Nieves’ work consists in ensuring that the Common Fisheries Policy and other relevant laws related to fisheries and seafood are well implemented, through advocacy and the analysis of public policies, mainly focused on the IUU Regulation, the Control Regulation and the Regulation on the Common Organization of Markets. She is currently focused on ending IUU fishing.


Nieves Noval joined our Spanish office in April 2018, as part of the Spanish Sustainable Seafood Project within the Oceans Programme. Nieves is a qualified lawyer in Spain and admitted to the Bar of Las Palmas de G.C. in 2008. Prior to her current role she was an international Legal Counsel for the renewable energies industry. Prior to that, she was a public litigation lawyer for several national and international law firms and an Associate Lecturer at Universidad Europea.

Education and Training

Nieves has a degree in Law from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and a Masters degree in Advanced Law Studies from Universidad de Las Palmas de G.C. Nieves has several publications on litigation, marine renewable energies and European environmental law and is also currently studying a degree in Psychology.

Working at ClientEarth brings together the issues I’m most passionate about: environmental advocacy, ecological awareness and the protection of biodiversity and wildlife. I believe ecological preservation is not only about us, but also about nature and animals their selves.