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Annabell Goldberg
Mossack Fonseca: Curso sobre Ley Tributaria Internacional

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A partir de este 18 de enero hasta el 6 de febrero, el Centro de Tributación Internacional de Leiden dictará un curso ejecutivo en Panamá, llevando a cabo el programa ejecutivo de Ley tributaria internacional en Latinoamérica. Para Mossack Fonseca, empresas de servicios integrales de carácter legal, fiduciario y contable, es un gran privilegio patrocinar un evento de gran importancia como este, así como participar en calidad de asistente a través de su equipo de abogados locales e internacionales.
Courtney A. Lewis
Mossack Fonseca: Recolecta de Libros a beneficio de la Fundación Pro Niños Darién

http://tribes.tribe.net/mossfon/thread/b7d00611-ed15-4dcd-9644-6d88c9b4161f

¡LO LOGRAMOS! Al iniciar un nuevo años escolar, los colaboradores de Mossack Fonseca se complacen en apoyar a la Fundación Pro Niños de Daríen en su recolecta de cuadernos de 200 páginas.

La donación entregada de parte de los colaboradores de Mossack Fonseca y amigos fue de 783 cuadernos, 101 libros de actividades para colorear y 4 libros de figuritas. Confiamos que serán de gran ayuda en las comunidades donde serán entregados para contribuir con el desarrollo intelectual de nuestra niñez.
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Vincent Thompson
Mossack Fonseca: KickOff Meeting de MFAG (ASIA)

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Mossack Fonseca - El pasado 28 de enero, se celebró el primer KickOff Meeting de MFAG en el Hotel Zhongyou en Hong Kong.

La Lic. María Mercedes Sadowski, Directora Ejecutiva de MFAG, lideró exitosamente esta reunión presencial y además, realizó sesiones vía Skype con el resto de nuestras oficinas en Asia.

De esta forma, continuamos paso a paso lograr nuestra meta: oficinas alineadas con los objetivos 2016.
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Star F.  Delisle
Mossack Fonseca: El rol del agente residente en Panamá (I)

En varias ocasiones, sobre todo en los últimos tiempos, hemos visto con preocupación cómo se confunde la personalidad del agente residente con aquélla de las sociedades que incorporamos como parte de nuestro ejercicio profesional. Resulta ya hasta común encontrar titulares en los medios de comunicación que responsabilizan a los agentes residentes panameños por las investigaciones y procesos judiciales que contra sociedades panameñas se ventilan en otros países.

En ese momento, muy en lo personal me he percatado de que quizás hemos dado por sentado que quien recibe la información, procesa, investiga y difunde la noticia, tiene completamente claro cuál es el concepto y la función del agente residente en nuestro país.

Lo realmente cierto es que quien recibe la noticia posiblemente tampoco lo tenga claro. Y cuando esta noticia, fundamentada en concepciones erradas o imperfectas alcanza la esfera internacional, el impacto que resulta es adverso a las gestiones de promoción que se realizan para la atracción de inversión extranjera hacia nuestro país y la consolidación de la reputación de nuestra plataforma de servicios a nivel internacional.

De allí la importancia de que quienes actúan como fuentes calificadas de información, manejen a cabalidad estos conceptos.

Qué es entonces la figura del Agente Residente?

En nuestra legislación, la figura tiene su génesis en la Ley 32 de 1927, que hoy en día es la Ley que regula el tema de las sociedades anónimas en nuestro país. Dicha Ley, en su artículo 2, ordinal 7, establece que toda sociedad anónima debe tener un agente en la República de Panamá, el cual puede ser una “persona jurídica”.

La norma tal como fue redactada dejaba abierta la posibilidad que cualquier persona, natural o jurídica, con independencia de su profesión u oficio, pudiese fungir como agente residente de una sociedad anónima.

No fue sino hasta el año 1966, cuando mediante el Decreto 147 de 4 de mayo de ese año, que reglamentó la inscripción de ciertos documentos en el Registro Público, se especificó que únicamente podía ser agente de una sociedad anónima, “un abogado o una sociedad de abogados hábiles para ejercer la profesión”.

La calificación introducida por este Decreto obedeció a que cuando quien representa a una persona jurídica, actúa en representación de ella ante las autoridades, esa representación no la hace en nombre propio sino en nombre y representación de una persona distinta, y este tipo de representación o actuación por ley está reservada a los abogados.

Así quedamos entonces los abogados, en forma individual o colegiada, a través de las firmas de abogados, encargados de la protocolización e inscripción en el Registro Público, de los pactos sociales que dan vida jurídica a las sociedades anónimas, con independencia de que las mismas vayan a tener operaciones dentro o fuera de Panamá.

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Pearl Davis
Mossack Fonseca Hace Entrega Formal de Obras al Programa “Mi Escuela Primero”

https://mossfon.mightybell.com/communities/mossfon/posts/798412

El pasado 15 de marzo, se llevó a cabo en el Centro de Educación Básica General El Valle ubicado en la provincia de Coclé, el acto protocolar en el cual se realizó la entrega formal de la obra desarrollada por Mossack Fonseca y MEDUCA. La misma formó parte del programa “Mi Escuela Primero” y consistió en un completo sistema de adecuaciones sanitarias para el beneficio de los 456 estudiantes que asisten a este centro educativo.

El Prof. Carlos Staff, Vice Ministro Académico del Ministerio de Educación, la (se pone así) Lic. Jisslena Vidales de Corro, Alcaldesa de Antón, la Lic. Susana Fonseca, Gerente de RSE en representación de Mossack Fonseca y la Sra. Aileen Varela de la Espriella, Líder del Programa Mi Escuela Primero, estuvieron presentes en el acto, así como también directivos y educadores que forman parte de este plantel y diversas autoridades del área.

“Somos una empresa que cree en los niños y seguiremos apoyando la educación”, reafirmó la Lic. Susana Fonseca, durante su discurso de entrega.
William J. Mullins
Mossack Fonseca: Fonseca Mora reitera que no han cometido ninguna ilegalidad

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Entrevista realizada en el noticiero de TVN-2 Panamá al Lic. Ramón Fonseca Mora, aclarando ante los medios que Mossack Fonseca no ha sido demandada, ni acusada y hace docencia sobre los vehículos legales usados por nuestra industria.
David Blixter
Mossack Fonseca: Panama Removed from FATF Gray List

Mossack Fonseca – On February 18, 2016, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced that Panama is no longer on the gray list of non-cooperative countries. As per the FATF, the gray list is comprised of jurisdictions with “strategic deficiencies in anti-money laundering / countering the financing of terrorism measures”.

The FATF agency review group recognized the significant progress made by Panama in improving its anti-money laundering (AML)/countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) measures, and noted that they have established legal and regulatory frameworks to accomplish their commitments in their action plan regarding the strategic deficiencies that the FATF had identified in June 2014. As a result of the FATF’s findings, Panama is no longer subject to their monitoring process.

In May of 2014, Former Panama Finance Minister Frank De Lima said in a forum organized by the publication ANPanama that the country would be included on the gray list, without having the time necessary to make any substantive changes.

It only took a year and a half for Panama to complete the complex legal and regulatory (e.g., Law 23 of April 17th, 2015) changes necessary to exit the gray list. As part of the new law and regulations, an administrator was appointed who is responsible for supervising the nonfinancial individuals and companies who are obligated to comply with the law and the professionals already subject to supervision with regard to money laundering, terrorism financing, and the financing of weapons of mass destruction.

Over 21 correspondent banks in Panama were dropped due to their inclusion on the FATF gray list.

In addition, the country has been training the personnel who work in the relevant supervisory institutions on the implementation of the measures required by the FATF.

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Amanda Steele
Mossack Fonseca on Dubai: Growing China Trade Complements Growth Strategy

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Mossack Fonseca - Concluding the Centre’s participation at the 2016 G20 conferences held in China, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the global financial services hub connecting businesses and financial institutions with emerging markets across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), reaffirmed its commitment to supporting China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative and establishing a robust and supportive financial platform for Chinese institutions, to wit:

• Chinese banks in DIFC have doubled their balance sheet in the last 18 months
• Representing 26% of total assets booked at DIFC, China’s top four state-owned banks have combined total assets of US$21.5 billion.
• Dubai’s established framework for Islamic finance provides opportunities for Chinese firms.

DIFC has seen exponential growth in the presence of Chinese financial firms and state-owned banks in recent years. According to the Centre’s 2015 full year Operating Review results, Chinese banks in DIFC have doubled their balance sheet in the last 18 months. Representing 26% of the total assets booked in DIFC, China’s top four state-owned banks – Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, ICBC and China Construction Bank – have combined total assets of US$21.5 billion.

The four banks have additionally upgraded their licenses at DIFC to Category 1, expanding their presence from subsidiary to branch status.

Engaging with financial leaders, officials and experts, the DIFC delegation met with China’s prominent capital markets, securities companies and non-financial services firms to discuss mutual interests and setup plans.

Commenting on the growing importance of Chinese firms at the Centre, Arif Amiri, Chief Executive Officer of DIFC Authority, said: “On our first visit to China this year, we are committed to building long-lasting partnerships with the emerging Chinese market.

Contributing to a large portion of our business activity, we envisage an increasingly significant role for Chinese firms as we seek to become a leading global financial hub.”

Asian firms continue to be an engine for growth accounting for 11% of the financial services companies within DIFC and 80% of the Centre’s incremental business activity. Arif Amiri said: “As China continues to invest in emerging economies across the MEASA region, DIFC’s conducive and supportive framework acts as a gateway for companies looking to expand their business interests and investments in these markets. Linking Asia to Africa and Latin America, Dubai is emerging as a crucial hub along China’s New Silk Road.”

He added: “Dubai’s strategic location and its world class infrastructure becomes especially important as Chinese and African governments seek to double their two-way trade to US$400 billion by 2020. The emirate’s connectivity and solid legal and regulatory framework serve as important links in connecting Chinese companies with African markets and vice versa.”

Further supporting Chinese business interests, DIFC’s 2024 growth strategy aims to position Dubai as a global hub for Islamic finance. Well on its way, Dubai with its established Islamic finance framework offers global visibility, streamlined listings, prompt responses to issuer needs, and wide access to investors―enabling a healthy Islamic finance network for Chinese firms looking to build their Islamic finance portfolio. In addition, Dubai’s exchange has successfully launched the Murabaha financing platform, which provides retail and corporate users with an efficient, fast and flexible alternative to traditional solutions, and a Sharia-compliant repurchasing platform for short-term financing.
Paula J. Rogers
Mossack Fonseca: Paraguay Removes Panama from Discriminatory Tax List

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panama announced that the Republic of Paraguay has removed Panamá from its list of countries and regimes of low or no taxation.

The Panamanian Foreign Ministry commented "According to the decree issued by Paraguayan authorities, we are being recognized for our efforts and commitment with regard to the transparency of our financial, business and trade systems, and our removal from the FATF "Gray List".

The Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, said that she is sure that this will promote an increase in the economic and commercial relations between the two countries.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs went on to say "Panama reiterates its commitment with the continuous modernization and updating of our financial services platform―this is done through the strengthening of legislation and collaboration with the international financial community to achieve the optimal economic development and maintain the defense of our international prestige".

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James Kautz
Mossack Fonseca Group: A large firm with a human touch

https://mossfon.mightybell.com/communities/mossfon/posts/795336

What is the ultimate goal of every company? Is it only about making money? The answer could be a “yes” or “no”. It actually depends on the company; and Mossack Fonseca Group’s answer to this is a big NO, because they’re also concerned about society’s welfare.

As a global company with a human touch, Mossack Fonseca & Co. established a Corporate Social Responsibility Program to provide necessary assistance to people in need every year.

Corporate social responsibility is a company’s concern for society’s welfare wherein marketing managers are interested in long-term corporate interest as well as society’s well-being. There are two main ideas included in social responsibility for most people; they are sustainability and stakeholder theory.

Sustainability includes a thought that if a company helps society through their business, then they will gain success. They could create products or services that can fulfill a need and help solve society’s problems; so people, in turn, can profit and provide help to the world.

Another approach in which companies can incorporate social responsibility is through stakeholder theory. Its central focus is that social responsibility is really giving attention to every stakeholder in the entire company, including the employees, customers, owners, suppliers, management or the community. It’s more about taking care of all different stakeholders and expecting that this will bring about social responsibility. The following is how each stakeholder would view social responsibility within their company:

- An employee wants to have a good and secure job as well as superb wages
- The management wants happy workers and good profits
- A customer wants excellent customer services and high-quality products
- The community wants a company to pay their taxes, offer their citizens good wages and help support the environment
- A supplier wants his/her business to remain profitable
- A business-owner wants to have a financial return with excellent profit
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Diana E. Mouton
Mossack Fonseca & Co.: Connecting communities, clients, and people

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In order to maintain its competitive advantage, Mossack Fonseca & Co. ensures that the quality of its client portal will meet the interests of their clients. The firm made the client portal to give utmost confidence to their clients in using their exclusive online services. Keeping their clients' information 100% safe all the time is of greatly importance to them. In particular, the Mossack Fonseca Group offers a secure online account that allows you to access your corporate information 24/7 anywhere and everywhere. It gives simple, secured, and organized access to clients' key information.

The Client Information Portal also offers real-time updates of your ongoing requests. Specifically, the firm's exclusive online portal offers amazing features to their clients, including finding updated information on your company formation requests through the case information service panel along with digital copies of corporate and legal paperwork; following up on your cases and receive notifications through email whenever one of your cases is updated; searching and reserving shelf companies online; viewing your price lists; paying your outstanding invoices; and requesting for certificates, reactivations and order forms.

Wherever you are in the world, you can access all of the mentioned features above with a safe environment in real-time. You could see amazing applications within the client portal of Mossack Fonseca & Co., such as the Case Information Service (CIS), Online Payment System (OPS), Electronic Delivery Service (EDS), and Online Work Request (OWR).

Case Information System (CIS) is a tool that monitors the progress of client requests and ongoing cases. It enables them to contact the firm's staff around the world, view digital copies of documents as soon as they are received in the firm's office, and receive automatic email notifications, which is optional, every time one of their cases is updated.

With Mossack Fonseca & Co.'s Online Payment System (OPS), the clients can monitor all of their outstanding or paid invoices with the portal's complete account management system. It allows their clients to generate account statement with real-time information, pay their outstanding invoices online or by credit card, take advantage of the firm's debit account application, and choose its batch payment option that facilitates bank transfers and cheques for settlement of invoices.

The Mossack Fonseca Group's Electronic Delivery System, or EDS, can eliminate delays due to the air-mail service. It ensures the most rapid and secures delivery system for clients' annual invoices and account statements. It also allows them to have more time to collect bills and send payments before deadlines.

The firm's Online Work Request (OWR) can access documents easily and quickly, and all in one place. These documents include incumbency certificates, good standing certificates, reactivation of one or more companies, and order form.

A client portal is no longer considered an accessory to a firm, it is now a necessity. Different firms worldwide, along with Mossack Fonseca Group, have seen its great benefit and efficiency, which results to a better and strong relationship with their clients.
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Pearl Davis
Mossack Fonseca Group: Deeper understanding and better solutions

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The Mossack Fonseca Group has been a client-focused and results-driven firm for 39 years. It is a leading global company that provides in-depth legal, trust and accounting services. The firm can be found in every continent with more than 500 staff members. Indeed, its international scope and depth are among its competitive advantage.

The Mossack Fonseca Group's extensive experience for almost four decades gives excellent services to its clients. In addition, it also offers world-class online experience with its virtual client portal that provides personal advice, and allow clients to:

• Reserve companies online
• Verify the status of companies
• Pay invoices along with other transactions

The Mossack Fonseca Group specializes in:

• Trust services
• Wealth management
• International business structures
• Commercial law

The firm can find the suitable solution for your business since their product and service portfolio is always updated and renewed. They offer research, advice and services for 15 jurisdictions. The firm also has expert attorneys that are knowledgeable in every area of law. If you're planning to move in Panama, the firm could give you a hand in your relocation and can support you in completing all the necessary steps.

Since 1993, the Mossfon Trust Corporation has been regulated by the Banking Superintendence of Panama. This particular trust company consist of professionals and specialists that have experience in corporate, trust, tax and accounting matters. They could assist you in developing opportune solutions.

The Mossack Fonseca Group is the first ISO 9001 certified law firm in the Republic of Panama since the month of May 2010. The ISO 9001:2008 quality system guarantee the clients that the firm is highly committed to continuous improvement and client satisfaction.

The firm received the global quality management system certification from SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company that was accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) and ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board).

UKAS and ANAB are two of the leading and most meticulous independent auditing and certification agencies around the globe.

The Mossack Fonseca Group’s lawyers and executives are dynamic members of various prestigious organizations. With this, you can be sure that you’re always in good hands.
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Bernadette W. Sallee
Mossack Fonseca & Co.: Practical wisdom and trusted advice

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Corporate Governance

The Mossack Fonseca Group applied corporate governance in their firm to provide confidence and security to their clients regarding protecting their assets through the years. The firms don’t stop in improving their processes and utilizing the best technological tools in the market to have a better service for their clients. It has adopted a Business Management System that assures that the firm will continue to follow all ethical standards and the best legal practices.

The firm is eager to ensure the long-term success of its clients as a global corporation with a well-organized corporate government. The corporate governance structure helps to reduce costs, avoid risks and identify problems and strategic opportunities.

Attorneys

The Mossack Fonseca Group is proud to have highly dedicated lawyers. Each of them graduated with honors from different universities in Panama and abroad and has a master's and doctoral degree as well as vast experience in various legal issues.

Exceptional Features

The top feature of Mossack Fonseca Group is its decades of experience in business. In particular, it has 39 years of extensive experience and will continue to deliver excellent service to their clients. The firm's Panama Head Office has 24-hour service; and you can find their office in every continent, which proves their powerful international network. Its staff a member is consists of more than 500 experts around the world and all of them were service and research-oriented professionals. It's also the first ISO 9001 certified law firm in Panama and continues to follow strict due diligence requirements. It acquires "VeriSign" encryption and Central Bank standards for a secure technology platform. They're also motivated specialists seeking solutions for changing business environments. Their client considers their exclusive client portal as a beneficial treat.

Data Security

You can have a peace of mind with the Mossack Fonseca & Co.'s client portal because it is 100% safe. They hold all their servers in-house to provide the most secure and latest protection available to their clients. The firm joined numerous companies and banks who depend on Verisign to keep their clients' information protected because it is considered the strongest encryption available with the most rigorous authentication standards in the world.

Along with those discussed above, the Mossack Fonseca Group will continue to provide top-notching services. You can visit their official website to have a better understanding of their firm.
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John Healey
Mossack Fonseca: Panama Named Best Place to Retire in 2016

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Mossack Fonseca - International Living (IL) has named Panama the best place to retire in 2016. Their correspondents, editors, and contributors across the globe analysed, rated, and ranked the most popular retirement destinations.

Panama has long been a favourite of retirees. You’ll find them along both Caribbean and Pacific coasts, on white-sand islands, living contentedly nestled in mountain valleys, and along the glittering promenade of Panama City. Panama has hands down the best package of retirement benefits in the world. Pick your climate—tropical or temperate. On top of that, Panama is just a three-hour flight from Miami.

Both the cost of living and crime rate are low, the weather is warm and pleasant throughout the entire year, health care services are excellent highlighted by the Johns Hopkins affiliated hospital, the food is delicious, the airport offers worldwide flights, it’s only 2 ½ hours to Miami, the roads and highways are excellent, cell phone services are top notch, and high speed Internet service and cable TV are great. These are just some of the reasons that make Panama a great place to live and/or retire.

All that is required to qualify as a pensionado (pensioner) is that you must be in good health, AIDS-free, have an up-to-date passport from your country of citizenship, and you must draw a minimum pension of $750 and invest at least $100,000 in property in Panama or you must have a pension of at least $1,000 per month (no real estate requirement). However, there is a plus: you may now pool your pension with your spouse’s to meet the minimum pension requirement.

Foreigners who become pensionados can buy and own Panama property and enjoy exactly the same rights and protections as Panamanians, not always the case in many nations and an important point people often forget to consider. As for income taxes, you will be pleased to know that in Panama you pay no taxes on income earned outside of Panama.

Panama has created the most attractive special benefits programs for foreigners and retirees. As a pensionado [retiree] in Panama, you will receive:

• 50% discount at most recreational, movie, and sporting events
• 30% discount off public transportation (including buses and ships)
• 25% discount off Copa airline flights
• 50% discount off hotel stays on weekdays (30% on weekends)
• 25% discount at selected restaurants
• 15% discount at fast food restaurants
• 10% discount off prescription drugs
• 20% discount on doctor's visits
• 15% discount on dental work
• 25% discount on your electric bill (if less than $50)
• 25% discount on your telephone and water bills.

In addition, a pensionado is entitled to a one-time exemption of duties on the importation of household goods (up to $10,000) and an exemption every two years of duties for the importation or local purchase of a car.
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Frances C. Arthur
Mossack Fonseca en el Blogger & Influencer Week

http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/mossack-fonseca/articles/253901/title/mossack-fonseca-en-el-blogger-influencer-week

Algunas fotos de lo que sucedió esta mañana en el Blogger & Influencer Week LATAM en el Hotel Radisson Decapolis, donde la prensa local e internacional se dió cita para dar cobertura al Foro de "Uso de Las Redes":

El evento dió inicio con las palabras del Alcalde de la Ciudad de Panamá, Lic. Jose I. Blandón, para luego dar paso al foro con los jovenes influenciadores, conducido por Johel Batista, talento panameño, creador del startup "AYUDINGA".

La presencia de los expertos de Mossack Fonseca y Mossfon MIPS se hizo presente como patrocinadores y compartiendo con los asistentes.
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Amanda Steele
Mossack Fonseca apoya carrera de Amcham

https://mossfon.mightybell.com/communities/mossfon/posts/791637

La cinta costera fue el marco propicio para la carrera corporativa que organizó Amcham. Conscientes de la importancia de que correr es salud, Mossack Fonseca se une por segundo año consecutivo a esta iniciativa, la cual tiene como objetivo desarrollar la conciencia al deporte empresarial, promoviendo actividades en familia.

Fundada en 1977, el grupo de Mossack Fonseca es una empresa global que proporciona servicios de contabilidad fideicomiso y legal integral.

Con más de 500 miembros en cada continente, grupo Mossack Fonseca ofrece excelentes servicios basados en más de 35 años de experiencia. Como parte de su valor añadido, el grupo ofrece asesoramiento personalizado y una experiencia en línea de clase mundial a través de un Portal virtual del cliente que está disponible 24 horas al día. Nuestra aplicación cliente información Portal web permite a los clientes de las empresas en línea, verificar el estado de las empresas y pagar las facturas, además de otras transacciones.

Nuestro servicio y profesionales orientados a la investigación se especializan en servicios de confianza, gestión de patrimonios, estructuras de negocios internacionales y derecho comercial, entre otras áreas.

Nuestra cartera de productos y servicio es constantemente actualizado y renovado, lo que permite al grupo a encontrar la solución adecuada para su negocio. Ofrecemos investigación, asesoramiento y servicios para las siguientes jurisdicciones: Belice, Países Bajos, Costa Rica, Reino Unido, Malta, Hong Kong, Chipre, Islas Vírgenes Británicas, Bahamas, Panamá, anguila británica, Seychelles, Samoa, Nevada y Wyoming (Estados Unidos).
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Joan R. Berryhill
Mossack Fonseca Charity Committee hace entrega de Canastas

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Con un viajé organizado por el Charity Committee que dió inicio a las 3am del viernes 11 de diciembre desde las oficinas principales de Mossack Fonseca, un grupo de voluntarios junto amigos y familiares partieron rumbo a la provincia de Veraguas, a la comunidad de Llano Largo, para hacer entrega de las tradicionales canastas navideñas que une a toda la familia Mossack Fonseca en una causa social con los mas necesitados.

A pesar de las altas temperaturas y el esfuerzo físico, la recompensa de ver la alegría reflejada en los rostros de tantas familias no tiene precio. Por esas horas que compartimos con ellos entre las entregas de sendas canastas de alimentos, regalos, juegos infantiles y bazar; que luego culminó con un bien merecido almuerzo, delicioso sanchocho con gallina de patio y arroz blanco hechos a fogón de leña.

Agradecemos a todos los departamentos y personas quienes estuvieron involucrados en la organización y coordinación durante meses para lograr que fuera nuevamente una entrega exitosa.
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James Kautz
Mossack Fonseca: Nuevos mecanismos de control en el pago del Itbms

https://mossfon.mightybell.com/communities/mossfon/posts/790078

Mossack Fonseca - De acuerdo con datos de la Dirección General de Ingresos (DGI) del Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas, el incumplimiento en la declaración y pago del Impuesto sobre la Transferencia de Bienes Corporales Muebles y la Prestación de Servicios (Itbms) supera el 40%, lo cual se traduce en una pérdida de recaudación de unos $500 millones al año.

Por tal razón, durante el año 2015, se aprobó el Decreto Ejecutivo No. 463 “Que modifica el Decreto Ejecutivo No. 84 de 26 de agosto de 2005 “Que reglamenta las disposiciones del Impuesto a la Transferencia de Bienes Corporales Muebles y la Prestación de Servicios, con el objeto de ampliar los mecanismos de retención”.

Con este paquete de medidas, se busca mejorar el cobro del impuesto de Itbms y aplicar en Panamá buenas prácticas internacionales de administración tributaria implementadas con éxito en otros países de Latinoamérica.

Principales cambios que incorpora el Decreto No. 463:

Se mantiene la retención ya existente sobre el 50% del Itbms de los proveedores del Estado, pero ahora sin importar el monto del contrato (antes la contratación debía superar los $20.000,00).

A partir del 1 de noviembre de 2015, se convierten en agentes retenedores del Itbms: 166 empresas que adquieren bienes y servicios por $10.000.000,00 o más cada año, las cuales tendrán que retener el 50% del Itbms a sus proveedores e ingresarlo al fisco. Por su parte, los proveedores tendrán el derecho al crédito fiscal por el monto retenido por adelantado.

Las entidades administradoras de tarjetas de débito y crédito, encargadas de realizar pagos a comerciantes y prestadores de servicios en general, en el momento del pago o abono en cuenta de las personas o establecimientos afiliados. Esta retención será del 50% del Itbms causado, sin embargo, durante el primer año contado a partir del 1 de noviembre de 2015, dicha retención será del 2% sobre el total de las transacciones de ventas de bienes o prestación de servicios gravados. Vencido este término, se deberá aplicar la retención en la fuente del Itbms.
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Lelia W. Beer
Mossack Fonseca: Presentación de la Revista Lex 2016

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El pasado martes 1 de marzo, en el Colegio Nacional de Abogados de Panamá, se hizo la presentación oficial de la Revista Lex, en su edición 2016.

Por tercer año consecutivo, Mossack Fonseca es patrocinador de esta revista, que para este año incluye 12 artículos en materia de ética, derecho societario, inmobiliario, propiedad intelectual, arbitraje, penal y ambiental, entre otros, de la mano de destacados profesionales.

El evento contó con la participación de el Dr. Darío Sandoval – Shaik Presidente de la Comisión de Publicaciones Jurídicas del Colegio Nacional de Abogados, Licdo. Jose Alberto Álvarez -Presidente del Colegio Nacional de Abogados de Panamá y en representación de Mossack Fonseca el Licdo. Carlos Sousa – Gerente de Mercadeo y Ventas.
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Pearl Davis
Mossack Fonseca: Panama Removed from FATF Gray List

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Mossack Fonseca - On February 18, 2016, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) announced that Panama is no longer on the gray list of non-cooperative countries. As per the FATF, the gray list is comprised of jurisdictions with “strategic deficiencies in anti-money laundering / countering the financing of terrorism measures”.

The FATF agency review group recognized the significant progress made by Panama in improving its anti-money laundering (AML)/countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) measures, and noted that they have established legal and regulatory frameworks to accomplish their commitments in their action plan regarding the strategic deficiencies that the FATF had identified in June 2014. As a result of the FATF’s findings, Panama is no longer subject to their monitoring process.

In May of 2014, Former Panama Finance Minister Frank De Lima said in a forum organized by the publication ANPanama that the country would be included on the gray list, without having the time necessary to make any substantive changes.

It only took a year and a half for Panama to complete the complex legal and regulatory (e.g., Law 23 of April 17th, 2015) changes necessary to exit the gray list. As part of the new law and regulations, an administrator was appointed who is responsible for supervising the nonfinancial individuals and companies who are obligated to comply with the law and the professionals already subject to supervision with regard to money laundering, terrorism financing, and the financing of weapons of mass destruction.

Over 21 correspondent banks in Panama were dropped due to their inclusion on the FATF gray list.

In addition, the country has been training the personnel who work in the relevant supervisory institutions on the implementation of the measures required by the FATF.
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