In this chapter, 16 of the very best franchise lawyers in the region are recognised for their excellent work assisting franchisors and franchisees on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters.
Rocio Belda de Mergelina with Garrigues is an “excellent and very responsive lawyer” who earns acclaim for her expertise in franchise acquisitions and restructurings.
Jordi Ruiz de Villa at Fieldfisher applies three decades of experience to his top-notch advice to domestic and international clients on franchising disputes and distribution agreements.
Miguel Mejías possesses “very good knowledge of the franchise legal market” according to impressed peers who commend his extensive experience advising high-profile franchise networks on their international expansion and contractual issues.
Ignacio Alonso from Even Abogados comes “highly recommended” as a “very specialised and experienced franchise lawyer” with an encyclopaedic understanding of distribution agreements and international tax law.
Pedro da Costa Mendes of Telles is a seasoned lawyer who receives plaudits for his first-rate work drafting and negotiating complex franchise and distribution agreements for big-name clients across Europe.
Barrocas Advogados is home to Manuel Barrocas, who is a long-standing figure with 50 years of experience in the field. He is considered an authority on franchise, banking and M&A law.
Mercedes Clavell at Arco Abogados stands out as a prominent practitioner who is well-versed in complex franchise and distribution arbitration proceedings.
Sönke Lund from Grupo Gispert is highly sought-after by franchise clients seeking top-tier advice on IP and competition law issues.
Claudia Santos Cruz from Morais Leitão is a distinguished lawyer with vast experience advising clients on cross-border franchising and distribution agreements.
Maite Mascaró at Ecija is touted for strong advice to clients on contentious and transactional franchising matters, and has amassed significant experience assisting clients on international establishment processes.