Andres Mejia-hs

Andres V MEjia

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MMG Tower | 23rd Floor   
Ave. Paseo del Mar | Costa del Este | Panama, Rep. Panama   
P.O. Box 0832-00232 – WTC

Shipping and Admiralty Litigation

Andres V. Mejia is an associate in the firm's Shipping and Admiralty Litigation and Ship Finance and Registration departments. Andres specializes in all aspects of maritime dispute resolution and claims, including collision, cargo, oil spill pollution, charter party disputes, and ship mortgage executions, among others. He also represents ship owners, charterers, and leading financial institutions on all types of registration options available under Panama flag and ship finance structures, including ship mortgages and pledge of shares of Panama ship-owning companies.

In addition, Andres advises clients on the sale and purchase transactions of vessels, including negotiation and closing of MOAs and on ship finance projects. He is also actively engaged in the licensing process for companies interested in starting maritime auxiliary businesses in the Republic of Panama.

Andres is also involved in the pro bono activities of the firm. He constantly participates as a volunteer and Legal Advisor to Fundamorgan and its Community Legal Assistance Program.

Andres obtained a Master's in Admiralty and Maritime Law at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans as a recipient of the Tulane Alumni Association of Panama Scholarship and an LL.B. from the Law School of Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua in Panama. He also has an LL.B. in Maritime Business Administration with emphasis in Ports and Multimodal Transportation from Universidad del Istmo.

He is the author of "Panama Ship Registry, 100 Years Serving the Maritime Community", a publication winner of the Tulane Maritime Law Society and the law firm Maynard Cooper & Gale Admiralty Writing Competition.

Andres is a member of the Board of Directors of the Panama Maritime Law Association and is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Panama.