Mercedes Clavell has more than 25 years of experience as a lawyer, and she has been involved in international transactions since the beginning of her career, working mainly in three areas of expertise: corporate and commercial matters, distribution and franchising, and real estate transactions.
She graduated in Law at the University of Barcelona, the city where she works, and she has completed several postgraduate studies.
In the distribution and franchising area of expertise, Mercedes is the country expert for Spain in franchising at the International Distribution Institute, and an arbitrator at the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution. The prestigious guide Who’s Who legal includes her among its recommended professionals. She has experience either in advising new franchisors or re-structuring consolidated distribution networks, as well as in a wide range of real estate transactions for private and corporate clients, including “key money” operations.
Regarding the commercial and corporate matters, Mercedes is usually involved in small or middle-market transactions. In 2015 she participated in a series of conferences, organized by the investment authorities of Suzhou (China), aimed to help Chinese companies to invest abroad or to enter into strategic alliances with European companies. For the Suzhou program she developed a set of services, including legal advice on the search of investment or joint venture partners.
From the approval of the Spanish golden visa program, Mercedes also advices in immigration matters, including the transfer of business operations to the European Union, taxation and inheritance planning.
Mercedes speaks Spanish, Catalan and English.