Residence; Work Permits for Foreigners; Complete Assistance on Immigration Requirements.
- Real Estate
International and Panama developers, owner/operators and institutional private investors interested in commercial, residential, industrial and mixed-use real estate projects rely on the experience of Pardini & Associates. Our Panama real estate lawyers have a broad range of expertise and form an integral part of our corporate law practice, especially when it involves the acquisition and disposition of businesses which have large real estate components.
- IP Law
Pardini & Associates has a complete IP Group with the expertise and know-how necessary to advise and support our multinational clientele. Our IP Practice includes the following: Trademarks; Patents; Utility Models; Industrial Designs; Copyright; Domain Names; Licensing Agreements; E-Commerce; Food and Drug Registrations; Litigation and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights; Counterfeiting; Antitrust & Competition.
The firm is specialized in Panama's tourism investments as Panama legal counsel for projects of all sizes: Complete legal advice in structuring of corporations and joint ventures for tourism investments in Panama, Bocas del Toro, Pacific and Atlantic coasts, mountains and islands; Hotel & resorts; Time sharing projects, including residential, golf and condominiums; Marinas and cruise passenger terminals; All Panama real estate legal issues; Complete representation before Panama's government authorities for special tourism tax incentives and other permits and authorizations.
- Foreign Investments
Pardini & Associates has traditionally represented foreign multinational clients investing and setting up operations in Petroleum, Securities, Tourism, Maritime, Real Estate, Mining, Energy, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Insurance and Reinsurance, Banking and Finance, Manufacturing, Aviation, Infrastructure, Construction and other sectors in Panama.
- Trade, Competition and Consumer Protection
Pardini & Associates has been very active in assisting its local international clients in these areas including: Complete Advice on Applicability and Enforcement of the Law and is Regulations; Consultations before the Competition Commission; Administrative and Judicial Proceedings; Complete Assistance on Consumer Protection Requirements for Manufacturers and Service Providers.
- Corporate Finance
The firm has been involved in developing complex financial schemes for expanding local and international companies dedicated to software development, mining, energy, tourism, construction and other areas including: Incorporation and Establishment of Banks; Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions; Leasing; Corporate and Project Finance.
- Aviation Law
Pardini & Associates is a leader in aviation law in Panama. Our team is involved in all types of aviation-related work, whether in the context of all regulatory matters for an airline operating from Panama, an airplane financing or leasing, or a major casualty. We deliver advice and know-how on all aspects of the aviation sector, including in particular: Corporate and commercial; Finance and leasing; Liability, accidents and claims; Litigation and dispute resolution; Competition; Regulatory.
Litigation is a major component of the firm's practice. Our litigation department covers most areas of practice, such as trademarks, aviation, shipping, insurance and general civil and commercial lawsuits. For complex litigation, the law firm is proud to count with the outside counsel of several retired Supreme Court Justices.
- Offshore Companies
At Pardini & Associates, we offer our clients legal services linked to a broad scope of business needs. Look to us for experience, knowledge, innovation and cost-effective results. We specialize in setting up an Offshore Company or Offshore Services such as a Panama corporation, BVI company, Belize ibc, Seychelles company and Panama foundations.
Mr. Juan José S. Espino
Admiralty and Maritime, Aviation Law, Commercial Law, International Arbitration, Real Estate
Mr. Juan Francisco Pardini
Admiralty and Maritime, Corporate Law, Energy, Government Contracts, Immigration
Mr. Eduardo M. Achurra
Construction Law, Employee Benefits, Employees Rights, Employment, Human Resources Law
Mr. Leonardo Bonadies
Arbitration, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law