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Ignacio Zarzalejos


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

Ignacio Zarzalejos is a Partner of the Corporate / M&A department at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate and securities market law, possessing a wealth of experience in stock market debuts. Moreover, he also advises listed companies on corporate governance, general shareholders' meetings and company secretary functions.

He has been recognised in the area of Corporate / M&A by the main and most prestigious legal directories such as Chambers & Partners.

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Relevant experience

  • Ignacio has advised sector-leading companies on a wide range of matters, including Hermes Infrastructure on the acquisition of a 74% stake in six Spanish shadow toll concessions from Grupo ACS, Macquarie Capital on the purchase of fibre optic assets from Grupo MásMóvil and Laboratorios Farmacéuticos Rovi on an ongoing basis and acting as Deputy Secretary of the company’s Board of Directors and Committees.
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  • Ignacio has written a large number of articles for specialist publications.
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Lectures list

  • Ignacio has taught at several of Spain's most prestigious universities such as Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía.
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  • 2015 - Degree in Political Science and the Government, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain).
  • 2013 - Master's Degree in Legal Sciences Research (PhD programme), Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2008 - Degree in Business Management, Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2007 - Graduate of Law, Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE, Madrid (Spain).
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