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Morgan & Morgan

Work Department

Shipping and Admiralty Litigation


Francisco Linares is a Partner at Morgan & Morgan and currently serves in the Maritime Litigation practice group of the firm. Mr. Linares 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.

His client portfolio includes shipowners, P&I Clubs, charterers, hull and cargo underwriters, banks and other shipping interests.

Francisco Linares has taught Maritime Law at the Universidad Santa María La Antigua’s Law School.

Mr. Linares is a member of the Maritime Law Association of Panama, the National Bar Association of Panama and the Ibero – American Institute of Maritime Law.

Chambers and Partners have recognized Mr. Linares as a leading individual in Shipping-Litigation.

Mr. Linares has also authored “New Procedural Rules Could Make Panama the Perfect Place for Ship Mortgage Foreclosures”, in the journal Marine Money International, Volume 25, Issue #1, January 2009.

Mr. Linares is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Panama.


English, Spanish.


Mr. Linares is graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Economics in 1992. Afterwards, he obtained a Juris Doctor degree (Cum Laude) from Tulane University, specializing in Maritime Law (1996).   Mr. Linares also holds a diploma from the Universidad Maritima Internacional de Panama (2010).

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Transport: Shipping

(Leading individuals)

Francisco LinaresMorgan & Morgan

One of the first ports of call in Panama for shipping matters, Morgan & Morgan fields a broad practice that spans ship registration, finance and litigation, and which has successfully ‘maintained its strong position in the market‘ over the years. The team, whose ‘extensive experience and expertise’ in the shipping space is highlighted by clients, handles collision, cargo, pollution, personal injury and marine insurance disputes, and is particularly noted for its focus on claims against the Panama Canal Authority. Clients range from domestic and international financial institutions to ship owners, P&I clubs and port operators. Jazmina Rovi leads the ship finance and registration group, while Juan David Morgan Jr oversees the shipping and admiralty litigation department. Maritime disputes are also a core area of focus for Francisco Linares, Luis Raven and associate Diego AbadíaSince publication, Abadía has left the firm.