Cecilia Rosende Villar


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Cecilia Rosende Villar

Principal associate


Cecilia Rosende Villar is a principal associate in the Litigation and Arbitration department.

She has extensive expertise in providing legal advice on litigation and pre-litigation matters regarding civil and corporate/commercial law in a wide range of areas (e.g. contractual and noncontractual liability, unfair competition, advertising, directors’ liability and challenging corporate resolutions) and in defending clients before the courts and arbitral tribunals; as well as on cross-border issues. 

She also provides recurring advice to some of the most important companies at national and international level in sectors such as distribution, real estate, construction, audiovisual.

She is visiting Lecture at the Complutense University of Madrid in the International Private Law Department and collaborator of the Center for Studies Garrigues, as well as the Master's Degree in Access to Law at the University of Navarra. She has participated in several seminars related to International Litigation.

Cecilia Rosende is a member of the Madrid Bar Association.

Academic background:

Degree in Law, Universidad de Navarra.

PhD in Law, Universidad de Navarra.  Extraordinary Award, 2001.


Author of the publication “The enforceability of judicial review judgments against third parties” (*) (Aranzadi) and co-author of various legal commentaries: “Commentary on the Civil Procedure Law”(*) (Articles 149-168) (Aranzadi) and “Commentary on the Insolvency Law”(*) (Articles 163-182) (Aranzadi).

Author of numerous articles and publications, including those published in specialist journals La Ley Mercantil (“Validity at European Union of unilateral choice-of-court-agreements” nº 30, November, 2016), Anuario de Derecho Internacional Privado (“Lis pendens and related actions. Latest European and Spanish legislative reforms”, T. XVI, 2016), Aranzadi Unión Europea, ("A round with the anti-suit injunctions: Review of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 13 May 2015. Case Gazprom", No. 6, 2015; "Main changes of the new Regulation 1215/2012 of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters" No. 11, 2014 ), Aranzadi Civil Mercantil ("The new regulation extending the effects of the judgment to others", No. 633, 2004; "Taking of evidence in European community according to the Regulation (EC) 1206/2001", No. 20, 2001), Revista de Derecho Procesal ("The reflex effectiveness of the judgment", No 1-3, 2002), Revista Chilena del Derecho ("Direct and reflex effects of the judgment", No. 3, 2001).

(*) originally published in Spanish. See Spanish version of CV for more information.