Liz Barahona

Liz Carolina Barahona

Deputy Manager - Icaza (BVI) Trust Limited
Areas of Pratice:
Corporate Law and Trust Services
Phone:
+1 (284) 494-5959

Liz Barahona is an attorney who specializes in Corporate Law and Trust Services. Se joined Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán in 2011 and has served as Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán (BVI) Trust Limited’s deputy manager since 2016. Currently, she is the Chairwoman of the BVI Association of Registered Agents for the 2021–2022 term.

Liz is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Panama Bar Association.

Academic Instruction

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Law and Management (Honor) in Business Law, INIDEM Business Law School, City of Knowledge, Panama, 2014.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law and Political Sciences, Universidad de Panama, 2010.
  • License Certificate: 2010

Experience

  • ICAZA, GONZÁLEZ-RUIZ & ALEMÁN (BVI) TRUST LIMITED
    • Deputy Manager since January 2016.
  • ICAZA, GONZÁLEZ-RUIZ & ALEMÁN
    • Corporate Lawyer (2014 – 2015).
    • Corporate Senior Officer / Junior Lawyer  (2011 – 2014).
  • Panamerican University / American University – Assistant Professor of Roman Law and Political Science (2012 – 2013).
  • Firm Solutions Panama, Human Resources Recruiter (2010- 2011).
  • Panamerican University, Legal Assistant to the Legal Aid office (2006 – 2008).

Memberships

  • Panama Bar Association
  • Promoted and elected as Chairwoman of the BVI Association of Registered Agents (2021-2022 term)
  • Education Chair of the BVI Association of Registered Agents (2019-2020 term)
  • Student Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Professional Qualifications

  • Blockchain Intelligence Group, Certificate in Intro to Cryptocurrencies, Verification, Risk, Reporting and Compliance, 2021.
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and CLTI Qualification – STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Creation: Law and Practice, 2020.
  • University of Pennsylvania (Online Certification), Greek and Roman Mythology, 2020.
  • British Virgin Islands Financial Service Commission, Industry Master Course in Compliance, 2019.
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and CLTI Qualification, STEP Certificate in International Trust Management, 2015.
  • ESADE Business School,  Specialization in Corporate Law and Finance Law, Barcelona, Spain, 2014.
  • Panamerican University, Advanced Studies Program in Higher Education Teaching, Panama, 2012.
  • Panamerican University, Advanced Studies Program in Adversarial System in Criminal Proceedings, Panama, 2011.

Hobbies

She enjoys travelling and yoga in her spare time, and is a Crypto and Virtual Assets enthusiast. Liz is also dedicated to causes such as the BVI PAW Association, which promotes animal welfare and is a Co-Founder of BVI Hands-Free, a network of volunteers residing in the British Virgin Islands.

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