Arosemena Noriega & Contreras


Tower Financial Center, 16th Floor
50th Street and Elvira Mendez
Panama City
PO Box 0832-01091

+507 366 8400

+507 366 8457

Key contacts:

Partner: Julio C. Contreras
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Partner: Victoria Eugenia Myers
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Partner: José Miguel Navarrete
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Partner: Chantall Santos
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Partner: Shanina Contreras
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Quick facts:

Languages: Spanish, English
Worldwide Network: Club de Abogados, Ius Laboris


Arosemena Noriega & Contreras (ANORCO) has been committed to the practice of law in general since its establishment in 1968. ANORCO works with the highest standards of loyalty, ethics and respect, backed by 50 years of experience serving both local and foreign clients. The firm is part of a worldwide network of correspondent lawyers, and in this respect, is an active member of highly recognized international legal associations such as Club de Abogados, and Ius Laboris.

ANORCO provides a full range of legal services covering the following practice areas:

Corporate and Commercial Transactions:
The firm has ample experience in handling corporate affairs, for businesses large and small, domestic and international.

The firm offers counseling regarding contract drafting and interpretation, rendering of legal opinions, governmental and regulatory matters, commercial property transactions and tax matters. Much of it practice involves the organization, modification, merger and dissolution of corporations and all aspects of Panamanian Corporate Law. Additionally, we also organize custom-made corporations and provide ready-made “shelf ” companies in Panama and other important foreign jurisdictions.
Panama has the leading Ship Registry in the world. Regardless of the size or type of the vessel, the owner may need advice with registration, mortgages, financing transactions, ship arrest, security, cargo claims, charter party disputes or maritime labor claims before the Panama Maritime Court.
Intellectual Property:
As pioneers in Intellectual Property Law, the services provided by the firm includes research, search, monitoring and enforcement measures relating to trademarks, trade names, patents, utility models, industrial designs, copyright, franchise and health registrations.
Other areas:
Further areas of expertise include Banking, Taxation, Foundation and Estate Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Labor and Employment, Immigration and Work Permits, Alternative dispute resolution and Litigation, Privatization and Public Bids, Energy and Communications, Environmental Law, Real Estate Transactions and Business Consulting.