Virginia, US

David is a Senior Lawyer (European registered) based in Fragomen’s London office, where he works with complex visa cases and conducts substantive legal research for the firm’s Foreign Consular Practice team. In this role, he assists clients with consular applications across Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as document procurement and legalizations in EMEA.

Prior to his current role, David supported document legalization and consular filings with the Foreign Consular Practice team for three years. He also spent five years as a legal translator and interpreter, working primarily in the fields of family law, Spanish and European law, and international relations for several private clients and international organizations. David is certified by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a translator of English.

David speaks English, Catalan, French and Spanish.


Spanish Diplomatic School | Masters of Diplomacy and International Relations, 2012
Universitat Pompeu Fabra | LL.B., 2011
University of Geneva | Certificate in Transnational Law, 2010
Universitat Pompeu Fabra | Bachelor’s Degree in Translation and Interpreting, 2007

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Abogado/Advocat, General Council of the Spanish Bar (Barcelona), Registered European Lawyer, Law Society of England and Wales

Court Admissions: Spanish/European Union Courts

Member, European and International Law Division, Barcelona Bar Association

Member, Family Law Division, Barcelona Bar Association

Member, International Division, Law Society of England and Wales

Alumnus, Geneva Association of Comparative and Transnational Law

Handled a wide range of consular-based applications, from Chilean and Venezuelan work visas in London, to Schengen visa applications in the Czech Republic, Russia, Romania, Ivory Coast and South Africa

Assisted clients with a range of passport applications, including applications based on transmission of citizenship at birth

Coordinated a wide-range of complex third-country legalizations—including document legalization in Bolivia, Chile and Brazil for use in Kazakhstan, and document legalization in Kazakhstan and Russia for use in Angola

Publications and Lectures

Author, “La jurisdicción universal y las repercusiones de su aplicación en la política exterior de España [Universal jurisdiction and its impact on the Spanish foreign policy].” Cuestiones actuales sobre la diplomacia y las relaciones internacionales en los inicios del siglo XXI [Current issues in diplomacy and international relations in the beginning of the XXI century], Issue No. 49 (March 20, 2013): 13-84. Print.