Javier Torre de Silva has been practising as a lawyer at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo for 23 years, working across several legal disciplines. He currently leads the CMS global telecommunications group and is Head of the TMC department at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo. Javier also advises on public law and regulated sectors and is Co-head of the firm's infrastructure team, as well as dedicating a significant amount of time to arbitration and civil law concerning contracts, the topic on which he based his doctoral thesis.
He is on professional leave from his role as a State Attorney, a position he held for over 12 years where he was responsible for hundreds of judgments on diverse matters, including constitutional reform and the majority of the regulations on the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector in Spain, not to mention his work on numerous public contracts and regulated sectors.
He is a member and representative of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Committee at the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation. Over a number of years he has spoken at the "Don Federico de Castro" seminar on civil law at the Royal Academy.
He wrote his doctoral thesis on contract law at the Royal College of Spain in Bologna under the guidance of Luis Díez-Picazo (Spain) and Francesco Galgano (Italy), achieving the highest level of distinction. The thesis was based on liability for a breach of contractual obligations.
He has acted as an arbitrator on a number of occasions and been involved in arbitration proceedings as both counsel and lead attorney.
He has been involved in countless corporate deals, in particular those relating to the sale and purchase of enterprises.
He is an accredited doctoral professor in undergraduate administrative law, a topic which he has been teaching for 20 years.
Javier has been named a leading lawyer by the most prestigious legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Moreover, he has also been selected by several institutions as one of the 50 Best Lawyers in Spain with regards to contract law. He is also a member of ITech Law.
In addition to his work at the firm, he also provides a private client service.