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Carlos Peña


CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo
Paseo de Recoletos 7–9
28004 Madrid
Languages Spanish, French, English

Carlos Peña possesses vast experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other corporate matters. He is a member or secretary of the board of directors of several listed and non-listed companies.

Carlos Peña has been selected as a specialist lawyer in the Capital Markets and Corporate / M&A areas by Legal 500 and PLC.

He has also been awarded with the prize Client Choice winner at the 2016 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards - Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in Spain.

He is or has been a member and/or secretary of the board of directors of various credit and venture capital entities such as Merrill Lynch España Agencia de Valores, Lazard Asesores Financieros, Samsonite España, Sulzer Pumps, Buhler España, Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company, etc.

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Relevant experience

  • Citi Infraestructure Partners | Advising on the acquisition of the Spanish listed company Itínere Infraestructuras (“Itínere”) from Sacyr Vallehermoso (“SyV”).
  • Naropa (Spanish real estate group) | advising on several important M&A and/or acquisitions of buildings in France and Switzerland
  • Acciona | Advising on the joint tender offer launched with the Italian Enel for 100% of Endesa (the leading utility in the Spanish electricity system)
  • Onex & Carestream | Advising on the purchase of Health Division assets from Eastman Kodak.
  • Recoletos (Pearson Group) | Advising on the acquisition by management and investors.
  • Zodiac and Polaris | Advising on the Spanish merger, competition review and filing
  • Employee share offerings in Spain of several leading French companies (Air France, Axa, Barclays, Michelin, Thales, Wanadoo, etc.).
  • RWE (Germany) | Advising on the takeover bid of Hidroeléctrica del Cantábrico.
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  • 1983 - Master's Degree in International Transport and Trade Law, Université Aix-en-Provence (France).
  • 1982 - Graduate of Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).
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  • Proportional Representation system and separation of duties by resolution of the Shareholders meeting. La Ley, Corporate Annual for Lawyers, 2010.
  • The exclusion of listing due to alternative procedures to Public Tender. La Ley, Corporate Annual for Lawyers, 2010.
  • Thesis: Present et Futur de l’assurance sur corps en Espagne et sa influence française.
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December 2017
Mis­lead­ing rep­res­ent­a­tions of new "de­sign­er food"
Share­hold­er Act­iv­ism: A European Per­spect­ive
In­ter­view with Car­los Peña on the M&A mar­ket in Spain
TTR - Trans­ac­tion­al Track Re­cord, Au­gust Re­port 2016
Law 20/2015, of 14 Ju­ly, on the man­age­ment, su­per­vi­sion...
In­sur­ance Alert | Ju­ly 2015
Law 20/2015, of 14 Ju­ly, on the man­age­ment, su­per­vi­sion...
In­sur­ance: Cov­er­age de­fences in Europe
Com­par­is­on of the main tax and reg­u­lat­ory as­pects con­cern­ing...
Cor­por­ate Bul­let­in nº 11 (Oc­to­ber - Decem­ber 2012)
Li­ab­il­ity of Hold­ing Com­pan­ies
Cor­por­ate Bul­let­in nº 10 (June - Septem­ber 2012)
Cor­por­ate Bul­let­in no. 9 (March - May)
Cor­por­ate Bul­let­in nº8 (Novem­ber - Feb­ru­ary)