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Carlos Peña

Partner

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

Carlos Peña is a Partner of the Corporate / M&A department at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo. He possesses vast experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, privatisations, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other corporate matters. 

He is a member or secretary of the board of directors of several listed and non-listed companies, including a number of credit and venture capital entities such as Merrill Lynch España, Lazard Asesores Financieros, Samsonite España, Sulzer Pumps, Buhler España, Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company, etc.

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Relevant experience

  • Carlos has advised sector-leading companies on a variety of operations, such as USS on the acquisition of a 50.1% stake in Redexis Gas, HP on the purchase of Samsung's printer business spanning more than 40 jurisdictions and Colgate-Palmolive on the acquisition of Laboratoires Filorga Cosmétiques.
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Awards & Rankings

  • He has been recognised for his expertise in Corporate / M&A and Capital Markets by the leading legal directories including Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. 
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Publications

  • Carlos has published a wide variety of articles and works for both specialist and general publications.
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Education

  • 1983 - Master's Degree in International Transport and Trade Law, Université Aix-en-Provence (France).
  • 1982 - Graduate of Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).
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22/05/2022
ACC Europe An­nu­al Con­fer­ence 2022
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The chal­lenges of op­er­at­ing a mul­tina­tion­al busi­ness across Europe
What are the chal­lenges of op­er­at­ing a mul­tina­tion­al busi­ness across Europe? To an­swer this ex­tens­ive ques­tion, lead­ing law prac­ti­tion­ers in the field of com­mer­cial law, in-house coun­sel, busi­ness lead­ers...
14/11/2019
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The pur­pose of this guide is to provide a broad over­view of the key ele­ments of pass­port­ing reg­u­la­tions ap­plic­able to EEA UCITS Scheme in the coun­tries covered in this guide. The guide makes no claims...
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CMS Com­mer­cial Con­fer­ence 2019
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29/08/2019
EU: Trade Secret Law Re­forms
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CMS ad­vised Col­gate-Pal­molive on ac­quis­i­tion of Labor­atoires Filorga Cos­métiques
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De­liv­er­ing true depth of ex­pert­ise and re­sources across the globe We are de­lighted to in­tro­duce you to the latest edi­tion of the CMS In­ter­na­tion­al Cap­it­al Mar­kets Con­tacts Book. Our 2017 three-way mer­ger...