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Patton, Moreno & Asvat

Patton, Moreno & Asvat has more than 30 years of experience in providing legal services to both local and international clients.

Developing new business and business relationships in Latin America will inevitably require the services of a law firm. The choice of the firm that will respond fast to your needs, whether you are calling from Tokyo, Dubai or London can be fundamental to your success.

The international law firm Patton, Moreno & Asvat was established in Panama on May 14th, 1981 by the partners who today give their names to the firm, Mr. Brett Patton, Mr. Carlos Raúl Moreno and Mr. Ebrahim Asvat.

The head office of Patton, Moreno & Asvat is located at the heart of the new business center at Costa el Este in Panama City.

Focusing in meeting customers’ needs and carrying out its goals and objectives, Patton, Moreno & Asvat has established offices in strategic locations around the world:

1981: Patton, Moreno & Asvat opened in Panama City.
1986: The European office, Patton, Moreno & Asvat, is located the city of London in Old Bond Street.
1988: Patton, Moreno & Asvat (BVI) Ltd, is an affiliated office established in the British Virgin Islands.
1994: Patton, Moreno & Asvat (Bahamas) Ltd, is an affiliate office established in The Bahamas.
2002: Patton, Moreno & Asvat (South America), S.A. is an affiliated office established in Montevideo, Uruguay.
2005: PMA Agents Ltd: is an affiliated office established in Belize.
2007: Patton, Moreno & Asvat (Anguila) is an affiliated office established in the island of Anguilla.

Patton, Moreno & Asvat has a strong Central and Latin American focus. Being totally bilingual, the practice forms a natural bridge between clients in Europe, Scandinavia, the Far East and North America, wishing to develop business, establish corporate structures and trusts or resolve issues in Panama, in the Caribbean and Central America or with the countries of Latin America and vice versa.

Partners of the firm travel extensively around the world and over the last years have built up an extensive international clientele and forged important relationships with the industries and individuals they serve.


Being recognized for the quality and integrity of the legal services we provide, reaffirming our commitment to meet the needs and growth opportunities to our clients.


We are a thriving company, innovative and competitive, with a motivated human resource, identified and committed to the highest standards of quality and service, striving to provide security and maintain the loyalty of our customers.


• Commitment to Society
• Professional Development of our employees
• Integrity in all our actions
• Work effectively as a team, initiative, proactive and dynamic
• Meeting customer expectations
• Quality in everything we do

Paseo Roberto Motta
Capital Plaza, Floor 8
Costa del Este, Panama
P.O. Box 0819-05911
Panama, Republic of Panama

Phone number:
(507) 306-9600
Fax numbers:
(507) 263-7887

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