Carlos Martínez Lizán


Carlos is the Founder and CEO of the Barcelona office of the Firm and together with Gonzalo Cabrera, they manage M & Partners.

He obtained his Law degree with Outstanding Award (Premio Extraordinario de Licenciatura) by the Universitat de Barcelona and among other qualifications he has a Diploma on European Law by the Ludwig-Maximillian’s Universität of Munich (Germany) and a Master in Corporate Law by the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB) .  


He also won the Young Legal Practitioner Award (Premio Jóvenes Juristas) as Best Young Lawyer of Spain in 2009, delivered by the Spanish Ministry of Justice and granted by the Universidad de Navarra, Thomson-Reuters-Aranzadi and the Centro de Estudios Garrigues. In 2008 he was awarded with the First prize as Best Orator of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB).


Carlos has developed most of his professional career in Clifford Chance and GARRIGUES and has an extensive track record and a broad experience advising corporations, venture capital funds and other qualified investors, always with an international approach.


He has a remarkable specialization in Venture Capital, in particular in the fields of TMT and Biotech, being secretary on the board of directors of renowned companies. He currently acts advising both investors and highly sophisticated tech start-ups.


Likewise, he has been a board member and responsible of the legal area of Albacete Balompié, S.A.D., a professional football club of the Spanish League from 2013 until its succesfull sale in July 2017, keeping a deep knowledge of the sport market and being an active agenti in its connection with the tech field.


Carlos is a mentor at many of the most relevant accelerator programs in Spain and is frequently in press and media.


Carlos speaks English, French, Catalan and Spanish.


Industries: Venture Capital, Technology and Internet, Sport.

Areas of Law: M&A, Business Law.





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