Mossack Fonseca & Co.

Law Firm Overview

Main Office

Mossfon Building

54th East Street

Panama City


Phone+507 205-5888

Fax +507 263-9218


Law Firm Overview

Established in 1977, the Mossack Fonseca Group is a leading global company which provides comprehensive legal, trust and accounting services.

With over 500 staff members across every continent, the Mossack Fonseca Group provides excellent services based on more than 35 years of experience. As part of its added value, the Group offers personal advice and a world-class online experience through a virtual Client Portal which is available 24 hours a day. Our web-based Client Information Portal application allows clients to reserve companies online, verify the status of companies, and pay invoices, in addition to other types of transactions.

Our service and research-oriented professionals specialize in trust services, wealth management, international business structures, and commercial law, among other areas.

Our product and service portfolio is constantly updated and renewed, enabling the Group to find the appropriate solution for your business. We offer research, advice and services for the following jurisdictions: United Kingdom, Malta, Hong Kong, Cyprus, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Panama, British Anguilla, Seychelles, Samoa, Nevada, and Wyoming (USA).

Our law firm has specialized attorneys experienced in all areas of law such as shipping, immigration, contracts and intellectual property, as well as commercial law in general. We also assist clients in physically relocating to Panama and supporting them with regard to all of the steps required, from handling immigration matters and buying or renting property to establishing their business in Panama.

Mossfon Trust Corporation is a trust company regulated by the Banking Superintendence of Panama since 1993. Our team of professionals and specialists with experience in corporate, trust, tax and accounting matters can assist you in creating solutions that are solid, convenient, and advantageous.

The Mossack Fonseca Group enjoys a strategic alliance with Mossfon Asset Management, S.A., an Investment Advisory firm licensed by, and under the supervision of, the Superintendency of Securities Market of Panama that also engages, upon request, in Discretional Portfolio Management. The Group is licensed to operate as an Investment Adviser under Resolution No. 94-06, April 26, 2006.

Since May 2010, the Mossack Fonseca Group is proud to be the first ISO 9001 certified law firm in the Republic of Panama. The ISO 9001:2008 quality system assures our clients that the Group is committed to continuous improvement and client satisfaction.

We received the global quality management system certification from SGS, a certification entity accredited by UKAS and ANAB, two of the leading and most rigorous independent auditing and certification agencies in the world.

Year this Office was Established: 1977

Languages: Arabic, Czech, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latvian, Malay, Mandarin, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Ukrainian, English

Areas of Law

• Administrative Law

• Admiralty & Maritime

• Asset Protection

• Aviation Law

• Banking & Finance

• Banking Law

• Business & Industry

• Business Formation

• Business Law

• Commercial Law

• Communication

• Contracts

• Copyright

• Corporate Law

• Corporate Taxation

• Customs Law

• Domain Names

• Employee Benefits

• Employment

• Estate & Trust

• Estate Planning

• Finance

• Financial Services Law

• Franchising

• General Practice

• Government

• Government Contracts

• Immigration

• Import & Export

• Industrial & Manufacturing

• Insolvency

• Insurance

• Intellectual Property

• International Investments

• International Law

• International Trade

• Investment Law

• Labor

• Licensing Law

• Media

• Mergers & Acquisitions

• Naturalization & Citizenship

• Offshore Services

• Patents

• Project Finance

• Real Estate

• Regulatory Law

• Ship Registration

• Social Security

• Tax

• Tax Planning

• Telecommunications Law

• Tourism & Travel

• Trade Secrets

• Trademark

• Visa

• Work Permit

Additional Areas of Law: Company Formations; Free Trade Zones; Government Bidding Process; Telecommunications Law

Areas of Law Description

Our practice includes:

- Trust Services

Mossfon Trust Corporation is a fully licensed trust company with experienced lawyers and accountants that can assist their clients in creating solutions that are solid, legal, convenient and advantageous. Provides effective solutions to protect the privacy and enhance the wealth of their clients.

- Company Formations

Advantages of using Mossack Fonseca as Registered Agent: reduce costs and greatly increase response times, they can incorporate and manage Private Foundations, Mossfon directors and officers may be appointed, offices are supported by secure, state-of-the-art technology, constant staff training and low turnover rate, strategic location of their offices in key world business capitals.

- Ship & Yacht Registration

The firm offers a wide variety of services for both private and commercial yachts including registration, purchase and sale contracts, operating permits, credit requests, crew licenses, ship mortgages and international structures in a variety of advantageous jurisdictions.

- Corporate Law

Mossack Fonseca & Co.'s professionals advise on various commercial matters, including the drafting and execution of domestic or international commercial contracts such as purchase and sale, personal and real guarantees, financial leases, factoring, franchises, technology, transfers, exchanges, assignments, escrow agreements, negotiable instruments and securities.

- Financial Law

The firm provides advice relating to the full spectrum of legal financial processes, including syndicated lending, leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance, derivative products, project finance, financial regulatory systems, insolvency, restructuring and structured finance.

- Tax Law

Mossak Fonseca & Co.'s expert tax lawyers advise on the full spectrum of corporate, financing, investment and real estate transactions, as well as tax litigation, disputes and general compliance. In addition to their corporate tax expertise, they have specialists who advise on VAT and other indirect taxes and on private client tax issues.

- Aviation Law

The firm guides through all formalities relating to the registration of aircraft and for procuring air navigation and commercial transport service permits for both foreign and domestic airlines.

- Immigration Law

Mossack Fonseca & Co. advises clients on immigration matters in the Republic of Panama and handles all formalities obtaining visas for tourists, immigrants, workers, investors, foreigners married to Panamanian executives and others. Consultancy services are also offered in respect to extensions, exit and entry permits, residence and naturalization.

- Telecommunications Law

The firm assists clients in obtaining radio, television, telephone, trunk line, cell phones and other communication media permits and licenses from the Public Services Regulatory Entity of Panama.

- Foreign Investments

Mossack Fonseca & Co. provides unparalleled advice and unique opportunities to benefit from government incentives deriving from investing in the Republic of Panama, particularly in tourism, processing zones for export goods, oil transport, reforestation and mining, as well as special incentives for investing in areas bordering the Panama Canal.

- Free Trade Zones

The firm’s extensive experience executes all formalities required to establish a business in Free Trade Zones worldwide. They can procure physical space, acquire import and export permits, handle customs matters, represent registrations as well as all other required procedures with official administrative authorities.

- Intellectual Property

Mossack Fonseca & Co.'s specialists help to register all forms of intellectual property. Their experts’ advice and have ample experience with trademarks, invention patents, and other types of intellectual property including utility models, industrial designs, models, trade names and industrial and trade secrets.