Rocío Belda de Mergelina


Phone: +34 91 514 52 00

Rocío Belda de Mergelina

Main Focus

M&A, commercial and corporate law.

Distribution and franchise law.

Transactional and regulatory work related to the retail sector including the automotive sector.

Chinese Desk of Garrigues.



Spanish, English, French



Law Degree at Universidad de Valencia (1985)

LL.M. on International and Comparative Law (PILC) - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) (1988)

Columbia-Leyden Program in American Law, Leyden University (1989)


Professional Experience

Legal service of the European Commission

J&A Garrigues SLP (Brussels)

J&A Garrigues SLP (Madrid)

Memberships – Publications – Specialties

Co-chair of the IBA International Franchising Committee


Member of the Madrid Bar

International Distribution Institute (IDI) – national expert for franchise

Lecturer of Commercial Law at the University Carlos III of Madrid (1997-2004) and the University Juan Carlos I of Madrid (2010-2011)

Lecturer at the Executive Program Fashion & Law of Centro de Estudios Garrigues

Frequent speaker at national and international professional conferences and seminars


Ms Belda 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”.