I am a Counsel in Bird & Bird's Banking & Finance team based in Madrid.

During the past ten years I have worked in the field of financial services, with a special on European and Spanish legal and regulatory issues related to payments.

Prior to joining Bird & Bird, I worked for Visa in Brussels and London where I led the regulatory work related to payments legislation, including in particular PSD2. In addition, I have broad experience dealing with regulatory oversight by the European Central Bank/Eurosystem and the Bank of England. I also provide regulatory advice in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Israel and Turkey.

Prior to Visa, I was responsible for payment systems at the European Association of Cooperative Banks (EACB), and before that, I was the company secretary and the Head of Compliance/Regulatory Affairs at the leading Spanish Card Payments Scheme, Servired, in Madrid.

I am fluent in Spanish, English and French.

Education
  • Université catholique de Louvain, D.E.S en droit international et européen, International Law and Legal Studies
  • Universidad de Oviedo, Licenciatura en Derecho
Admissions
  • Consejo General de la Abogacía Española (Spanish Bar Association) in 2018