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Sectorial expertise is one of CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo’s core values, ensuring knowledge of the specific characteristics of each business or industry and enabling solutions to the complexity of our clients’ commercial relationships.

In the present legal environment, each sector requires specific contracts offering the right legal response at the same time as adapting to the context of the market. With a network comprising more than 400 lawyers in 44 countries, our team is well-equipped to provide solutions to the cultural and business variations impacting your commercial arrangements.  

Whether you require advice on commercial contracts, service agreements, e-commerce, IT or telecommunications, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales or agency, distribution and franchise agreements, our specialists can guide you towards the best business outcome for you.


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12/05/2022
10 key as­pects of the re­vised EU com­pet­i­tion law in the field of dis­tri­bu­tion...
The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the...
26/04/2022
Trade secrets in Spain
Gen­er­al 1. Has the Dir­ect­ive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil of 8 June 2016 on the pro­tec­tion of un­dis­closed know-how and busi­ness in­form­a­tion (trade secrets) against their...
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20/04/2022
CMS Ex­pert Guide on rising raw ma­ter­i­al prices in Spain
1. Have spe­cif­ic le­gis­lat­ive or reg­u­lat­ory pro­vi­sions been ad­op­ted by the Gov­ern­ment in re­la­tion to the in­crease in the price of raw ma­ter­i­als? To mit­ig­ate the con­sequences of the rise in the prices...
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29/03/2022
Spain: Force Ma­jeure - Hard­ship in re­la­tion to Con­flict and Sanc­tions
1. Is there le­gis­la­tion on war or re­lated sanc­tions in your leg­al sys­tem? In Spain, there is no spe­cif­ic re­gime reg­u­lat­ing the ef­fects of wars or in­ter­na­tion­al eco­nom­ic sanc­tions , al­though EU Reg­u­la­tions...
Comparable
29/03/2022
Where’s my “NFT” gone? Po­ten­tial pit­falls of NFT own­er­ship
NFTs have re­ceived a lot of at­ten­tion in the last year, so much so that Collins Dic­tion­ary named “NFT” their word of the year for 2021. But it is worth not­ing that own­er­ship of an NFT of­ten ul­ti­mately...
11/03/2022
EU Opin­ion on the Pro­posed Product Safety Reg­u­la­tion
The European Com­mis­sion has put for­ward a pro­pos­al for a new re­freshed Reg­u­la­tion on product safety in line with the New Con­sumer Agenda (the “Pro­posed Reg­u­la­tion”). If passed in its cur­rent form...
01/03/2022
The Mo­bile Cen­tury 2022
CMS is de­lighted to sup­port The Mo­bile Cen­tury, a pub­lic­a­tion writ­ten by wo­men in the di­git­al space, pub­lished by the Glob­al Tele­com Wo­men’s Net­work (GT­WN).The GT­WN 30th An­niversary Pub­lic­a­tion is a spe­cial edi­tion. The theme “Re­flec­tions” brings to­geth­er the per­spect­ives of the older gen­er­a­tion of wo­men who have lived ex­per­i­ence of the evol­u­tion of ICT over the past three dec­ades and bey­ond, with wo­men of the young­er gen­er­a­tion, while look­ing ahead to what work re­mains to be done.This sem­in­al work in­cludes es­says by glob­al ex­perts in: Tech evol­u­tion from the early days of the in­ter­net and the mo­bile phone to today; Tech ESG and how di­git­al tech­no­logy can drive sus­tain­ab­il­ity in­to the fu­ture; Tech safety, pro­tect­ing your­self and oth­ers on­line; Tech equity, bridging the di­git­al di­vide; and Fu­ture tech, with a fo­cus on the im­pact of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence. You can either browse the pub­lic­a­tion on­line or fill in your de­tails be­low to down­load the full pub­lic­a­tion.
09/02/2022
Com­mer­cial rent pay­ments in Spain
1. Gen­er­al over­view Since the out­break of the Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic, the Span­ish Gov­ern­ment has ad­op­ted some meas­ures to try to con­trol the vir­us spread as much as pos­sible. In par­tic­u­lar, the Roy­al De­cree...
27/01/2022
Schrems II: Re­ac­tions to the judge­ment and the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies'...
“Schrems II”: Opin­ions of the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies on Schrems II and re­com­mend­a­tions on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the judge­ment in in­ter­na­tion­al data trans­fers On 16 Ju­ly 2020, the Court of Justice...
26/11/2021
Leg­al term for pay­ments in Spain
1. Are there any spe­cif­ic leg­al re­quire­ments in re­spect to pay­ment terms? In Spain pay­ment terms are reg­u­lated by Law 3/2004 of 29 Decem­ber 2004, es­tab­lish­ing meas­ures to com­bat late pay­ments in com­mer­cial...
26/10/2021
5G vis­ion video series
A video series on the de­ploy­ment of 5G across the world
31/08/2021
Re­ima­gin­ing Trans­port: Hy­dro­gen Trains
In the first in our Re­ima­gin­ing Trans­port series, we look at the po­ten­tial for hy­dro­gen powered trains to be­come a part of the rail net­work’s move to net-zero. Already in op­er­a­tion in se­lect rail lines...