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Latin America Guide
Firm Profile

Patton, Moreno & Asvat

Firm Profile

Panama City

  • Profile
  • 8th floor, Capital Plaza Building
  • Roberto Motta Ave
  • Costa del Este
  • Panama City
  • Panama
  • Panama
  • 0819-05911

Firm profile submitted by Patton, Moreno & Asvat

Managing Partner: Ebrahim Asvat
Number of partners: 7

Patton, Moreno & Asvat has more than 35 years of experience in providing legal services to both local and international clients. Patton, Moreno & Asvat is comprised of 24 attorneys and more than 100 employees. The firm’s legal team has successfully achieved graduate, post graduate, masters and doctorate degrees in well recognised universities such as Duke University, Tulane University, Harvard University, Boston University, University of Pennsylvania, Cardiff University and Fordham University, among others. Patton, Moreno & Asvat’s areas of practice include corporate, maritime, contracts and commercial transactions, real estate, public procurement, telecommunications, energy, M&A, intellectual property, banking law, aeronautical law, among others. Patton, Moreno & Asvat is characterised for being a firm that offers legal services of the highest quality and for truly committing to its clients around the world. The firm is dedicated to meeting customers’ needs and carrying out its goals and objectives.

Maria de Lourdes Marengo, Ebrahim Asvat
Maritime: Maria Teresa Diaz, Belisario Porras
Contracts & Commercial Transactions: Khatiya Asvat
Public Procurement: Khatiya Asvat, Joaquín De Obarrio
Telecomm: Nadya Price, Khatiya Asvat
Energy: Nadya Price, Khatiya Asvat
M&A: Maria de Lourdes Marengo, Nadya Price
Banking Law:
Nadya Price, Khatiya Asvat
Aeronautical Law: Maria de Lourdes Marengo, Felipe Escalona
Civil & Maritime
Ebrahim Asvat, Maria de Lourdes Marengo
Arbitration: Ebrahim Asvat, Maximiliano Quintero, Joaquin De Obarrio
Real Estate & Tourism:
Khatiya Asvat, Gilberto Arosemena
Tax: Ebrahim Asvat, Maria de Lourdes Marengo, Khatiya Asvat
Private Wealth:
Ebrahim Asvat, Maria de Lourdes Marengo, Gilberto Arosemena
Labour Law: Khatiya Asvat, Joaquin De Obarrio
Khatiya Asvat, Gilberto Arosemena

International Work:
■ Legal advisors to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in a credit facility transaction to finance the construction of Parque Logístico Lima Sur — US$28 million, a real estate development in the outskirts of Lima
■ Advisors to Lazard in the acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent stake in MBA Lazard, its financial advisory business in Latin America outside Brazil and Mexico. The integration of offices in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Panama with the US, Canada and Brazil offices creates the largest financial advisory platform in the Americas.
■ Advice to Codere Group as Panamanian counsel in connection to issue two series of notes worth US$300 million and €500 million (US$538 million)
■ Advisors to Sun International in the merger transaction of Sun International’s Latin American portfolio (Monticello Grand Casino in Chile, Ocean Club Casino in Panama and the Sun Nao Casino in Colombia) with the casino and hotel portfolio of assets of Chilean-based leader in the gaming and entertainment industry, Dreams S.A., which resulted in the formation of the largest gaming company in Latin America, SUN DREAMS
■ Advice to PSA Panama International Terminal, S.A. as Panamanian counsel in connection with the project financing for the expansion of its container terminal located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal
■ Advisors to Grupo Wisa, S.A., Westline Enterprises, Inc., affiliates and subsidiaries in the corporate restructuring process of Felix B. Maduro retail stores and Soho Mall project
■ Advisors to the Panamanian subsidiary of Phoenix Tower International, a US based company in the wireless communication tower site business, assisting with the acquisition of sites in Panama and their financing
■ Advisors to International Finance Corporation (IFC) as Panamanian counsel in several loan and acquisition transactions involving Panamanian companies in the banking, renewable energy, and micro finance sectors
■ Advice to Codere Group in a refinancing transaction involving its Panamanian subsidiaries and other group entities
■ Advice to a Chinese engineering and construction consortium in the prequalification stage of the public bid for the Fourth Bridge over the Panama Canal
■ Advice to PSA International in the prequalification stage of the bid for the Corozal port project announced by the Panama Canal Authority
■ Panamanian legal advisors to an international bank in connection with the transactions contemplated under a senior multicurrency term and revolving facilities agreement pursuant to the bank among other lenders, agreed to make available a term loan and revolving facility to be used for general corporate and working capital purposes of the group secured by, among others, ship mortgages over self-propelled jack-up vessels registered in Panama
■ Advice to several foreign banks with financing matters related to Panamanian registered aircrafts; the firm assisted with the drafting, preparing and filing aircraft leases, mortgages and all required filings before the Civil Aeronautics Authority

PSA Panama International Terminal, S.A., Codere Group, Cimolai, SpA, Deutsche Bank, Constructora San Jose, S.A., Cemex, Air Liquide, Element Power, International Finance Corporation, Zurich Insurance Company, Sun International, Grupo Vicini; Under Armour Inc and UA Panama, S. de R. L.; Huawei Technologies Panama, S.A. and Huawei Centro America y el Caribe, S.A.; Fastenal Panama, S.A. and Fastenal Latin America, S.A.; Peri Panama, Inc.; Johnson Controls Panama, S. de R. L.

English, French, German, Gujarati, Portuguese, Spanish.


  • 8th floor, Capital Plaza Building,
  • Roberto Motta Ave,
  • Costa del Este,
  • Panama City,
  • Panama
  • Panama
  • 0819-05911
  • Tel +507 306 9600
  • Fax +507 263 7887
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website :
  • Juncal 1378, Office Number 407,
  • Between Plaza Independencia and Rincón,
  • Montevideo,
  • Uruguay
  • Tel +598 2 902 7277
  • Fax +598 2 902 7278
  • Email : [email protected]