After previously holding the role of Counsel, Curra Munuera has been named Partner of CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo as part of the firm's expansion of its Banking and Finance Department.
Curra's specialist areas include the securities market, derivatives, structured financing and financial regulation. Her extensive professional experience began in the finance sector in 1992 where she worked at various national and international investment banks such as Banco de Madrid, Banesto and Banque Indosuez. She has also worked as a lawyer at Fernando Scornik Gerstein and Cuatrecasas, held the role of Head of the Capital Markets Department at Natixis, been a member of the Legal Service of the Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV) and practiced as a lawyer for the Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring (FROB).
The new CMS Partner also possesses vast experience in restructuring, recapitalisation, the sale and purchase of shares or assets and liabilities, the structuring of the sale and purchase of portfolios, banking transactions and financing operations, the issue and offer of debt and capital securities and securitisations.
Moreover, Curra has been involved in some of the most significant finance sector transactions of recent times such as the resolution of Banca Privada d'Andorra and the restructuring of BFA-Bankia, Banco CEISS, Banco Gallego, Banco de Valencia, Mota del Cuervo and Cooperativa de Crédito, CX. She has advised on the issue of subordinated, convertible, mortgage and territorial bonds and the sale of financial institutions' shares via auction, accelerated book building and bilateral agreements. Additionally, she has guided companies on the sale and purchase of unpaid loans, mortgage loans and credits, consumer loans and leasing, whether directly or via the structuring or securitisation thereof.
In Curra's opinion, "the regulatory challenges we are currently facing in the finance sector require a multi-discipline and cross-border approach which CMS is well equipped to provide, hence why we are one of Europe's leading firms". With more than 500 specialist lawyers, the Banking and Finance area of CMS is one of the largest in Europe, advising national and international corporations on all aspects of banking, financial, regulatory and securities market law.
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.
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