Arantxa Geijo Jiménez
Arantxa Geijo Jiménez is a Spanish attorney who is an expert in international law, particularly in international criminal law and human rights law. In addition to her practice, she is also currently Of Counsel at Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LPP, where she handles international criminal law cases for that firm.
Arantxa is admitted to the List of Counsels and Assistants to Counsels of the International Criminal Court.
She has previously served as counsel for the INTERPOL General Secretariat Office of Legal Affairs at their headquarters in Lyon, France, where she focused on complex international criminal arrest warrant requests (Red Notices) and represented INTERPOL in litigation, including challenges by individuals to the issuance of Red Notices against them. After her time at INTERPOL, Arantxa served as Senior Counsel at boutique law firm in London, where she focused on INTERPOL cases and other international law matters.
Prior to that, Arantxa served as an attorney at Baltasar Garzón Abogados, the International Justice Team of Amnesty International – International Secretariat, and the Governance Programme of the Spanish Agency for Development and Cooperation (AECID) in Guatemala. Arantxa also advised clients in numerous cases both at the national level in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Middle East and North and Central Africa, and in cases before the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Commission of
Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee, the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances and the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, and the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Arantxa has successfully represented numerous individuals before the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (an independent structure established to review individual challenges to Red Notices issued by INTERPOL), helping them navigate the complex and arcane rules and procedures of INTERPOL and securing the deletion of the Red Notices against them, thereby restoring their rights to travel freely internationally, without the attendant fear of illegal arrests or detention while crossing borders.
She is also an associate professor of Law at Valencia International University
Arantxa is a practicing lawyer at the Valencia Bar Association (2003), a member of the Inns of Court (Inner Temple) in the United Kingdom and of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Manual Gestión de Despachos, Grado en Derecho, Universidad Internacional de Valencia (VIU) (2020).
No Impunity for Enforced Disappearances: Checklist for Implementation of the Convention on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances (Publicado para la 1ª Sesión del Comité contra las Desapariciones Forzadas de la ONU – 2011).
Elena Bescos Gracia
Elena is an Attorney and a member of the New York bar (2019) who specializes in public international law, including human rights, investment arbitration and international criminal law.
Prior to joining Geijo & Associates, she worked in a public international boutique law firm in London, where her work focused on INTERPOL matters and investment arbitration. She has achieved successful outcomes for several clients, including the cancellation of red notices and the granting of provisional measures by INTERPOL. She has also represented clients before international human rights tribunals such as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Committee as well as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
She also worked at the UN headquarters in New York on corporate sustainability and international relations matters.
Elena’s previous experience also includes working as a financial crime consultant in the UK, where she advised financial institutions on how to strengthen financial crime policies, procedures, systems and controls in accordance with UK anti-money laundering regulations and the Criminal Finances Act 2017.
Elena is a graduate of City, University of London (LLB) and New York University (MSc in Global Affairs). She is currently a part-time LLM (International Corporate and Commercial Law) candidate at King’s College London.
Louise Lecaros de Cossío
Louise Lecaros de Cossío is a member of the Madrid and Paris Bars and she is admitted to the New York Bar. She focuses her practice on international law matters, including international criminal law, human rights, and arbitration. She also represents and assists clients in relation to white-colla crime, compliance, and internal investigations matters.
In addition to collaborating with Geijo & Associates, Louise is an associate at Delecroix-Gublin, a boutique law firm in Paris that specializes in criminal law.
In the past, Louise worked on INTERPOL cases, arbitration disputes, and public international law matters at Lindeborg Counsellors at Law in London. Prior to that, she was an associate at Cuatrecasas in Madrid, where she handled arbitration and national litigation cases. Louise has also worked on international law and international relations matters at various international organizations, such as the European Commission, INTERPOL, the UN International Law Commission, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.