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César Albiñana

Managing Partner

CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo
Paseo de Recoletos 7–9
28004 Madrid
Languages Spanish, English, French

César Albiñana is CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo’s Managing Partner. He specialises in advising on mergers and acquisitions, the securities market, corporate law and administrative law.

César is a member of the State Attorneys Corps, member and/or secretary of the board of directors of several companies and member of the Civil and Commercial Arbitration Court of Madrid.

He has been consistently recognised as a leading individual for his expertise in Corporate / M&A by the main legal directories including Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. In 2011, he was awarded the ICADE Asociación career achievement prize and in 2016 scooped the Client Choice award as Spain’s best M&A lawyer.

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"A very experienced lawyer, he gives practical solutions keeping in mind the problem and his responses are always very constructive".

Chambers & Partners


  • 1982 - Member of the State Attorneys Corps (on professional leave).
  • 1978 - Graduate of Law and Degree in Business Science (Outstanding achievement award), Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao (Spain).
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