Irene is an LL.M. candidate at Georgetown Law from Madrid (Spain).
She holds a degree in Law and a degree in Economics from Carlos III University (Madrid). In addition, she completed an exchange program at Kingston University (London).
In her professional career, she has focused on finance and banking law and has gained broad experience in said field.
First, she joined the Spanish leading firm Gómez-Acebo & Pombo. During this time, she also collaborated with the Fernando Pombo Foundation, for which she was involved in pro-bono activities.
In search for a more diverse environment, she moved then to the top international law firm Clifford Chance, where she worked as a finance associate for six years. There, she represented both lenders and borrowers in private sector financings, such as corporate financings, project financings – particularly energy and infrastructure –, real estate financings, acquisition financings, as well as cross-border restructurings and debt workout transactions.
During her time at Clifford Chance, Irene had the opportunity to pursue two secondments, working as an in-house lawyer at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, and at Banco Santander.
Before moving to Washington DC, she joined the infrastructure company ACS Group as a senior legal counsel.
Irene believes that transactional and finance law should address the pressing challenges that our society faces, such as climate change. Hence, she aims at specializing in sustainable investments and the application of FinTech towards the democratization of the financial system.
Irene is also an LLM Delegate at the Corporate & Financial Law Organization at Georgetown Law. In her free time, she loves to travel, read, and enjoy a glass of fine Spanish wine!