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Panama’s Morgan & Morgan promotes 2 partners
Panamanian law firm Morgan & Morgan Legal has announced the promotion of Ana Carolina Castillo Solis as a partner of the firm’s corporate law department, and Laura Barrios Altafulla as a partner in the estate planning and corporate services department.
Ana Carolina Castillo regularly advises clients in electric power, finance, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, among others.
In recent years, she has been particularly active advising clients involved in the generation of energy, including hydro, wind, thermal, and solar projects. She has represented investors, developers and financial institutions in a wide variety of transactions including project finance, regulatory, licensing, permits, environmental and administrative law.
She has served as vice chair of the energy committee of the American Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Panama (AmCham), and is a member of the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE) and an affiliate of the Women’s Directors Association of Panama (ADP).
“This designation reinforces the firm’s notable practice in corporate law, and at the same time, reinforces its commitment to gender equality and equal opportunities in the workplace,” the law firm said in a statement.
For her part, Laura Barrios Altafulla advises clients on international tax issues, mainly assisting companies on efficient corporate structures and compliance matters.
She is considered one of Panama´s most knowledgeable tax treaty and CRS and FATCA reporting expert.
She has been an advisor to the Panamanian government in tax treaties negotiations and in the implementation of fiscal and transparency regulations and policies that favor Panama’s jurisdiction.
She has frequently served as a speaker at local and international conferences related to estate planning, tax issues and corporate legislation.
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