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Cristina Puigdengolas

Attorney since 1993. Admitted to practice in Spain and Italy. Criminal, International Corporate law and Human Rights.

Until 2015 when Cristina joined Fernando Pombo Foundation, she combined both social advocacy for the under-privileged with her role as business in-house lawyer for Telefónica Móvies (Madrid), UniCredit and KPMG (Milan), Praxair Euroholding and Bank of New York Melon (London).

Cristina holds various postgraduate studies in Berkeley, Columbia, London Business School, London Metropolitan, ESADE and ESIC and has been associate professor for Instituto de Empresa (Madrid) and Il Sole 24 Ore (Milan) business schools. She currently teaches at Instituto de Empresa and ICADE Law Schools.

Her 2013-2014 legal work with homeless for the 1st Fernando Pombo Foundation EXEQUO Project was shortlisted by the CSR magazine CORRESPONSABLES and by the FINANCIAL TIMES INNOVATIVE LAWYERS 2014. In 2015, Cristina was shortlisted as the best pro bono Lawyer by the International Bar Association.

From September 2015 Cristina coordinates the Foundation project “Business and Human Rights: the role of the legal profession” under which the book The role of the business lawyer in the implementation of Ruggie principles: eight good practices has been awarded by the unanimous decision of the Barcelona Bar Association as the best 2016 Legal monography.

Since August 2016, she partially develops her legal role in the Foundation in the African city of Melilla promoting and defending Justice, the working of Rule of Law and Human Rights for forced migrants in the city.