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CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo appoints State Attorney Jorge Sánchez Vicente as Partner in Barcelona

Senior Catalonian State Attorney Jorge Sánchez Vicente has joined CMS as a Partner at its office in Barcelona. Sánchez's former roles include a position on the board of directors of the Port Authority of Barcelona and Secretary of the Advisory Council and Executive Committee of the CELLS consortium responsible for the operation of the Alba synchrotron radiation facility. As a distinguished litigation attorney, he has represented the state in key civil, criminal and judicial review proceedings and possesses vast experience in regulatory law, public procurement, competition law, taxation and urban planning. Moreover, given his expertise in the telecommunications sector, he has also held the roles of Secretary of the Telecommunications Market Commission and Coordinator of the Legal Advisory Services Agreement entered into by said Commission and the State Attorneys' Office. Jorge is a former State Attorney with the High Court of Justice of Catalonia.

Aside from his duties as State Attorney, he also worked for several years at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

The appointment of Jorge Sánchez to the CMS office in Barcelona represents a boost to the firm's dispute resolution department, which advises companies and private clients from all sectors on issues such as corporate conflict, civil, criminal and tax litigation, liability and compliance. In the words of CMS' new partner, "Only characteristics embodied by CMS such as a global outlook and proactive approach enable us to respond to the vast regulatory and administrative changes taking place at present, thus placing our clients in an unbeatable position when facing such new challenges".

The CMS team is renowned for its work across several regulatory fields (energy, the financial sector, TMT), advising a number of domestic and international clients which include leaders in their respective sectors.

About CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo
Founded in 1999, CMS is a top 10 international law firm and the largest in Europe based on the number of lawyers (Am Law 2013 Global 100), generating approximately EUR 1bn in annual revenues. With 60 offices in 34 countries across the world, employing over 3,000 lawyers, CMS acts for a large number of Fortune 500 and FT European 500 companies and for the majority of the DAX 30.

CMS' Spanish-based firm, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, employs more than 100 lawyers located in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious in the Spanish market, striving to establish a close working relationship with clients in order to fully understand their needs and offer innovative solutions in all areas of Law.

CMS' 3,000 lawyers located in 60 international offices help organisations thrive in changing times. Through technical rigour, vast experience, strategic expertise and deep focus on building long-term partnerships, it is committed to putting clients and their business success first.

The CMS organisation generates around EUR 1bn in annual revenues and is ranked as one of Europe’s top ten law firms.

Diana Cárdenas
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