ABOUT US

Quijano & Associates - Attorneys at Law



Since 1959, Quijano & Associates has provided services to an ever growing clientele, covering the creation of companies, corporations and trusts, as well as fiduciary services.


Our experts also provide the registration and representation of vessels under the Panamanian flag, and a wide range of advisory services for the establishment and maintenance of legal entities formed under a diversity of jurisdictions, including the Republic of Panama, the British Virgin Islands, Seychelles and Belize.

Thanks to the quality of our service, Quijano & Associates has positioned itself as one of Panama’s most respected law firms by banks and international financial institutions, shipping lines, foreign investors and multinational companies, through its main offices in Panama, Switzerland, and subsidiaries in the British Virgin Islands, Belize and Seychelles. In addition, it has also expanded its field of activities through its own trust company: Quijano Trust Corporation.

Multinational companies deciding to locate regional operations in Panama, international investment companies wishing to benefit from territorial taxation or establishing operations in the Panamanian market, and well-known shipping lines, have found in Quijano & Associates a top ranking efficiency, trustworthiness, personalized attention, promptness and confidentiality firm with more than 60 years of experience.

We are the representative members in the Republic of Panama, as well as in the other jurisdictions where we operate, of some of the most prestigious legal professional networks worldwide: the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, the International Lawyers Network and the Geneva Group International.

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One of the pillars of our firm is the integrity of our lawyers and staff.

This principle is observed within the context of competence and a first class legal formation, allowing us to professionally and efficiently act, fulfilling the needs of our clientele. At Quijano & Associates, “we transform challenges into opportunities.”
Our Mission

Our mission is to add value to our customers, shareholders 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.

Our 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.

Subsidiaries


Quijano Trust Corporation

Quijano Trust Corporation Quijano Trust Corporation is a trust company established in the Republic of Panama, which bears trust license No. 002-2006 of March 9, 2006, issued by the Superintendency of Banks of Panama, and thus, is legal and organizationally authorized to carry out trust businesses with solid principles at the time of trust management in custody, for all kind of management of trust and investments.

www.quijanotrust.com

Sterling Tax Consultants

Sterling Tax Consultants

Quijano & Associates seizes this opportunity to inform that, through its subsidiary Sterling Tax Consultants, it is fully prepared to provide support and assistance to its clients in any accounting, financial and fiscal matters.

www.sterlingtaxconsultants.com

Corporate Governance



During the last twenty years, in the light of the constant expansion of our world-wide clientele, Quijano & Associates has kept abreast of the changes that have been taking place in the world economy and in the relations of our clients’ legal entities, which cover an ample variety of activities, in order to preserve our reputation of transparency in all of the services provided by our professionals, and at the same time ensure a strict compliance with the rules that govern the provision of legal services while achieving our objectives and the new goals arising during the constant extension of the scope of our firm.

We realized very soon that all of our internal activities had to be depend at all times on a close understanding by our corporate governance in respect of the new commercial and social sensibility in practically all the world. Therefore, we strategically chose the Partners, Associates and Executives of our organization for each of the Permanent Committees responsible for the trustworthiness, efficiency and promptness of our services and for a constant awareness of any required change in our facilities and internal controls in keeping with our Board of Directors policies to guarantee the traditional quality of the services the firm provides with the same knowledge, skill and expertise.

With our constant perception of the actual course of economic, financial and political events vis-à-vis the needs and interests of our clients, we have the pleasure to describe our Corporate Governance in charge of providing our multidisciplinary portfolio of legal services:

  • Board of Directors
  • Finance Committee
  • Compliance Committee
  • Commercial Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Administration Committee

Gender Equality


Achieving gender equality in our workplace, at all levels, is one of our main goals as a global nature organization.

Quijano & Associates, in alliance with Rotary International, is the first Panamanian law firm to stand at an international level, hosting regional webinars to showcase not only the main characteristics about female leadership, but to compare the legal framework that boosts female leadership in Latin American countries, and the different initiatives each country has taken at a public, private and social level.

In our constant commitment to close the gender equality gap in our workplace, we have implemented different initiatives such as:

  • Ethics Committee in compliance with Law 7 of 2018 to guarantee a non-discrimination environment.
  • Lactation room with all required accommodations for breastfeeding mothers at work.
  • Hosting local webinars for different civil and private associations, as well as private business to inform women about their rights.

Managers/Supervisors: Men 23 / Women 23
Staff: Men 51 / Women 70.