Equipo Consultor

Consultant Team


Silva Kantareva joined Palacio y Asociados in 2011 as Senior Advisor to Ana Palacio. Prior to that, she has held positions at the United Nations and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Silva Kantareva holds degrees in international relations and law from Yale University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Ms. Kantareva is fluent in English, Bulgarian, Russian, Spanish and commands intermediate German.


Brian Abrams joined Palacio y Asociados in 2013 as Senior Advisor to Ana Palacio. He previously served as an associate legal officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in New York. Brian Abrams has also worked at the United States Department of Treasury, Department of State, and the United Nations International Law Commission. He has a master’s degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a specialization in public international law and received his juris doctor from New York University where he was awarded the Vanderbilt Medal.

Mr. Abrams received his bachelor’s degree from Tufts University graduating magna cum laude.


Fátima Sáenz joined Palacio y Asociados in 2012 as Senior Advisor to Ana Palacio. Prior to that, she has worked at LG@VOCATS (Luxembourg, Luxembourg), Speiser Krause (New York, U.S.A.) and Zhong Lun Law Firm (Beijing, China). Fátima Sáenz holds a degree in law from the University of Navarra and diplomas in Global Law Studies, International Business Law and Anglo American Law.

Ms. Sáenz is fluent in English, French and Spanish and commands intermediate Portuguese.


Maria Gonzalez Parrilla joined Palacio & Asociados in 2014 as Project Analyst. She previously served as head of the legal department for various entities, most notably a subsidiary of the business group Abengoa and the Andalusian Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives. She has a degree in Law from the University Hispalense of Seville and has a Masters in private law from the Bar Association of Madrid, as well as specialized training in business law.


Francisco Martín Ruiz-Jarabo joined Palacio y Asociados in 2015 as a Advisor to Ana Palacio. Previously he worked at Estudio Legal Foro de Europa (Madrid, Spain), at Wolters Kluwer France and at Linguaserve Internationalisation (Madrid, Spain). Francisco has a double degree in both French and Spanish Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is specialized in European and International Relations and Diplomacy.

Francisco is fluent in French, English and Spanish and has a basic knowledge of German.


Patricia Casal joined Palacio y Asociados in 2015 as Junior Associate in the Brussels office. Prior to that, she was a trainee at the European Parliament. Patricia Casal holds a degree in Translation and Interpretation with a focus on conference interpretation from the University of Vigo where she also pursued Jean Monnet courses on European integration.

Ms Casal is fluent in English, Spanish and French.


Isabel Paolucci joined Palacio y Asociados in 2016 as Junior Associate in the Brussels office. She previously held positions as a trainee at the European Parliament, a legal consultant at Total Italia S.p.A. and as an assistant in the Department of Administrative Law at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. Isabel Paolucci holds a master’s degree in competition law and received her bachelor’s degree in law from “La Sapienza” University of Rome graduating magna cum laude.

Ms. Paolucci is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish.