WLW Talks

Micro niche law specialization

Silvia Madrid


Silvia Madrid is Legal and Compliance Director at UniCredit. Law Degree from the Pontifical University of Comillas, has more than 25 years of experience in the financial and legal sector. He has worked in the Madrid office of The Royal Bank of Scotland and in the New York subsidiary of Banco Santander, among other entities.

Maria Royo

Labor law

María Royo is a Partner in Labor Law and co-founder of EBIROY Abogadas. After more than 10 years of professional experience both as a law firm and as a company lawyer, María has extensive experience in labor litigation and procedures, senior managers, Collective negotiation, labor inspections and labor relations management, both individual and collective, going beyond the exclusively legal plane.

María González-Manes

Cross-border operations

María González-Manes is an international advisor with legal experience in transactions, financial, regulatory and M&A with a focus on cross-border operations in the US. UU., EMEA and Latin America. Angel Investor (Rising Tide Europe) since 2018.

Maite Aja

Maite Aja is an associate attorney at Western Union for Spain and Portugal. Previously she worked as a lawyer in the Italian firm Ughi e Nunziante and in Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, where she was involved in financial advisory and infrastructure projects related to the world of renewable energy.

Susana Vigaray

Susana Vigaray is a member of Ambar Partners. It is specialized in banking, software and BPO. He has two decades of experience in companies like Banco Santander, Sitel o Atento.

Belén Palao

Customs Tax

Belén Palao is a Customs,, Special Tax, Indirect Tax and Environmental and Energy Tax specialist, with a career spanning through nearly 20 years old: was part of Deloitte and BDO Abogados until 2014 , when she founded her own office, Lawyers Palao BLN.
Since his law firm, he has worked with national and foreign clients, advising mainly in the area of ​​international trade and energy taxation.. In this way, She has earned recognition as one of the most influential prosecutors in Spain and an expert in indirect taxation by the World Tax publication., since 2012 to date.

Paula González de Castejón


Paula González de Castejón is a lawyer in DLA Piper since 2006. She took her first professional steps at Squire Sanders & Dempsey. She has extensive experience in advising national and international company leaders in the pharmaceutical and medical field, online gaming operators, and technology/telecommunications companies.

González de Castejón is specialized in advising on regulatory issues such as the review and negotiation of contracts for clinical trials, studies and clinical research. He also advises companies on contractual law, particularly in negotiation and drafting of agency and distribution contracts, and supports the performance of data protection audits, and oversees the writing of security documents, as well as the implementation of international policies for data protection and privacy.


Gloria Hernández Aler

Financial Regulation

Gloria Hernández Aler is a member of FinReg 360, a firm that specializes in financial regulation. She's a former member of the ​​Regulatory and Financial area at Deloitte Abogados. Specialized in advising entities subject to supervision, specialized in the design and creation of venture capital and investment vehicles .

She has been recognized with the Best Lawyer, Which Lawyer, and Chambers & Legal 500. He graduated in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and has an LL.M. at Financial & from Georgetown University.


Blanca de Planchard de Cussac


Blanca is a young lawyer at ECIJA specialized in electronic sports, an area where she combines her legal knowledge with her experience as an eSports player.