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Luis Javier Vidal

Partner

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

Luis Vidal is a Partner of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration department at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo. Luis has extensive experience in the areas of civil litigation, corporate and banking law, insolvency law as well as domestic and international arbitration. Moreover, he advises on insolvency law, defending the interests of industrial companies, financial institutions, investment banks, insurers, property developers, construction companies and private equity firms.

Now, he can draw on a wealth of experience in contractual disputes, corporate lawsuits (challenges to corporate resolutions, directors’ liability, shareholders’ agreements, etc.), insolvency procedures, and proceedings relating to construction, leasing projects, the sale and purchase of properties, investment products and the execution of guarantees. He participates in criminal proceedings relating to financial crimes and numerous arbitrations.

Luis has acted in high-profile court and arbitration proceedings (Court of Arbitration of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce, Civil and Commercial Court of Arbitration, Court of Arbitration of Madrid, International Court of Arbitration -ICC Paris-), on all types of contractual and corporate matters, advising and representing entities in the banking and finance, construction, automobile and energy sectors, acting on behalf of both Spanish and foreign companies.

Additionally, he has been recognised in the area of Dispute Resolution by the main and most prestigious legal directories such as Chambers & Partners.

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Relevant experience

  • Luis has advised individuals and legal entities on a variety of procedures, for example, in the Martinsa Fadesa contest, in several international arbitrations before the CCI in the defence of the interests of an investor or in the management of various procedures for several financial insititutions.
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Education

  • 2009 - Advanced Studies Diploma in Civil Law (PhD student in Real Estate Ownership Law), Universidad de Valladolid (Spain).
  • 2008 - Doctorate in Civil Contracting Law, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain).
  • 2003 - Master's Degree in Corporate Legal Practice, Centro de Estudios Garrigues (Spain).
  • 2002 - Graduate of Law, Universidad de Valladolid (Spain). 
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Publications

  • Luis has published a wide variety of articles and texts for specialist and generalist publications and press, both in Spain and abroad, in his field of expertise.
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CMS Spain se­cures a sig­ni­fic­ant win for At­res­me­dia in land­mark me­dia case
The ECJ ruled today in a land­mark case fol­low­ing a pre­lim­in­ary rul­ing case re­lat­ing to copy­right and col­lect­ive man­age­ment of copy­rights and neigh­bour­ing rights, de­clar­ing that users (broad­casters) do...
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