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Our knowledge of the numerous economic sectors and particular requirements of each one enables us to provide added value to clients in the execution of their projects, with advice on mergers and acquisitions at the core of CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo’s activity since its foundation. We boast a highly reputable corporate and M&A team of more than 1,000 professionals across 43 countries responsible for presiding over some of the most significant corporate transactions in Spain during recent years.

We offer personalised solutions to all clients whether they are large listed companies or small private entities, advising on areas such as M&A, venture capital, outsourcing, capital markets, group restructuring and privatisation. Our teams are formed by experts in all practice areas and sectors such as banking and finance, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, the pharmaceutical industry, property and construction, hotels and leisure, technology and the media, enabling us to recognise the unique features of each operation and provide time and cost saving contextualised advice whilst also identifying and preventing any related risks.   

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Cap­it­al Mar­kets
We have a long-es­tab­lished prac­tice as re­cog­nized and highly-re­garded spe­cial­ists with a proven and im­press­ive track re­cord in the field of cap­it­al ma


Start-up Law: a guide for start-ups, in­vestors and em­ploy­ees
Aleksandra Cza­jka (co­ordin­at­or), Pedro Fer­reras, Diego de Miguel, Alf­onso Codes, Helena Monzón, Pa­loma Her­rer­os de Te­jada, Ale­jandro Gar­cía-Noble­jasOn 23 Decem­ber 2022, Law 28/2022 of 21 Decem­ber to...
Ac­cor­di­on fa­cil­ity: valid­ity of agree­ments taken at dif­fer­ent times
Ig­nacio Cer­rato & Álvaro Gar­cía-PelayoIn a de­cision is­sued on the 10th of Oc­to­ber 2022 the Dir­ect­or­ate-Gen­er­al of Pub­lic Gov­ernance (DG­S­JFP by its Span­ish ac­ronym) re­versed a de­cision made by a re­gis­trar...
The use of con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion for any pur­pose oth­er than that agreed...
Vic­tor­ia Vil­ar & Can­dela Vil­laOn 20th May 2022 the Pro­vin­cial Court of Bar­celona up­held an ap­peal stat­ing that busi­ness in­form­a­tion that had been shared un­der the pro­tec­tion of a con­fid­en­ti­al­ity agree­ment...
Law and reg­u­la­tion of private place­ment of com­mon stock in Spain
1. Pro­spect­us re­quire­ment Of­fer to the pub­lic.Ad­mis­sion to trad­ing of se­cur­it­ies on a reg­u­lated mar­ket. 2. Pro­spect­us ex­emp­tions Key ex­emp­tions Of­fer to the pub­lic­Qual­i­fied In­vestors.Less than 150...
Boom & Gloom? CMS European M&A Out­look 2023
We are pleased to share with you the 2023 edi­tion of the European M&A Out­look pub­lished by CMS in as­so­ci­ation with Mer­ger­mar­ket.
EU­'s Gen­er­al Court con­firms Com­mis­sion's new mer­ger re­fer­ral policy in...
Un­der Art­icle 22 of the EU Mer­ger Reg­u­la­tion (EU­MR), na­tion­al com­pet­i­tion au­thor­it­ies have the pos­sib­il­ity to re­quest re­fer­ral to the Com­mis­sion of any mer­ger, which does not meet the thresholds of the...
Reg­u­la­tion on for­eign sub­sidies is head­ing for the fin­ish line - European...
Since 5 May 2022, EU tri­logue ne­go­ti­ations have been un­der­way on the first Reg­u­la­tion to lim­it the ef­fect of sub­sidies from third coun­tries to com­pan­ies act­ive in the EU. That an agree­ment will be reached...
Spain: CN­MV cir­cu­lar con­cern­ing no­ti­fic­a­tion forms for sig­ni­fic­ant share­hold­ings
On 8 June 2022 the Span­ish Na­tion­al Se­cur­it­ies Mar­ket Com­mis­sion (“CN­MV”) pub­lished a Cir­cu­lar in the Of­fi­cial State Gaz­ette (“BOE”), ap­prov­ing the no­ti­fic­a­tion forms con­cern­ing sig­ni­fic­ant share­hold­ings...
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
Ten key takeaways of the draft re­vi­sion for the EU mer­ger con­trol pro­ced­ure
Fol­low­ing its eval­u­ation of pro­ced­ur­al and jur­is­dic­tion­al as­pects of EU mer­ger con­trol, on 6 May 2022 the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished drafts for a re­vised Mer­ger Im­ple­ment­ing Reg­u­la­tion (in­clud­ing Form...
En­ergy: Con­sequences of not ex­er­cising an op­tion
In Thurcroft Power Lim­ited v. Volta En­ergy Group Lim­ited [2022] EWHC 338 (Comm), the Com­mer­cial Court de­cided that an op­tion agree­ment con­cern­ing the early stages of a bat­tery stor­age de­vel­op­ment did...
Re­struc­tur­ing and in­solv­ency law in Spain
1. What is the primary le­gis­la­tion gov­ern­ing in­solv­ency and re­struc­tur­ing pro­ceed­ings in your jur­is­dic­tion? The In­solv­ency Act (22/2003) – to be re­placed by its Con­sol­id­ated text on 1 Septem­ber 2020...