Ms Maria Teresa Mendoza > Morgan & Morgan > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Morgan & Morgan

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Labor Law


Maria Teresa Mendoza is a Partner at Morgan & Morgan and co-heads the Labor Law practice group of the firm. Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Ms. Mendoza was a Partner at a consulting regional firm specializing in corporate labor counsel and related affairs.

Over the last 20 years, Ms. Mendoza’s practice specializes in advising clients local and multinational corporations on all labor and employment matters, including drafting and reviewing employment contracts, employee handbooks, corporate restructurings, termination agreements, social security, labor due diligence, among others.

Her client portfolio includes clients from several sectors such as energy, insurance, banking, automotive, real estate, construction, education, logistics, media and communications, mining, engineering and manufacturing, agribusiness, hospitality, headhunting, among others.

She is a member of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) and regularly participates as speaker at seminars and conferences related to labor law and regulations.  Ms. Mendoza is also member of the Panamanian National Minimum Wage Commission, on behalf of the National Private Business Council (CONEP).

Latin Lawyer have recognized Mrs. Mendoza as a leading labor lawyer in Panama.

She is also involved in the pro bono activities of the firm advising various NGOs on their legal issues.

Ms. Mendoza is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Panama.



English, Spanish.


Employment Law Alliance (ELA)


Ms. Mendoza holds a LL.B., Political Sciences, from Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua in Panama; and obtained a Specialization in Labor Law and Business Law from Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua and Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, respectively. She also regularly participates as speaker at labor law seminars.

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Panama > Labour

(Leading individuals)

Maria Teresa MendozaMorgan & Morgan

Morgan & Morgan advises on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including assisting with the labour aspects of corporate restructurings and M&A transactions, the hiring and termination of employees, the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, employment litigation, and the creation of internal employment policies and disciplinary procedures. The team’s impressive client base is made up of local and multinational companies from a variety of sectors, among them energy, insurance, financial services, real estate and logistics. At the head of the practice, Ricardo Aleman and Maria Teresa Mendoza are experienced in advising on employment contracts and termination agreements, collective bargaining negotiations and litigation. In addition, Albalira Montúfar leads the immigration practice and senior associate Milagros Caballero focuses on assisting international clients with the employment issues surrounding setting up their headquarters in Panama.