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Maria de Lourdes Marengo

Senior Partner


T: +507 306-9600 


Practice Areas: Maritime and Commercial Litigation, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Immigration Law, Shipping Law, Aviation Law, Tourism Law.


Head of the Corporate and Finance Department, specializing in Corporate, Commercial, Aviation Law, Maritime Law, Financing Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Regulatory matters.


She obtained a bachelor’s degree in law and Political Sciences from Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua and an LL.M. in Admiralty from Tulane University, Lou.  A member of the Panama Bar Association and the New York State Bar, Panama Maritime Law Association (Former President), Maritime Law Association of the United States, L2B Aviation Group; Association of International Lawyers of Panama (Board Member), the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA); Association of Corporate Directors of Panama, and The Vance Center Women in the Profession Program (WIP-Panama) – mentor.  


She has been recognized as one of the legal advisors leaders in Panama by international specialized guides such as Latin America Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500 and Chambers, and Partners.   Author of the Panama chapters on several Corporate and Financial Law matters for international publications such as The “Maritime Law Handbook” and the “Judicial Sales of Vessels and Priority of Claims in Panama”, Kluwer Law International, the “Aircraft Liens and Detention Rights”, Sweet and Maxwell; “Aviation Finance & Leasing” since 2014, Law Business Research; and the Pillsbury World Aircraft Repossession Index – Panama.


She seats in the Board of Directors of the following companies and associations: Assets Trust & Corporate Services, a trust company regulated by the Superintendency of Banks of Panama; Sunstar Hotels and Development S.A., hotel owner located at the Pacific side of Panama; Asociación de Abogados Internacionales, one of the main Panamanian law firm professionals associations related to corporate services and financial services, having the main purpose to participate in the drafting of laws that preserve the country’s competitiveness; Asociación de Residentes, Propietarios y Usuarios de Isla Contadora (ARPUIC),  a non-profit association whose objective is the maintenance, protection and sustainability of Isla Contadora Island.  


In the field of Aviation Law, María de Lourdes advises financial institutions, owners and aircraft lessors in acquisition, financing, registration, regulatory, commercial leasing issues of private and commercial aircrafts. She is the author of the article “Aircraft Liens and Detention Rights” for the Panama section of publishing house Sweet and Maxwell; and of “Getting the Deal Through – Aviation Finance & Leasing since 2014, Panama Chapter” published by Law Business Research.


Languages: Spanish and English.


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