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Where I come from
I was born in Asturias, by the sea in Gijón. I was an only child. As a child I was an avid reader.
I studied law at the University of Oviedo, like my father. There, I had the great fortune of having magnificent professors. Since then, law has been a very important part of my life. As I could not go to Bologna because I was a woman, I decided not to pursue a university degree, my first vocation, and to take a competitive examination to become a notary.
I have been a notary since I was 25 years old
Being a notary impresses character. Its practice is very vocational and complex.
Practically since I joined the Notary's Office, I have combined my notarial activity with my position as a lawyer in the D.G. of Registries and Notaries (today D.G. of Legal Security and Public Faith).
It is a privilege for the scholar to be able to deal with all matters of private law in the resolution of appeals, reports or in the drafting of regulations, in all the activities of the Management Center.
Europe of Law
In addition, since the year 2000, in the very creation of the European area of Justice, I am a national expert in the Council of the European Union representing the Ministry of Justice. It is a privilege to see the Europe of Law grow and an honor to represent Spain before international institutions.
As a specialist in European law, I have worked on all civil and corporate instruments adopted since the beginning of European private law. And I approach with great enthusiasm the new challenge of the European regulatory adaptation to the digital transformation. In 2018 I was elected Académica de Numero of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Spain.
Among other academic activities, I chair the Section dedicated to Private International Law and co-chair the Section dedicated to New Technologies.
The best thing that ever happened to me
Personally, my life is a before and after Antonio came into it.
I have five children, with nineteen years difference between the oldest and the youngest.
I hope to be able to transmit to them what really matters: to be good people, reliable, supportive, hard-working. To have a healthy ambition. To always be excited. To grow as a person. To be resilient.