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CMS - Madrid
  • Calle Génova, 27
  • Madrid
  • Madrid
  • Spain
  • 28004
  • Chairman: José Luis López Sánchez
  • Managing Partners: Cesar Albiñana, Rafael Suárez de Lezo
  • Number of partners: 22
  • Number of lawyers: 79

Firm Overview:
The firm was founded in 1927 by Antonio Melchor de las Heras. It was structured as a partnership in 1958. With 100 lawyers and professionals, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo offers comprehensive, full-service, legal and tax advice to large and mid-sized companies doing business in Spain and abroad. The firm advises large and mid-sized corporations in Spain, as well as multinational companies from the US, the UK and continental Europe, covering a wide range of industry sectors.

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate:

The firm provides legal advice to Spanish companies and to subsidiaries of multinationals in their daily work; this ranges from advising on strictly corporate matters to drafting and negotiating contracts relating to distribution, franchise, agency and supply, as well as reviewing tax structures and tax planning.

Securities Market:
The firm has advised many of the largest Spanish state and private companies on their offering of equity in the international markets, namely on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as foreign companies wanting to be listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange. The firm represents both issuing companies and underwriters in public or private offerings, debt financing and private equity issues.

Banking & Financing:
The firm’s financing experience varies from advising on very complex leveraged lease financing transactions of aeroplanes or vessels to the granting of syndicated multi-currency loans for both borrowers and lenders.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm’s vast experience covers transactions involving small private acquisitions as well as cross-border takeovers of listed companies.

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm’s Litigation Department has extensive experience in arbitration proceedings and a wide variety of commercial and civil litigation matters.

Taxation:
The firm’s Tax Practice is mainly focused on corporate and international tax planning, particularly connected to foreign investors, merger and acquisitions and reorganisation of corporations.

Labour:
The firm handles all questions regarding Spanish labour and employment law.

EU & Competition:
The firm handles all kinds of competition issues, including antitrust, merger control and unfair competition practices, representing its clients before the Spanish authorities and the European Commission.

Regulatory:
The firm provides full advice on a range of regulatory issues (telecoms, energy, media) and represents its clients before the NRAs.

Insolvency:
The firm has an active and diverse practice in the area of corporate reorganisation and bankruptcy, and has been involved in many of the latest and most complex bankruptcy cases in Spain.

Public:
The firm provides in-depth legal advice on all matters regarding administrative law.

Media, IP & Intellectual Property:
The firm provides top quality legal advice and representation of clients in the fields of entertainment information technologies and the management, enhancement and protection of intellectual and industrial property rights.

Real Estate:
The firm offers outstanding legal services and a great deal of experience advising and representing clients and handles large scale real estate deals involving the extensive review of property and construction law.

Civil, Urban Development & Environmental:
The firm advises clients in the following fields: land acquisitions; complex land contributions; sale and lease-back operations; acquisitions, sale or lease of commercial property; real estate guarantees, due diligence, contracts and public estate grants. The practice also handles many Joint Venture agreements and urban contracts, land appraisals, etc.

Clients:
The firm’s client base includes large and mid-sized companies, banks, public and supranational institutions active in Spain and/or conducting cross-border business.

CMS:
CMS provides clients with specialist, business focused advice in law and tax matters. With 2,800 legal professionals across the world working in sector-based teams and trained in project management, CMS’s focus is on clients and fulfilling their objectives. In a competitive legal market, CMS stands apart through its deep commitment to understanding clients’ business and the sectors and countries in which it operates. From major multinationals and mid-caps to enterprising start-ups, CMS provides the technical rigour, strategic excellence and long-term partnership to keep each client ahead whatever its chosen markets. CMS numbers global companies such as Telefonica, BP, RWE, United Technologies, Takeda and Diageo among its clients. CMS acts for the majority of the DAX 30, for a large number of the FT European 500 and for a number of Fortune 500 companies. CMS is ranked #6 in the AmLaw 2013 Global 100 by number of lawyers, #23 by turnover. In Chambers and Legal 500 2013 Rankings, CMS has 92 Band 1 and 185 Band 2 Rankings.

CMS offices (and associated offices):
Aberdeen, Algiers, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Bristol, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Casablanca, Cologne, Dubai, Duesseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Istanbul, Kyiv, Leipzig, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sarajevo, Seville, Shanghai, Sofia, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Tirana, Utrecht, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb and Zurich.

Branches

  • Via Agotino Depretis 86,
  • Rome,
  • Lazio
  • Italy
  • IT-00184
  • Tel +39 06 478 151
  • Fax +39 06 483 755
  • Calle Génova, 27 ,
  • Madrid,
  • Spain
  • 28004
  • Tel +34 91 451 9300
  • Fax +34 91 442 6045
  • Email : madrid@cms-asl.com
  • 1-3, Villa Emile Bergerat,
  • Neuilly-sur Seine Cedex,
  • Paris,
  • France
  • FR-92522
  • Tel +33 1 47 38 55 00
  • Fax +33 1 47 38 55 55
  • Email : info@cms-bfl.com
  • 2801 Plaza 66, Tower 2,
  • 1366 Nanjing Road West,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200040
  • Tel +86 21 62 89 6363
  • Fax +86 21 6289 0731
  • Email : info@cmslegal.cn
  • Gogolevsky Blvr, 11,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • 119019
  • Tel +7 495 786 4000
  • Fax +7 495 786 4001
  • Email : info@cmslegal.ru
  • Mitre House,
  • 160 Aldersgate Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC1A 4DD
  • Tel (020) 3673000
  • Fax (020) 7367 2000
  • DX 135316 BARBICAN 2
  • Email : info@cms-cmck.com
  • Warsaw Financial Centra,
  • ul. Emilii Plater 53,
  • Warsaw,
  • Masovian
  • Poland
  • 00-113
  • Tel +48 22 520 5555
  • Fax +48 22 520 5556
  • Email : warsaw@cms-cmck.com
  • Rua Sousa Martins 10,
  • Lisbon,
  • Portugal
  • 1050-218
  • Tel +351 21 095 8100
  • Fax +351 21 095 8155
  • Email : rpa@cms-rpa.com
  • Lennéstraße 7,
  • Berlin,
  • Germany
  • DE-10785
  • Tel +49 30 203 60 0
  • Fax +49 30 203 60 2000
  • Email : berlin@cms-hs.com
  • Mondriaantoren,
  • Amstelplein 8A,
  • Amsterdam,
  • North Holland
  • Netherlands
  • NL-1096 BC
  • Tel +31 20 30 16 301
  • Fax +31 20 30 16 333
  • Email : amsterdam@cms-dsb.com
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Dreikönigstrasse 7,
  • Zürich,
  • Zurich
  • Switzerland
  • CH-8002
  • Tel +41 44 285 11 11
  • Fax +41 44 285 11 22
  • Email : office@cms-veh.com
  • Via Agotino Depretis 86,
  • Rome,
  • Lazio
  • Italy
  • IT-00184
  • Tel +39 06 478 151
  • Fax +39 06 483 755
  • 39, Via M. Buonarroti,
  • Milan,
  • Lombardy
  • Italy
  • 20145
  • Tel +39 02 4801 1171
  • Fax +39 02 4801 2914
  • Calle Génova, 27 ,
  • Madrid,
  • Spain
  • 28004
  • Tel +34 91 451 9300
  • Fax +34 91 442 6045
  • Email : madrid@cms-asl.com
  • Avda de la Constitución 21,
  • Sevilla,
  • Andalucia
  • Spain
  • 41004
  • Tel +34 954 286 102
  • Fax +34 954 278 319
  • Email : sevilla@cms-asl.com
  • Lennéstraße 7,
  • Berlin,
  • Germany
  • DE-10785
  • Tel +49 30 203 60 0
  • Fax +49 30 203 60 2000
  • Email : berlin@cms-hs.com
  • Kranhaus 1,
  • Im Zollhafen 18,
  • Cologne,
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Germany
  • 50678
  • Tel +49 221 77 160
  • Fax +49 221 77 16 110
  • Email : Koeln@cms-hs.com
  • Kranhaus 1,
  • Im Zollhafen 18,
  • Cologne,
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Germany
  • 50678
  • Tel +49 221 77 160
  • Fax +49 221 77 16 110
  • Email : Koeln@cms-hs.com
  • Breite Straße 3,
  • Düsseldorf,
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Germany
  • 40213
  • Tel +49 211 49340
  • Fax +49 211 4934 120
  • Email : Duesseldorf@cms-hs.com
  • Barckhausstrasse 12-16,
  • Frankfurt-am-Main,
  • Hessen
  • Germany
  • 60325
  • Tel +49 69 71 701 500
  • Fax +49 69 71 701 550
  • Email : info@cmslegal.com
  • Stadthausbrücke 1-3,
  • Hamburg,
  • Germany
  • 20355
  • Tel +49 40 376 30 0
  • Fax +49 40 376 30 40 600
  • Email : Hamburg@cms-hs.com
  • Augustusplatz 9,
  • Leipzig,
  • Saxony
  • Germany
  • 04109
  • Tel +49 341 216 72 0
  • Fax +49 341 216 72 33
  • Email : Leipzig@cms-hs.com
  • Nymphenburger Strasse 12,
  • Munich,
  • Bavaria
  • Germany
  • 80335
  • Tel +49 89 2 38 07 0
  • Fax +49 89 2 38 07 40110
  • Email : Munich@cms-hs.com
  • Schöttlestraße 8,
  • Stuttgart,
  • Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • Germany
  • 70597
  • Tel +49 711 9764 0
  • Fax +49 711 9764 900
  • Email : Stuttgart@cms-hs.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Gogolevsky Blvr, 11,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • 119019
  • Tel +7 495 786 4000
  • Fax +7 495 786 4001
  • Email : info@cmslegal.ru
  • 2801 Plaza 66, Tower 2,
  • 1366 Nanjing Road West,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200040
  • Tel +86 21 62 89 6363
  • Fax +86 21 6289 0731
  • Email : info@cmslegal.cn
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Avenue des Nerviens 85,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1040
  • Tel +32 2 650 0420
  • Fax +32 2 650 0422
  • Email : brussel@cms-dsb.com
  • Ul. Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1,
  • Sarajevo,
  • Sarajevo Canton
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 71000
  • Tel +387 33 29 64-08
  • Fax +387 33 29 64-10
  • Email : sarajevo@cms-rrh.com
  • Landmark Centre,
  • 14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.,
  • Sofia,
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000
  • Tel +359 2 921 9910
  • Fax +359 2 921 9919
  • Email : yana.karadjova@cms-cmck.com
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Tel +385 1 48 25 600
  • Fax +385 1 48 25 601
  • Email : zagreb@cms-rrh.com
  • Cincar Jankova 3,
  • Belgrade,
  • City of Belgrade
  • Serbia
  • 11000
  • Tel +381 11 32 08 900
  • Fax +381 11 32 08 930
  • Email : belgrade@cms-rrh.com
  • Vysoká 2/B,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 2 3233 3444
  • Fax +421 2 544 35 906
  • Email : office@rc-cms.sk
  • 6th Floor,
  • 38 Volodymyrska Street,
  • Kyiv,
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01034
  • Tel +380 44 391 3377
  • Fax +380 44 391 3388
  • Email : kyivoffice@cms-cmck.com
  • Cincar Jankova 3,
  • Belgrade,
  • City of Belgrade
  • Serbia
  • 11000
  • Tel +381 11 32 08 900
  • Fax +381 11 32 08 930
  • Email : belgrade@cms-rrh.com
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Ul. Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1,
  • Sarajevo,
  • Sarajevo Canton
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 71000
  • Tel +387 33 29 64-08
  • Fax +387 33 29 64-10
  • Email : sarajevo@cms-rrh.com
  • Landmark Centre,
  • 14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.,
  • Sofia,
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000
  • Tel +359 2 921 9910
  • Fax +359 2 921 9919
  • Email : yana.karadjova@cms-cmck.com
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Tel +385 1 48 25 600
  • Fax +385 1 48 25 601
  • Email : zagreb@cms-rrh.com
  • Vysoká 2/B,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 2 3233 3444
  • Fax +421 2 544 35 906
  • Email : office@rc-cms.sk
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Tel +385 1 48 25 600
  • Fax +385 1 48 25 601
  • Email : zagreb@cms-rrh.com
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Ul. Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1,
  • Sarajevo,
  • Sarajevo Canton
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 71000
  • Tel +387 33 29 64-08
  • Fax +387 33 29 64-10
  • Email : sarajevo@cms-rrh.com
  • Landmark Centre,
  • 14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.,
  • Sofia,
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000
  • Tel +359 2 921 9910
  • Fax +359 2 921 9919
  • Email : yana.karadjova@cms-cmck.com
  • Cincar Jankova 3,
  • Belgrade,
  • City of Belgrade
  • Serbia
  • 11000
  • Tel +381 11 32 08 900
  • Fax +381 11 32 08 930
  • Email : belgrade@cms-rrh.com
  • Vysoká 2/B,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 2 3233 3444
  • Fax +421 2 544 35 906
  • Email : office@rc-cms.sk
  • CMS Cameron McKenna,
  • 6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Str.,
  • Kyiv,
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01030
  • Tel +380 44 391 33 77
  • Email : liliya.omelyanenko@cms-cmck.com
  • CMS Cameron McKenna,
  • 6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Str.,
  • Kyiv,
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01030
  • Tel +380 44 391 33 77
  • Email : liliya.omelyanenko@cms-cmck.com
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Ul. Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1,
  • Sarajevo,
  • Sarajevo Canton
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 71000
  • Tel +387 33 29 64-08
  • Fax +387 33 29 64-10
  • Email : sarajevo@cms-rrh.com
  • Landmark Centre,
  • 14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.,
  • Sofia,
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000
  • Tel +359 2 921 9910
  • Fax +359 2 921 9919
  • Email : yana.karadjova@cms-cmck.com
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Tel +385 1 48 25 600
  • Fax +385 1 48 25 601
  • Email : zagreb@cms-rrh.com
  • Cincar Jankova 3,
  • Belgrade,
  • City of Belgrade
  • Serbia
  • 11000
  • Tel +381 11 32 08 900
  • Fax +381 11 32 08 930
  • Email : belgrade@cms-rrh.com
  • Vysoká 2/B,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 2 3233 3444
  • Fax +421 2 544 35 906
  • Email : office@rc-cms.sk
  • 1-3, Villa Emile Bergerat,
  • Neuilly-sur Seine Cedex,
  • Paris,
  • France
  • FR-92522
  • Tel +33 1 47 38 55 00
  • Fax +33 1 47 38 55 55
  • Email : info@cms-bfl.com
  • 174, rue de Créqui,
  • Lyon,
  • Rhône
  • France
  • 69003
  • Tel +33 4 78 95 47 99
  • Fax +33 4 72 61 84 27
  • 1 rue du Maréchal Joffre,
  • Strasbourg,
  • Bas-Rhin
  • France
  • 67000
  • Tel +33 3 90 22 14 20
  • Fax +33 3 88 22 02 44
  • Email : arnaud.gerardin@cms-bfl.com
  • 69, lot Ben Haddadi Said,
  • Dar Diaf,
  • Chéraga,
  • Algiers,
  • Algiers Province
  • Algeria
  • 16002
  • Tel +213 213 707 07
  • Fax +213 2 136 66 86
  • Email : samir.sayah@cms-bfl.com
  • 2801 Plaza 66, Tower 2,
  • 1366 Nanjing Road West,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200040
  • Tel +86 21 62 89 6363
  • Fax +86 21 6289 0731
  • Email : info@cmslegal.cn
  • 7, rue Assilah,
  • Casablanca,
  • Grand Casablanca
  • Morocco
  • 20000
  • Tel +212 522 27 77 18
  • Fax +212 22 48 14 78
  • Email : marc.veuillot@cms-bfl.com
  • Gogolevsky Blvr, 11,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • 119019
  • Tel +7 495 786 4000
  • Fax +7 495 786 4001
  • Email : info@cmslegal.ru
  • Mondriaantoren,
  • Amstelplein 8A,
  • Amsterdam,
  • North Holland
  • Netherlands
  • NL-1096 BC
  • Tel +31 20 30 16 301
  • Fax +31 20 30 16 333
  • Email : amsterdam@cms-dsb.com
  • Newtonlaan 203,
  • Utrecht,
  • Netherlands
  • NL-3584 BH
  • Tel +31 30 2121 111
  • Fax +31 30 2121 333
  • Email : utrecht@cms-dsb.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Amerikalei 92,
  • Antwerp,
  • Belgium
  • B–2000
  • Tel +32 3 206 01 40
  • Fax +32 3 206 01 50
  • 70 Route d’Esch,
  • Luxembourg,
  • Luxembourg
  • L-1470
  • Tel +352 26 27 53-1
  • Fax +352 26 27 53-53.
  • Ul. Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1,
  • Sarajevo,
  • Sarajevo Canton
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 71000
  • Tel +387 33 29 64-08
  • Fax +387 33 29 64-10
  • Email : sarajevo@cms-rrh.com
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Landmark Centre,
  • 14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.,
  • Sofia,
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000
  • Tel +359 2 921 9910
  • Fax +359 2 921 9919
  • Email : yana.karadjova@cms-cmck.com
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Tel +385 1 48 25 600
  • Fax +385 1 48 25 601
  • Email : zagreb@cms-rrh.com
  • Cincar Jankova 3,
  • Belgrade,
  • City of Belgrade
  • Serbia
  • 11000
  • Tel +381 11 32 08 900
  • Fax +381 11 32 08 930
  • Email : belgrade@cms-rrh.com
  • Vysoká 2/B,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 2 3233 3444
  • Fax +421 2 544 35 906
  • Email : office@rc-cms.sk
  • CMS Cameron McKenna,
  • 6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Str.,
  • Kyiv,
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01030
  • Tel +380 44 391 33 77
  • Email : liliya.omelyanenko@cms-cmck.com
  • Bleiweisova 30 ,
  • Ljubljana,
  • Slovenia
  • 1000
  • Tel +386 1 620 52-10
  • Fax +386 1 620 52-11
  • Email : ljubljana@cms-rrh.com
  • CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH,
  • Gauermanngasse 2-4,
  • Vienna,
  • Austria
  • 1010
  • Tel +43 1 404 43 0
  • Fax +43 1 404 43 90 00
  • Email : vienna@cms-rrh.com
  • Chaussée de La Hulpe, 178,
  • Brussels,
  • Brussels Capital Region
  • Belgium
  • B-1170
  • Tel +32 2 743 69 00
  • Fax +32 2 743 69 01
  • Landmark Centre,
  • 14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.,
  • Sofia,
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000
  • Tel +359 2 921 9910
  • Fax +359 2 921 9919
  • Email : yana.karadjova@cms-cmck.com
  • Ul. Fra Andela Zvizdovica 1,
  • Sarajevo,
  • Sarajevo Canton
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 71000
  • Tel +387 33 29 64-08
  • Fax +387 33 29 64-10
  • Email : sarajevo@cms-rrh.com
  • IIica 1,
  • Zagreb,
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • 10000
  • Tel +385 1 48 25 600
  • Fax +385 1 48 25 601
  • Email : zagreb@cms-rrh.com
  • Cincar Jankova 3,
  • Belgrade,
  • City of Belgrade
  • Serbia
  • 11000
  • Tel +381 11 32 08 900
  • Fax +381 11 32 08 930
  • Email : belgrade@cms-rrh.com
  • Vysoká 2/B,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 2 3233 3444
  • Fax +421 2 544 35 906
  • Email : office@rc-cms.sk
  • CMS Cameron McKenna,
  • 6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Str.,
  • Kyiv,
  • Kyiv City Municipality
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Banking & Finance - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises borrowers and lenders on finance transactions and regulatory issues. Recent instructions have included distressed and non-performing loan acquisitions, refinancings and compliance matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The lawyers are precise as well as proactive, friendly and committed to the client. They don't just focus on the bills - they want to do a good job."

What's new? TPG Credit and Oakwood Global Finance are new clients.

Work highlights Advised Hoteles Beatriz on its EUR130 million debt refinancing.

Notable practitioners  

Abraham Nájera's practice focuses on structured and syndicated finance. He recently represented a number of banks in the debt refinancing of Alimentos Naturales.

Practice head Gracia Sáinz Muñoz receives rave reviews from clients: "I've never met such a hard-working person; she's very dedicated and a great professional," remarks an interviewee.

Significant clients Banco Espirito Santo de Investimento, Banesto, Banco Itaú, Bankia, Deutsche Bank.

Capital Markets - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises international clients on the regulatory issues associated with capital markets transactions in Spain. Recent instructions include derivatives and bond issues.

Work highlights Advised Deutsche Bank on the reporting obligations of foreign collective investment schemes to the CNMV, including the listing of certain sub-funds on the Spanish Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

César Albiñana and Rafael Suárez de Lezo are the main points of contact for the practice.

Significant clients Amber Capital UK, Deutsche Bank, Aberdeen Asset Management.

Competition/European Law - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Represents clients in cartel investigations brought by the CNC and the EC. Particularly active in the consumer goods, energy and telecommunication industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team's main strengths are technical knowledge, ability to listen to the client and willingness to learn about our business."

What's new? Patricia Liñán was promoted to partner. She specialises in cartel investigations and European law. Telefónica and Osi Food Solutions are some of the firm's new client wins.

Work highlights Assisted Grupo Lactalis Iberia with investigations carried out by the CNC for alleged restrictive practices.

Notable practitioners  

Diego Crespo attracts praise for his time management skills and responsiveness. He led the team assisting Grupo Lactalis Iberia.

Sources highlight Patricia Liñán's expertise and responsiveness, with one client adding: "She is the kind of lawyer that all clients would like to have."

Significant clients Adveo, Iberdrola, Telefónica, Heineken, L'Oréal.

Corporate/M&A - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners
- 25 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for A highly regarded corporate practice advising on corporate compliance, M&A transactions, shareholders' agreements, joint ventures and spin-offs, amongst other matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm's departments are all very well integrated, so if we need expertise outside of corporate we can get help quickly and effortlessly."

Work highlights Advised Portobello and Vista Capital on the EUR233 million sale of a 49.9% stake in MAXAM to Advent.

Notable practitioners 

César Albiñana Cilveti co-heads the practice. He specialises in M&A, corporate law, capital markets and public law. 

Clients describe practice co-head Rafael Suárez de Lezo as "technically rigorous and well rounded. He doesn't speak more than necessary and has in-depth knowledge of matters. He makes the client feel safe."

Clients value Luis Miguel de Dios Martínez, noting: "It's like my problems are his; he's almost like an in-house lawyer - when we call him with a problem he calms us down and he'll talk us through the solutions."

Significant clients Iberdrola, Telefónica, Lazard, Santander, Heineken.

Dispute Resolution - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strength in domestic and international civil, commercial, criminal, financial and insolvency disputes. Also active in arbitration. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team is perfect; I'd give it ten out of ten. Technically it's very strong, its lawyers work well together, prepare their case well and don't leave anything to chance. They are very disciplined and get results." 

What's new NH Hotels, Ibercaja and Pescanova are new client wins.

Work highlights Represented Deoleo in a dispute about the lawfulness of a number of general shareholders' meetings, for the adoption of the resolution needed to refinance the company.

Notable practitioners

Commentators say of Carlos Aguilar Fernández: "For contentious matters he's outstanding, out of this world. I'd highlight his vision, his focus and his strategic expertise."

José Antonio Rodríguez Álvarez earns positive client feedback: "His work was exceptional. He had great knowledge of the law and gave strong advice."

Significant clients Iberdrola, Bankia, Endesa, Abengoa, EBN Banco.

Dispute Resolution - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well regarded for advising domestic and international clients on financial crime mandates. Additional strength in fraud and corporate defence programmes.

Work highlights Represented Deoleo in an alleged EUR360 million fraud case against the former managing directors of SOS Cuétara.

Notable practitioners  

Carlos Aguilar Fernández climbs the rankings as a result of his high-profile work, which includes defending the former president of one of the country's largest banks.

Employment - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners.
- 12 other qualified lawyers.

What the team is known for Expert team with a wealth of experience in employment litigation, disciplinary dismissals, collective bargaining agreements and restructurings. Offers integrated advice to a range of domestic and international clients.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I was looking for a dynamic team and I am totally satisfied with this firm and the support it provided. The lawyers did an excellent job."

Notable practitioners  

Head of department Fernando Bazán receives excellent feedback from clients, who say "he has very good technical knowledge, understands the client and takes a pragmatic approach."

Alfredo Aspra is valued by clients who admire his degree of involvement and market knowledge.

Significant clients Hertz Espana, Cigna, DHL, Kepler Capital Markets, OHL Group.

Energy & Natural Resources - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Excellent track record in energy regulatory and litigation issues, with additional strength in transactional and finance matters. Noted for its extensive international network.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The lawyers were available at all times and were quick in turning things around, which I really appreciated. The senior partner was on top of the deal."

"The lawyers are clear in their explanations, answer quickly and are thorough and reliable."

What's new Former state attorney Jaime Almenar joined the team from Uría Menéndez.

Work highlights Assisted Iberdrola with a High Court case against the Spanish government concerning the withdrawal of gas emission rights granted to electricity companies.

Notable practitioners  

Former state attorney Félix Plasencia is, according to clients, "an expert in energy regulation with outstanding legal skills. He is proactive, reliable, and able to put himself in your shoes. He takes the most appropriate actions from a business standpoint."

Significant clients Iberdrola, Eolia Renovables, Red Eléctrica de España, Acciona, Endesa.

Intellectual Property - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 1 counsel
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Assists with patent, trade mark and copyright mandates, with a focus on the entertainment, media and IT sectors. Able to advise on piracy, data protection and e-commerce issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"We are satisfied with the speed of response, the availability and the willingness to take on any issue."

What's new? Fake Industries, Valblu and Value Retail are new client wins.

Work highlights Advised Herreros Arquitectos on IP-related issues to do with the development of Cinta Costera in Panama City.

Acted for Ferrovial on negotiations and agreements with designers and photographers for its 60th anniversary celebration.

Notable practitioners  

Blanca Cortés is "very creative in her work, and organises the department well," note market sources.

Versatile practitioner Javier Torre de Silva co-heads the department with Cortés. He played a key role in advising Ferrovial.

Significant clients Tecnocom, Lowe and Partners, Antena 3, Micromag 2000, Aeroboutique.

Public Law - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acts for both private and state bodies, and is notably strong on regulatory and contentious mandates. Active in the energy, telecommunications, audio-visual and pharmaceutical sectors. Other work includes forced expropriations, administrative concessions and state liability matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team is very measured in its approach and really takes the time to think things through. The partners are all very involved in the work and give personal attention to the client. Communication is fluent and all the lawyers get back to us quickly. It is one of the best experiences I have had with a law firm - we feel very well supported."

"The team, from juniors to partners, is excellent. All the members are available and have in-depth knowledge of the business world."

What's new? Jaime Almenar joined the firm as a partner from Uría Menéndez.

Work highlights Continues to act for Sociedad de Gestión de Infraestructuras de Castilla-La Mancha on a number of matters, including disputes surrounding the termination of a construction contract.

Represented Globalvía in litigation against the regional government of Madrid, in a conflict arising from the re-establishment of the economic balance of a motorway concession.

Notable practitioners  

Félix Plasencia "is technically excellent and knows our business inside-out," say interviewees. Others state that "he is precise and provides in-depth advice. He works extremely hard and looks at a problem from all angles." Lately, he has advised the Compass Group on several contractual issues.

Practice co-head Javier Torre de Silva has impressive regulatory experience and often advises clients active in the telecoms, energy, infrastructure and environmental fields. He recently assisted Ferrovial with the launch of a new research and development foundation.

Significant clients Autonomous Community of Castile-La Mancha, Ferrovial, Iberdrola, Telefónica, Xfera.

Restructuring/Insolvency - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises lenders and borrowers on restructuring and insolvency mandates. The firm's full-service capacity and cross-border resources are key strengths.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Partners commit themselves to the client, and make decisions on our behalf when needed. They are experienced and have the courage to face issues."

"I feel really at ease working with the firm because of its degree of specialisation in the field."

What's new Pescanova, Cohergi and Hewlett-Packard are new client wins.

Work highlights Assisted Grupo Itek with its insolvency proceedings.

Represented Banco Espírito Santo in the insolvency proceedings of Nozar, Grupo Tremón and Huarbec Servicios, among others.

Notable practitioners  

Clients highlight insolvency head Juan Ignacio Fernández Aguado for "his detailed study of the matters at hand, closeness to the client and clear, concise solutions."

Significant clients Banesto, Bankia, BNP Paribas, Burford, Deoleo.

Tax - Spain

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Handles all areas of Spanish tax law including general corporate and M&A taxation, international and real estate tax and tax litigation. The team often works with other departments within the firm to provide a full service to clients.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The lawyers have always resolved all of our matters with great efficiency; their responses are clear and quick and they inspire a great deal of confidence."

Notable practitioners  

Practice head Víctor Hernán focuses on corporate and international tax. Clients admire his creative advice on complex issues.

Significant clients American Express, Aubay, Iberdrola, McKinsey, Ferrovial, Synergy, GDF.

TMT - Spain

Basic facts about the department 
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Offers high-quality advice on all aspects of telecommunications, with additional expertise in media and IT. Noted for its expertise in public law and litigation prowess.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The best for public law in Spain at the moment. I couldn't ask for faster responses, and I'm very happy with its advice. We have a relationship of trust."

What's new? Former state attorney Jaime Almenar joined the team in May 2013.

Work highlights Advised Telefónica on its obligation to provide the Spanish Telecommunications Market Commission with supervisory access to its IT systems.

Notable practitioners  

Clients describe Félix Plasencia as "not only one of the best for public law, but also extremely creative, always providing solutions. We have a trusting relationship; he is easy to work with and very prudent on the billing." 

Regulatory expert Javier Torre de Silva is lauded for his "pro-business attitude and intelligence. He recognises all the caveats and opportunities, and provides balanced advice." 

Significant clients Ferrovial, Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha, Radio María, Solaris Mobile, Yoigo.