Francisco Linares

Francisco Linares
MMG Tower, 23rd Floor
Ave Paseo del Mar, Costa del Este
Panama City
+507 265 7757
+507 265 7700


Who's Who Legal Central America - Shipping

Francisco J Linares F is a partner at Morgan & Morgan and currently serves in the maritime litigation practice group.

Mr Linares’s career includes over 20 years of experience in all aspects of maritime dispute resolution and claims at the maritime courts of Panama, dealing with collisions, cargo claims, oil spills and pollution, charter party disputes, personal injury, maritime liens, marine insurance claims, and ship mortgage executions, among others.

His client portfolio includes ship owners, P&I clubs, charterers, bunker traders, hull and cargo underwriters, port operators, banks and other shipping interests.

Mr Linares has taught maritime law at the Universidad Santa María La Antigua’s law school and has been a member of the law school’s board of advisers.

Mr Linares is serving as president of the Maritime Law Association of Panama (Asociación Panameña de Derecho Marítimo), one of the main organisations of Panama's maritime sector, for the 2017–2018 and 2018–2019 periods. In addition, he is a member of the National Bar Association (Colegio Nacional de Abogados) and the Ibero-American Institute of Maritime Law (Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Marítimo).

Mr Linares is the author of “New Procedural Rules Could Make Panama the Perfect Place for Ship Mortgage Foreclosures”, published in the journal Marine Money International, Volume 25, Issue 1, January 2009.

WWL says: Francisco Linares impresses peers and clients alike who praise him for his excellent work handling maritime litigation.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Central America which can be purchased from our Shop.

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