Mercedes Romero joined Pérez-Llorca in 2006 after practising law for a year and a half at a medium-sized law firm in Madrid. She was made a partner in January 2017. Mercedes holds a postgraduate degree in international commercial arbitration from Queen Mary University, London, and a degree in law from Universidad Carlos III, Madrid.
Mercedes advises clients on international arbitration and litigation in various sectors, such as the financial, construction, engineering, corporate, energy and telecommunications sectors. Mercedes participates in complex judicial and arbitral proceedings, both nationally and internationally, regarding controversies arising from contractual obligations in purchase agreements, distribution agreements, financial transactions, financial lease agreements, joint ventures, turnkey contracts, shareholder agreements and all types of contractual disputes. In addition, Mercedes participates in enforcement proceedings of foreign judgments and awards, as well as other issues relating to international private law.
Mercedes is a professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Universidad Europea de Madrid. She also participates as a regular speaker in arbitration courses and conferences. Mercedes writes regularly for various publications, such as for the firm’s national and international newsletters, and contributed to the reissue of the Arbitration Code Aranzadi (2009) and the new Arbitration Code published by Thomson Reuters Aranzadi in 2017.
Mercedes Romero is listed by the legal directory Best Lawyers for arbitration and mediation.