Cristina Barreau holds a Masters Degree in Law on Maritime Spaces and Activities from the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest. After having gained work experience in the French maritime administration, she joined the Surfrider Foundation Europe team. Since 2009, she has participated in the development of the association’s litigation strategy. She represents Surfrider Foundation Europe in court when it comes to cases involving maritime law. Originally from A Coruña, she experienced the disaster following the sinking of the Prestige first-hand. She participated in the clean-up operations as a volunteer and took a keen interest in the lawsuit.
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