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Morgan & Morgan
MMG TOWER, 23RD FLOOR
AVE PASEO DEL MAR, COSTA DEL ESTE
PANAMA CITY
Panama

Position

Raul Castro de la Guardia is a Partner and co-heads the Estate Planning and Corporate Services Department of the firm.

Mr. Castro has almost 20 years of experience in the use of corporations as asset protection vehicles and has specialized in tax consultancy, the design and implementation of cross-border structures and corporate and estate planning.

His clients range from fellow practitioners, professionals in the financial and trust sector as well as families mainly from Europe and Latin America.

He is the President of MMG Fund Services (Bahamas) and managing partner and President of the Board of MMG Trust, S.A., a duly licensed trust company in Panama, thus his experience in the management of fiduciary structures and their uses, is extensive.

Mr. Castro has worked as an advisor to the Panamanian government regarding international tax matters, CRS and FATCA implementation and is currently a member of Panama’s tax treaty negotiation team. He has been instrumental in helping the Panamanian government in passing legislation and policies that help the jurisdiction comply with international requirements from FATF and OECD.

Languages

English, Spanish

Education

Mr. Castro obtained a B.A in Financial Management from The Catholic University of the Americas in Washington D.C., U.S.A. (1993) and a J.D. at Universidad de Puerto Rico (1996).

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Offshore

(Leading individuals)

Raúl CastroMorgan & Morgan

Morgan & Morgan has continued to expand its offshore practice, advising high-net-worth clients on the structuring of private funds and related mandates. In addition, it has formed an alliance with MASCO Multiple Accounting Services Corporation to provide clients with accounting services, and founded Panama Compliance Services to assist with due diligence. The firm’s additional offices in the British Virgin Islands, Belize and the Bahamas allow it to provide corporate and fiduciary services in multiple key jurisdictions. The sizeable team is led by Roberto Lewis, who has significant expertise in advising on wealth preservation and distribution for Central and South American clients. Other notable team members include Raúl Castro, an expert in tax, corporate and estate planning; Luis Manzanares, who specialises in multi-jurisdictional structures; and associates Nestor Broce and Laura Barrios, who has notable tax expertise and heads a new department advising family offices on Bahamian SMART funds.