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Maritime Litigation

In Shirley & Associates our lawyers assist our clients with trials for different reasons. Whether for arrest of vessels, demands, among others.

Panama has created a specialized jurisdiction in maritime affairs, which is composed by two high courts sea, which are mandated to oversee all controversies and disputes which have as a Panamanian ship.

The legal disputes in this area of law has a procedure which differs in some aspects with its civilian counterpart, since they have a special law for such cases, which is Law No. 8 of 30 March 1982, which creates the maritime courts and establishes rules of procedure.