Elisa Torralba Mendiola

Permanent lecturer in Private International Law

Practice areas

Corporate and Commercial


Degree in Law from the University of Barcelona
Doctorate in Law from the University of Barcelona. Awarded unanimously a Special Prize (cum laude)
She broadened her training with a “License Spéciale en Droit Européen” from the “Institut d’Études Europeens” (Université de Bruxelles), obtaining “Grande Distinction”


Professional career

Collaborated with Uría & Menéndez (1989-1991)
Collaborated with Roca Junyent Abogados (1999-2002)


Private, Social and Economic law


Reader (Associate Professor) of Private International Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid




CL – International aspects of corporate operations. Pages 259-281 (Aranzadi, Pamplona, 2010)
CL – The cross-border takeover bids. Pages 265-285. (Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia, 2010).
L- The liability of the manufacturer. Application of foreign law and community rules (Marcial Pons, 1997)
CL- Right to privacy: secrecy of communications and Internet. (La Ley, 2002).
CL- Introductory Commentary to Title IX and to Articles 11, 209, 216, 218, 225, 229 and 230. (Tecno, 2004)


Delimitation of international jurisdiction in a person bankruptcy (AJM 1, Madrid, 30.09.2009)”. Anuario de Derecho Concursal. Vol. 20, 2010, pp: 375-382
Recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings and scope of the universal process: the decision of the TJUE of 21 January 2010 (Case C-444/07, Probud). Revista de Derecho Concursal y Paraconcursal. Vol. 13, 2010, pp: 265-268
Schemes of English arrangement for Spanish companies: a criticism. Revista de Derecho Concursal y Paraconcursal (co-author: Ángel Carrasco Pereira)
“The efficacy in Spain of resolutions of the European Court of Human Rights: Constitutional Court Sentence 197/2006 of 3 July 2006. (Private Law and Constitution)
International Private Law and globalisation. Repercussions and trends. (Journal of the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra)
International successions law (Anuario de Derecho Civil [civil law yearbook])
The Roma II Draft Regulation and law applicable in respect of product liability (RJUAM, 2006)
Law 6/2005 of 22 April on the financial overhauling and winding-up of credit institutions (Anuario de Derecho Concursal [insolvency law yearbook], 2005)
The role of the receiver in foreign insolvency proceedings (Anuario de Derecho Concursal [insolvency law yearbook], 2005)
Thesis XI on the statute of criminality (Estudios internacionales electronic journal, 2004)

Other publications

Commentaries on jurisprudence: Commentary on the Directorate General of Registries and Notaries’ Ruling of 23 February 2004, CCJC, vol. 67, 2005, pp. 67-79
Commentary on the Supreme Court Sentence of 18 November 2004, CCJC, vol. 69, 2005, pp. 1211-1223
Legislative reviews: “The data protection law”, Journal La Ley, 2000, pp. 1733-1736
“The Law for the reform of Directive 85/364/EEC”, REDI, 1998, pp. 302-304
Book reviews: Review of the book by B. Campuzano “Aspectos internacionales de la insolvencia” [international aspects of insolvency], Anuario de Derecho Concursal, 2005, vol. 5, pp. 509-513
Commentary on book by A. Calvo and J. Carrascosa “Derecho Concursal internacional” [international insolvency law], Anuario de Derecho Internacional Privado, 2005, pp. 1366-1367
Review of the book by Virgós and Garcimartín “El reglamento europeo de insolvencia” [European insolvency regulations], Estudios Internacionales electronic journal, 2004, vol. 8, pp. 1-4
Other: International jurisprudence report on competition law – regular collaboration in the International studies electronic journal
Participation in the collective work coordinated by M. Virgós and E. Rodríguez: International judicial competence and the recognition of foreign judicial rulings: jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice, Mc. Graw Hill, 1999