The corporate sector in Panama is experiencing rapid growth thanks to the Special economic zones (SEZ). These are geographically delimited regions with special laws oriented toward the free market economy to encourage foreign direct investment in the country. Additionally, legal reforms have been approved in recent years that provide significant opportunities for micro and small businesses within the framework of corporate law in Panama.
The Panamanian government has implemented a streamlined registration system to simplify the starting and establishing new businesses. There are also special measures in place to reduce tax obligations for micro and small businesses, thus encouraging their growth and productivity. In addition, it has established digital payment platforms to ease the tax process.
Nevertheless, there are rules that all companies in the Panamanian territory are responsible for complying with. Panamanian corporate law ensures that companies conduct their business under these rules.
Small businesses, especially in Panama, must recognize the importance of compliance and due diligence. Non-compliance can lead to severe financial penalties, legal repercussions, loss of reputation, or even closure of the company. Moreover, due diligence is crucial not only to ensure compliance but also to attract investors, facilitate partnerships, and grow the business.
The key is to maintain regular internal controls, stay up-to-date on regulatory developments, and seek legal assistance. Collaborating with legal professionals is crucial to understanding complex regulatory frameworks and addressing potential
The Commercial Code of Panama Law No. 2 of August 22, 1916, is a legal document that regulates commercial activities in Panamá. The acts of commerce, whether or not the persons involved in them are traders; the actions resulting from it or any related acts shall be regulated according to the provisions of the Judicial Code.”
From 1916 to the present, the legal framework for establishing, operating, dissolving, and liquidating corporations has evolved. Your business will benefit from knowing how to navigate these changing legal requirements.
Likewise, international standards have changed, and Panama has adopted them to ensure a level playing field and promote the country’s growth.
Our human capital consists of an interdisciplinary team that can guide you through the different phases of your new project. Our firm has the highest standards in compliance and due diligence, following the provisions of local and international regulations and Panamanian regulators.
It is possible to establish diverse commercial entities within the Panamanian legal framework. It can be advantageous for domestic and global operations. These structures include:
Our experience in commercial matters allows us to recognize the importance of providing timely technical advice on investment and business development.
Our team is here to serve you with integrity and professionalism on a continuous and permanent basis.