Michelle O. de de la Guardia

Born in the Republic of Panama, September 10th, 1959.

Academic Instruction:

Bachelor of Law and Political Science, University Santa Maria La Antigua, Panama (Cum Laude, 1983). Thesis: “The Nationality of Corporations under Panamanian Law and in Comparative Law” (publication recommended by the grading jury).

License Certificate:

– 1983

Experience:

ICAZA, GONZALEZ-RUIZ & ALEMAN, since 1983, partner of the firm since 1993.

Since 1991 has been legal counsel to multiple companies in the structuring and issuance of public offering of securities.

Memberships:

Panama Bar Association; Trustee of a Foundation for the promotion of Women. Women Corporate Directors, founding member of the Panamanian Chapter.

Awards & Recognition:

– Who´s Who Legal (Banking – Panama Chapter).

Languages:

– Spanish
– English

Firm Overview:

ICAZA, GONZALEZ-RUIZ & ALEMAN was founded in 1920. Among the founders and partners of the firm can be encountered some of the pioneers who contributed to the creation of the legal structure of the country. Our firm has since been evolving and expanding alongside the international services centre of Panama, delivering services of the highest calibre to both international and domestic clients and enjoying an unrivalled reputation.

Lourdes Pitti Sagrera

Practicing law since 1979, Lourdes Pitti Sagrera has built up extensive experience with maritime law trials and negotiations also with migration law assisting international clients with the many programs Panama offer to obtain Panama residency. As a founder of M&P she is also an expert with our core area of practice which is focused in the panama offshore services such as incorporation and management of Panama offshore companies, offshore bank account referrals and procedures with private interest foundations.

– Born in David, Panama, 1954.
– Graduated in Law and Political Sciences in 1979.
– Law Studies at the University of Panama and Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain.
– Member of the National Bar Association of Panama.
– Member of the International Bar Association.
– Member of the Panamanian Association of Maritime Law
– Authorized Public Translator (Spanish-English) since 1980.

Firm Overview:

Founded in 1984, Mata & Pitti is a Panama law firm offering more than 30 years of experience to an international clientele interested in the offshore legal opportunities that Panama provides to the world.

Our areas of expertise are mainly associated with incorporations of Panama offshore companies and private interest foundations. However, our legal firm also specializes in vessel and yacht registrations as well as Panama trademark registrations and migration law.

Located in the prestigious banking district of Panama City, our law firm is placed in one of the highest rated financial centres in Latin America. Each attorney that makes up our global-oriented law firm is highly qualified and knowledgeable in all of our practice areas to ensure our clients are fully satisfied and receive the best legal advice and services in Panama.

Whether you are interested in starting a Panama offshore company or want to learn more about trademark registrations, maritime law or retiring in Panama, our lawyers are waiting to assist you with efficiency, quality and integrity.

Raúl A. Bermúdez

The main Partner the Mgter. Raúl Bermúdez, has a Master’s Degree in Accounting conferred by the Higher Institute of Business Administration (ISAE University), is a graduate in Business Administration and Management (MBA) from the American Management & Business Administration Institute University, and a graduate from the University of Panama with the title of Bachelor of Accounting. He holds a Licensed Public Accountant (CPA.) License and a Bilingual Accounting Specialization.

Mr. Bermudez has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and consulting, has held administrative positions and as financial director in several companies in the area.

Bermudez & Asociados:

Bermudez & Asociados is an authorized Public Accountants firm established in the year of 2006, as a local accounting firm with international standards, we offer our clients a personalized and high quality professional service. Regardless of the size of each client is given the same attention and a dedicated service.

We have highly qualified professionals with recognized experience in the field of accounting, auditing and professional consulting, for which our Firm maintains a continuous training of its staff, with the aim of keeping them updated in the various areas that make up the profession.

Our firm has received the following recognitions in recent years:

  • We were awarded in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 with the “Corporate Finance Accountancy Firm of the Year in Panama” award given by the CorporateINTL financial magazine (www.corp-intl.com).
  • We were honored in 2015 as “Corporate Finance Firm of the Year in Panama” granted by the Global Law Experts magazine (www.globallawexperts.com).
  • In 2016 we received the recognition of “Strategy and Succession Planning Firms of the Year in Panama” of the magazine Finance Monthly Magazine (www.finance-monthly.com)
  • For the year 2017 we have been honored with the “Corporate Finance Firm in Panama” distinction by Corporate Lime Wire magazine (www.corporatelivewire.com) and by the magazine Finance Monthly Magazine (www.finance-monthly.com) with the Award of “Accountancy, Tax and Audit Firm of the Year”.
  • Also for this year 2018 we have been selected by the magazine AI Global Media ((ww.aiglobalmedialtd.com)   as one of the “Best Independent Accounting Firms in Latin America”.

Partners:

Our firm has two main partners, the Mgter. Raúl Bermúdez and the Lcdo. José Olmedo Reyes, both Certified Public Accountants, duly accredited before the Technical Accounting Board of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Panama.

The main Partner the Mgter. Raúl Bermúdez, has a Master’s Degree in Accounting conferred by the Higher Institute of Business Administration (ISAE University), is a graduate in Business Administration and Management (MBA) from the American Management & Business Administration Institute University, and a graduate from the University of Panama with the title of Bachelor of Accounting. He holds a Licensed Public Accountant (CPA.) License and a Bilingual Accounting Specialization.

Mr. Bermudez has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and consulting, has held administrative positions and as financial director in several companies in the area.

Mr. José Olmedo Reyes graduated from the National University of Panama; graduated in the branch of Commercial Sciences with specialization in Accounting, holder of the Licensed Public Accountant License (CPA.), granted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, has attended numerous local seminars on the subject and tax update, more of fifteen 15 years of experience in accounting.

He has worked as an accountant for the private company and internal auditor and as fiscal auditor and auditor in the National Authority of Public Revenues.

Vision, Mission and Values:

The strategy of doing business of our organization, we have based on two fundamental pillars and a set of values ​​that we have called our mission, vision and values, platform on which we design our business models.

Our vision:

To be a leading company in solutions, accounting, administrative and financial that exceed the expectations of our clients, always ensuring the commitment of our integrity and maintaining the highest ethical standards.

Our mission:

To offer our clients an integral, specialized service of quality, excellence and high technological content, providing a committed, innovative, ethical and service-minded human team.

Our values:

Integrity

Professional ethics

Be a leader and not a follower

Honest and open communication

Expect more, demand more, provide more

Plan strategically the future of the company

Our customers and our team are our greatest assets

Have the ability to adapt quickly to external and internal changes