Central America: Transport 2017

Who´s Who Legal identify 37 leading lawyers who excel in aviation, shipping and rail law, and are known for their exceptional work handling financing, logistics, transactions, insurance and crisis management matters.


MORGAN & MORGAN stands out in the Panamanian market with five listings, demonstrating the breadth of talent available at the firm.
Head of the maritime litigation practice Juan David Morgan receives praise for his work from respondents across Central America, and boasts a stellar reputation for his expert handling of complex disputes for clients in the sector.
Francisco Linares is widely recognised in our research for his expertise in matters of shipping and maritime law. In particular his practice focuses on maritime litigation, an area in which he is considered a true specialist.
Jazmina Rovi Sanchez is known in the market for her specialist knowledge of ship finance structures including ship mortgages and pledge of shares from shipowners, as well as all types of registration schemes.

PATTON MORENO & ASVAT also performs well this year with four of its leading practitioners highlighted for their work in the sector.
Ebrahim Asvat is commended by sources for his outstanding transport practice which encompasses shipping and maritime law, and focuses particularly on ship financing issues.
Belisario Porras has a reputation across Central America for his expertise in relation to maritime law and ship finance and is highly sought after by clients in the sector.

Three standout individuals are highlighted at GALINDO ARIAS Y LOPEZ.
Ramón Ricardo Arias Porras has a notable reputation in the jurisdiction for his work counselling and representing both large multinational and national corporations, particularly on matters relating to aviation financing.
Alfonso Arias Loredo is a well-established name in the Panamanian legal market and is highlighted for his strong expertise handling corporate and maritime law matters.
Cristina Lewis de la Guardia is also recognised this year for her excellent work in the field.

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