Mr Rafael Suárez de Lezo > CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo
28004 MADRID

Work Department

Corporate / M&A | Dispute Resolution | Banking & Finance


Managing partner


Rafael Suárez de Lezo is Chairman of CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, a Partner of the Corporate / M&A department and a Member of the CMS Executive Committee. He specialises in the securities market, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, finance, competition, insolvency law and dispute resolution.

In 2010 he was named as the top Securities Market lawyer in Spain by the International Law Office.


Spanish, English


Madrid Bar Association


  • Doctor of Law (Cum Laude), Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE, Madrid (Spain).
  • Qualified Insurance Broker, Ministry of Economy and Finance (Spain).
  • Course on International Contract Law, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles (United States of America).
  • Specialist Course on EU Law, University of Exeter (United Kingdom).
  • Degree in Business Science, Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE, Madrid (Spain).
  • Graduate of Law, Universidad de Deusto (Spain).

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Restructuring and insolvency

The ‘sophisticated and pragmaticCMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo has an international focus, with particular expertise in insolvency and pre-insolvency issues, as well as banking and creditors’ refinancing. The firm is active on the debtor side, acting for clients including multinationals, infrastructure concessionaires and smaller domestic companies. Senior partner Rafael Suárez de Lezo co-leads the practice with the ‘very commercial, seasoned and effectiveJuan Ignacio Fernández Aguado, who has ‘tremendous knowledge of bankruptcy law’.

Spain > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Rafael Suárez de LezoCMS

The ‘first-classCMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo provides the full spectrum of M&A and corporate advice, particularly in the energy and insurance sectors. The firm has expertise in venture capital, outsourcing, capital markets, group restructuring and privatisation. Managing partner César Albiñana specialises in the securities market, corporate law and regulatory advice. He co-leads the practice with the ‘very valuable and trustedRafael Suárez de Lezo, who has expertise in group restructurings. The team was strengthened in 2019 by the arrivals of M&A, corporate and securities market law expert Ignacio Zarzalejos, from Uría Menéndez, and counsel Pedro Ferreras, who joined from Ferreras Abogados and is known for advising start-ups and leading technology companies. Also notable are Rafael Sánchez and Javier Leyva, who were promoted to partner in 2019 and focus on private equity and venture capital.