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  • Partner
  • Notary Public

  • Education:

  • 2016                 Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Advanced Certificate                                     in International Arbitration
  • 2002–2004     Norman Manley Law School, Certificate in Legal Education                                            (Merit)
  • 1999–2002     University of the West Indies – L.L.B. (Hons.)
  • 1998–1999      University of Belize – pursued Bachelors of Arts

  • Experience:

  • 2012–2014      Senior Associate, Courtenay Coye LLP
  • 2007–2012     Associate, Courtenay Coye LLP
  • 2005–2006    Associate, Glenn D. Godfrey LLP
  • 2004–2005    Associate, Shoman & Chebat
  • 2004–2007   Adjunct Lecturer, University of Belize
  • Awards and Accolades:

    Norman Manley Law School   
  • Council of Legal Education Prize (Most outstanding student over 2 years)
  • Ziplaw Company Limited Prize (Most outstanding student over 2 years)
  • Harney, Westwood & Reigels Prize (Most outstanding Overseas Student over 2 years)
  • Belize Bar Association Prize (Most outstanding Belizean student over 2 years)
  • Pitts & Elrington Prize (Most outstanding Belizean final year student)
  • Rafael Codlin Prize
  • Sir Colin MacGregor Memorial Prize
  • Council of Legal Education Prize (Most Outstanding Year 1 Student)
  • H. Dunn Memorial Prize for Legal Drafting,
  • Ziplaw Company Limited Prize for Most Outstanding Year 1 Student

  • Memberships: 

  • Secretary, Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Executive Committee Member, Bar Association of Belize
  • Director, St. John’s College
  • Member, Belize’s National Mediation Committee
  • Member, ICC FraudNet

  • Professional Recognition:

  • Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2014-2016
  • Who’s Who Legal: Central America (Dispute Resolution) 2016
  • Practice

    Ashanti was admitted to practice in Belize in 2004 and during this time she has garnered considerable experience in litigation and transactional matters. She has worked on several landmark constitutional and trade mark cases, complex multi-jurisdictional fraud and asset recovery cases, labour disputes, real estate disputes, commercial disputes, local and offshore corporations and real estate transactions. She also has considerable experience in banking and has represented foreign lenders in one of Belize’s largest multi-million dollar syndicated loans.

    Ashanti is considered a leading attorney in Belize in Fraud and Asset Recovery, and has presented at local and international conferences on Belize’s Offshore Sector and Asset Recovery in Belize. Due to her work in asset recovery, in 2013 she was invited to join ICC FraudNet, a network of attorneys who specialize in Fraud and Asset Recovery.

    Ashanti has argued before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in Belize, and has appeared as Co-Counsel in several high profile cases before the Caribbean Court of Justice (Belize’s final appellate Court).