Letter of Intent; Definite Purchase-Sale Promise Contracts of Real Estate; Definite Purchase-Sale Promise Contracts of Shares; Lease Contracts; Issuance of tax payment forms for purchase-sale of shares or real estate.
Procedural Law: Our department focuses mainly on procedural law, which includes the judicial transactions that involve areas of application of civil and commercial regulations and family law. Also, all the related to consumer protection regulations and defense of the competition, in the judicial area with consumer protection processes as well as before the Acodeco; in the administrative complaints and validation processes of real estate projects. Administratively, we advise and manage proceedings in conformity with the community justice regulations before the Community Houses of Peace and Justice. The procedural area also includes the rules of Intellectual Property and Copyrights, in the judicial area with the trade opposition processes, nullity and brand registration cancellations, and processes of improper use of brands.
Arbitration: The firm counts with certified and experienced arbitrators, and has participated as the legal representative of the acting party and, in other cases, as the legal representative of the defendant, within national and international proceedings, which includes the presentation or interjection of arbitration requests before the authorized entities, it represents the parties during the process and later in the execution of the decisions before the competent jurisdictions.
Creation of Public Limited Companies; Creation of Foundations of Private Interest; Creation of Limited Liability Companies; Reforms of the articles of incorporation of companies and foundations; Transformation of Public Limited Companies into Limited Liability Companies; Dissolution of legal persons; Company mergers; Company Reactivations; Registration and update of Legal Persons in the General Direction of Incomes (DGI, in Spanish); Preparation of Shareholders’ Meeting Acts and Board of Directors; BVI Companies, Belize, Nevis and Cayman.
KATZ & LOPEZ counts with a broad experience in banking issues. Our services include financial advice, as well as the review, formalization, and protocol of all the difference credit facilities and their corresponding registration in the Public Registry, thus structuring the guaranties required by banking clients. Our clients include different banking entities, with years of experience and broad infrastructures throughout the country. We also offer Leasing services, Trust Funds, advice regarding banking issues, review of the laws, Banking Agreements, Fiduciary Agreements, consultations related to the F.E.C.I., Banking Licenses, consultations before the Bank Superintendence of Panama, among others. Our main goal as a committed company is to ensure the fulfillment of all the requirements and formalities provided by the Law, by complying with the needs of our clients, open to changes and with a transparent and highly qualified group of professionals willing to leave a mark and offer personalized advice to our clients.
Through different types of companies, Private Interest Foundations, Regulations of Private Interest Foundations, and Shareholder Agreements.
Our firm offers advice in issues such as divorce, alimony, marriages, custody, rules of visitation, marital economic regime, dissolution of marriages, adoptions, protection measures, among others and it can assist the client during the different phases of the process until he/she finds a solution while protecting the interests of the minors as well as the rest of the family.
KATZ & LOPEZ offers work advice to its clients, including services such as preparation of work contracts, preparation of internal work regulations, securing work permits for foreigners, representation before judicial and administrative authorities, writing work documents in general, absolution of consultations, individual conciliation attention, and collective mediations before the work authorities.
Our firm has the experience, and we carry out transactions inherent to Intellectual Property before the General Direction of Industrial Property and Copyright, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry with the trade registration processes and copyright. Before that same agency and the Department of Patents, we manage patent rights, utility models and industrial designs.
Our firm offers advice to clients before any issue related with the Public Administration, through the administrative channel; taking into account that our services in this branch of the law include but are not limited to proceedings related to fines and sanctions imposed by government entities, public procurement, grants and tenders, expropriation, a donation to the State of public use areas, work migration, obtaining of all kinds of licenses, creation, and establishment in all special economic areas, transactions before the municipality, social security, etc.
KATZ & LOPEZ offers advice in all the proceedings that need to be executed to add a real estate property to the Horizontal Property Regime; it also assists, in general, when writing documents, protocol, and document registration before the Public Registry of Panama. The firm has extensive experience in this area and has offered advice to many companies in the inclusion of multiple projects to this regime. The firm also manages general operations related to land and property management, such as property segregation, preparation of purchase-sale promise contracts, lease agreements, constitution and cancellation of mortgages, tax exemption, obtaining of domain tittles on improvements located in Colon’s Free Zone, and in general all those activities inherent to the business of construction and real estate
The Firm provides advice to our clients, whether if they are companies or individuals, in all the related to tax law according to the regulations of the Panamanian tax system as well as special regimes, providing services in the development of tax planning, review and tax return, municipal taxation, tax exemption, tax incentives and advice in the use of the same, and in the obtaining of certificates of tax residence according to the treaties to avoid double taxation or general use, among others.