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Gracia Sainz

Partner
General Secretary

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

Gracia Sainz is General Secretary of CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo and a Partner of the Corporate/M&A department.

With regards to corporate law, Gracia's experience includes ongoing advice on contractual and corporate governance matters, performing the role of secretary of the board of directors for several companies, as well as advice on acquisitions and the structural modification of enterprises.

Her experience in the banking and finance sector comprises advice on financial transactions of varying nature to both the financial entities and those on the receiving end of such finance. Moreover, she has also advised various financial institutions on regulatory matters and has taken part in numerous merger and acquisition operations of financial institutions. She has been secretary of the board of directors of credit and venture capital entities.

In 2018, she received the InspiraLaw award from Iberian Lawyer, which recognises leading women in the legal sector.

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"It’s not only her experience in the market but also that she makes sures he knows all the contracts of the day and what’s happening. I appreciate her knowledge and the effort she makes to stay in contact with everything".

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Relevant experience

  • Gracia has advised leading companies in their sectors in a wide variety of operations. For example, she advised Haitong Bank on the sale of Aernnova and Empark, Banco Sabadell on the placement of a bond issue in the Alternative Fixed-Income Market (MARF) and Novo Banco in different matters relating to the implementation of the resolution applied to BES by the Bank of Portugal. 
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Education

  • 1978 - Graduate of Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).
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Publications

  • Gracia has published a wide variety of articles and works for both specialist and general publications.
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Lectures list

  • During her diverse career, Gracia has participated as a speaker in various conferences and events organized by prestigious institutions.
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24 January 2018
Gra­cia Sainz recibe el pre­mio 'In­spir­aLAw' de Iberi­an Law­yer
Gra­cia Sainz, so­cia de Cor­por­ate / M&A y Ban­cario y Fin­an­ciero de CMS Al­biñana & Suárez de Lezo, ha sido nom­in­ada entre las top 50 aboga­das y ha reci­bido el pre­mio In­spir­aLaw de Iberi­an Law­yer, que...
19 January 2018
CMS ha ase­sor­ado a un ac­cionista de Aern­nova Aerospace en la venta de su...
CMS ha ase­sor­ado a un ac­cionista de Aern­nova Aerospace Cor­por­a­tion en la venta de su par­ti­cipa­ción ac­cion­ari­al a Tower­Brook, Tor­real y Penín­sula. Di­cha op­era­ción ha supuesto la venta por di­ver­sos...

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09 February 2018
Cor­por­ate / M&A
Why choose CMS Cor­por­ate / M&A With more lay­wers across Europe than any oth­er law firm, CMS Cor­por­ate / M&A of­fers: More deals than any oth­er law firm We close more than a deal a day each year and...
25/03/2014
Bank­ing and Fin­ance Alert | March 2014
The Roy­al De­cree-law 4/2014, dated 7th of March, ad­opt­ing ur­gent meas­ures on the re­fin­an­cing and re­struc­tur­ing of cor­por­ate debt, has mod­i­fied cer­tain pro­vi­sions of the In­solv­ency Law reg­u­la­tion in re­la­tion...
25/03/2014
Re­fin­an­cing agree­ments and their pro­tec­tion against claw-back ac­tions after...
The Roy­al De­cree-law 4/2014, dated 7th of March, ad­opt­ing ur­gent meas­ures on the re­fin­an­cing and re­struc­tur­ing of cor­por­ate debt, has mod­i­fied cer­tain pro­vi­sions of the In­solv­ency Law reg­u­la­tion in re­la­tion...
12 March 2014
Roy­al De­cree-law 4/2014: Re­struc­tur­ing and Re­fin­an­cing of Cor­por­ate Debt
1. In­tro­duc­tion On Sat­urday the 8th of March, the Roy­al De­cree –law 4/2014, dated 7th March, was pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial State Bul­let­in, which ad­opts ur­gent meas­ures in the sub­ject of the re­fin­an­cing...
26/12/2013
In­ter­view with Gra­cia Sainz: “if we all pitch in just a little, we can...
15/02/2013
Com­par­is­on of the main tax and reg­u­lat­ory as­pects con­cern­ing Span­ish real...
15/01/2013
Fin­ance Alert | Janu­ary 2013
Ap­plic­a­tion of new cap­it­al re­quire­ments for cred­it in­sti­tu­tions: A Guide
01/12/2012
Cor­por­ate Bul­let­in nº 11 (Oc­to­ber - Decem­ber 2012)
05/10/2012
Bank­ing and Fin­ance Alert – Write-down and Sale of Real Es­tate As­sets in...
05/10/2012
Cor­por­ate Bul­let­in nº 10 (June - Septem­ber 2012)
10/07/2012
Bank­ing and Fin­ance Alert Ju­ly 2012 - The new cir­cu­lar of the Bank of Spain...
05/06/2012
Elec­tron­ic Money Reg­u­la­tions: Defin­it­ive scope of ap­plic­a­tion?