Beth Gray

My motivating force is the opportunity to work with a team of lawyers and other professionals, empowering all of us elevate our game, increase our collective knowledge and find solutions to problems & obstacles to progress.
LL.B. (Hons.), Lic. en Derecho, M.B.L., M.Sc.
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Managing Partner


Contact Information

tel. +507 2280916 fax. +1 305 675.3254

Bar Admission (Panama)

November 2001

Areas of Expertise
  • Corporate Law
  • International Contracts
  • Cross-Border business organisations
  • International Tax
  • Real estate development activities
  • Tourism development activities
  • Environmental law
  • Estate Planning
Languages
    • English
    • Spanish

Beth Gray is the Managing Partner of Gray & Co., practicing mainly in the area of Corporate Law, with a focus on international transactions maximising the benefits of Panama’s growing network of double taxation treaties.  She has a special interest in development projects in Panama that require her expertise in the overlapping areas of real estate, tourism development and environmental laws. Ms. Gray received her LL.B. (Honours) from Waikato University (Hamilton, New Zealand), in 1996.  She embarked on an Overseas Experience which involved returning to her birthplace, and after two years of a working holiday in Panama, decided to study law under the Napoleonic system, graduating with her second law degree in 2001 (Lic. en Derecho y Ciencias Políticas).  She was admitted to the Bar in Panama in November 2001.  This was later followed by a Masters in Business Law in Panama from ADEN (2011) and a Masters in Science from Swiss Business School (Switzerland), 2012.  She is currently studying a Post-Graduate Degree in Higher Education through UDELAS.

During the course of her studies, Beth has also undertaken training in a number of specialist areas:

  • Labor Arbitration Training (FMCS Institute, Potomac, MD 1999)
  • Specialization in Business Law (George Washington University, 2009)
  • Major in International Tax Planning (Stetson University, 2009)
  • Specialization in Business Law (University of San Francisco, 2010)
  • Panamanian Public Registry (Universidad Latina, 2012)

She has also published some of her work internationally, such as “Panamanian Securities Legislation: Transparency & Accountability” in the Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business – Volume 2004 published by Kluwer Law International (Center for International Legal Studies, 2005). Before establishing Gray & Co. in 2004, Ms. Gray worked in a Panamanian firm with a BVI Trust Company where she was responsible for corporate matters and the oversight of the Trust Company matters. She is a member of UNA (Unión Nacional de Abogadas) as well as the IBA (International Bar Association) and Congress of Fellows (Centre for International Legal Studies). Gray & Co. is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture of Panama.

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