In 1959, Quijano & Associates was established in the Republic of Panama in order to serve a worldwide clientele requiring advice and assistance in maritime and offshore matters. Two years later, this desire to serve our clients led to us becoming the first-ever Panamanian law firm to have a European office when we opened for business in Switzerland.

Today, Quijano & Associates is a truly international law firm, having additional offices in the United Kingdom, Belize, Seychelles and the British Virgin Islands and close associations with premier firms all around the world. We remain at the forefront of maritime and corporate legal practice, but have increased our expertise to encompass a diverse range of other areas. We continue to enhance the quality of our service by actively listening to each of our clients, keeping fully abreast of global business developments and constantly seeking ways to incorporate the latest technology.

Mission

Our mission is to add value to our customers, partners and employees, by integrating superior service in our legal management processes, within a framework of respect, personal attention, professionalism, trust and ethics, which is supported in the best human talent, as a guarantee of success in the establishment and continuity of business relationships nationally and internationally.

Vision

To continuously improve our professional relationship with our worldwide clientele and continue being perceived as a modern, reliable and well-recognized organization for our high level of performance, efficiency and effectiveness; while incorporating the latest technology, quality assurance processes and the best human talent in our industry.

Practice Areas

Legal market segments that the company is currently engaged.

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Quijano & Associates for more than half a century, has developed a full range of legal services covering various industry sectors. Our legal solutions are designed to have a comprehensive coverage from start to end, thanks to our professional team of specialists, who will be able to meet the needs of our clients in a quick and effective way.

Maritime

Quijano & Associates acts for a substantial percentage of the Panamanian merchant marine fleet, the largest in the world in terms of tonnage and number of vessels registered. Our clientele encompasses shipowners, vessel operators, charterers, ship agents, financial institutions, insurers, underwriters and brokers, and we cover the full spectrum of maritime-related matters.

Admiralty

We handle all contentious matters pertaining to the maritime sector in Panama and are well-versed in the rules and procedures of the Panamanian Maritime Tribunals.

Company Formation & Management

Quijano & Associates has been a leader in this field ever since the inception of the firm. Through our international network of offices and correspondent law firms, we take care of the incorporation, structuring, administration and operation of offshore companies in a diversity of jurisdictions worldwide, especially Panama, the British Virgin Islands and the State of Delaware & Belize.

Trust Services & Estate Planning

Our strengths in offshore legal practice are all-embracing. We provide custodial and escrow agency services and work closely with our clients to create the asset protection and estate management structures best suited to facilitate tax efficiency and meet their individual needs. In particular, we are highly skilled in forming and administering Panamanian Private Interest Foundations.

Corporate, Banking & Securities

We are frequently involved in joint ventures, privatizations, public stock offerings, bond issuings, corporate restructurings, project and acquisition finance, loan and guarantee structures, surety bonds and asset securitization. In addition, we are often called upon to give guidance on banking and fiduciary regulations and licensing procedures.

Commercial

Over many decades of pioneering legal practice, Quijano & Associates has cultivated a unique understanding of the business environment in Panama and Latin America and the commercial relationships between the Americas and other nations and markets. Accordingly, we are in a prime position to counsel clients in all manner of trade and investment matters concerning Panama.

Intellectual Property

Quijano & Associates is widely recognized for its incisive advice and assistance in this area in relation to the different ways in which clients may register and protect their intellectual property rights and capitalize on such rights through the selling and licensing of the same in Panama and around the globe.

Entertainment

Our capabilities in entertainment law add an extra dimension to our practice. We represent a growing number of clients in the industry, including high-profile recording artists, writers, composers, producers, managers, agents and directors. Our service is comprehensive and extends from contractual representation and negotiation all the way through to advice on the financial aspects of the business. We make it our priority to have the flexibility and adaptability to satisfy the specific requirements of each of our clients at all times.

Immigration

Quijano & Associates is routinely instructed by individuals or companies requiring help in connection with the intricacies of Panamanian immigration law surrounding employment and retirement, applications for work and residency permits, tourist and investor visas and letters of naturalization. We have vast experience in being able to identify the most appropriate response to any given immigration issue.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We undertake all types of civil and commercial litigation in Panama and, where overseas jurisdictions are concerned, work in collaboration with our correspondent lawyers. Also, we always endeavor to use other civil and commercial dispute resolution processes such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration in order to resolve matters as speedily and as cost-effectively as possible for our clients. Members of our team are qualified arbitrators with the Center of Conciliation and Arbitration of Panama.





Quijano & Associates acts for a substantial percentage of the Panamanian merchant marine fleet, the largest in the world in terms of tonnage and number of vessels registered. Our clientele encompasses shipowners, vessel operators, charterers, ship agents, financial institutions, insurers, underwriters and brokers, and we cover the full spectrum of maritime-related matters.



We handle all contentious matters pertaining to the maritime sector in Panama and are well-versed in the rules and procedures of the Panamanian Maritime Tribunals.



Quijano & Associates has been a leader in this field ever since the inception of the firm. Through our international network of offices and correspondent law firms, we take care of the incorporation, structuring, administration and operation of offshore companies in a diversity of jurisdictions worldwide, especially Panama, the British Virgin Islands and the State of Delaware & Belize.



Our strengths in offshore legal practice are all-embracing. We provide custodial and escrow agency services and work closely with our clients to create the asset protection and estate management structures best suited to facilitate tax efficiency and meet their individual needs. In particular, we are highly skilled in forming and administering Panamanian Private Interest Foundations.



We are frequently involved in joint ventures, privatizations, public stock offerings, bond issuings, corporate restructurings, project and acquisition finance, loan and guarantee structures, surety bonds and asset securitization. In addition, we are often called upon to give guidance on banking and fiduciary regulations and licensing procedures.



Over many decades of pioneering legal practice, Quijano & Associates has cultivated a unique understanding of the business environment in Panama and Latin America and the commercial relationships between the Americas and other nations and markets. Accordingly, we are in a prime position to counsel clients in all manner of trade and investment matters concerning Panama.



Quijano & Associates is widely recognized for its incisive advice and assistance in this area in relation to the different ways in which clients may register and protect their intellectual property rights and capitalize on such rights through the selling and licensing of the same in Panama and around the globe.



Our capabilities in entertainment law add an extra dimension to our practice. We represent a growing number of clients in the industry, including high-profile recording artists, writers, composers, producers, managers, agents and directors. Our service is comprehensive and extends from contractual representation and negotiation all the way through to advice on the financial aspects of the business. We make it our priority to have the flexibility and adaptability to satisfy the specific requirements of each of our clients at all times.



Quijano & Associates is routinely instructed by individuals or companies requiring help in connection with the intricacies of Panamanian immigration law surrounding employment and retirement, applications for work and residency permits, tourist and investor visas and letters of naturalization. We have vast experience in being able to identify the most appropriate response to any given immigration issue.



We undertake all types of civil and commercial litigation in Panama and, where overseas jurisdictions are concerned, work in collaboration with our correspondent lawyers. Also, we always endeavor to use other civil and commercial dispute resolution processes such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration in order to resolve matters as speedily and as cost-effectively as possible for our clients. Members of our team are qualified arbitrators with the Center of Conciliation and Arbitration of Panama.



Lawyers

  • JAQB

    JULIO A. QUIJANO B.
    Partner

    Practice Areas: Corporate Law, Admiralty and Maritime Law.

    quijano@quijano.com

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  • RSW

    RANDALL S. WEBSTER
    Partner

    Practice Areas: Corporate, Commercial, Admiralty & Maritime.

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  • JES

    JAIME E. SÁNCHEZ R.
    Partner

    Practice Areas: Corporate Law, Maritime Law, Commercial and International Law.

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  • CIRI

    CARLA I. ROJAS
    Partner

    Practice Areas Corporate, Commercial, Admiralty & Maritime.

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  • OME

    OLIVER MUÑOZ ESQUIVEL
    Partner

    Practice Areas: Securities Regulation, Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Contract Law.

    quijano@quijano.com

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  • JPR

    JAIME PAZ RODRÍGUEZ
    Associate

    Practice Areas: Corporate Law, Immigration, Maritime Law, Real Estate.

    quijano@quijano.com

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  • IC

    ILEANA CESPEDES
    Associate

    Practice Areas: Immigration, Commercial Law, Labor Law, Litigation, Intellectual Property.

    quijano@quijano.com

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  • MG

    MARISSA GARCÍA
    Associate

    Practice Areas: Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Immigration and Intellectual Property.

    quijano@quijano.com

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  • AF

    ANIBAL FIGUEROA
    Associate

    Practice Areas: Banking Regulation, Securities and Finance; Corporate and Commercial Law.

    quijano@quijano.com
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  • AM

    ANTONIO I. MOCK LUQUE
    Associate

    Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial Law.

    quijano@quijano.com

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  • JAQR

    JORGE QUIJANO
    Associate

    Practice Areas: Corporate and Maritime Law.

    quijano@quijano.com

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  • AH

    AHMED HERRERA
    Associate

    Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial Law.

    quijano@quijano.com

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  • AC

    ANGELA CALDERON
    Associate

    Practice Areas: Immigration, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Labor Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation

    quijano@quijano.com

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  • MCM

    MARIA CARLA MACRINI
    Associate

    Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial Law.

    quijano@quijano.com

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  • JN

    JAVIER NAVARRO
    Associate

    Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial Law.

    quijano@quijano.com

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  • JMB

    JOSÉ MARÍA BARRANCO
    Executive Director

    Practice Areas: Administration, business development & consulting

    quijano@quijano.com

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  • IHL

    IRMA HERRERA LEE
    Switzerland Head of Operations

    Practice Areas: Specialist in offshore and corporate administration.

    quijano@quijano.com

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  • JS

    JAMAL WAHID SHAHEEN
    BVI Head of Operations

    Practice Areas: Trust and Corporate

    quijano@quijano.com

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Over half a century of legal experience

Fundamentally, our success is built on professional integrity and strong relationships of our lawyers and support staff, all dedicated to excellence and teamwork to the ultimate benefit of our customers. These foundations are complemented by our central policy of consistently investing time and resources in order to increase our people’s potential.

The legal expertise acquired by the members of this firm throughout their professional life enables us to provide the best service, quality, efficiency, safety and responsibility.

We are a firm with high standards of service which legal knowledge and skills are placed at the disposal of our clients to solve their needs; and provide any additional ongoing support and advice in the process of consolidation of a trusting relationship.



Offices

We have offices in the major jurisdictions and an extensive network of correspondents in several countries.




News

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Address: Salduba Building, Third Floor, 53rd East Street, Marbella, Panama City, Republic of Panama
PO Box: 0816-02884
Telephone: (507) 269-2641
Fax: (507) 263-8079
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