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The Public Law and Regulated Sectors area of CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo is able to boast a team of professionals with vast experience in the public and private sectors, enabling us to provide advice based on well-rounded knowledge of the regulation applicable to all types of economic activity. In an increasingly regulated environment, with multiple sources of national and cross-border legislation in which EU Law features heavily, the minimisation of regulatory risks has become the key to business success.

Our team is composed of lawyers affiliated to the most prestigious Government organisations and is highly regarded in the field of public law, advising on all forms of relationships with different authorities and Public Sector organisations, including: public procurement, compulsory purchase orders, pecuniary liability, public authority assets, disciplinary proceedings, licences and permits, subsidies and judicial reviews.

We have a widely-renowned track record in different areas of regulation (energy, finance, TMT), providing comprehensive advice to countless domestic and international clients including some of the leading Spanish players in each respective sector. Based on deep-rooted knowledge of the client’s business and the creation of added value, our proactive approach has transformed us into an essential part of their day-to-day activity.

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13/09/2022
UPC Rules of Pro­ced­ure go in­to force with judg­ments to be made pub­lic
The entry in­to force of the Rules of Pro­ced­ure is part of the fi­nal pre­par­a­tions for the United Pat­ent Court (UPC), which is cur­rently ex­pec­ted to start work in early 2023. After the bod­ies of the UPC...
29/06/2022
Key points of Roy­al De­cree-Law 11/2022 of June 25, 2022
Ig­nacio Gran­gel­Roy­al de­cree-law 11/2022 (here­in­after, RDL 11/2022) entered in­to force on the 27th of June, a day after it was pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial State Bul­let­in (here­in­after, the BOE, as per its...
24/06/2022
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...
04/11/2021
The European Com­mis­sion launches second call for large-scale pro­ject pro­pos­als...
On 26 Oc­to­ber 2021, the European Com­mis­sion has for the second time ini­ti­ated a call for pro­pos­als of large-scale pro­jects, i.e. those with a cap­it­al cost ex­ceed­ing EUR 7.5 mil­lion, in the con­text of...
28/10/2021
Ur­gent meas­ures for the pro­tec­tion of con­sumers and the in­tro­duc­tion of...
On 27 Oc­to­ber 2021, Roy­al De­cree-Law 23/2021, of 26 Oc­to­ber, on ur­gent meas­ures for the pro­tec­tion of con­sumers and the in­tro­duc­tion of trans­par­ency in the whole­sale and re­tail elec­tri­city and nat­ur­al...
26/10/2021
The European Com­mis­sion is­sues guidelines on the clos­ure of op­er­a­tion­al...
On 14 Oc­to­ber 2021, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished its guidelines on the clos­ure of op­er­a­tion­al pro­grammes ad­op­ted for as­sist­ance from the European Re­gion­al De­vel­op­ment Fund, the European So­cial Fund...
16/09/2021
Meas­ures to mit­ig­ate the im­pact of the rise in nat­ur­al gas prices on the...
On 15 Septem­ber 2021, the Of­fi­cial State Gaz­ette pub­lished Roy­al De­cree-law 17/2021 on ur­gent meas­ures to mit­ig­ate the im­pact of rising nat­ur­al gas prices on the re­tail gas and elec­tri­city mar­kets. This...
09/09/2021
Reg­u­la­tion of the auc­tions and the Eco­nom­ic Re­gime for Re­new­able En­ergy...
The re­cent en­ergy policy in Spain is aimed at the ad­op­tion of reg­u­lat­ory meas­ures to achieve the de­car­bon­isa­tion of its eco­nomy and en­sure com­pli­ance with the ob­lig­a­tion to re­duce green­house gas emis­sions...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
26/05/2021
Ana­lys­is of Spain's Cli­mate Change and En­ergy Trans­ition Act 7/2021
Spain's Cli­mate Change and En­ergy Trans­ition Act 7/2021 was ap­proved on 13 May 2021, pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial State Gaz­ette on 21 May 2021 and be­came law the fol­low­ing day.  Over the past few years...
09/02/2021
BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...
15/12/2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...