Key Staff

Passion, knowledge and experience

Complex insurance claims specialists.

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Christian Bruze


Christian is the CEO of Saint Clement and is in overall charge of our operations. He has extensive experience in the legal and marine insurance fields and has held senior positions in London and New York as well as in his native Sweden. Christian has particular expertise in contentious cargo claims and recoveries and frequently acts on behalf of insurers in such matters. He graduated with a LLM in International Law from Lund University in 1998 and a LLM in Maritime Law from University of Southampton in 1999.

Cristina del Río

General Manager

Cristina graduated in Law from UCM and holds a LL.M in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton as well as title of Specialist in International Maritime Law from ICADE. She is a professional of more than 18 years of experience working for P&I Clubs (in London and Brussels), law firms (Albors, Galiano, Portales and DLA Piper) and since 2009 as Marine Claims Manager and European Claims Coordinator for RSA Spain. She also lectures at University on P&I Clubs, Collision Liability and Project Cargo. Cristina speaks Spanish, English and French.

Javier Palomares

Claims Executive

Javier holds a LL.B. from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a LL.M in International Business Management from the Universidad Pablo de Olavide. He has extensive experience as claims handler, having worked previously in the claims dept. of a Spanish bank and a U.S. based insurer. He speaks Spanish and English.

Sheresade Déniz Afonso

Claims Executive

Graduada en Derecho por la Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Máster de Acceso a la Abogacía y Máster en Negocio y Derecho Marítimo IME-ICADE. Ha trabajado en un bufete de Abogados y en la Compañía Española de Petróleos (Cepsa). Habla español e inglés.

Ana Cabrera

Claims and Recoveries Executive

Ana holds a Spanish Law Degree from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, a French Law Degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris and a Master in Maritime Law and Business from the Spanish Maritime Institute (IME). Before joining STC Ana was legal assistant at a multinational Law firm. She speaks Spanish, French and English.