Mercedes Romero - DAC Beachcroft
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Mercedes Romero

Mercedes specialises in arbitration and litigation matters.

She has over 15 years’ experience advising clients across a range of sectors including construction, engineering, energy, financial, telecom and sports.

Mercedes has taken part in complex judicial and arbitral proceedings, both nationally and internationally, advising on all types of contractual disputes.

Mercedes also advises on insolvency proceedings and enforcement proceedings of foreign judgments and awards, as well as other issues relating to private international law. In addition, she sits as an arbitrator.

She regularly speaks at seminars specialized in arbitration and litigation and has also taught at Universidad Carlos III of Madrid and Universidad Europea of Madrid.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Acting for one of the largest Spanish construction companies in an ICC arbitration proceeding with seat in Houston and related to dispute around an ethanol plant. The amount involved was over 400MUSD.
  • Acting for one the most relevant football teams in Spain related to a complex shareholders litigation dispute, involving over 100MEUR.
  • Acting for one of the English largest online gaming companies in a complex unfair competition claim before the Spanish Courts.

Awards / rankings: Mercedes is recognised by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2020 where clients value her for being "very clear, very accessible and always available." In addition, in 2019 she was recognized by Iberian Lawyer (Forty under 40 awards) as the best Arbitration Lawyer of the year in Spain and Portugal, under 40. Mercedes was described as: “She is very collaborative and has the capacity to get into complex matters in a short timeframe”.

Who is who legal from GAR has included Mercedes as “Arbitration Future Leaders – Partners 2020” and she has been included by her peers in Best Lawyers ® since 2016 in Arbitration and International Arbitration.

Professional memberships: In 2020 she was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Arbitration Club (“Club Español del Arbitraje”) and has been a member of the Spanish Bar Association since 2005.

Mercedes is a regular speaker at specialized conferences in matters related to artificial intelligence in the legal sector.

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