Annette is a partner at Alfaro Ferrer & Ramírez, where she began her career in 1990. She has been advising clients in the electricity sector industry for 20 years. Her work in this field dates back to 1998, when the restructuring of the state-owned, vertically integrated utility that used to provide most services in Panama began. Annette also has extensive experience in advising clients – both public and private sector entities – in matters relating to other public services (telecommunications, energy, water, natural gas and public transportation); and in matters of public procurement in a wide variety of projects and transactions, including many key service and infrastructure projects. Mrs Bárcenas has been a professor at Santa María La Antigua Catholic University (USMA) and the Latin University of Panama where she has taught classes relating to public services. She is a member of the Panama Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and is fluent in Spanish and English.