Panama has the most important banking center in Latin America, and one of the most important in the world. Advantages as the monetary system, the absence of exchange restrictions and fiscal benefits that may be obtained in international transactions, have motivated a great amount of internationally recognized banks to establish offices in Panama.

Patton, Moreno & Asvat provides legal advice to both national and international banking institutions on the regulatory practices and obligations with the Superintendency of Banks and the different areas that regulate the banking industry, commercial banks, savings and loan associations and financial companies.


Patton, Moreno & Asvat represent or have represented:

  • BPR Bank

  • Banco General

  • The Bank of Nova Scotia

  • BBVA

  • Multibank

  • Bladex

  • Banco Ficohsa

  • MetroBank

  • Others



For decades the Patton, Moreno & Asvat Group has advised the main economic groups and the most important financial institutions, banks and brokers, local and international in their offers of debt and capitalization.

Our services include advice regarding:

  • Initial and secondary public offerings of securities (equity and debt).

  • Establishment of brokerage and investment advisory companies.

  • Securitization of Assets.

  • Establishment and structuring of investment funds.

  • Derivatives, swaps, ISDA Master Agreements.

  • Regulatory advice on securities.


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

Contact us for additional information or comments.
Phone: (507) 306-9600
Fax: (507) 263-7887


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