Jorge Loaiza

Jorge Loaiza
ARIFA Building, 10th Floor, West Boulevard
Santa María Business District
PO Box 0816-01098
Panama City
+507 205 7068
+507 205 7001


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Jorge Loaiza III joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 2014. From 2000 to 2005, Mr Loaiza was the resident lawyer in our London office. As head of the firm’s shipping and transportation group, he serves international clients throughout the transportation and shipping industry with sophisticated and timely advice.

Mr Loaiza has assisted and represented clients in complex sale and purchase deals, inventive ship security models, drafting of maritime contracts, under-construction ship finance structuring, technical aspects and compliance under international maritime conventions and innovating in maritime litigation strategies. He was one of the main contributors to a newly adopted law for the promotion of maritime projects financing, and has been involved in maritime litigation, promoted the creation of judicial precedents on asset arrests and flag arrests of ships, administrative filings, and other unconventional procedures. 

Mr Loaiza was member of the drafting committee and contributor to the 2009 amendments to Law 8 of 1982 of the Maritime Judicial Procedure, and part of the joint commission (government and maritime lawyers) for complementary regulations to Law 57 of 2008 of the Merchant Marine Administration.

As a member of the Panama Maritime Law Association, he occupied various posts within the board of directors from 2008 through 2012. He has further participated in committees within the Panama-American Chamber of Commerce and holds the Panama chapter in various international publications on legal aspects of shipping, including maritime commerce litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr Loaiza worked as a foreign associate with Kelley Drye & Warren in Washington DC.

WWL says: Jorge Loaiza is internationally recognised as a standout shipping lawyer, and is highlighted for his strong expertise handling sector-related deals, compliance matter and disputes.

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