The United Kingdom (UK) Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act (the Act”) came into force on 15th March, 2022. A new Register of Overseas Entities will be created and held by Companies House. This new Act forms part of the UK government’s strategy to combat economic crime, while making sure that legitimate businesses continue to
Morgan & Morgan among the five most renowned law firms in Central America: WWL Central America 2022.
Panama, April 30, 2022. With 25 positions in the ranking, Morgan & Morgan has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) among the five leading law firms in Central America. The publication endorsed eighteen lawyers of the firm in ten practice areas of its ranking, one of the most important in the region: Inocencio Galindo:
Panama, March 10, 2022. We are thrilled to announce that our law firm advised on two of the shortlisted transactions for the Latin Lawyer 16th Deal of the Year Awards, to take place in São Paulo on 5 May 2022. Restructuring Deal: Avianca emerges from the Chapter 11 process. Our law firm acted as Panamanian counsel
Morgan & Morgan promotes Fanny Evans as a new partner in its Estate Planning and Corporate Services team.
Panama, December 28, 2021. Morgan & Morgan is pleased to announce the recent promotion of attorney Fanny Evans as partner of the Fiduciary Services Unit. This designation reinforces the firm´s notable practice in estate planning and corporate services matters. Fanny specializes in business and corporate law, estate planning and company formation and management. She also
Morgan & Morgan Legal advised Avianca Holdings, S.A. and its subsidiaries, in connection with its financial and corporate restructuring process, implemented to emerge from Chapter 11 proceedings in the United States of America.
Panama, December 1, 2021. Morgan & Morgan Legal acted as Panamanian counsel to Avianca Holdings, S.A. (“Avianca”) and its subsidiaries, in connection with its financial and corporate restructuring process, implemented to emerge from Chapter 11 proceedings in the United States of America, after having filed for bankruptcy protection in U.S. Courts back in May 2020.
Morgan & Morgan achieved the highest number of practices and lawyers ranked in The Legal 500 Latin America.
Panama, October 26, 2021. Morgan & Morgan has been recognized by The Legal 500 as the Panamanian law firm with most practice areas and lawyers ranked in the 2022 edition of the directory, a key reference point of regional top law firms. The publication has assigned the firm ten practice areas rankings, 7 of these
Panama, October 15, 2021. The new Board of Directors of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Panama Chapter recently took office, with Ms. Ana Isabel Diaz as president for the 2021-2023 period. The event was attended by Mr. Publio De Gracia, Director of the General Revenue Directorate of the Ministry of Economy and
In 2019 at the World Economic Forum, Antonio Neri, CEO of Hewlett Packard said “Data is the new currency”. This analogy has become very popular because data is now considered one of the most valuable commodities. In the European Union (EU), data protection is a fundamental right, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came
Fanny Evans, Senior Associate, Morgan & Morgan What is the CTA? The CTA was enacted on January 1st, 2021 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act to prevent the use of companies to evade anti-money laundering rules or to hide other illegal activities. Under the CTA companies will be required to report information regarding
Following the introduction in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) of the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 (ESA), which became effective on January 1st, 2019, some questioned the sustainability of BVI’s position as a leading international financial centre. While we cannot underestimate those concerns, we believe that there is also evidence that ESA