Central America: Shipping 2018

This year we highlight 17 standout shipping lawyers across Central America for their impressive work handling sector-related contractual and financial matters, as well as disputes and casualty cases. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Juan David Morgan Jr Morgan & Morgan, Panama City
2. Tomás F Nassar Perez Nassar Abogados, San José
3. Jorge Loaiza Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega, Panama City

Costa Rica

NASSAR ABOGADOS sees two highly respected practitioners recognised for their excellent work in the shipping sector.
Founding partner Tomás Nassar Perez is “very active in the shipping market” according to sources who commend his expert handling of sector-related disputes and transactions. He stands out in our research as the foremost shipping lawyer in the country.
Alina Nassar is a well-recognised figure in the transport space who wins praise from sources for her superb work handling a range of corporate finance matters.

Panama

MORGAN & MORGAN is renowned for its first-class shipping practice and sees four lawyers nominated for their expertise this year. 
Juan David Morgan Jr is the most highly regarded shipping lawyer in the region and boasts a stellar reputation among market commentators, one of whom notes, “He is great for maritime litigation.”
Jazmina Rovi Sanchez co-leads the firm’s ship finance and registration group. She is “highly visible” in the shipping market according to sources, who commend her exceptional work on sector-related deals.
Francisco Linares impresses peers and clients alike who praise him for his excellent work handling maritime litigation. He boasts over 20 years’ experience dealing with a range of shipping disputes from collisions to insurance claims.
Enrique de Alba is a well-established figure in the Panamanian market who comes highly recommended for his extensive experience in shipping agreements, acquisitions and financial transactions.

PATTON MORENO & ASVAT also achieves four nominations in this chapter.
María Teresa Díaz is a widely respected name in the shipping space who draws high praise from sources for her strong expertise in ship finance matters.
Ebrahim Asvat is highly sought after by clients in the shipping sector who commend his first-class work handling related finance and corporate issues.

Jorge Loaiza at ARIAS, FÁBREGA & FÁBREGA leads the firm’s shipping and transport group and is regarded by respondents as “a great attorney”, particularly when it comes to shipping litigation.
Roy Durling is a well-known transport lawyer who receives recognition from sources for his expertise handling a range of ship financing matters.

At DECASTRO & ROBLES, Gabriel Sosa is recognised for his excellent understanding of maritime and admiralty law and wins high praise from sources, one of whom considers him “one of the best shipping litigators in Panama”.
Alberto Lopez Tom impresses respondents who highlight him as “an up-and-coming attorney” who is “well known for his maritime litigation work”.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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