Maritime Litigation in Panama

Maritime Litigation in Panama

Panama Maritime and Admiralty Law.

Due to its key position and the Canal, Panama is a necessary route for hundreds of vessels of all classes.

The Maritime Court of Panama has proven to be a convenient judicial forum for plaintiffs to the international maritime community in order to institute judicial proceedings to enforce their claims through the seizure and arrest of vessels.

According our Maritime Code, the Admiralty Court of Panama also has jurisdiction with respect to the lawsuits derived from acts of maritime commerce and maritime trade outside the territory of the Republic of Panama, it’s territorial and navigate waters, when the defendant is out of its jurisdiction.

Our maritime law firm has strong links with the Panama Maritime Law. Our firm founder, Mr. Francisco Mata, has dealt with many arrest of vessel cases and has been interim judge of the Panama Maritime Court.

The costs for a vessel arrest in Panama is very competitive compared with having a trial in other jurisdictions and all the expenses are taxed as cost in the action.

The Panama Maritime Court is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, to the international maritime community in order to institute judicial proceedings to enforce their claims through the seizure and arrest of vessels.

Our law firm provides the following Panama maritime services:

  • Arrest of vessels
  • Cargo Claims
  • Labor Claims
  • Maritime Liens
  • Carriage of goods
  • Collisions and Salvage
  • Pollution Claims
  • Personal Injuries Claims
  • Maritime Collections
  • Maritime enquiries
  • Charter parties
  • Ship sale and purchases
  • Naval mortgagees
  • Commercial Vessel Registrations in Panama
  • Pleasure Vessel Registrations in Panama

Please contact us for further assistance or set an appointment with our Panama maritime lawyers to discuss your case. Mata & Pitti has the maritime expertise to make your claim succeed.