Maria Dolores de Cospedal, former minister of Defense, former president of the Junta of Castilla-La Mancha, exsecretaria general of the PP and exaspirante to presidirlo in conflict with Paul Married and Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, has joined the law firm CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo. Away from the politics as from the end of 2018, Cospedal, a lawyer of the State, returns to the private company in an office where she will lead a team dedicated to the civil and mercantile procedural law, among other topics.
As reported by the firm, the board of directors of CMS has approved by unanimity to incorporate Cospedal as "main partner" in the Department of Litigation and Arbitration, where "perform functions of coordination of a multidisciplinary team composed of 27 lawyers who will work in the field of civil and commercial procedural law, bankruptcy, criminal, economic and administrative, in addition to securities litigation, among others", says the note sent out by the firm.
After leaving politics in November 2018, when they met their meetings with the controversial excomisario of police José Manuel Villarejo, in which he spoke of the possibility of investigate a member of the PP or of competing parties. Those talks took the position, first in the executive committee of the PP, and then in the Congress, where it is forced to relinquish its act of deputy to avoid his party's "unjustified attacks", as he wrote in his farewell. Shortly after leaving politics, already in January of 2019, joined the Supreme Court as an attorney of the State.
The firm stresses that Cospedal is incorporated in the office "after a year and a half away from the political body and, having met all the formalities required by the regulations in relation to senior executives and personnel who have had responsibilities in government".
In the note, Cospedal says that it returns to the exercise of the right (exercised as a lawyer in the State for eight years) because it is "absolutely committed to the profession, with a vocation for excellence and loyalty." On Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, says that "has an important position in the Spanish market and a great international projection ‒membership‒ CMS offers excellent opportunities for the future to which I contribute with my hard work alongside the great team of professionals with the that account."
For aceeder to the post, Cospedal has presented a work that has been valued by the firm, which also has valued his "prestige and worth professional" and "his ability to contribute to the positioning of CMS as a firm of reference in the legal community". The exdirigente the PP has passed a "thorough" selection process carried out by a company headhunter.Updated Date: 19 January 2020, 02:00