SUMMARYRoy C. Durling joined the firm in 1991 and became a partner in 2001. Mr. Durling is 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
A well-known lawyer in the Panamanian shipping arena
Chambers LatAm 2021
A greatly respected lawyer with deep experience of advising domestic and international clients in financing and cross-border transactions
WWL Central America – Corporate 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
Excellent, responsive and thorough.
Legal 500 Latin America 2019
He is just the best – great responsiveness, excellent efficiency and rich industry know-how.
Chambers LatAm 2015
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 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
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
For aviation financing he's above the rest
WWL Central America - Aviation 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
Stands out in the international market for his extensive experience in transactional and financing matters pertaining to the mining industry
WWL Mining 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
Great attention to detail skills and responsiveness. An expert in everything vessel-related.
Chambers LatAm 2018
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