CMS signs up Spanish alliance member

CMS has finally plugged a gap in its European coverage after signing Spanish corporate and finance specialists Albinana Suarez de Lezo (ASL) as an alliance member.

The firm formally acceded to the alliance late last month will practice under the CMS banner from January 1, 2005.

Headquartered in Madrid, ASL has offices in Seville and Marbella. The corporate and finance specialist firm counts Heineken, Barclays and Deutsche Bank among its clients.

The deal adds Spain to CMS’s European coverage. Already the alliance includes firms in Italy, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Austria.

Last year, CMS commenced due diligence with another Spanish banking and corporate firm, Roca Junyent.