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Federico Richardson

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Lexidy was founded by Federico Richardson Alborna, an English-speaking lawyer in Spain registered with the Bar Association.

He is a passionate entrepreneur and a creator of change. At Lexidy, he manages customer relationships and coordinates commitments.

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TIMES HAVE CHANGED. SO HAS THE WAY WE ACCESS THE SERVICES WE NEED MOST. LEXIDY LAW BOUTIQUE IS A GLOBAL FIRM COMMITTED TO MAKING THE LAW SIMPLE.

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We understand that the law and its legal terms are complex, especially if you are unfamiliar with the procedures of the country where you will be investing or living. Our goal as English-speaking lawyers in Spain and Portugal is to you save time and money.

Lexidy Law Boutique SLP is a law firm of young, dynamic and experienced English-speaking lawyers. We are experts in various fields with extensive business knowledge that allows our lawyers to explain complex matters in simply. Our business model is to make legal services more efficient and easier for everyone to understand. Trust is the first emotion we convey during our first interaction and we work tirelessly to ensure that we establish a reliable relationship with us as your English speaking lawyers in Spain and Portugal.

TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS US TO DELIVER A PERSONALIZED SERVICE THAT WILL EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS. 

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Meet the English-speaking lawyers in Spain and Portugal. They are transforming the industry.

We value our employees and their professional trajectory. We truly believe that the key to success draws on broad cultural backgrounds, industry experience and networks to create the most powerful results for our clients.

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Andrea Rubio

Andrea Rubio

Payroll Specialist

Lidiane Carvalho

Head of Immigration Department

Born in Rio de Janeiro, graduated in Law and Specialist in Environmental Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) she is a Master in Environmental Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and PhD candidate in Social Sciences from the University of Coimbra (UC). Researcher at Nova Law Green Lab at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lawyer in Portugal with expertises in the areas of foreigners’ law, direct Portuguese nationality and real estate law. She is fond of traveling and a great colleague to be around. Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Maria Eduarda

Legal Trainee

Maria Eduarda is a vibrant and dedicated law student at the University of Lisbon, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is part of the Corporate department and is also very fond of Labour Law. At Lexidy she enjoys giving support in the area of company incorporation, having also interest in the tax part. Lexidy has been a new world that has awakened new interests, such as the area of cryptocurrency. Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Gabriel Barreto

Gabriel Guimarães Barreto

Head of Portugal Office

Gabriel understands that the mission of advocacy is to help people realize their projects. His focus is to help his clients to establish themselves in Portugal, since it is a promising destination for business and it enjoys an excellent quality of life. Gabriel has a law degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, and currently is a Master’s Degree candidate of Corporate Sciences at the University of Lisbon. He has experience in studies and projects in the areas of entrepreneurship and corporate, real estate and immigration law.

Julia

Júlia Cleries

Real Estate Specialist

Júlia is from Barcelona, although she has lived in the United States (Los Angeles) and Belgium (Louvain-la-Neuve). She obtained her Law Degree from the Pompeu Fabra University and is currently taking her Advocacy Master in the UPF-Barcelona School of Management. Additionally, she works as a Legal Intern in the Real Estate department in Lexidy’s Barcelona office. Júlia is aware of the increasing globalization and internationalization in which the world finds itself. That is why she is a person who is by nature devoted to helping people from all over the globe, considering that it is one of the most crucial factors in the world of international lawyers. Languages: Catalan, Spanish, French and English.

Alejandro

Alejandro Cano

Associate - LLM Abogado ( El Salvador )

Alejandro is a registered lawyer in his homeland of El Salvador. He obtained his legal education there and later complemented his studies with two Master’s degrees at the Université Catholique de Lyon, University in France, one in European and International Business Law and another in European and International Trade and Investment Law. Alejandro recently moved to Barcelona and joined Lexidy after an initial four-month training in 2019 and is part of the Real Estate & Litigation Departments while also assisting other areas. Languages: English, Spanish & French

Christopher Spillane

Head of Marketing
Sarah Schnetzer

Sarah Schnetzer

Digital Growth Manager

Sarah was born in Austria but lives in Barcelona for over 10 years. She holds a BA in Political Science and a Master’s degree in International Business. With her professional background in Project Management and Digital Strategy, Sarah is working on the digitalization of Lexidy to offer the best services to our current and future clients. She is curious and eager to learn something new every day. Sarah speaks German, English, Spanish and French. 

Luiza Castro

Luiza Castro

Lawyer

Luiza is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has years of experience in corporate law and contracts, having worked in multinational companies and law firms. She has worked as a lawyer in Brazil, in corporate and consultancy, notably with civil law, real estate law, regulatory law, and international law. She has a law degree and a post-graduation diploma in contracts from Pontificia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), a specialist diploma in M&A of Washington and Lee College of Law, a specialist diploma in Theory and Law of Intelectual Property from Boston College Law School and a Master’s Degree of International Commerce at the University of Lisbon. Having experience in the international context in the US, Latin America and across Europe. At Lexidy, she is the Head of the Corporate Department and aims to provide superior legal services and link traditional services with technology, always with the goal to simplify the contact with clients and ensure satisfied clients. Languages: English, Portuguese & French.

Laura Fusté

Head of Immigration Department

Laura is from Barcelona. She started her law career with a law degree from the University of Barcelona and since then she has been working in various law firms to develop her career. Laura had the opportunity to spend four months in Nepal as a volunteer, during her studies, which developed her interest in international relations and Immigration Law. Now at Lexidy, she is part of the Immigration Department. She is also a member of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB). Languages: Catalan, Spanish and English.

Belissa Cunha

Immigration Lawyer

Belissa has a law degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and an LL.M in Corporate Law at IBMEC (Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais). She worked on disputes, arbitration and mediation and has specialised on Immigration and Real Estate Law, with significant experience in civil and international migration law. She is passionate about alternative dispute resolutions, human rights and international relations. Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Maximiliano Agazzi Paulet

Lawyer

Max was born in Italy but has lived in Spain for over twenty years. He obtained his law degree from the University of Barcelona and since then has worked to excel as a lawyer and increase his experience. Max thinks the problem-solving aspect is the most exciting part of being a lawyer and he likes to help people. At Lexidy, Max’s primary responsibilities are in the Immigration department, while also managing customer relationships. Languages: English, Italian, Spanish and Catalan.

Thabata Mota

Legal Trainee

Thabata is originally from São Paulo, Brazil. She is studying Law at University of Lisbon and she has been living in Lisbon since 2018. She works in the Immigration Department as a legal trainee. She was working mainly with Customer Journey which allowed her to realize the importance of the clients experience in parallel of the legal aspect. Moreover, she is passionate about immigration law, human rights and anthropology. Languages: Portuguese, English and French

Piotr Koronkiewicz

Piotr Koronkiewicz

Sales Professional

iotr is originally from Poland, Warsaw. He has been living in Barcelona for the past 10 years. He graduated from the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw with a BA degree in Tourism and Recreation Management. Piotr’s many years of experience in the Customer Service and Sales departments helps Lexidy Law Boutique is to connect with clients, be available for them, answer any questions and understand their needs. Piotr speaks English, Spanish and Polish.

Jose García

Head of Tax Department

José is originally from Galicia, but has been living in Barcelona for the last 20 years. He studied Law at the Pompeu Fabra University. After that, he specialized as an International Tax Advisor, focusing on expat management. He loves helping people who come to Spain to make life easier for them. José has worked at law firms, Big Four, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies. Languages: English, Spanish and Catalan.

Diego Mendizábal

Diego Mendizábal

Head of Litigation Department

Diego Mendizábal is from Bilbao. He obtained his legal education in Madrid and is a registered lawyer there. Since finishing his studies, he has been working for more than 13 years in different law firms, and as in house lawyer for companies and investor funds. At Lexidy, he is Head of the Litigation Department. Languages: German, English, French, Spanish.

Eduardo Santos

Eduardo Santos

Office Manager

Eduardo was born in Brazil and studied Sociology at ISCTE, Portugal. He has mainly worked in customer services and general management in the serviced office, aviation, and banking industries. He is passionate about Customer Experience and Learning & Development. At Lexidy, Eduardo is looking after the Lisbon office. As an Office Manager, he is dedicated to creating the perfect environment so everyone else can focus on their own tasks. Eduardo speaks Portuguese and English

Madeleine Cadwell

Paralegal

Madeleine is originally from London, UK, but grew up in Spain. She obtained her Law degree at ISDE in Madrid, has a bi-lingual Masters in International Law and is currently studying the Máster de Acceso a la Abogacía in order to practice in Spain. She has completed a variety of legal courses at different universities, including Columbia University, NY and University of Cambridge, UK and the “Bolsa y otros Mercados Financieros”at the Spanish Stock Exchange. She is passionate about law and languages and aims to work in an international environment where she can combine the two.
Madeleine is currently learning more through her internship about the legal specialities which interest her, Corporate, Real Estate, and Immigration, while at the same time continuing her private studies in Russian, French and Italian. Languages: English, Spanish, and Catalan. 

Maria Bernabeu

Paralegal

María Bernabéu, from Jumilla (Murcia), has studied law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and a master’s degree in private law at the Universidad Pontifica Comillas. She spent a year extending her studies in Sydney (Australia), an experience that helped her to improve her language skills, get to know another culture and people from all over the world. She is a hard-working, proactive and sociable person, so her personality fits perfectly in the immigration department, where her responsibility is growing every day. Maria speaks English and Spanish

Antonio Torres

Antonio Torres Valdés

Head of Real Estate Department

Antonio considers working with international markets to be the best part of being an English Speaking lawyer in Madrid. Allowing him to know people from all around the globe and enabling to learn different ways of thinking and reasoning. Antonio has a degree in law from the University of Navarra. At Lexidy, he is assisting the Corporate & Real Estate Department with special focus in Immigration Law. He also assists the French desk. Languages: English, Spanish & French.

Mónica López

Mónica Isern López

Associate - Lawyer Immigration Department

Mònica is from Barcelona and studied Criminology at the University of Barcelona and Law at the Pompeu Fabra University. Between the two university degrees, she spent a year in the United States as an Au Pair, having the opportunity to meet new people, another culture and improve her language skills. Since finishing her studies, he has been working in different law firms with English-speaking lawyers in Barcelona, ​​and has been a member of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), since June 2018. At Lexidy, he is part of the Department Immigration. Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English.

Dimitra Georgaraki

Lawyer

Christina Engebak

Managing Director

Christina is originally from Norway and has 15+ years of experience empowering high performance teams and digital models having worked in Consulting Services, Venture Capital, and High-growth companies. Having spent many years in the US and Latin America, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Boston College, USA and an MBA from IESE, Spain and in later years has set up and scaled businesses across industries. Christina’s role at Lexidy as Managing Director implements Lexidy’s vision to provide a superior legal service offering powered by technology, and ensures we reach our goals, run smooth operations and have satisfied stakeholders. Languages: English, Spanish, Norwegian.

David Planes

Lawyer

David is a fervent advocate of a globalized and increasingly smaller world without borders. Enthusiastic and eager for new challenges, he does everything he can to bring an exchange of cultures and ideas to Spain. He does not like to focus on the cause of the problems but on the solutions and the fastest way to get results. Graduated in Law in 2018 and in the Master of Advocacy in 2020, after different experiences in different law firms in Barcelona he assists in both the Immigration and Corporate Departments at Lexidy.

Vasco

Vasco Dias

Lawyer

Vasco was born and raised in Lisbon and graduated from the University of Coimbra, with a Master’s degree in Sports Management. During that period he had the opportunity to live in London and Genova. Since 2018 he is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association (OA) and as a Lawyer, he has worked with Sports Law, Immigration and Real Estate. Vasco considers working with international clients to be the best part of his job, allowing him to merge his professional abilities with his interest in distinct cultures and the specific needs of each client. He just moved to Barcelona.
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.

Pedro Saldanha

Pedro Poiret Saldanha

Real Estate Lawyer

Pedro was born and raised in Lisbon. He studied Law at the University of Lisbon, where he graduated, and he has a Master’s degree in Law and Economics of the Sea. During his studies he got to try life in Genova, Italy, where he was part of the Erasmus experience. Pedro is a registered in the Portuguese Bar Association (OA) as a Lawyer, and he has experience in fields such as Corporate, Energy, Immigration and Real Estate Law. At Lexidy, he works in the Real Estate department, and he intends to combine his legal expertise and soft skills with his interest with other cultures and international clients. Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian and French.

Laura Viana

Real Estate Trainee

Laura is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has lived in Lisbon for 4 years. Currently studying Law at the University of Lisbon, she has been living in Lisbon since 2018. She works in the Real Estate Department as a legal trainee and is fascinated by cryptocurrency, stock markets and geopolitics. Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish

Alejandro Mañes Andreu

Accounting Manager

Alejandro is from Spain and recently finished a degree in Business Administration and Management at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He specializes in financial and management control. An organized, orderly, and analytical person who has a goal to contribute his knowledge to the current reality in which we live and achieve the desired successes. Alejandro’s fundamental values are work, effort, and perseverance. On the other hand, he is always in action, driven by curiosity and desire to know more.

Isabel Sánchez

Isabel Sánchez

Payroll Specialist

Isabel is from Zaragoza, Spain, she graduated in Industrial Relations from The University of Zaragoza. After living for a few years in different countries such as England, the Czech Republic and Australia, Isbel is now a part of the Labor Department in Lexidy. Methodical and dynamic at the same time,  she helps businesses to take care of their most important asset, their employees, offering advice on compliance with Spanish labour law. She is passionate about people and loves interacting with different cultures so it makes working at Lexidy a perfect fit. Languages: Spanish, English.

Jonato Xavier

Legal Trainee

Jonato Xavier is originaly from Timor-Leste and studied Law at the University of Porto, Portugal. He has been living in Portugal since 2017. Now he is working as a legal trainee in the Department of Immigration giving assistance and learning from the best. He is fond of classic literature. As he wants to pursue Public International Law, working with Lexidy is a great asset to his future academic path. Languages: Portuguese, English, Tetum, Spanish and Indonesian.

Joana Mello

Joana Mello

Head of Tax Department

Joana is originally from Rio de Janeiro, but has been living in Lisbon for the last 7 years where she completed a Masters Degree in Tax Law, at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. She is specialized in international tax law, focusing on expat management. She loves assisting people who come to Portugal to facilitate their tax matters. Joana has worked at three recognized law firms in Lisbon. Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Javier

Javier García

Marketing Specialist

Javier “Xavi” is from Barcelona and currently studying Business and Administration, at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. As an Erasmus student, he spent a year at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. This was an opportunity to meet new people, another culture and improve his language skills. He’s self-taught and proactive; he set up an online business by himself. Xavi has experience in digital Marketing, Accountability and Finance. He is the link between the Marketing and Finance departments. He speaks Catalan, Spanish and English.

Vitória Galli

Vitória Galli

Corporate Lawyer

Vitória is a Brazilian, born and raised in the inner state of São Paulo. Studied Law at the University of Coimbra in 2015. Had 2-year internship focused on family and criminal law, but Corporate law was always her strength, so she is now a major pilar in the Coporate Law Department in Lisbon. Working at Lexidy gave her a broad horizons in the field of Law and allowed her extroversion and desire to help others become an asset. Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish.

Andrii

Andrii Yeshchenko

Marketing Specialist

Andrii was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. However, he decided to explore the world and moved abroad alone at the age of 17. In Warsaw, Poland, he earned a BA in Journalism and Communication. Marketing became a passion for him during his Erasmus studies at Howest University in Belgium. His love for learning led him to Spain, where Andrii studied for a Master in Future Marketing. Andrii’s work is focused on people. He wants to add value to each organisation’s process through direct and clear communication. Andrii speaks English, Spanish, Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian.

Eleftheria Charalambous

Eleftheria Charalambous

Immigration Lawyer

leftheria is originally from Cyprus and has studied law in the UK. She has been living in Greece since 2018 and is a member of the Nicosia Bar Association in Cyprus and the Athens Bar Association in Greece. She is passionate about assisting individuals and businesses with their immigration law needs and is proud to have worked with clients from various countries. She loves traveling and trying local cuisine.

Ana Carolina Lourenço

Ana Carolina Lourenço

Lawyer

Ana Carolina is a Lawyer from Lisbon, who studied Law at the University of Lisbon. She has a postgraduate degree in Business Law and Health Law, but her specialty is Corporate, Data Protection, and Credit Recovery. During her internship, she got used to working in a challenging and fast-paced environment, dealing with multiple projects and priorities. She is dedicated and enthusiastic, always showing a willingness to help and learn more about the subjects that are addressed to her. Languages: Portuguese, English, and Spanish. You can contact her at ana.lourenco@lexidy.com.”

Samuel Ortega Vega

Lawyer

Samuel is originally from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He studied Political Science and Public Management at Autonomous University of Barcelona and Law at National Distance Education University. Recently Samuel finished his Advocacy Master in 2021 and passed the bar exam in march of the same year. Samuels main focus areas are Corporate, Data protection and Data Compliance altogether at the Madrid office. His main interest is Corporate and Labour law. Languages: Spanish and English

Sergi Mingallon

Sergi Mingallon

Tax and accounting specialist

Sergi is originally from Barcelona, he graduated in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University and since then, he has always been working in the tax and accounting department of law firms, managing his own portfolio of clients. His interest in the tax world led him to study for a Master’s degree in Tax Consultancy at the UPF-Barcelona School of Management. Passionate about economics, finance, and investment, he is at the service of clients to help them understand the complex world of taxation. Languages: Catalan, Spanish, and English.

Carlota Foucault Llopart

Carlota Foucault Llopart

Real Estate Specialist

Carlota is from Barcelona, but she comes from a French family. She has obtained her law degree and L.L.M. in Professional Legal Practice from Pompeu Fabra University with a specialisation in Civil and Procedural Law. After graduating, she has worked as a legal intern in different law firms. She considers the exciting challenges that the international environment poses and the opportunity to help people on a daily basis to BE the best parts of working at a law firm like Lexidy. Carlota is currently an intern in the Real Estate Department in Lexidy’s Barcelona office. Languages: Spanish, French, Catalan, English.

Bettino

Bettino Zanini

Real Estate Lawyer

Bettino is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has worked as an associate lawyer in Brazil, in litigation and consultancy, notably with civil law, real estate law, intellectual property law, and public law. He has a law degree from Pontificia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), he holds a specialist diploma in Public Law and Regulation from FGV – Rio de Janeiro Law School, and currently is a Master’s Degree candidate of Administrative Law at the University of Lisbon. He has been a member of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) since 2011 and a member of the Portuguese Bar Association (OA) since May 2017. At Lexidy, he supports immigration and Corporate Departments. Languages: English, Portuguese & French.

Héctor Lopez Vazquez

Head of Corporate Department

Héctor is an Andalusian lawyer. In 2013 he obtained degree in Law at the University of Málaga. He moved from Brighton to Berlin where he completed a European Volunteer Service at the office of the ‘Neue Synagoge Berlin’. Héctor attended a Master in International Commercial Law at the University of Aberdeen whose School of Law ranked 5th in the UK. After graduating with Commendation he transferred to Madrid where he became a member of the Madrid Bar Association (ICAM). Languages: Spanish, English, German and Italian.

Julia

Cristina Negro Vizoso

Lawyer

Cristina Negro Vizoso was born in Madrid, and studied Law Degree at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. During the last year of her degree, she studied Law at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. After getting her Advocacy Master and passing the national exam she became a Lawyer, and was admitted in the Madrid Bar Association in 2016. She worked for some years as a litigator and generalist lawyer at a Procedural Law Firm , getting to work in all kind of processes related to both national and European laws, and now she is eager to work on an international and young oriented firm like Lexidy. Languages: Spanish, English & French.

Jan Balsach

Jan, from Barcelona, is currently studying a Master’s degree program in Digital Marketing & E-commerce at EAE Business School. He studied Business Administration at the UAB, which aroused his interest in the e-commerce world and launched his first project while studying the degree, which consisted of several online businesses selling different varieties of products. He’s always been interested in Marketing online and e-commerce, especially in Facebook Ads, and he’s self-educated and proactive, focused on improving his skills constantly. He now works as a Marketing Junior on Lexidy and combines it with his e-commerce project and the Master’s degree program. He speaks Catalan, Spanish and English.

Federico Richardson

Federico Richardson

CEO

Federico has helped a diverse base of international investors to do business in Spain with extensive experience in structuring and managing business and projects in companies and real estate. He graduated in law from the University of Navarra and has participated in various companies that have shaped his vision and business skills. As the leader of our team of English-speaking lawyers in Barcelona, ​​he focuses on providing quality service to clients and coordinating firm commitments. Languages: English and Spanish.

Filipa Faria

HR Manager

My passion? Creating an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture! I am a natural change agent and inclusive HR leader. Fully dedicated to generating synergies and breaking silos while continuing to maximize team retention and happiness as well as productivity and growth. Agile enthusiast. After graduating from Organizational Psychology in ISCTE, I relocated to Vancouver, Canada – where I lived for almost 9 years. Completed a Diploma in HR Management from Simon Fraser University and most recently a Post-Graduation in Digital Technologies for Management from ISEG. Love road trips, standup comedy, and craft beer. Languages: Portuguese, English

Marta Ametller

Paralegal

Marta is Spanish of Indian origin. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws and L.L.M in Professional Legal Practice at Pompeu Fabra University with a specialisation in International and Commercial Law. Moreover, she has done volunteering programs in India and academic exchange programs in the UK and Chile which gave her a global thinking perspective. Marta is very curious by nature and is eager to use the law to solve the different challenges ahead in this growing technological and interconnected era. Now at Lexidy she assists both the Corporate and Immigration Departments.

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