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Documents

The following is a list of documents

Administrative Law:      

 

Law 8 of 1994 - which regulates tourism incentives for development      

 

Law 35 of 1963 - which regulates the granting of concessions over government land       

 

Law 63 of 1973 - which establishes the General Department of Land Registry      

 

Law 41 of 1998 - which regulates Environmental law and the National Environmental Authority (ANAM)

 

Civil Law:            

 

Last Wills and Testaments           

 

Formalities of preparing a will in Panama              

 

Conflict of Laws in Estate Planning           

 

Intestate Probate - what to expect in Panama when there is no last will and testament 

 

Probate Process              

 

Estate Taxes in Panama

 

Types of wills which Panama recognises               

 

Disinheritance of heirs

 

Commercial Law:            

 

Banking Law      

 

The Banking Act (1998) - in PDF Format 

 

A Summary of the Banking Act (1998)    

 

Maritime Law   

 

Law 8 of 1925 - which regulates certain aspects of ship registration.

 

Provisional Ship Registration

 

Securities Law

 

Panamanian Securities Legislation:  the Road to Transparency and Accountability

 

Trademark Registration

               

Guidelines for Trademark Registration

               

International Trademark Classes for Goods & Services applicable to Panama (Nice 8)

 

Offshore: 

               

Foundations

               

Opening Corporate Bank Accounts in Panama

               

Choosing a Company name in Panama

 

Other Topics:

               

Letters of Engagement - who does the law represent, what will they do, what legal services and documents can you expect to receive, and when does the lawyer expect you to pay.

               

Questions for your lawyer - what to ask before you retain a lawyer

 

Translation of Law 9 (1984) which regulates the practice of law

               

Guidelines for Services - what to expect and plan for

               

Apostille - what it is and where to get documents authenticated via Apostille

               

Barristers & Solicitors - definitions and explanations

               

Panamanian Consulates

               

Panamanian Embassies

 

Real Estate Transactions:

               

Donations

 

Concession & Purchase Applications

 

Real Estate Checklist

               

Tax Exemptions for Real Estate & Construction 

 

 

 

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