Patton Moreno & Asvat is highlighted in Chambers Latin America 2023

This recognition motivates us to continue innovating and improving our efficiency, to meet our clients’ needs and expectations. We sincerely thank our clients and peers for their trust.


What clients and peers say about us:


Shipping | Band 1


Patton Moreno & Asvat's outstanding maritime practice group is frequently sought out by international co-counsel to act on cross-border ship financing mandates. Its highly regarded team advises a who's who of financial entities on a range of sophisticated lending transactions, such as cross-collateral secured loans, in addition to assisting with debt restructuring matters. The department also provides counsel to drilling and insurance clients. The firm's expertise extends to vessel title and mortgage registration. Clients also benefit from a dedicated London office.


Strengths: "Their team boasts a very strong commercial awareness, as well as the bench strength to handle complex and sophisticated matters."


Ranked lawyers


Belisario Porras: Established practitioner Belisario Porras comes highly recommended by market observers, with one enthusing: "He is an excellent shipping lawyer who is proactive, knowledgeable, precise and available at all times." Another respondent goes on to add: "Belisario Porras is very prompt and helpful with his advice."


María Teresa Díaz: Active partner María Teresa Díaz continues to offer significant prowess advising clients on ship financing mandates. She is also well versed in vessel registration, asset purchases and transfers of ownership. One interviewee notes: "María Teresa Díaz is an excellent shipping lawyer with a good client service and strong knowledge in the field."


Corporate / M&A | Band 3


Patton Moreno & Asvat's solid corporate practice group services a diverse client portfolio, spanning the insurance, telecommunications and fashion spheres, along with construction and real estate. The team regularly assists with the separation of corporate entities and operations, as well as cross-border M&A deals. The department is also well placed to advise on the management of trusts and private interest foundations.


Strengths: "Patton Moreno & Asvat is a brilliant firm to work with in the Panamanian corporate arena. They are extremely responsive, timely and well connected."


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Khatiya Asvat | Up-and-coming: Partner Khatiya Asvat offers a strong practice assisting clients with the separation and reorganisation of corporate entities and operations, as well as advising on commercial contracts, such as franchise agreements. She comes highly recommended by a market observer, who reports: "She is a young professional who offers an excellent work product, as well as successful advice."



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