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Ruan C. Martinez


Ruan represents a variety of businesses and financial institutions in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financings, sales and purchases of businesses, business start-ups, and incorporation and licensing of entities in Barbados.

She also advises directors of mutual funds and investment advisors on the incorporation and licensing of mutual funds.

Ruan was appointed as a Commissioner on the Fair Trading Commission of Barbados in July 2018.

Activities and Affiliations

  • Barbados Bar Association (2005)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Canada (2016)

Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Employment and Labor
  • Pensions and Retirement Plans
  • Real Estate
  • Securities


  • York University, 2014, LLM
  • Hugh Wooding Law School, 2005, Legal Education Certificate
  • University of the West Indies, 2003, LLB, (Upper Second Class Honours)
  • Florida International University, 1999, BBA (Finance & International Business)

Admissions and Qualifications

  • Barbados, 2005