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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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Alessia Peschiera

Alessia Peschiera

Lawyer

Alessia was born and raised in Pavia, a historic University town near Milan; she grew up with the scent of any good thing Italy has to offer – cuisine, art, culture, sports, stunning landscapes, ancient heritage and grandma’s love. Thanks to her proactivity, determination and thirst for knowledge, she soon realized her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer; however, she did not want to be a conventional one. Her background infused her with critical thinking, a methodical approach and observation skills, yet exploring the world led her to look for a dynamic and international path. That’s why she joined Lexidy: to support clients with her legal and immigration expertise, keen eye and Italian heart. She speaks Italian, English, and some Spanish and is eager to learn more. She’s always up for a chat about travels, food, fitness & well-being and human stories.

Laura Fuste

Laura Fusté

Head of Immigration Europe

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.

Sergi M

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.

Jan Balsach

Jan Balsach

Marketing Specialist

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.

Cristina Negro Vizoso

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.

Javier Garcia

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.

Sandra

Sandra Faura

Lawyer

Sandra was born in Madrid and studied Law at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE, later specialising in Corporate Law, pursuing a double master’s degree in business law and access to the legal profession. During these years, she combined her studies with the publication of the book trilogy and piano lessons. Subsequently, she began her career at Deloitte and worked there for a year and a half in the immigration field, where she fell in love with immigration law and started her journey at Lexidy in early 2023 helping the clients around the world to fulfil their plans to move to Spain.

Cláudia Dinis

Accountant

Cláudia is from Leiria – Portugal, with professional experience in accounting for more than 20 years. During her work experience, She achieved a degree in accounting and audit, been a Certified Accountant since then, with work experience in small, medium and large companies, helping with their accounting and tax returns, complementing with tasks related to their people’s life cycle.

She joined the Lexidy Team to be a part of the great purpose of helping people with real-life challenges, supporting their life-changing decisions, and guiding them to accomplish their wishes.

She is passionate about travel, cinema, music, running and reading. She speaks Portuguese and English

Belen Darakdjian

Belen Darakdjian

Office Manager

Belén is a psychologist, born and raised in Argentina. She has been living in Spain for almost 1 year, and her professional experience lies within the human resources field, which has always been her passion. She has worked both as a recruiter and as an HRBP in technology companies and aspires to continue growing in this area as much as possible. She loves meeting new people and experiencing different cultures, as well as helping employees have the best experience during their journey in the company. She is a team player. Speaks: Spanish, English.

Rizette

Lawyer

Rizette was born in Cape Verde, and emigrated abroad at an early age to study law. She traveled the world and studied law in three different countries: Bolivia, the Canary Islands and completed her degree at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. As an early emigrant and having been through various legal systems, having contact with the immigration authorities, knowing the various adversities that a foreigner can face, she joined our immigration team, where she is incredibly dedicated to helping our expat clients achieving their goals. She is also always available for teamwork. She speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Sophie

Sophia Lassegue

Immigration Lawyer

Sophia was born in Paris, France. She travelled the world, studied law and worked in three different countries: France, Argentina and Morocco. She passed the Paris Bar at the Faculty of Law of la Sorbonne. Sophia has experience in international, civil as well as immigration law, and joined Lexidy France in January 2024. She is fully dedicated to helping foreign clients establish themselves and their businesses in France, assisting them in either French, English or Spanish.

Alejandro Cano

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

Jared García

Head of Office Mexico & Immigration

Jared Garcia was born in Mexico City, he started his studies at Barcelona for Business Administration degree. After one year, he decided to return to Mexico and start a new challenge in his life, commencing his studies to become a Lawyer specialized in Mexico Immigration Law with more than 14 years of experience. But why the Immigration field? Simple, to help people to live and enjoy Mexico! To facilitate their all experience during an Immigration procedure as he remembers the difficulties experienced during his journey to study in Barcelona.

Eduardo Santos

Office Manager Lisbon

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

Laura Martinez

Laura Martinez

Lawyer

Laura is from Barcelona and holds both a Law Degree and a Journalism Degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). During her studies, she spent two years in Brussels, Belgium, where she interned at European Institutions. After returning to Spain, Laura gained experience and specialized in real estate, civil, and inheritance law by working in various notaries and law firms. She also attended a Master in Lawyering at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and a Master in Inheritance and Family Law at the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB). Currently, Laura is a member of the Lexidy Real Estate and Civil Law Department and she is registered at the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB). Laura is fluent in Catalan, Spanish, English, and French.

Vanessa Zepeda

Lawyer

Vanessa is a Mexican Corporate and Business Lawyer, with experience in Corporate Governance, M&A, Due Diligence, Contracts, Finance, Secured Transactions, Capital Markets, Fintech, and Regulatory Affairs. Vanessa has represented sponsors, investors, and clients in a wide variety of national and international transactions giving a professional and specialised advice that fits with their own necessities. She is distinguished for thinking “out of the box” and for helping her colleagues when they need it, regardless of whether they are on the same project or not. Languages: Spanish, English.

Francesca Coluccio

Francesca Coluccio

Legal Advisor

Francesca was born in a city of Novara in Italy. She graduated in October 2022 in Law, in the specific “Comparative Law of Business organisation” at the University in Milan. Joined Lexidy in November 2022, Francesca is actually a legal trainee in the Corporate and Immigration department, making it possible to attend all stages of corporate life of our foreigner clients. She is currently obtaining a Master’s of Law, as she wants to follow the career that has always fascinated her. Languages: Spanish, Italian, English.

Mónica Isern López

Mónica Isern López

Lawyer, Head of Immigration Spain

Mònica is an Associate Lawyer from Barcelona, she 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.

Eugenia Yanes

Eugenia Yanes

Legal Trainee

Eugenia was born in Madrid. She graduated from the bilingual Double Degree in Law and International Relations in 2022 at CEU San Pablo University. She is currently obtaining a Master’s of Law, as she wants to follow the career that has always fascinated her.  During her years of study she has lived in the USA, Ireland and Italy. where she has practiced numerous languages and also was fortunate to be able to start her professional career both in law firms and in companies. Joined Lexidy in December 2023, where she is collaborating with the Litigation and Labour department. Her hobbies include reading,music and playing tennis. She also loves being able to help and meet new people and all their background stories. Languages: Spanish, English, Chinese, Italian.

Emma Cervera Moyano

Emma Cervera Moyano

Labour Specialist

A native of Barcelona, Emma graduated in Labour Relations from the University of Barcelona, specialising in human resources and labour law. She has 15 years of experience working for various labour-related companies in Spain. She became interested in helping foreign entrepreneurs establish business activities in the country. At Lexidy, she forms part of the recurring department advising existing clients, including implementing their payroll requirements. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Catalan.

Eleftheria Charalambous

Eleftheria Charalambous

Lawyer, Head of Athens Office

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.

Maria Eduarda

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.

Sara Rinaldi from Lexidy

Sara Rinaldi

Tax Advisor

Sara is half Spanish and half Italian. She was born and raised in Sabadell and completed her law studies in Barcelona. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in economic criminal law and compliance at the School of Management UPF. She joined Lexidy in May 2022. She is part of the Barcelona tax team and specialises in global tax mobility. Sara is very decisive, organized, and prudent.Languages: English, Italian, Spanish and Catalan.

Eva Kontogeorgiou

Eva Kontogeorgiou

Eva is a lawyer based in Athens, Greece, specializing in corporate, civil, and immigration law. She graduated from the Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds an LL.M. in International Private Law, International Transactions, and International Arbitration. With a focus on immigration law, Eva understands the importance of assisting individuals in navigating complex legal processes, reuniting families and pursuing opportunities in new countries. She is committed to advocating for the rights of immigrants and ensuring fair treatment under the law. As globalisation increases, immigration lawyers play a vital role in promoting social justice, diversity, and inclusivity. Eva is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of Lexidy’s clients and society as a whole. Speaks English, German and French.

Rita

Rita Figueiredo

Lawyer, Head of Lisbon

Rita is an experienced legal professional with a solid robust background in Litigation, Banking, Financial and Corporate, Urban Development and Immigration Law. With several post-graduate degrees in Law and Leadership & People, she Heads Up the Lisbon Office as Legal Director with a focus on highlighting the national and international vision for cross-selling and performance in promoting a culture of continuous growth and development, ranking Lexidy in Portugal. Passionate for simple and transparent 360.º Legal Services she provides and encourages the team by optimizing and tailoring the solution to clients’ specific needs. Languages: English and Portuguese

Eva Novoa Andino

Eva Novoa Andino

Lawyer

Eva is originally from El Salvador but has lived in France and Spain. She obtained a double degree in French and Spanish Law from the Université Toulouse Capitole I and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, specializing in International & European Law, reflecting her keen interest in the intersection of legal systems across borders. She has obtained her Master’s in Access to the Legal Profession and is registered at the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB). Drawing from her diverse experiences in an international setting, Eva has cultivated a profound interest in international and immigration law. She speaks Spanish, French, English, and Portuguese and is currently learning Catalan. Eva’s extensive international exposure, coupled with her linguistic proficiency, positions her as a valuable asset for clients seeking comprehensive legal expertise in a global context. 

Ricardo Rodriguez

Ricardo Rodriguez

Legal Operations Manager

Ricardo was born and raised in Barcelona. He graduated in Law from Universitat de Barcelona, and has developed his professional career in different cities including Milano, Cape Town, and Barcelona. He gained experience in international law firms before jumping into the Legal Tech industry, with the clear purpose of boosting the role of the lawyer through tech Operations. He is passionate about innovation and process improvement, and has spent the last 4 years of his career helping teams simplify and streamline their way of working with the goal of helping them focus in the areas where they can give the added value. Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English, Italian and French

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.

Marina Tomini

Marina Tormin

Lawyer

Marina was born in an inner city in Minas Gerais, and later graduated in law from a prestigious university in Brazil. Marina holds the Bar Association certifications in both Brazil and Portugal, having completed an Erasmus program in Lisbon in 2019. As an immigration lawyer, Marina is passionate about helping individuals and families navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding immigration, and she always stays up to date with the latest changes in policies and regulations, she has helped numerous clients with their immigration needs, including visa applications, asylum claims and citizenship. Beyond her work in immigration law, she also enjoys cooking as a way to unwind and relax, and she love to travel and learn about different cultures. Marina speaks Portuguese and English.

Julio Vero

Julio Vero

Legal Counsel

Born in Brazil, where I started my Law studies, changing to Law School in Portugal and got my degree from University of Porto in 2021. I got a Master’s  in European Law in Paris, at the University Paris 12. I have been having an enriching experience during my traineeship at Lexidy, where I get to complete with practical skills the knowledge I have acquired during these many years of  legal studies. What I like to do the most is reading and cooking. I am fluent in Portuguese, French and English, and I am currently learning German.

Victor Espejo

Victor Espejo

Tax Specialist

Victor was born and raised in Barcelona and he recently graduated in Law from the University Pompeu Fabra having completed an Erasmus program in Israel in 2022. He always had a keen interest in the field of corporate taxation and a strong commitment to apply his skills in a dynamic international environment.  He is always looking for projects that challenge him and now he is a Tax Trainee in the Spanish Tax Department. He will be starting a Double Master’s Degree in International Tax Law and Legal Practice soon. HSpeaks: Spanish, Catalan, English, German.

Janvi Patel

Janvi Patel

Finance Trainee

I am originally from India, moved to Spain at the age of 12 due to my father’s job relocation. With a natural inclination towards maths and numbers, I developed a keen interest in engineering and finance from a young age. Currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration at UAB, with complementary studies of online micro-degree in investment banking. As someone who has experienced relocation and cultural adaptation, I am driven to excel in the finance field, combining my academic knowledge with practical insights.

Marta

Marta Mascheroni

Immigration Consultant

Marta Mascheroni, a Sicilian native, pursued her Law degree with a focus on Immigration & Refugee Law at the University of Trento. She spent two years at a Rome law firm, aiding asylum-seekers with legal counsel. Her passion ignited when teaching Italian to Pakistani asylum-seekers, helping them navigate asylum procedures. An avid traveler and storyteller, Marta is fluent in Italian and English, with proficiency in Portuguese.

Alicia Vilafranca

Alicia Vilafranca

Legal Trainee

She is 22 years old and I recently graduated in Law from the University of Lisbon. Born in Brazil, came to Portugal and faced many of her fears and the migratory process.  Post graduate student in data protection law, certified as a data protector and recently enrolled in the Portuguese Bar Association, today, with a law degree, she likes knowing that she can help people relocate and allow them to have a fresh start in another part of the world.  Lexidy has allowed her to work in an increasingly collaborative , spontaneous, technical way with the support of my colleagues and the happiness of being in an organic and enjoyable environment. Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French 

Maria Balaoura

Maria Balaoura

Paralegal

Maria was born in a city of Agrinio in Greece.  She has studied law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and is a holder of a Master degree in European Criminal Law and Policy. As volunteer in the International Transparency she was conducting research, political commitments, negotiations and advocacy, while she also participated in a research for the adoption of free opens source software for the digital transformation of the public sector in Greece. In 2021, she worked as trainee lawyer in the Ministry of Justice and in 2022 joined Lexidy as a legal trainee to provide 360 degree services and support people and organisations with their legal issues (immigration, corporate, tax matters). Fascinated by dynamic and multicultural environments, she is thrilled to be able to help people from different parts of the world fulfil their dreams of relocating to Greece on a daily basis. Languages: Greek, English and German.

Maria Grima

Maria Grima

Tax Specialist

Maria is originally from Barcelona, with a degree in Law from the Pompeu Fabra University and a Master in Tax Advisory from the CEF. She has more than 8 years of experience, most of them in Big Four, specializing in International Tax Law, and specifically in Global Mobility and Private Clients. She enjoys assisting private clients and international companies in cross-border tax and social security advice to facilitate their relocations. Languages: Spanish, English and Catalan.

David Planes

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.

María Laura Arreaza

Maria Laura Arreaza

Immigration Administrative

María Laura was born and raised in Lechería, Venezuela. When she was 17 years old, she moved to the United States to finish her “English as a Second Language” studies and begin her university career. She obtained a bachelor’s Degree in Science in Digital Arts and has worked and lived in several cities around the USA, including Miami, Orlando, Gainesville, and Dallas. Upon immigrating to Spain, she felt the need to switch her professional path and has since worked in administrative positions in the Finance Sector. As an immigrant herself, she has a very empathic approach to making clients feel seen and heard and overcome whatever trouble they may encounter.

Julia Cleries

Júlia Clèries

Lawyer

With a distinguished academic background and extensive legal experience, Júlia Clèries is an impassioned attorney dedicated to delivering high-quality legal solutions. Graduating with honors from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and holding a Master’s degree in Law from UPF-Barcelona School of Management, Júlia has showcased exceptional proficiency in addressing diverse legal matters efficiently. Having handled over 100 cases, Júlia advises international clients on real estate transactions, administrative procedures, and legal and financial aspects. Fluent in English, French, Spanish, Catalan, and Italian, her multilingual skills enhance her ability to serve a broad clientele effectively. Júlia’s expertise and commitment ensure effective resolution of complex legal challenges and utmost client satisfaction.

Alejandro Mañes

Alejandro Mañes Andreu

Financial Controller

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.

Héctor Lopez Vazquez

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.

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Piotr Koronkiewicz

Sales Specialist

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.

Eduardo Muñoz

Eduardo Muñoz Lorenzo

Lawyer

Eduardo was born and raised in Madrid. In 2010 he obtained a double degree in Law and Science Politics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and became a member of Madrid’s Bar Association (ICAM) in 2011. He continued his education at ISDE, where he obtained a Master’s in Legal Practice in 2012, and at Universidad Villanueva, where he got a Master’s in Business Legal Advisory in 2014, as well as several postgraduates in private law since there. Eduardo has developed his career advising companies and individuals in Corporate and Real Estate Law in legal firms as well as an in-house lawyer. Eduardo has developed strong negotiating skills and is passionate about providing legal advisory. Languages: Spanish, English and French.

Aurora Bica

Accountant

I’m originally from Romanía and after finishing my degree in Economics, I emigrated abroad to Barcelona, Spain. With more than 14 years of experience in big companies and startups, I worked in areas like accounting, tax, controlling, treasury and HR. I am excited to work for Lexidy and contribute to the work in finance.

Gabriela Teruel

Gabriela Teruel

Legal Trainee

Born in Brazil, from a Spanish family, Gabriela immigrated to Portugal when she was only 17 years old, where she graduated in Law by the University of Coimbra. She has a post-graduation in International and European Economic Criminal Law, she is a mediator certified by the Portuguese Ministry of Justice and she is currently finishing her master in Litigation and Arbitration by the Nova School of Law in Lisbon. Gabriela currently works as a paralegal in the Portugal Immigration Department, and she has just entered the Portuguese bar association. Due to her personal experience by being such a young immigrant and having three different nationalities, Gabriela is really driven to use her knowledge and skills in International Law to help other immigrants to achieve their goals and dreams regardless of any borders.

Hector Valero

Hector Valero

Legal Trainee

Born in Valencia, Spain, he started a Double Degree in French and Spanish Law between the Universitat de Valencia and the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole. Along with this degree formation, he specialized in European and International Law in for two years, completing it with a Master Thesis about the Evolution of the concept of States Boarders in the light of Internet. During my Master’s degree, Hector was able to discover Immigration law through the lens of European and French Law. Throughout the internship at Legal Service at the European Parliament, he learned the practical side of European and Public International Law from the lens of creation and conclusion of International Agreements. Finally, his experience at M&B Avocats helped to develop the profile as a French and Spanish Law Jurist, knowing the insights and particular traits of both legal systems. Speaks: English, Spanish, French.

Jose Varanda

Jose Varanda

Lawyer

José was born in Lisbon, Portugal. He obtained the Law degree in 2009 since that we continued to evolve professionally and personally with several post-graduate studies in Commercial and IP matters. Focused, experienced and highly motivated lawyer with several years of experience, he aims to work in a multicultural and international environment. José had assisted several start-ups, entrepreneurs, companies, and shareholders to move and established in Portugal. José main services are in Commercial, IP and Employment Matters and he likes to be deeply involved in his client’s needs and provide a full legal support. Speaks: English, Portuguese. 

Charalampos Zachariadis

Charalampos Zachariadis

Lawyer

Charalampos was born and raised in Athens. He studied law at the School of Law of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and completed his Master’s Degree on European Business Law at the Faculty of Law of Lund University in Sweden. He is a member of the Thessaloniki Bar Association and qualified to argue before the Supreme Court. He has been practicing law for more than ten years and he has extensive experience on civil and commercial litigation, real estate matters and corporate compliance, among various other fields of law. Speaks: English, Greek, Sweedish.

Margarida Vieira

Margarida Vieira

Legal Trainee

Margarida’s practice currently focuses on international and immigration law. She graduated in Law from the University of Porto and has a master’s degree in Tax Law and a specialisation in Human Rights. She believes that lawyers are in a unique position to support people and organisations with their legal issues and further the public good. For this reason, she is registered with the Portuguese Bar Association. As an enthusiastic and eager professional with trial experience, she aims to provide 360-degree legal assistance to clients, surpassing every challenge. Languages: Portuguese, English.

Vasco Dias

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. Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.

Gergana Ilieva

Gergana Ilieva

Legal Trainee

She was born in Bulgaria where she pursued her Bachelor’s degree in European Studies, majoring in law at Sofia University. Seeking to deepen her understanding of EU law and proficiency in French and English, she’s currently enrolled in a Master’s degree in European Law and Litigation from the University Paris-Panthéon-Assas in Paris, France. As an immigrant herself, Gergana empathises with the legal hurdles faced by individuals establishing themselves in a new country. Driven by her own experiences, she has joined the Immigration team at Lexidy Paris to assist fellow expatriates and to ease their transition into a new cultural and legal landscape. Speaks: English, French, Bulgarian, Russian.

Genia Bozzo

Genia Bozzo

Head of People

Gènia, originally from the Barcelona region, has built a solid foundation in business administration with further specialisation through a Master’s in Human Resource Management obtained in London. With over 17 years of professional experience in HR, she has a track record of establishing and nurturing the People departments primarily within start-up and scale-up environments.
Her expertise extends to talent management, a field where she has a keen interest, recognising its significance in influencing business success and organisational development. As a certified coach, Gènia complements her HR acumen, guiding individuals and teams towards achieving their full potential.
In her role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of policies that aim to optimise the employee experience, productivity, organisational growth, and overall job satisfaction.
Languages: Catalan, Spanish and English.

Lawyer | Avocate à la Cour

Lawyer | Avocate à la Cour

Victoire is born and raised French, despite family from all around the world.
She graduated her Masters degree in international law and human rights law,
and believes she did not fall into Immigration law by accident. She is passionate
about helping others transform their dream to move to France into a project,
either professional or familial. She loves her crazy Paris city and the French
countryside, discovering new cultures, and showing off good old France.
Speaking: French and English.

Pauline

Pauline Flaviano

Legal Trainee

Pauline Flaviano is half-french half-hongkongese, and lived in both places. Her European law studies also allowed her to live in Spain for a year. Her European studies focus on the European asylum and immigration policies. Having lived in different countries and speaking multiple languages, she joined the Paris immigration team for her end-of-studies internship. Speaks: French, English, Cantonese.

Sara Fraile

Sara Fraile

Lawyer

She is a Spanish lawyer born in Madrid. During her student years Sara spent a year living in Canada and another year in Ireland. She graduated in Law in 2020 and after studying the Master of Law with honours in Labour Law became a member of the Madrid Bar Association (ICAM) in July 2022. After completing her internship in law firms specialised in commercial law, labour law, family law and criminal law, Sara decided to focus her professional path on labour law. For the past two years, she has focused solely on labor law and has had the privilege of representing numerous clients, both companies and workers. Keeping up the good work now at Lexidy! Languages: Spanish and English

Ricardo Lopes

Ricardo Lopes

Lawyer

Ricardo was born, raised and is currently based in Porto.

After graduating and becoming a fully licensed lawyer, he worked during his early years of practice as an attorney dealing with cases linked to Real Estate and Succession, Labor and Civil Laws. With relevant legal practice in Courts, he challenged himself to combine his proficiency skills in the English Language with his profession, which led to his total commitment to Immigration Law and its multitude of possibilities for international clients. Passionate about helping people and in solving problems, a global, borderless community is his ultimate dream. Languages: Portuguese, English.

Shravanthi Vaddi

Shravanthi Vaddi

Sales Representative

Shravanthi, originally from India, boasts over 4 years of experience in Hospitality Sales & Marketing. Holding an MBA from EU Business School in Barcelona, specializing in International Marketing, she’s eager to excel in dynamic industries and foster valuable client relationships. With a patient demeanor, she prioritizes efficient client interactions that benefit the organization long-term. Shravanthi’s diverse language abilities and adaptability equip her to thrive in varied markets. Speaks: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Spanish.

Andrea Rubio

Andrea Rubio

Payroll Specialist

Andrea is from Alella, Barcelona and she is 26 years old. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Management, she is currently finishing her Law degree at UNIR. During university studies she has worked in the Labour Law department and now she is part of the Payroll department. Languages: Catalan, Spanish and English.

Almudena Prieto

Almudena Prieto

Head of Finance

Almudena was born in Madrid and graduated in Business Administration and Management at the University of Alcalá de Henares and after several years of work experience including 2 of them in UK, she studied a MBA at IEB. Passionate about the Start-Up ecosystem, with 12 years of experience in SaaS projects from Seed to Exit creating Finance Areas from scratch which keep adapting to the companies’ needs during the different phases of their journey.

Thabata Mota

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

Albert Pujol

Albert Pujol Pinto

Tax and Accounting Specialist

Born and raised in Badalona, Albert graduated in Business Administration and Management at the University of Barcelona. While finishing his studies and after a brief stay in an Accounts Payable and Receivable department, he started working as an Accounting and Tax Advisor and found his interest in this subject, which led him to start a Master in Accounting and Taxation at the University of Barcelona and graduate. Since then, he has been advising companies located in Spain, helping their shareholders from different countries to understand the Spanish tax obligations and formalities. Languages: Catalan, Spanish and English.

Ricardo Monteiro

Ricardo Monteiro

Lawyer

Ricardo graduated and did his Master’s Degree at the University of Coimbra. Since then he has had academic and working experiences in six different countries. Before becoming a passionate lawyer, he worked in diplomacy, and in European institutions and was a close collaborator with different NGOs and foundations. Ambition and adaptability are two key words for him and he always aims for greater challenges. Ricardo likes to work with and for people, engaging in fruitful working relationships and he has a true passion for law. He speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.

Juan Diego Muñoz

Juan Diego Muñoz

Head of the Real Estate Department

Over 8 years of experience in Real Estate law and business. Graduated in Law and Master in Law from La Rioja International University. Member of the Barcelona Bar Association. Specialist Courses: Conveyancing, Urbanism, Commonhold Property law, Bank law, Tourism Law, Public Administration Liabilities. Awards: Honorary Certificate & Golden Start from the Institute for Professional Excellence, Gold Medal for meritorious work from the European Economic and Competitiveness Association. As working on an Events Organization for a world-class F1 brand, he began to intermediate in the Real Estate business from the very bottom, starting his career in his early years as a Real Estate Agent and then getting into a Promoter Company and Real Estate Consultancy while studying law and continuing developing his career. This outlaw way up has given him a 360º vision of the RE business and necessities plus the knowledge and contacts to always find a way to move through in a smooth way.

Eleni Maderaki

Eleni Maderaki

Head of Corporate Department Athens

Eleni is from Athens, Greece. She started her law career with an LL.B degree from the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens and an LL.M in Corporate and Commercial Law followed from the same University. Eleni started her legal career in a maritime law firm, from where she gained extensive knowledge in complex matters in corporate, commercial and maritime law and then she was operating on her own, building her career in the corporate, immigration and real estate sector. She has been a Member of the Piraeus Bar Association since 2016. She is fluent in English and in Greek and familiar with the French language.

Madeleine Cadwell

Madeleine Cadwell

Lawyer

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. 

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. 

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.

Ilona Poghosyan

Ilona Poghosyan

Sales Specialist

Ilona is originally from Armenia where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the American University of Armenia. During her bachelor studies, she did an Erasmus at the Univeristy of Cádiz and realized that she needs to be back in Spain. She recently moved to Barcelona and currently is completing her master’s in Entrepreneurial financing: Venture Capital and Private Equity. Ilona believes that a positive attitude is a drive for providing high-quality service. Languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Armenian.

Cecilia Rossini

Cecilia Rossini

Head of Marketing

Cecilia was born in Italy and studied Communication and Marketing. She has 10 years of experience in the Marketing field and has worked in multinational companies, middle-sized and start-ups. At Lexidy, as Head of Marketing she defines the marketing and growth strategies and crafts reports. She improves the processes to identify new opportunities to make sure that our legal is boosting tech day after day. Languages: Italian and English.

Eleonore Tavares

Eléonore Tavares de Pinho

Head of Lexidy France

Born in Senegal to Belgian-Portuguese parents and having lived for several years in various countries, Eléonore quickly became passionate about Immigration legislation. She graduated from the University of la Sorbonne and the University of Florence and obtained a five-year dual degree in Italian and French Law. As an attorney, she chose to work in Immigration Law in order to have real action on the field and help people fulfill their projects.  Deeply convinced that digital technologies can make law and legal services simpler and impact people’s lives in a positive way, Eléonore will always be looking for the most efficient way to meet your needs.

Christina Engebak

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.

Julien Vezina

Julien Vezina

Sales

Dynamic and Enthusiastic, Julien is an outgoing professional who has a relentless drive to deliver more than just results, but also contribute to the overall mission and success of a business. He completed a Master of Business Administration in Barcelona. His goal with this MBA was to gain even more experience in business management and business growth while being a top performer in this field. He is in love with foreign cultures and meeting new people every day. A native speaker in French and English, also comfortable in Spanish, he really thrives when he can help people by providing solutions and professional advice. He appreciates NFL, enjoys traveling, cooking and good wine.

Jorge Grases

Jorge Grases

Litigation Lawyer

With 5 years of experience in different top tier law firms in Spain, Jorge is the head of the litigation and bankruptcy department in Lexidy. Focused on the needs of the client, and always looking forward to making a tailor-made legal strategy for the client. With the ability to look outside the box for disruptive solutions. Jorge has a double degree in economics and law in the Universidad de Navarra, a Master on Energy Law and is a member of the Madrid Bar. Languages: Spanish, English.

Luisa Rivera

Luisa Rivera

Trainee

Luisa was born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, at 18 she moved to Spain to pursue her career in the Double Degree of Business Administration and Law at IE University. She lived 3 years in Segovia and the last 4 years she has lived in Madrid, now pursuing her Masters Degree In Law at the Universidad Internacional de Valencia. At Lexidy, she is currently doing her internship in the Corporate and Immigration Department as well as helping out the Litigation Department at the Madrid Office. She is passionate about the Law and loves meeting new clients and learning about their different backgrounds and stories to assure their easy relocation to Spain. Languages: Spanish, English.

Giancarlo Ostetto

Giancarlo Ostetto

Lawyer, Head of Milan Office

Giancarlo is an Italian-Brazilian Lawyer living in Italy and the head of Lexidy’s Milan office. He graduated in Law in 2015 and holds BAR registrations in Brazil, Portugal and Italy. With an always business-focused personality and work ethic, he is eager to drive the best in each team member so Lexidy’s clients and partners are served with excellence. He has a multi-cultural background and past work experiences that enable him to provide out-of-the-box alternatives to clients while communicating in Italian, English and Portuguese.

Nour

Nour Rachidy

Legal Trainee

She was born and raised in France but is a dual national. From a young age she knew she wanted to become a lawyer. Nour studied private law in French university during my bachelor. Later she inroad in a Master Degree in which Nour studied International and European litigation law. She ended her master in Greece studying in an LLM of international Law. Growing up she was always facing various legal systems, procedure that immigrant go through in order to visit family, work, study. Nous is very comfortable talking and helping people legally or not in different language to make them feel helped efficiently. Speaking: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic.

Valeryia Shymanovich

Valeryia Shymanovich

Office Manager in Barcelona

Valery is from Belarus but after finishing her Bachelor’s in Trade Management in Belarussian State Economic University she decided to face new challenges and moved to Spain. She gained a scholarship and studied Digital Marketing and Hospitality.  Her passions are event organization and keeping things in order, that is why she is famous as an Office Champion. ¨Seek for constant progress, not perfection¨ she says.

Jorge de Ros

Jorge de Ros

Lawyer

Jorge is from Barcelona. He graduated in Law & Business at the University of Barcelona in 2021. After his degree studies, he decided to pursue a career as a lawyer taking the Spanish Bar exam. He started his career at a Immigration firm, where he developed a special interest in the international enviroment and its complexity. Then he practiced civil and corporate law at a law firm mainly focused in international clients before joining Lexidy. He is passionate about law and his goal is to provide Lexidy’s clients legal solutions that fit their business needs in a dynamic and changing, globalized context. Languages: Spanish, English and Catalan.

Diana Andrade

Diana Andrade

Lawyer, Head of Immigration Portugal

Diana was born and raised in Oporto. She loves to travel and interacting with other countries and cultures. At the Immigration Department she discovered her true passion. Helping foreign clients to establish their residence in Portugal and doing their own investments is the best way possible. Diana has a Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa-Porto, an Executive master’s in management and an Intensive Course in Tax from Católica Porto Business School. Her main experience is in Immigration Law, Tax Law and Corporate Law.

Gabriela Baly

Gabriela Baly

Lawyer

Gabriela is originally from Cuba, but was raised and grew up in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. She studied law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Once she finished her law degree, she became curious about immigration law and did an internship for her Master’s Degree in Law at a law firm specializing in immigration, an area of law in which she remains to this day, as she loves helping people relocate to Spain.

Carolina Gimeno

Carolina Gimeno

Lawyer

Carolina was born in Barcelona and has studied Law at the University of Barcelona, later specializing in International Law at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and coursed a Master’s Degree in Cooperation Development at the Universitat Ramon Llull- Pere Tarres. She has lived in Barcelona, Madrid and Panama. She practiced General Law in a law firm and joined Lexidy as an Immigration Lawyer back in 2019. After a three years break where she gained experience in a insurance brokerage and at Deloitte as an Immigration Lawyer at the Global Mobility Department, she is back now in the team to help Lexidy clients with their needs when relocating to Spain. Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English, French and Italian. 

Raul Barradas

Raul Barradas

Finance Administrative

Raul is from Barcelona, he graduated from the Autonomus University of Barcelona (UAB) with a Management and Administration Business degree. He’s aware of the current changes in our world and is in constant self-formation of the new tools and abilities to be always prepared and ready for the challenges to come. He has four years plus of experience working with great companies, which lead him to develop new strategies and teamwork skills to always provide the warmest and human environment.

Sandra V

Sandra Vannier 

Tax Lawyer

Sandra is half-French and half-Lebanese. She is born and raised French and travels around the world to visit her family. Sandra has known since she was a teenager that she wanted to become a lawyer. Passionate about numbers, she naturally turned to tax and corporate law and graduated in these subjects from Assas University and INSEEC business school. Sandra has been practicing as a lawyer since December 2015. She loves assisting people and companies who come to France to facilitate their tax matters. She also assists entrepreneurs, shareholders and companies to set up or develop their business in France. Her approach is to provide personalised legal advice adapted to the client’s needs, because every project is unique. Speaks: French and English.

Bruna Duarte

Bruna Duarte

Legal Trainee

Bruna was born and raised in northern Portugal. Driven by the desire to surpass herself, she is always looking for projects that challenge her. Passionate about International law, she did her master’s degree in Public and European International Law at the Law School of Coimbra University. In Lexidy she is a Legal Trainee in the Portuguese Immigration Department. Her ability to help others with her knowledge is something that brings her satisfaction. She is also an outdoors person, from the mountains to the beach. She loves hiking, road trips, good food, and good company. Speaking: Portuguese 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.

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