María Mercedes Blanco

María Mercedes Blanco

Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs

IE University – Law School


  • LL.M. in International Business Law, with a specialization in International Taxation, IE University
  • Advanced Diploma in International Law, Universidad Metropolitana de Caracas (Venezuela)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Universidad Europea de Madrid
  • Bachelor of Laws, Universidad Metropolitana de Caracas (Venezuela)

Areas of Interest and Research

  • International Taxation
  • Public International Law
  • Environmental International Law

Short biography

María Mercedes holds a Bachelor of Laws both in Spain and in Venezuela, where she is a qualified lawyer, and possesses a strong background in education and as a lawyer working for law firms and consultancy firms. Before joining IE University as an Associate Director of Law Programs, she worked in one of the top law firms in Caracas, Venezuela, where she simultaneously gained her first experiences in the education sector as an academic tutor. After completing her LL.M. Program at IE University, she joined a consultancy firm in Spain where she oversaw taxation matters for her clients. In her current capacity as Associate Director at IE University, she has further engaged in teaching Legal Writing to law students and managing the undergraduate law programs offered therein.