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CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo

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Aberdeen, Algiers, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing and 70 more

Ranked as a Top 10 Global Law Firm, CMS is present in 41 countries and boasts 72 offices worldwide. Our 4,800 plus CMS lawyers offer you specialist advice on numerous sectors, tailored to your needs whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.

CMS’ Spanish-based firm, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, employs more than 100 lawyers located in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious in the Spanish market, striving to establish a close working relationship with clients in order to fully understand their needs and offer innovative solutions in all areas of law.


Client-centric strategy

Being immersed in the industry sectors our clients operate in is at the heart of what we do. Our business is structured according to the industries our clients work in, providing technically outstanding lawyers who speak your language.


Global vision

We possess Vast local expertise in the many jurisdictions where we have a presence. Furthermore, CMS has a track record of expanding to meet client needs, moving into places such as China or Latam to support clients’ projects.


Performance driven

CMS takes pride in standing out as a firm which delivers first-class execution and project management. We deliver results, not just opinions, and work to establish ways in which our clients can be successful. This approach to service delivery is the same everywhere, based on a common training programme and a shared understanding of what our clients value.


CMS Spain

1927 Founded by Antonio Melchor de las Heras

1958 Incorporated as a company

2002 Name change to Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

2005 Incorporation into the CMS organisation

Total workforce in Spain: >150 professionals

Lawyers in Spain: >100

Three offices in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona and Seville


  • Barcelona
  • Seville
  • Number of lawyers: 115
  • at this office: 100
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

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  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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