Pura is a Spanish attorney faithfully dedicated to ending money laundering and tax fraud. She is a member of the Madrid and Barcelona Bar Association, a Board Director of the Spain-USA Bar Association, a member of the Spanish Tax and Accounting Experts Association (AECE), a member of the International Arbitration Association, among others. She has more than 30 years of experience. Pura's professional experience began in Madrid as an attorney specializing in securities, financial institutions, banking law, and taxation. In New York, Pura joined Prudential to provide financial planning to individuals and corporations. Pura then worked at Yi, Tuan and Brunstein, a New York law firm focusing on corporate law and estate planning. Pura holds Series 6 and Series 63 NASDAQ licenses.
She is today one of the most recognized experts in Spain regarding AML, working as an expert witness of Spain's Financial Intelligence Unit (SEPBLAC). She is a speaker and trainer in AML, dedicated to explaining how the control of money laundering and tax fraud through international agreements can go a long way towards limiting terrorism, corruption, and mafia activities.
Teresa is our general director. She is a native of the Canary Islands with extensive overseas experience, practicing in the field of immigration in the USA and running a corporate law firm in Venezuela. Most recently, she has worked in Tenerife in financial mediation and assessment.
Teresa received her law degree in 1993 from the Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela, and a Master's degree in International Commerce and Maritime Law in 1997 from the Escuela de Estudios Superiores de la Marina Mercante.
Monica Sevillano is an attorney in our Barcelona office with expertise in international corporate law and immigration. During law school at the University of León, she received a scholarship to study in Miami. After graduation, Monica's interest in international law took her to London for further coursework. On her return, she moved to Barcelona and studied immigration law at the Catalan Lawyer's Board. In 2020, Monica got a Master's degree in corporate law from ICAB.
Her earlier experience includes litigation in the areas of civil and banking law, and filing claims in the Constitutional and Supreme Court. She is fluent in Spanish and English. Monica is a member of the Colegio de Abogados of Barcelona.
Jimena is senior lawyer and compliance officer. She has a degree in political science and law from UC3M. She has received Master's degrees in Corporate Compliance, Cyber-compliance, and AML.
Jimena is president of the Spanish chapter of ACFCS (acfcs.org). She is an expert witness for Spain's SEPBLAC and a compliance officer accredited by ASCOM and IFCA.