Our main commitment is with you

At the de Sanctis Law Firm we provide comprehensive services that guide our clients through all the necessary steps to establish highly functional corporate structures.


Corporate law and anti-money-laundering laws.

Corporate Legal Services

Comprehensive legal services for to set up your business.

Real Estate Legal Services

Land-use planning (land-use zoning) and horizontal property.

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Registered with:

International Bar Association
Panama Association of Business Executives (APEDE)
Commerce, Industries & Agriculture Chamber of Panama

We are your reliable and effective legal solution!

• We’re with you every step of the way as you establish a solid corporate structure in Panama.

• We advise you through each institutional process to ensure the best results for your business.

• We have a long and successful history representing companies in litigation.

Associate Attorneys

Get to know a little more who will give you the best service. Each member has many years of experience, so we know well what we do.

Liz Ramsey

Liz Ramsey



Let us clarify you some doubts you may have. If you need more help, don't hesitate to contact us right away.

Given that Panama has a system of tax collection, any limited liability company under Panama law that operates without effect in the country is not considered to be contributors within the regulatory framework of Panama.

For that reason such a company does not pay taxes in Panama.

To open a bank account for a limited liability company in Panama, you must present copies of all the constitutional documents of the company to the bank.

Additionally, the interested party must explain the purpose of the company and provide documents that prove said activity. Individuals that form part of that society – directors, dignitaries and shareholders – will need to provide copies of their identification document, their most recent income statement, and proof of address.

Additionally, each person listed on the account must be physically present to sign all the documents to open the account.

Recently, due to the increase of international demand in anti-money-laundering protection and terrorism financing, some banks in Panama are not offering their services to corporate entities that do not operate in the Republic of Panama.

A private interest foundation, which is regulated under Law 25 of June 12, 1995, is a legal entity that protects patrimony created by a funder that transfers goods to the fund to be administered in behalf of third parties.

Depending on the nationality you can stay from three months to six months. If you are from Colombia, Venezuela, or Nicaragua you can stay three months.

If you are from Europe, the United States, Canada or the rest of Latin America you can stay up to six months. During this time you may not work.

That depends on the activity you would like to carry out. If you will work for a company you can request a visa as an employee within the 10% allowed, or as a specialized worker within the 15% allowed.

If you have a degree in a profession that non-Panamanians can exercise, you can request a professional work permit. Similarly, there are permits for investors, for those who purchase real estate, or you can open a time deposit account with a Panama bank.

Depending on your nationality, there is a special permit for certain countries such as Europe, United States of America, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, among others.

You should be in Panama for at least one or two weeks, depending on the type of permit you will request.

Do you have any other questions?

If you have more questions you can contact us through the following form. We will contact you promptly.