Patton, Moreno & Asvat litigation experience dates back to admiralty cases tried before the former Federal Maritime Courts of the Panama Canal Zone. In its beginnings, the firm’s litigation practice was essentially focused on maritime matters, which allowed the firm to establish itself as one of the top Panamanian maritime litigation firms.

The firm has since evolved from an admiralty focused practice, to a comprehensive, general litigation and arbitration practice, including civil, commercial, administrative, constitutional, criminal, and regulatory litigation. Patton, Moreno & Asvat regularly represents clients in sensitive, complex cases, and has managed to establish itself as a relevant player in the field.

Patton, Moreno & Asvat boasts a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers from different fields and backgrounds, including former members of the public and private sector, certified arbitrators, constitutional and regulatory experts.

The team includes fully bilingual, English speaking lawyers, with studies in top U.S. and European universities; some of its members are admitted to practice in foreign jurisdictions such as the State of New York.

The team has ample experience in cross border litigation and international arbitration, and dealing with international firms and clients. The team is used to catering and delivering to the fast paced, multiple-time zone influenced requirements of its clients.  



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