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 and acting as Chief of Staff between 2012 and 2015 for successive Secretaries of State for Energy. In his role as head of the legal department or board member of leading companies, he has provided legal and strategic advice in a number of transactions involving electricity and gas assets.
Moreover, for nine years he acted as counsel before all types of courts and in investment arbitration proceedings, as a State Attorney for Spain’s High Court in relation to regulated sectors, energy, telecommunications and procurement.
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.