The Merchant Navy Fleet of the Republic of Panama was created through the enactment of Law 8 of 1925 and since then it has been one of the most prominent open registries in the world. Panama has maintained its international status for the different benefits it offers to the global maritime community.

Under our legislation, any natural or legal person, regardless of their nationality, is eligible to register a vessel under the Panamanian flag. There are no minimum tonnage requirements. However, ships with more than twenty (20) years of construction must undergo inspection in order to obtain a permanent Navigation Patent.


DE OBALDIA & GARCIA DE PAREDES, offers its legal services in the maritime area such as the obtaining of Navigation Patents (Provisional and Definitive), Radio license, Purchase and Sale Contracts, Mortgages, name changes, disengagements, certifications, among others

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Its services include drafting and advising on contracts and claims with the Panamanian and North American government, formation of companies, registration of trademarks
Born in 1960. Degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Santa Maria la Antigua (Honor Roll) 1983.
Nacida enBorn in 1972. Lawyer of the Santa Maria la Antigua University, Panama 1944. Master in Commercial Law at the University of Santa Maria la Antigua, Panama 1997. 1972. Abogada de la Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua, Panama 1944. Master en Derecho Mercantil en La universidad de Santa Maria la Antigua, Panama 1997.