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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

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.