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Morgan & Morgan

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Shipping and Admiralty Litigation


Juan David Morgan Jr. is a Partner at Morgan & Morgan and head of the Shipping and Admiralty Litigation practice group of the firm.

He has been practicing at Morgan & Morgan since 1990, specializing in all kinds of maritime claims, including those against the Panama Canal Authority for accidents occurring while vessels transit through the Panama Canal.  He represented shipowners, P&I Clubs, charterers, hull and cargo underwriters, banks and other shipping interests in all types of maritime disputes.

Mr. Morgan Jr. has served as Director and Financial Secretary of the National Bar Association of Panama; Director and President of the Maritime Law Association of Panama; Director of the Panama Chamber of Shipping; President of the Panama Maritime VII Conference & Exhibition Organizing Committee; Director and President of the Deutsch Panamaische Industrie-und Handelskammer; and President of the Tulane Club in Panama. He also serves on the Board of different private companies. 

He is a frequent speaker at international maritime law seminars and is the author of the publication ¨Ship Arrest and Arrest Defenses in Panama.

Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 have profiled Mr. Morgan Jr. as a leading lawyer in Shipping and Admiralty Litigation.  Recently, he has been distinguished with the International Award for Exceptional Achievement at the Tulane University Alumni Awards Gala 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.


Spanish, English and German.


Mr. Morgan Jr. obtained a B.S., at the Universität Heidelberg in Germany (1984); a B.A. at the Ohio Wesleyan University in the U.S.A (1986).; an LL.B. at University of Grenoble in France and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel (1987); and a J.D. at the School of Law of Tulane University in the U.S.A. (1989).

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Panama > Transport: Shipping

(Leading individuals)

Juan David Morgan Jr. –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.