Central America: Shipping 2019

We recognise 18 lawyers here for their outstanding work handling disputes, insurance claims, corporate and contractual matters across the shipping sector.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Jorge Loaiza Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega, Panama City
2. Francisco Carreira Pitti Carreira Pitti PC, Panama City 
3. Gabriel Sosa De Castro & Robles, Panama City
4. Tomás F Nassar Perez Nassar Abogados, San José

Costa Rica

Nassar Abogados sees two experts listed here.
Tomás Nassar Perez provides clients with standout advice in shipping regulations and disputes, areas in which he is recognised as a top name in the region.   
Alina Nassar is a go-to expert in shipping matters who provides clients with vast experience in contentious matters across the sector. 


Morgan & Morgan has four practitioners highlighted in this chapter.
Jazmina Rovi Sanchez possesses significant experience in complex maritime law matters and stands out for her top-tier work on ship financing and leasing transactions.
Francisco Linares is highly sought after by shipowners and asset underwriters thanks to his impressive ability when it comes to high-stakes litigation.
Juan David Morgan Jr has decades of experience in the maritime space and excels when it comes to shipping disputes, most notably claims arising out of the use of the Panama Canal.
Enrique de Alba possesses vast experience advising clients on financing and regulatory issues in the shipping market including mortgages, charter agreements and transactions.

Patton Moreno & Asvat achieves four listings here.
María Teresa Díaz G focuses her top-notch practice on ship financing matters, often advising financiers and ship-owners in high-value proceedings.
Ebrahim Asvat is a seasoned expert in the market who offers clients considerable experience in maritime financing and commercial matters.

De Castro & Robles is home to three impressive individuals.
Gabriel Sosa is highlighted as “one of the best” in the market by sources familiar with his top-tier work in complex maritime proceedings.
Eduardo Antonio Real Solis draws praise from peers who describe him as “a standout name and a very complete lawyer”. His practice spans an array of issues from ship mortgaging to cargo claims.
Alberto Lopez Tom is highly experienced in shipping disputes and also possesses deep expertise in civil and trade-related matters.

Jorge Loaiza from Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega is “an excellent and dedicated lawyer” whose profound shipping expertise encompasses registration, transaction management, litigation and contracting.
Roy Durling is a well-established name in the shipping sector where he is held in high regard for his long-standing expertise in ship financing matters.

Francisco Carreira Pitti at Carreira Pitti is one of the foremost maritime lawyers in the region and is recognised by peers as “a fantastic lawyer” who is “excellent on the claims side”.

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