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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 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.

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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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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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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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26 May 2021
Ana­lys­is of Spain's Cli­mate Change and En­ergy Trans­ition Act 7/2021
Spain's Cli­mate Change and En­ergy Trans­ition Act 7/2021 was ap­proved on 13 May 2021, pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial State Gaz­ette on 21 May 2021 and be­came law the fol­low­ing day.  Over the past few years...
18 December 2020
Re­new­able en­ergy law and reg­u­la­tion in Spain
1. Brief over­view of the re­new­ables sec­tor The pro­duc­tion of elec­tri­city from re­new­able sources rep­res­ents 49.3% of Spain's power gen­er­a­tion ca­pa­city, with over 108,000MW in­stalled. Of the 261,020GWh...
11 December 2020
Reg­u­la­tion of auc­tions and the Eco­nom­ic Re­gime of Re­new­able En­ergy after...
Our ex­perts ana­lyze the  Reg­u­la­tion of auc­tions and the Eco­nom­ic Re­gime of Re­new­able En­ergy after the pub­lic­a­tion of the call to the first auc­tion by Res­ol­u­tion dated 10 Decem­ber 2020.
19 October 2020
Hy­dro­gen law and reg­u­la­tion in Spain
1. CUR­RENT STATE OF HY­DRO­GEN PRO­JECTS IN SPAIN Hy­dro­gen has been re­cog­nised as hav­ing a key role in en­ergy trans­ition in Spain un­der the coun­try’s Na­tion­al En­ergy and Cli­mate Plan (“NECP”). Due...
24 June 2020
Ana­lys­is of Roy­al De­cree-law 23/2020 of 23 June ap­prov­ing en­ergy-re­lated...
Our ex­perts have ana­lysed the new Roy­al De­cree-law 23/2020 of 23 June ap­prov­ing en­ergy-re­lated and oth­er meas­ures to re­vital­ise the eco­nomy and its im­pact on the en­ergy sec­tor.
10 April 2020
Im­pact of COV­ID-19 on Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment
The COV­ID-19 crisis is hav­ing a ser­i­ous im­pact on the eco­nomy and busi­nesses. In these cir­cum­stances, pub­lic pro­cure­ment can be of even great­er im­port­ance than usu­al and vari­ous ques­tions arise, such...
01 April 2020
COV­ID-19 | Roy­al De­cree-law 11/2020 of 1 April on ur­gent and sup­ple­ment­ary...
Our team of ex­perts ana­lysed the latest de­vel­op­ments in­tro­duced by the new Roy­al De­cree 11/2020 of 31 March ad­opt­ing sup­ple­ment­ary ur­gent so­cial and eco­nom­ic meas­ures in the fight against COV­ID-19 pub­lished...
30 March 2020
COV­ID-19 | The re­cog­ni­tion of en­ergy sup­ply as an es­sen­tial ser­vice and...
Our team of ex­perts has pre­pared the fol­low­ing ana­lys­is on the re­cog­ni­tion of en­ergy sup­ply as an es­sen­tial ser­vice and its im­pact on mo­bil­ity as part of the paid leave scheme ap­proved un­der Roy­al De­cree-law...
30 March 2020
COV­ID-19 | Re­duc­tion in work­er­s' mo­bil­ity and in the pro­vi­sion of non-es­sen­tial...
Our team of ex­perts ana­lysed the new Roy­al De­cree-law 10/2020 of 29 March reg­u­lat­ing re­cov­er­able paid leave for non-es­sen­tial ser­vice em­ploy­ees in a bid to re­duce per­son­al mo­bil­ity in the fight against...
16 March 2020
COV­ID-19 | Im­pact of the an­nounce­ment of a state of emer­gency on the en­ergy...
Com­pre­hens­ive guide on the im­pact of the an­nounce­ment of a state of emer­gency on the en­ergy sec­tor.
16 March 2020
COV­ID-19 | Im­pact of the an­nounce­ment of a state of emer­gency on the tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions...
Com­pre­hens­ive guide on the im­pact of the an­nounce­ment of a state of emer­gency on the tele­coms sec­tor.
14 March 2020
COV­ID-19 | Roy­al De­cree 463/2020 of 14 March - De­clar­a­tion of a state of...
Our ex­perts ana­lysed the new Roy­al De­cree 463/2020 of 14 March de­clar­ing a state of emer­gency to man­age the health-re­lated crisis triggered by COV­ID-19 pub­lished in Of­fi­cial State Gaz­ette of 14 March...