Carolina has extensive experience in international contracting, especially regarding matters of international sanctions, export and investment controls and protections and in regulatory compliance. Recently Carolina worked as an associate of the International Trade global team of the U.S. law firm Squire Patton Boggs where she assessed clients in finance, energy, infrastructure and cannabis sectors.
She began her professional career in the International Operations Department of a boutique law firm in Madrid and also worked as counsel for Banco Santander where she focused on general contractual issues, banking regulations, compliance and data protection. Likewise, Carolina worked at the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in New York where she carried out research and analysis of trade and investment policies and participated in Member State resolution negotiations within the Second Committee of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council.
Carolina is a practicing lawyer of the Madrid Bar Association (ICAM). She complemented her legal studies at the University of Navarra, with a course in international law and international relations at the Complutense University of Madrid, and completed her Master studies specializing in international law, foreign trade and international relations at ISDE in Madrid.
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Carolina has collaborated in projects in multiple jurisdictions, principally in the E.U., the U.S. and in Latin American countries. Her experience has led her to work in diverse aspects regarding U.S. and E.U. international sanctions and its effects in jurisdictions such as Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Ukraine and Venezuela.
She has been member of the legal defense team who represented entities and individuals sanctioned by the European Union and has participated in their representation before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. Carolina is co-author of various articles in the field of her specialization. In addition to her native Spanish Carolina works in English on a regular basis.