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Morgan & Morgan
MMG TOWER, 23RD FLOOR
AVE PASEO DEL MAR, COSTA DEL ESTE
PANAMA CITY
Panama

Work Department

Taxation

Position

Senior Associate

Career

Amanda Barraza de Wong is a Senior Associate at Morgan & Morgan and works in the Taxation Department of the firm since 2013.

Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Ms. Wong began her career as Legal Counsel for the senior office of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury and the Department of Revenue, later developing her legal practice in the tax departments of major international audit firms. Finally, she worked for 5 years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers as Senior Legal and Tax Manager. In addition, she currently teaches Tax Law at the Universidad Catolica Santa Maria La Antigua.

Ms. Wong has also been very involved in pro bono activities at the firm playing an active role advising several NGOs on legal issues, as well as participating as volunteer at the Legal Open Houses organized by the firm in low-income communities.

Ms. Wong is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Panama.

Languages

English, Spanish.

Memberships

Ms. Wong is member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), Panamanian Institute of Tax Practitioners (INSPAT), the Mexico-Panama Commerce Chamber (Camexpa), the American Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Panama (Amcham) where she has served as chair of the Taxation and Legislation Committee, four years in the Board of Directors, as Vicepresident, Treasurer and Director.  She is also a member of the National Bar Association of Panama.

Education

Ms. Wong obtained her Law and Political Science Degree at the Universidad Catolica Santa Maria La Antigua (1992). She obtained a Masters degree in Maritime Development specializing in Ports and Canals at the Universidad de Panama. She is currently pursuing a degree in Accounting and a Masters degree in Teaching.

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Tax

(Rising stars)

Amanda BarrazaMorgan & Morgan

Highlighted for its ‘technical knowledge, experience and reputation‘, Morgan & Morgan has a wide-ranging tax practice, advising on the tax aspects of M&A, joint ventures and projects, as well as on tax compliance and litigation before the courts and the Panamanian Tax Authority. It has particular strength in corporate tax, advising on both national and international tax planning, transfer pricing and special tax regimes available to multinationals operating in Panama. In addition, the team assists private clients with tax compliance and residency issues. Practice head Inocencio Galindo has extensive expertise in tax structuring and corporate tax compliance. Senior associate Amanda Barraza, who has ‘a lot of experience in Panamanian and international taxation‘, is also a key contact. Since publication, fellow senior Fanny Evans, who focuses on wealth planning and corporate services, has been raised to the partnership – effective January 2022.