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Del Canto Chambers is an International Law Firm governed by an ethical vision.

We see multiculturalism and gender equality as an intrinsic part of our practice, respecting human rights and strenghtening the social values of advocacy.

León Fernando del Canto

Founder / Barrister

León Fernando Del Canto took his first steps as a lawyer in his father’s firm in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. After working in New York for several years he relocated to England, where he worked as international tax and legal counsel at KPMG, Deloitte and Grant Thornton. In 2006 he became the first Spanish citizen to hold a double qualification as a barrister in England and Spanish Abogado and he joined The Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in London. León Fernando Del Canto has practised in Madrid, New York, London and Doha among other places. His international experience gives the chambers a multi-jurisdictional expertise and a solid global visión.

Xavier Nova Hernández

CEO

Xavier Nova Hernández has ample experience as a Global Adviser in different sectors. His high level of specialisation in establishing business operations in new markets has been key for the companies he has worked with in countries such as Qatar, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Spain where, in order to succeed, the right cultural and business approaches must go hand and hand. Currently Director of Del Canto Chambers, Xavier joined the Firm in 2010.

María Ubago Moreno

Office Manager/PA

Maria Ubago Moreno is Office Manager at Del Canto Chambers. She has extensive experience in companies in different sectors where she held various roles in the production, accounting and management departments. In addition, Maria has experience in Corporate Communication in law firms and is very appreciated for her management, strategic planning and project management skills.

Claudio Rodríguez

Lawyer (Commercial Law and Tax)

Claudio Rodriguez Vera is a Spanish lawyer specialized in Commercial, Tax and Administrative Law. Both, his subsequent training, as well as his professional experience makes him an assertive expert in Tax Asset Management and tax inspections.

Laia Fernández

Lawyer in Gender & Feminism

Laia Fernández is a specialized lawyer in gender and feminism. Both perspectives have led her to pursue some pro-equity projects.

As a teacher at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and congresswoman, she offers a social and humanistic point of view from the Law.

Mercedes Bellavista

Project Manager

Mercedes Bellavista is Project Manager at Del Canto Chambers. Most of her professional career has been developed in important international companies and organizations, where she managed key projects for a wide range of clients, providing her with a 360-degree strategic view. Her business strategy and development skills, as well as her international project management expertise make her a great asset for our Firm.

Eva de Francisco

Project Manager

Eva de Francisco, Project Manager at Canto Chambers. For over 25 year she has developed her career in several prestigious companies worldwide, with presence in Spain, USA, Mexico, United Kingdom and Qatar. She has expertise in tax supervision, accounting and business strategy, as well as skills in international project management.

Samar Abou-Farah

Project Manager, Middle East

After many years’ experience in sectors like public relations and luxury, the introduction of brands in different markets, and an extensive history in customer service; Samar Abou-Farah acts as consultant and manages projects in the Middle East from Qatar. After more than 20 years of work and learning together with great brands she has acquired a remarkable reputation thanks to her events and launchings. She is a polyglot of Lebanese origins and Spanish nationality.

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Julio Prieto

Spanish Lawyer & Licensed Paralegal

Julio Prieto is a Paralegal Consultant specialized in General Principles and Procedural Law in England. After 10 years experience in the Retail sector, he is a charismatic commercial ambassador. He has worked with Del Canto Chambers for many years in different projects.