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.

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Labour

(Leading individuals)

Maria Teresa MendozaMorgan & Morgan

Counting major domestic and international companies from the financial services, retail, hospitality and transport sectors among its clients, Morgan & Morgan is particularly experienced in advising on the employment aspects of M&A and corporate restructurings, the hiring and dismissal of foreign employees, and day-to-day labour issues relating to clients’ operations in Panama. The team also handles the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. Department leaders Ricardo Alemán and Maria Teresa Mendoza handle matters ranging from corporate restructurings to the drafting of employment contracts and termination agreements. Senior associate Milagros Caballero focuses on advising multinationals on employment issues relating to establishing their headquarters in Panama.