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mercedesclavell@arcoabogados.es

IDARB ARBITRATORS
Mercedes
CLAVELL
EXPERT
COUNTRY
Spain
FIELD
Franchising,
Professional details
Arco Abogados
http://www.arcoabogados.es
Phone: 34-934 871 020
Mercedes
CLAVELL
ARBITRATOR
COUNTRY
Spain
Year of birth
1962
Phone: 34-934 871 020

Curriculum

IDI Functions
IDI country expert for Spain
Others
Director in Catalonia of Franquishop, a franchise trade fair
Year of birth
1962
Education
Graduated in Law by the University of Barcelona
Professional qualifications
Attorney, admitted to Barcelona Bar in 1988 Master in Business Administration, 1987 Master in Tax & Financial Law, 1988
Current professional position
Of Counsel at Arco Abogados y Asesores Tributarios, Barcelona.
Previous position
Lawyer at Ernst &Young; head of the legal department of IVC, International Venture Consultants; lawyer at Jausas Law Firm; General Counsel at MRW (one of the biggest franchisors in Spain, with more than 700 franchisees).
Practical experience
(1) acting as attorney for foreign franchisors regarding their operations in Spain (enter into the Spanihs market, expansion, re-estructuration, closing, etc); (2) acting for Spanish companies wishing to franchise their business model or to internationalize it; (3) advising companies on distribution, agency and franchising matters: agreements, structure of the network, termination of agreements, claims for compensation; (4) M&A of distribution and franchising companies.
Languages
Spanish and Catalan (native); English (proficiency); French (basic); Portuguese and Italian (understanding)
Publications:
Former teacher at the Distribution & Logistics master by Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, addressed to young graduates from all around the world.
Languages
Spanish/Catalan, English, French, Italian, Portouguese
Professional qualifications
Law degree and admitted to bar
Experience in the field of distribution
Commercial Agency, Distributorship, Sale Networks, Franchising, Distribution joint ventures, Trademark issues
Litigation experience
As counsel and as in house counsel assisting external counsel
Arbitration experience
As arbitrator
Experience as in-house counsel:
Yes.
Distribution cases
  1. General Counsel of a leading franchising company
  2. Advice to a Spanish Master Franchisee of a leading Canadian company
  3. Advice to a French franchising company in Spain
  4. Termination of a Distribution Agreement (representing the distributor)
  5. Termination of a Distribution Agreement (representing the principal)
  6. Re-estructuration of a distribution network
  7. Swiss-Spanish Distribution & Manufacturing Joint Venture
  8. Advice in the termination of an Agency Agreement
  9. Advice for ranchising a new business concept
  10. Advice for the international expansion of a franchising company