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. Following that, she specialized in International Relations and Diplomacy.

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


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.


Carmen Jordá Oltra joined Palacio y Asociados in 2017. She graduated in Law and in Political Sciences at the University of Valencia, and she studied part of her Law degree at Université Catholique de Louvain, in Belgium. She has worked in the Law Firms Calero Guillén Abogados and Maruenda Abogados, in Valencia; in International Management Group (IMG), an international organization in Brussels, and in CleanTech Innovation, a consulting firm in Oslo.

Carmen is fluent in English, Spanish and French and she has basic knowledge of Norwegian and Arabic.