Carlos Miguel Coto González

Carlos Coto has been an Associate at Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán since 2019. He specializes in Administrative Law, Consumer Protection & Competition, Public Registry and Local Businesses.

Carlos is also a University lecturer in Commercial, Notarial and Registrar Law, and he is a member of the Panama Bar Association.

Academic Instruction

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Science,  Universidad de Panamá, Thesis: “Jurisprudence analysis of de facto separation grounds for more than two years, even if they still live in the same house”, (2009).  
  • Master’s Degree  in Comercial Law, Universidad Interamericana de Panamá, (2011).
  • Postgraduate in Higher Education, Universidad Interamericana de Panamá, (2012).
  • Postgraduate Degree in Registry Law, Universidad Latina de Panamá, (2012).
  • License Certificate: 2009


    •  Associate since 2019
    • Director of the Department of Notary, Public Registration and Legalizations, (2011 – 2019).  
    • Head of the Department of Legal Investigation, (2009 – 2011).
    • Legal assistant in Maritime Law, (2007 – 2009).

Academic Experience

  • Professor of Commercial Law I and II, Obligations and Contracts, Universidad Americana (UAM).
  • Professor of Notarial and Registral Law, Commercial Law I,  Universidad Interamericana de Panamá (UIP).


  • Panama Bar Association


Ayleen Quintero

Associate Attorney at Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán since 2014, specializing in Immigration Law and Horizontal Property Regime. Ayleen has more than fifteen years of experience in immigration procedures, naturalization, and work permits.

She has advised local and multinational companies and consortiums with important contracts with the State concerning their foreign personnel.

Ayleen is currently a member of the International Bar Association and the National Bar Association, where she actively participates in the Immigration Law Commission.

Academic Instruction

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law and Political Sciences, Universidad de Panama, (2012).
  • Master’s Degree in Commercial Law, Universidad Interamericana de Panama, (2013).
  • License Certificate:   2012


    • Associate lawyer since 2014
    • Lawyer (2013)
    • Administrator of the Immigration Department (2007 – 2012). 
  • Morgan & Morgan, Paralegal, (2007). 
  • Arias, Alemán & Mora, Paralegal, (2006 – 2007).


  • Panama Bar Association.
  • International Bar Association.


Ayleen enjoys swimming and cooking in her spare time.


Ana Graciela Medina

Ana Graciela Medina began her career at Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán in 1998, being named Partner in 2013. She provides solid legal support to a large number of clients as Director of the Immigration and Naturalization Department, Director of the Real Estate and Tourism Department, and as part of the Public Contracting team. She also provides specialized professional services in corporate, real estate, tourism, and investment projects. In addition, she has extensive experience in New Technologies Law, Data and Software Legal Protection, I.T. contracts, and Banking Systems.

Ana Graciela is currently a member of the Immigration Law Commission of the National Bar Association.

Among her representative work, she has acted as legal advisor for: immigration matters for the company CHEC Panamá, S.A. (China Harbour Engineering Company), which is in charge of Phase III of the Expansion of the Port of Balboa and the Cruise Port of Amador; Legal Counsel for the company First Quantum Minerals, which is in charge of the Copper Mine Project in Donoso, Province of Colon, Legal Counsel for leading companies that are part of the Panama Canal Expansion Project awarded to the Consortium Grupo Unidos por el Canal, such as JAN DE NUL N.V., SACYR, TECOZAM, GRUAS DEL PACIFICO, GLOBAL BUSINESS, among others.

Academic Instruction

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Science, Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología, ULACIT, Cum Laude Probatus, Panama (2001).
  • Master’s degree in Information and Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain (2002). Master thesis: “The Tax Reality of the Offshore International Centers and the Development of the Digital Economy”. 
  • Executive Program – Focus on Corporate Law and Management at Instituto de Empresa de Madrid (IE), Spain (2002). 
  • International Studies, focus in Latin America, Saint Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, USA (1995 – 1997).
  • License Certificate: 2001


    • Partner since 2013.
    • Associate (2003 – 2012).
    • Legal assistant (1999 – 2001).


  • Panama Bar Association
  • Panamanian Association of Law and New Technologies.


Ana Graciela enjoys exercising and horseback riding in her spare time.

Domingo Díaz Strunz

Domingo A. Díaz S.

Domingo Díaz Strunz is a partner with over 35 years of experience practicing law. He specializes in Banking Law, Corporate Law and Real Estate and Tourism.

He has previously acted as the General Manager for Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán (BVI) Ltd and is a member of the board of directors of several banking institutions.

Academic Instruction

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Sciences, Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua, Panama, (1984). Thesis: “Loss of the Nationality of the Vessel and its Effects on Naval Credit Securities”.  
  • Master of Law, Duke University, School of Law, North Carolina, USA, (1985).
  • License Certificate: 1984


    • Partner since 1985.                                                        
  • Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán (BVI) Ltd.
    • General Manager at Tortola, British Virgin Islands, (1989 – 1990). 
  • Mudry et Iglehart, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Legal Assistant, (1982).
  • Aseguradora Global, S.A.
    • Member of the Board of Directors.
  • Global Bank Corporation,
    • Member of the Board of Directors. 


  • Young Presidents Organization (Y.P.O.).

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