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Fieldfisher JAUSAS

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Barcelona, Madrid
Fieldfisher JAUSAS, Mercedes Caral, Barcelona, SPAIN

Mercedes Caral

Work +34 93 415 00 88
Fieldfisher JAUSAS

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Litigation and Arbitration. Real Estate Law and Town Planning.


Partner. (Litigation and Arbitration). Mercedes Caral has great experience as a lawyer specialising in litigation and arbitration, in the fields of both civil and commercial law. She has outstanding experience in advising companies on their ordinary activities in sectors such as pharmaceutical, real estate and construction.



I am an expert in conflict management, a field to which I have dedicated more than thirty years of my professional career. My strategic and legal vision, tenacity and proactive approach to seeking transactional solutions provide real added value to clients.

In recent years, I have gained prominence through my intervention in property-related conflicts. They include: challenging agreements and urban planning, terminating construction contracts, project management, overseeing construction defects, and resolving problems linked to the financing or purchase of land and developments. I have also intervened in conflicts derived from company acquisitions or disputes between partners, and in national and international litigation in most business sectors, the most significant of which include the food, pharmaceutical, and infrastructure industries.

Furthermore, I am a recognized adviser in the area of family companies, where I offer my expertise to prevent the development of corporate and inheritance disputes so the continuity and strengthening of the aforementioned companies is ensured. I have also managed projects on restructuring and equity realization for this type of singular companies.

I was chair of the Civil Law Section of the Barcelona Bar Association from 2001 to 2003, and I still am a member of this section. In addition, I have taught Civil Law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and I have been an assistant professor of International Commercial Arbitration at the School of Law of the University of Arkansas.

Nowadays, I am a member of the American Bar Foundation, the American Bar Association, and the chair of the Barcelona /Madrid City Chapter of the American Bar Association since 2003.


Spanish. English. French. Catalan.


Chair of the American Bar Association Madrid/Barcelona City Chapter since 2014. Member of the American Bar Association (Business, Litigation, International and Real State Law Sections). She is also Board Member of the Civil Law Section of the Barcelona Bar Association and member of Editorial Board of the specialised magazine Inmueble.


Law Degree. Universidad de Barcelona, Spain (1980).

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  • Life Sciences Overview 2008/09

    Law 29/2006 (26 July 2006) on guarantees and rational use of medicinal products and medical devices is the central regulation governing medicinal products. The law still requires development through a large number of Royal Decrees, during 2008 and 2009. Many provisions of Law 29/2006 (such as the sale by post or by telematic means of certain medicinal products) do not appear to be enforceable until such legislation is enacted. This particularly applies to rules on medical devices, which are included in Law 29/2006, but need legislation to be effectively enforced. Such specific legislation is currently being developed, including for medical prescriptions and traceability.
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