Mata & Pitti

Offshore Legal Services, Corporate and Maritime Law Firm in Panama

Mata & Pitti

Ricardo Arias Street
Advanced Tower, 1st Floor

Panama City

Phone+507 2645931
Fax +507 2646127

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Law Firm Overview

Mata & Pitti is centrally located in Panama City, Panama and provides variety of services, primarily related to incorporations of Panama offshore companies and private interest foundations. The firm advises on the specific requirements and offers guidance in order to incorporate and manage a Panama offshore structure and the necessary steps in order to maintain it in good standing. Services also include Panama ships registrations and maritime law, maritime conflicts and litigation, trademark registrations, permanent and temporary residency assistance, and assistance for retiring in Panama.

Duly registered attorneys Francisco Javier Mata Donado and Lourdes Pitti Sagrera each have more than 30 years of experience and, between them, have served as Interim Judge of the Panama Maritime Court, is Arbitrator of CECAP, and is an Authorized Public Translator (Spanish-English).

Mata & Pitti offers straightforward and uncomplicated information about procedures and laws, and offers offshore legal services for individuals and companies around the world. With personalized attention, the legal team is service-oriented and acts with efficiency and integrity while providing skilled and knowledgeable services and representation.

Languages: Spanish, English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Shelf Corporations; Virtual Office Services; Panama PIF; Foundation Charter & Regulations; Bank Referral Services; Panama Banking; Panama Open Registry; Yachts Registration; Maritime Litigation; Arrest Of Vessels; Cargo Claims; Labor Claims; Maritime Liens; Carriage Of Goods; Collisions And Salvage; Pollution Claims; Personal Injuries Claims; Maritime Collections; Maritime Enquiries; Charter Parties; Ship Sale And Purchases; Naval Mortgagees; Commercial Vessel Registrations; Pleasure Vessel Registrations; Trademark Registration; Residency Programs.

Areas of Law Description

Our areas of practice are as follows:

- Panama Offshore Legal Services

* Panama Offshore Companies Incorporations

International Business Companies (IBC) are offshore companies that are most commonly used for offshore banking to conduct international trade, investment activities, by professionals and for asset protection. Offshore companies can be involved in buying and selling goods and services, hold bank accounts, and operate businesses. IBC are also commonly used for the ownership of real property and land; for ownership of intellectual property, licensing and franchising; personal service by individuals working overseas and offshore e-business among other things.

* Panama Private Interest Foundation Incorporations

Private Foundations are mainly used for estate planning and asset protection purposes. In terms of the legal structure, an offshore foundation lies somewhere between an offshore company and an offshore trust. Functionally an offshore foundation differs from an offshore company in that it is not allowed to engage in commercial business activities.

* Offshore Banking and Panama Bank Introduction Services

We provide guidance and assistance to Corporations and Foundations that have been incorporated by our Firm in order to open bank accounts in Panama or in third Jurisdictions. Our firm does not get involved directly in bank accounts openings; however, we can refer some high banks in Panama and abroad and also assist the client in fulfilling the bank requirements.

- Panama Maritime Legal Services

* Ships and Vessels Registrations Services in Panama

Considerable advantages such as friendly registration process, top quality systems, strict maritime security, tax exemptions and competitive costs make Panama the leading jurisdiction for merchant marine registrations worldwide.

* Panama Pleasure Vessels and Yachts Registrations

Straightforward registration procedure, a flat registration fee regardless of the size of the yacht and affordable costs make Panama one of the leading jurisdictions for yacht and pleasure vessels registrations.

* Maritime Litigation Services in Panama

Due to its key position, Panama is a necessary route for hundreds of vessels of all class. The Maritime Court of the Republic of Panama has shown to be a convenient judicial forum for plaintiffs to the international maritime community in order to institute judicial proceedings to enforce their claims through the seizure and arrest of vessels.

- Intellectual & Industrial Property in Panama

* Panama Trademark Registrations Services

Due to its privileged geographical position Panama has become a strategic center for registration of trademarks.

- Panama Immigration Services

* Legal Assistance for Obtaining a Panama Residency

In order to promote the investments and tourism in the country, the Panama government has created selected visa programs of special benefits for foreign residents and retirees planning to obtain temporary or permanent residency, and in some cases citizenship and Panama passports.

* Retiring or Relocating in Panama

Legal guidance and assistance with all the procedures related to moving, retiring and relocating in Panama.


Lic. Francisco Javier Mata Donado Mr. Lic. Francisco Javier Mata Donado
Admiralty and Maritime, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Labor, Offshore Services

Lic. Juan Carlos Mata Mr. Lic. Juan Carlos Mata
Admiralty and Maritime, Asset Protection, Banking Law, Offshore Services

Lic. Lourdes Pitti Sagrera Ms. Lic. Lourdes Pitti Sagrera
Admiralty and Maritime, Immigration, Offshore Services



  • International Bar Association
  • Panama Chamber of Commerce
  • National Bar Association of Panama
  • Panamanian Association of Maritime Law

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