Rocío Belda de Mergelina


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  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


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Rocío Belda de Mergelina



Rocío Belda is a partner in the Corporate/Commercial Law Department of the firm and her practice focuses on commercial and corporate transactions and M&A.

Rocío has participated in operations of acquisition, reestructuring, joint ventures and contract of various kinds, at national and international level. She regularly advises clients on corporate and contractual matters. She is the non-director secretary of the Board of Directors of a number of Spanish companies.

She is broadly recognized and experienced in the field of distribution. In this area she has been involved in a wide range of transactions regarding the launch, restructuring, acquisition, transformation, contract and in pre-litigious transactions relating to distribution and franchise networks for different products and services.

Rocío has a background in the practice of EU and Competition Law since she started her career in the European Commission and, later on, in the Brussels office of the firm.

Since 2008 she is listed by International legal directories Best Lawyers and Who is Who Legal as a leading practitioner in corporate/M&A and franchise matters.

She has been an associate lecturer at the Commercial Law Department of the University Carlos III of Madrid (1997 through 2004), an associate lecturer at the Commercial Law Department of the University Juan Carlos I de Madrid (2010 and 2011) and a lecturer on the Course on European Community Law of the Zaragoza Bar (1993 through 2001).

She is a member of the Madrid Bar and the IBA (International Bar Association). She is vice-chair of the IBA International Franchising Commitee.

She is also a member of Eurofranchise Lawyers.

Rocío regularly speaks in various legal and business fora, both at a national and international level, regarding the matters of her expertise.



Academic background:

Law Degree at Universidad de Valencia.

LL.M. on International and Comparative Law (PILC) - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

Columbia-Leyden Program in American Law, Leyden University .


She has contributed as co-author in the following collective publications: “La Sociedad Cotizada” (Ed. Marcial Pons, 2006), “Comentarios y concordancias a la Ley de Garantías y Uso Racional de los Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios” (Ed. Thomson-Aranzadi, 2007), “Derecho de la Competencia, Cuadernos de Derecho para Ingenieros” (Ed. La Ley, 2010), “International Franchising” (Globe Law and Business, 2010) and “Getting the Deal Through Franchise 2010”.