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Carlos Peña


CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo
Paseo de Recoletos 7–9
28004 Madrid
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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  • Carlos has published a wide variety of articles and works for both specialist and general publications.
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  • 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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