Albalira Montufar is a Partner at Morgan & Morgan and Heads the Immigration Practice Group of the firm. Her expertise includes more than 15 years of legal advising to companies in matters related to immigration and labor law, including work and residence permits, visas and citizenship applications, as well as advising multinational corporations with such processes when establishing headquarters in Panama.
Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Ms. Montufar was a Partner at a consulting regional firm specializing in corporate labor and immigration counsel and related affairs.
During the last years, she has been very active assisting domestic and international clients such as First Quantum Minerals Ltd., Huawei, Panama Ports Company (subsidiary of Hutchinson Ports Holding), Philips, Maersk, Manpower, APM Terminals, Bank of China, among others.
Latin Lawyer have recognized Mrs. Montufar as a leading immigration lawyer in Panama.
Ms. Montufar is a member of the Panama Bar Association and is currently the president of its immigration commission (2019-2021). Has been a speaker on multiple conferences and forums and participates actively in advising on immigration matters to Panama’s Executive Branch, drafting and reviewing regulations related to immigration.
Ms. Montufar holds an LL.B. in Law and Political Sciences, from the Universidad de Panama (J.D. equivalent); Postgraduate Degree in International Trade and a Master in Negotiation, Administration and Execution of Commercial Treaties from the Universidad Latinoamericana de Comercio Exterior in Panama; and an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.
She is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Panama.