English Speaking Lawyers in Barcelona
Federico Richardson CEO of Lexidy Law Boutique


Lexidy was founded by Federico Richardson Alborna, an English-speaking lawyer in Spain registered with the Bar Association under number 40.082.

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



We know that dealing with the laws and legal terms can be complex and difficult at times, even more so if you do not know the procedures of the country where you will be staying or investing your money. Our goal as English speaking lawyers in Portugal is to help you save time and money.

Lexidy Law Boutique SPRL is a law firm made up of young and experienced English speaking lawyers in Portugal, trained in various fields and with extensive business knowledge that allows our lawyers to explain complex matters in a simple way. We have based our business model on making legal services more efficient and easier for everyone to understand, bearing in mind that legal advice is not something lightly. To ensure that we establish a reliable relationship with us as your English speaking lawyers in Portugal, it is clear from our first contact to establish that trust.



Meet the English Speaking Lawyers in Spain and Portugal who are transforming the industry.
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Federico Richardson


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. You can contact him at

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. You can contact her at

Lisbon Office

Gabriel Guimarães Barreto

Senior Associate - 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. You can contact him at

Bettino Zanini

Head of Immigration Department

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. You can contact him at

Barbara Franco

Associate - Corporate Lawyer

Barbara studied Law at the University of Lisbon and she has a Masters in Corporate Law. She recently completed the Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance course at the University of Lisbon. In her early legal career, she practiced banking litigation, insolvency, and debt recovery law. With a pragmatic attitude, she does not shy away from challenging projects and loves to keep on learning about business law innovation and implementation. Languages: Portuguese, English, and Spanish. You can contact her at

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. You can contact her at:

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. You can contact her at

Rodrigo Fionda


After more than ten years working as a lawyer in Brazil, being a partner of a law firm specialized in tax law, Rodrigo decided to move to Portugal to continue his specialization, opting to take a Master's degree in Corporate law. He has a degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), is a specialist in Tax Law from IBET - Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies, and is currently a Master's candidate in Corporate Law from University Lusófona of Porto. At Lexidy, he supports the Immigration Department. Languages: English and Portuguese. You can contact him at

Ana Carolina Lourenço

Associate - Corporate Lawyer

Ana Carolina is a Junior 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”


Ronaldo Silva

Accounting manager

Ronaldo has extensive experience in Corporate Finance with an emphasis on the implementation of processes, tools, and controls for better decision making. With a degree in Business Administration, with Extensions in Intelligent Systems and Corporate Finance, working in related areas since 2004, Ronaldo has participated in the structuring and control of small, medium, and large companies. His developed logistical and analytical profile and a natural ability in interpersonal relationships are the predominant characteristics of his professional profile. He moved to Portugal in 2017 and, in February 2020, accepted the challenge of collaborating with Lexidy in its continuous improvement needs.

Stenia Betuncal

Office manager

Sténia studied Marketing and Advertising at Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, in Lisbon. Her experience in the Marketing area includes managing and developing digital content in the e-commerce sector. She previously worked as an Office Manager for a start-up company in the mobility sector, where she discovered her interest in the administrative area. She is used to working in fast-paced environments and is ready to take on any challenges. Sténia is currently fulfilling the role of Office Manager at Lexidy, where she´s developing and reinforcing her knowledge in Corporate Finances. Languages: English and Portuguese. You can contact her at

Marketing Team

Marco Aguirre Cobos

Digital Marketing Manager

Marco is originally from México and lived in Madrid, Dublin, New York and Barcelona. He has worked on multinational technology companies, focused on digital marketing and social media strategy; managing international projects and programs globally. Marco worked at Facebook Inc. for more than 6 years on the Global Marketing Solutions Team, providing support to the most important brands and agencies across the regions. He was part of the team who launched Instagram Ads on Latinamerica, implementing a scaled customer support service all over the markets. His expertise is on automation of processes, optimization of resources and implementation of new technologies in global scaled teams. He speaks English, Spanish and Italian. You can contact him at:

Javier García

Marketing Intern

Javier “Xavi” is from Barcelona and currently studying Business and Administration, at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. He spent a year at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, as an Erasmus student. 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. You can contact him at

Andrii Yeshchenko

Marketing Intern

Andrii was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. After reaching the age of 17, he decided to explore the world and welcome changes in his life. He completed a BA in Journalism and Communication in Warsaw, Poland. He was an Erasmus alumni at the Howest University in Belgium, where Marketing became his passion. His passion to keep learning led him to Spain, where he is currently finishing a Master in Future Marketing. Andrew’s work is focused on people. He aims to apply direct and clear communication with people to bring more value to each shared message. Andrii speaks English, Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian. You can contact him at

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