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Javier Torre de Silva

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Regulatory Law (TMT, energy, infraestructures, planning, envoronmental, public contracts), IP, Civil, wealth management. Javier Torre de Silva specialises in Public and Regulatory law, and also has wide experience advising on telecommunications, TMT, energy, infrastructures, town-planning, environmental and public contracting matters. He has acted as Counsel for the State in relation to various regulatory matters, and has also advised the State on the legal and regulatory rules in the telecommunication, IP, TMT and information society sectors for more than eight years.


Professor of Administrative Law, Institute of Stock Market Studies (I.E.B.). Director of the specialist program on Financial Markets Law, directed at postgraduate students (2001-2004).


Spanish, English, French and Italian.


Madrid Bar Association.


Graduated in Law and in Philosophy by the University of Navarra (1990), with National Award. Doctor in Law (PhD) by the University of Bologna (1992). Member of the Body of the Legal Counsels of the Spanish Councol of State (1997) . Member of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation (2005). He is also an arbiter with the Civil and Commercial Arbitration Court (since 2002) and the Arbitration Court of the Bar Association (since 2007).


Industry focus: TMT

Within: Industry focus: TMT

Specialist in telecoms, CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo focuses on data protection, regulation and e-commerce. Information and communication technologies expert Javier Torre de Silva leads the team, which includes experienced counsel Bartolomé Martín, who joined from DLA Piper LLP in 2018 and brings expertise in intellectual property and e-commerce. The firm is assisting Algérie Télécom Europe with the deployment of an underwater fibre cable linking Europe and Africa, and is advising Echostar Mobile on the launch of a new telecoms satellite network in Spain. Other key clients include Amazon, BT, Telefónica and Ferrovial Corporación. Blanca Escribano left for EY Abogados.

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Intellectual property: Copyright

Within: Intellectual property: Copyright

CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo’s practice is led by Javier Torre de Silva. It has notable sector strength in the pharmaceutical, technology, financial, automotive and consumer goods industries. The practice is assisting Ricoh España with legal advice concerning new private copy regulation, and is handling the submission of allegations before the relevant authorities with regard to private copy regulations to be approved. Blanca Cortés is the key name. Bartolomé Martín joined as counsel in May 2018 from DLA Piper LLP.

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Intellectual property: Trade marks

Within: Intellectual property: Trade marks

Javier Torre de Silva leads the team at CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo, which handles contentious and non-contentious trade marks matters. Bartolomé Martín joined the team as counsel in May 2018  from DLA Piper LLP.

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Public law

Within: Public law

CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo is representing Aldesa Construcciones in litigation filed against Adif due to the delay in the fulfillment of a railway construction contract. Former practice head Jaime Almenar left for Clifford Chance, while Juan José Zabala joined from Cortés, AbogadosJavier Torre de Silva is recommended for contentious matters and María Guinot heads the team.

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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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