SUMMARYRoy C. Durling joined the firm in 1991 and became a partner in 2001. Mr. Durling is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Head of the firm’s Business & Corporate Law Group, where he brings his many years of experience in asset-based financing to advising international clients on their investments in Panama.
A versatile lawyer with skills in a wide range of corporate and commercial law areas, Mr. Durling regularly counsels local and international clients in the fields of ship finance; mining, oil and gas; banking and finance; capital markets; corporations; doing business and multinationals in Panama; international business transactions; and aviation.
Mr. Durling has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of banking and mining by Who’s Who Legal, and as leading shipping lawyer by Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America.
Member of the Ibero-American Institute of Maritime Law (IIDM). Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Durling worked in New York from 1986 to 1990 with Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens (today, Holland & Knight LLP) in the area of asset-based financing.
OUR CLIENTS SAY
Stands out in the international market for his extensive experience in transactional and financing matters pertaining to the mining industry
WWL Mining 2019
A great lawyer of quality who is intelligent, dedicated and detailed in the transaction. He’s very experienced, commercially aware and understanding of US issues – his advice is always to the point and we are always pleased to work with him.
Chambers LatAm 2016
He is just the best – great responsiveness, excellent efficiency and rich industry know-how.
Chambers LatAm 2015
A greatly respected lawyer with deep experience of advising domestic and international clients in financing and cross-border transactions
WWL Central America – Corporate 2019
Excellent, responsive and thorough.
Legal 500 Latin America 2019
With experience across a range of different industries, Roy Durling brings "sound judgement" and "commercial solutions" to the deal table
WWL M&A 2018
He is an excellent and highly experienced lawyer. Every deal is a race to see who is going to get Roy on their side.
Chambers LatAm 2018
For aviation financing he's above the rest
WWL Central America - Aviation 2019
One of the leading figures in the region for mining-related issues and excels when it comes to sophisticated transactions and financings
WWL Central America - Environment, Energy & Natural Resources 2019
The service has been excellent; he is timely in his responses and he provides thorough and reliable answers.
Chambers Latin America, 2019
A well-established name in the shipping sector where he is held in high regard for his long-standing expertise in ship financing matters
WWL Central America - Shipping 2019
A top name in the Panamanian market where he enjoys a strong reputation for his work handling capital markets financings and banking matters across the aviation sector.
WWL Aviation 2019
A well-recognised name in Panama who stands out for his excellent work on asset-based financings and foreign investment matters into the country
WWL Central America - Banking, Finance & Projects 2019
A consummate expert in M&A transactions and possesses deep expertise in asset financing and international proceedings
WWL M&A 2019
Great attention to detail skills and responsiveness. An expert in everything vessel-related.