Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Madrid Office, Mercedes Fernández’s practice focuses on arbitral and judicial proceedings. Her litigation experience centers on disputes involving construction contracts and large civil engineering projects, construction defects, energy projects and M&A transactions, and investments in Spain and Latin America. Mercedes has participated in proceedings before Spanish courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court. She has acted as counsel in national, international, ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including proceedings governed by ICC, UNCITRAL and ICSID rules. She has civil and commercial law experience in construction, corporate matters and acquisitions, and acts as an independent arbiter.