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Ignacio Grangel

Ignacio Grangel

Partner

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

Ignacio Grangel heads up the Public Law & Regulated Sectors department at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo. As a State Attorney, he boasts a lengthy track record in all areas related to public authorities and regulated sectors, most notably energy.

A particular highlight of his work in the regulatory field was his involvement in drafting the recent Spanish energy regulation and its application in the corporate sector, not to mention his stint between 2012 and 2015 as the Chief of Staff for successive Secretaries of State for Energy. He has also held the roles of Director of Legal Services and Vice secretary General at Red Eléctrica de España (REE), as well as participating in the sale and purchase of energy-related assets and the submission of bids in international tender processes.

Moreover, Ignacio has provided counsel before all types of courts and in investment arbitration proceedings, with his work as a State Attorney for Spain's High Court in relation to regulated sectors, energy, telecommunications and procurement of particular note. 

He is currently an Independent Board Member of Enagás and Member of the Committee of Experts on Energy Transition, a group created by way of a Council of Ministers resolution on 7 July 2017. Moreover, he is also a former Chairman of the Iberian Electricity Market Operator. He joined CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo as Partner in September 2019.

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Relevant experience

  • Board Member of Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radioactivos, Corporación de Reservas Estratégicas de Productos Petrolíferos, the companies that manage the gas market in Spain (MIBGAS and MIBGAS Derivatives) and the Port Authority of Castellón.
  • Director of Legal Services, Vice secretary General and Member of the Executive Committee at Red Eléctrica de España.
  • Executive Board Member, Chairman and Vice chairman of the five companies responsible for operating the electricity markets in Spain and Portugal (OMEL, OMIE, OMIP, OMICLEAR and OMEL Diversificación).
  • Independent Board Member of Enagás and Member of its Appointments, Remuneration and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
  • Member of the Committee of Experts on Energy Transition created by way of a Council of Ministers resolution on 7 July 2017.
  • State Attorney for Spain's High Court and Senior State Attorney for the provinces of Castellón and Segovia.
  • State Attorney responsible for coordinating legal assistance of the Telecommunications Market Committee, the Port Authority of Castellón, state-owned company Remolques Marítimos, S.A. and the Solicitor General's Office.
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Education

  • 2011 - Advanced Course on Energy Law, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2004 - Member of the State Attorneys Corps (on professional leave).
  • 1995 - Graduate of Law, Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain).
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Publications

  • Ignacio has written numerous articles and pieces on administrative law, including five publications on administrative liability, sanctioning proceedings, compulsory purchase orders and reviews of tax notices published by the Ministry of Justice and Thomson Reuters Aranzadi between 2005 and 2019.
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Lectures list

  • Ignacio has been invited to speak at countless courses and conferences for public (INAP, CGPJ, CIFSE, etc.) and private organisations.
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