Mercedes Clavell is a lawyer with more than 25 year experience in cross border transactions, both in large international firms and well known domestic firms. She has advised many foreign companies in their operations in Spain (franchising & distribution, but also M&A, commercial litigation, start up projects and real estate transactions). Now she’s also advising Spanish franchising companies on their internationalization processes.
From 2011 to mid-2013 she joined, as General Counsel, one of the biggest franchisors in Spain, a leading urgent courier & logistics company with more than 750 franchisees in that moment, in order to prepare this company for its internationalization. She got a deep knowledge of all the areas in this company: franchising, marketing, sales, accounting& finances, IT, operations, Human Resources, Corporate Social Responsibility, etc. Some of the most interesting projects developed by her during this period were: re-structuration of the franchises network; implementation of several tools to mitigate late payments and improve performance by franchisees; negotiation of joint venture agreements with IT partners; sale&lease operations of an amount of logistic platforms, implementation of new data protection policies (the company provides courier services to the most important B2C sites), etc. It was a very useful experience that completed her know-how as legal advisor.
She also lectures on international distribution and franchising matters, to either young foreign graduates and to directors of franchising companies.