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Morgan & Morgan
MMG TOWER, 23RD FLOOR
AVE PASEO DEL MAR, COSTA DEL ESTE
PANAMA CITY
Panama

Work Department

Shipping Admiralty and Litigation

Position

Associate at Morgan & Morgan and currently serves in the Shipping and Admiralty Litigation Department of the firm.  Mr. Abadia specializes in all aspects of maritime dispute resolution and claims including collision, cargo, oil spill pollution, charter party disputes, and ship mortgage executions, among others.

Career

Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Abadia gained experience as a lawyer in the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), where he had the opportunity to handle legal matters within the areas of contracts and maritime law.  In the ACP, Mr. Abadia had the opportunity to participate in hearings related to marine accident investigations, negotiations to finalize maritime claims, answer inquiries on the interpretation and application of the internal regulations of the company, among other important aspects.

Mr. Abadia is also involved in the pro bono activities of the firm regularly assisting to Legal Open Houses organized by the firm in low-income communities to provide free legal orientation.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Memberships

Maritime Law Association of Panama.

Education

Mr. Abadia graduated with honors from the Law and Political Science faculty at Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua in Panama. He went on to obtain a Masters in Law (LLM) at Duke University, Durham, NC, United States and after that a Masters in Maritime Law at the School of Law at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, United States.  

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Transport: Shipping

(Rising stars)

Diego Abadia –Morgan & Morgan

Morgan & Morgan‘s broad maritime practice spans shipping registration, financing and litigation matters, with clients including financial institutions, ship owners and agents, and port operators. The team is highly active in the registration of Panamanian flag vessels with the Panama Maritime Authority and also handles a wide range of maritime disputes, including litigation relating to collisions, cargo, oil spill pollution, charter party disputes and insurance claims. Juan David Morgan Jr leads the shipping and admiralty litigation practice, while Jazmina Rovi heads the ship finance and registration team. Other notable contacts include Francisco Linares, Luis Raven and associate Diego Abadia, all of whom have extensive experience in maritime disputes.