We are delighted to announce three new appointments to the Pagefield Global Counsel team.
Our litigation communication team, that was recently commended by Chambers and Partners, now features five former practising lawyers, working alongside former journalists and media specialists.
Leonor Díaz-Córdova, Associate Partner
Leonor is an international dispute resolution specialist and has practiced law in Spain, Switzerland and at the London Court of International Arbitration
Prior to joining Pagefield Global Counsel, she worked as counsel at the LCIA handling a wide range of arbitrations and mediations in Continental Europe, Africa and North, Central and South America focusing on infrastructure, energy, shipping and commodities.
Her previous experience also includes working in Geneva for Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, with a particular focus on investor-State disputes and international commercial disputes related to international sales, construction, oil and gas, mining and energy.
Leonor has a double degree in Law and Political Science from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and an LLM from Columbia University School of Law. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and fluent in French. She is also a member of the Madrid Bar Association.
Valérie Choplin, Executive
Valérie recently joined Pagefield Global Counsel as an Executive. A graduate of Lille Catholic University (BA European Law), she moved to London to complete two masters degrees from City University (MA Diplomacy and Foreign Policy) and University College (MSc Global Governance and Ethics).
Prior to joining Pagefield Global Counsel, Valérie worked as a journalist in Paris and as an Public Affairs Intern in an international public relations firm based in London. Valérie is fluent in both French and English and speaks Spanish and Italian.
Catherine Shafto, Executive
Catherine joins Pagefield Global Counsel as an Executive, having previously worked in the fundraising sector, most recently at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
She has experience working for charities supporting education and heritage, in the UK, Italy and South Korea. While working for these organisations she has held a range of roles, including communications posts.
Catherine graduated from University College, Oxford, where she studied English. She also speaks German.