University of Buenos Aires (Bachelor of Laws 1950). New York University (Master of Comparative Jurisprudence. 1954).; spoken languages: Spanish, English and French.
Brea obtained his law degree from the “Universidad de Buenos Aires” in 1950 and a Master in Comparative Jurisprudence from the New York University School of Law in 1954. He validated his law degree at the “Universidad Complutense de Madrid” and was admitted to the Bar in Spain in 1976. ln 1955, he was appointed professor of constitutional law at the University of Buenos Aires and helped to devise the present political studies programme in the School of Law. He founded the firm Allende & Brea one of the biggest law firms in Argentina.
The law firm was founded together with Juan Martín Allende in 1957 for the practice of international and corporate law in his home country (the law firm was the first in Buenos Aires to follow the model of US law firms). In the 1970s, he expanded the practice to Spain and the United States (the law firm used to have an office in New York and another one in Florida). He was assistant professor of constitutional law at the Universidad de Buenos Aires for ten years (1955-1965).
He was the Chairman of the National Park Service of Argentina (1966-1970). Chairman of Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina. Vice-Chairman and Trustee of the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) (1982-1995).
Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Board and Comparative Law Center of the Southwestern Legal Foundation, Dallas. He has played an active part in the creation of several non-governmental organizations, such as Fundación Bariloche (1962), Fundación Invertir (1993) and Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina (1977). Since 1965, Brea has become increasingly active in conservation in Argentina.
His early efforts resulted in the passing of new legislation covering the management of natural areas in Argentina. ln 1968, he founded the National Ranger School for the training of specialized personnel in conservation. Even today, this is still only one of four centres of its type active in the world. Brea is also one of the founders of the Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina where he served as secretary until 1987.
The Fundación has developed into the most active non-governmental organization in this field in Argentina and one of the leading institutions of its type in Latin America.
He was member of the Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires. The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Royal Bar Association of Madrid.
The American Society of International Law. American Foreign Law Association. Inter-American Bar Association.
And the International Bar Association. Apart from being a founding member of a law firm in Buenos Aires, Brea also devoted much of his time to a major conservation agency, the Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina.