Professional Profile and Bio
Sandra's practice focuses on EU regulatory and environmental matters involving chemicals, biocides and pesticides both at the EU level and national level (i.e. Spain). Her area of expertise is the interplay between different pieces of legislation in the field of environmental law: REACH/CLP and Plant Protection Products Regulation or Biocidal Products Regulation; REACH and RoHS/WEE; CLP and International Transport of hazardous materials; and waste and import/export of hazardous waste.
She advises clients on these areas of law and I am involved in litigation before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Chemicals Agency (i.e. Board of Appeal), as well as administrative and judicial courts in Spain.
Prior to qualifying as a lawyer in Spain, Sandra worked as a research assistant for the Autonoma University of Madrid, two public research centres and trained in several international law firms. She has also completed the Blue Book traineeship at the European Commission, Directorate-General for the Environment ("DG ENV").
She is a law graduate from Autonoma University of Madrid (Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees) and from the University of Maastricht (second Master’s Degree). She holds also a political sciences degree from Autonoma University of Madrid and studied at Institut d’études politiques Paris (Erasmus Exchange Programme).
Sandra has published an article on infringements of EU law and mechanisms to pass on the liability from central government to territorial entities in Spain (‘Los incumplimientos del Derecho de la Unión Europea y su repercusión sobre las Comunidades Autónomas: Los asuntos Magefesa y Vacaciones Fiscales Vascas’, RJUAM, n. 32, 2015-II, p. 259-284 ISSN: 1575-720-X). She received the 2014 RJUAM Young Researcher in Public Law Award for this paper.
She is fluent in English and French in addition to her native Spanish. She also has a passive knowledge of Italian.