CMS incorporates two new partners

CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo has announced the incorporation of Alberto Mata Rodríguez and Salvio Codes Belda as new partners in the areas of markets and financial services, and litigation respectively.

Alberto, who has been with Gómez-Acebo & Pombo for more than eight years, has been until now head of the Legal department in Spain of Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, a bank specialising in real estate finance and public finance transactions. He will join CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo to strengthen the markets and financial services area with effect from 1 September. He is also currently co-chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of the International Bar Association.

A graduate in Law and Business Administration and Management from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Alberto Mata Rodríguez also holds a master’s degree in financial law (LL.M. Securities & Financial Regulation) from Georgetown University where he was a member of its Investment and Social Responsibility Committee.

Likewise, from 2014 to 2020 he has collaborated continuously with the World Bank in the preparation of the Doing Business report, and he is currently the Secretary of the Board of Directors of UNICEF Madrid; Vice President of the HogarSí Foundation; and a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute.

Alberto, throughout his professional career, has received various awards such as the Excellence Award of the Social Council of the Carlos III University of Madrid in 2014, or the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year 2013 in Recognition of William Reece Jr.

Salvio Codes Belda joins the firm as a new partner in the Litigation area. Since 2019, Salvio Codes has been a partner of the firm Legal RCD and partner in charge of the litigation practice in the Madrid office. During his career he was also a lawyer in the litigation and arbitration area of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

Salvio Codes Belda has extensive experience in providing legal advice to real estate companies, financial institutions, companies in the pharmaceutical sector, industrial companies, insurance companies and companies in the automotive sector.

For César Albiñana, the incorporation of Alberto Mata Rodríguez and Salvio Codes reinforces the firm’s leading position in advising the banking sector and its high specialisation in solving problems that go beyond the resolution of litigation. “These incorporations represent the consolidation of two areas of excellence of the firm in advising our clients, and the conviction that two professionals with a high degree of legal knowledge oriented to the business of our clients are incorporated,” concludes César.

Julia Gil