The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

CASTELLANA 216, 28046 MADRID, SPAIN
Tel:
Work +34 91 582 91 00
Fax:
Fax +34 91 582 91 14
Email:
Web:
www.gomezacebo-pombo.com
Barcelona, Bilbao, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and 3 more

Spain

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’ corporate team has gained profile as a result of ‘its reliability and understanding of client’s business priorities’. Under the leadership of Fernando de las Cuevas, Andrés Castro and Ignacio de la Fuente it advised Hoist Local on the acquisition of a division of Swisscom Hospitality Services. Other notable clients include BTG Pactual, Schindler and Oman Oil Company.

[back to top]

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados has a ‘top class’ disputes group led by Francisco Peña. Recent work saw the team advise SAREB on various insolvency proceedings, and it also acts for Glencore, Citibank, Banco Popular and Chevron. Javier Izquierdo is singled out for his ‘breathtaking command of litigation and encyclopaedic knowledge of procedure’.

[back to top]

EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados provides ‘an excellent level of service’, is ‘responsive and prepares English translations of documents quickly’. ‘Dedicated and solution-driven’ team head Iñigo Igartua ‘provides practical and insightful advice’. Recent matters include successfully representing Smurfit Kappa in an appeal against CNMC fines imposed for allegedly collusive behaviour.

[back to top]

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados provides a ‘high level of service’ and clients appreciate the ‘responsiveness and deep analysis of legislation and case law applicable to each case’. Practice partners Ignacio Campos and Juan Antonio de Lanzas work from Madrid and Valencia respectively, and the team’s clients include GDF Suez, Smurfit Kappa, Nike and Coca-Cola.

[back to top]

Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’ highly experienced three-partner team is a ‘leader in the environmental sector, especially in the area of waste and water’. Team head Pedro Poveda is praised for his ‘great ability and deep knowledge of environmental law’ as well as his ‘staggering ability to respond’. The team recently represented Pronet Ingenieria de Software Empresarial in relation to its consulting role advising Ecuador’s environment minister. Major clients include Ecoembes, Ecovidrio and Recycla.

Leading individuals

Pedro Poveda - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Next generation lawyers

María José Rovira - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

[back to top]

Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados has strenghened its capabilities with the hire of Pablo Muelas, a former deputy director of insurance regulations at the Ministry of Economy. Recent work saw the team advise HCCI on a €140m dispute. Fernando Igartua and Iñigo Erláiz are noted for their expertise.

Leading individuals

Iñigo Erláiz - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

[back to top]

Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’ long-established practice covers the full spectrum of private equity matters. Work highlights include advising Govera Inversiones on its €1.5bn acquisition of a majority stake in Acituri Aeronáutica from Madrigal Participaciones. Head of team Iñigo Erláiz, Mónica Weimann, Miguel Lamo de Espinosa and Daniel Marín are key members of the practice.

[back to top]

Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’ multidisciplinary practice is particularly active advising clients on the restructuring of existing projects, regulatory matters and related-litigation. Practice co-head Verónica Romaní led advice to photovoltaic operator 9 Ren Holding regarding arbitration against the Spanish authorities for alleged damages caused by retroactive legislation concerning renewable energy installations. Fellow practice co-head Carlos Vázquez is also noted.

Leading individuals

Verónica Romaní - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

[back to top]

Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’ public law practice earns praise for its ‘outstanding and pertinent advice’, ably complemented by the firm’s other departments. The practice advised Badajoz City Council on all legal matters relating to the licitation process for the construction and operation of a public parking facility with a multimillion-euro value. Head of department Carlos Vázquez and Juan Alfonso Santamaría are both recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Irene Fernández - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Joaquín Riera - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Josep Ortiz - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

[back to top]

Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados commands respect among peers and clients alike. The 16-lawyer team (including six partners) advised real estate corporation Axiare Patrimonio on more than ten financings – with an aggregate value in excess of €600m – for the acquisition of its current office and commercial buildings portfolio. Practice head Alfonso Fernández-Puebla receives strong support from Joaquim Riera, David Gómez and Natalia Lastres.

[back to top]

Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’ six-partner team is co-led by insolvency head Francisco Peña and restructuring head Miguel Lamo de Espinosa (who has a ‘top commercial approach’ and is a ‘good manager of client expectations’). The team is praised for its ‘high technical skills’, and recently acted for Banco de Madrid on its voluntary insolvency proceeding. It also advised a syndicate of lenders, led by Banco Sabadell, Deutsche Bank and Bybrook Capital on the €200m refinancing of Natura’s debt.

[back to top]

Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados advises a broad range of major companies and high-net-worth families. The five-partner team, led by Enrique Ortega, recently advised Oman Oil on the tax issues related to its sale of a 5% stake in Enagas. Other clients include Nike, Gas Natural, Repsol and Inditex.

[back to top]

Spain: Banking and finance

Bank regulatory
Banking and finance: bank regulatory - ranked: tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados offers general regulatory capability to its banking and finance clients. Recent matters include advising Banco de Madrid regarding regulations concerning its bankruptcy. Santiago Gómez-Acebo, Ángel Varela and Fernando Igartua are recommended.

[back to top]

Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’s work highlights include acting for real estate corporation Axiare Patrimonio on more than ten (related) financings for the acquisition of its current office and commercial building portfolio. Angel Varela, Fernando Igartua, Rafael Aguilera and Verónica Romaní are recommended.

[back to top]

Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’ banking and finance team works closely with the firm’s corporate department and is active in some of the most prominent financing and refinancing transactions in the country. In a notable instruction it advised Banco Sabadell, Deutsche Bank and others on Natra’s €170m debt refinancing. Verónica Romaní, Fernando Igartua and Rafael Aguilera are all noted.

[back to top]

Spain: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados works for issuers, underwriters, placement banks and investment service providers on complex debt capital market and securitisation transactions both locally and in other jurisdictions. It recently advised Smurfit Kappa on a €500m bond issue to refinance the group’s global debt. Santiago Gómez-Acebo, Fernando Igartua and Angel Varela are recommended.

[back to top]

Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados is noted for its advice to issuers, underwriters, placement banks and investment firms on mandates such as IPOs and right issues. Recent madates include advising Zambal Spain Socimi on its €451m listing on the Spanish Alternative Stock Exchange. Miguel Lamo de Espinosa heads the group.

[back to top]

Spain: Industry focus

Food
Industry focus: food - ranked: tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados offers food industry clients a top-notch range of services, from its expertise in IP and regulatory matters, to corporate, labour and real estate work. IP partner Gonzalo Ulloa Suelves heads the 12-partner-strong practice group, which also includes Jesús Muñoz-Delgado Mérida, who is noted for his expertise in plant variety protection. A notable highlight on this front was representing the Regents of the University of California, and its Spanish licensee, Eurosemillas, on the protection of their Tango variety of Mandarin tree in Spain and Europe. On the corporate front, Daniel Marin Moreno advised Eismann on the sale of its frozen food business to Bofrost.

[back to top]

Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

IP partner Eduardo Castillo heads the practice at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados, which also includes the US and Spain-qualified corporate partner, Richard Silberstein. On the IP side the team advised BMS and Ono in a major patent infringement case regarding an antibody drug for the treatment of cancer.

[back to top]

Manufacturing
Industry focus: manufacturing - ranked: tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Advising clients in the automotive, chemicals, industrial equipment, and shipbuilding sectors, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados fields an ‘excellent’ multidisciplinary team whose ‘response times are almost immediate’. On the corporate front, where it recently advised Panasonic on its €150m acquisition of a 49% stake in a Spanish automotive parts manufacturer, key practitioners include Iñigo Erlaiz Cotelo and Francisco Gil Durán. Other clients include Hitachi, Novartis, Schindler and Teka Industrial.

[back to top]

Retail
Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados has a six-partner retail group covering all issues affecting the industry, including commercial, real estate, tax, labour and IP matters. The firm also provides a strong line in advice on the convergence of the digital and physical retail worlds. Key partners include Iñigo Erlaiz Cotelo for corporate and commercial advice, and José Ángel Cano Muñoz on the real estate front. Clients include Nike, Converse, Diageo, Lacoste, and Lidl.

[back to top]

TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Corporate partner Almudena Arpón de Mendívil heads the cross-departmental TMT group at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados, which also includes IP/IT experts José Miguel Lissén Arbeloa and Eduardo Castillo. Recent work has seen the practice advising telecoms and media clients on alliances to cross-sell content. Warner Bros is a major client.

[back to top]

Spain: Intellectual property

Copyright
Intellectual property: copyright - ranked: tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados acts for corporations across all industries in contentious and non-contentious copyright mandates. It advised Vaughan Systems on a claim filed by Sony Music related to the use of a copyrighted song in a programme broadcast by RTVE. Eduardo Castillo and Gonzalo Ulloa are the key names.

Leading individuals

Gonzalo Ulloa - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Next generation lawyers

Beatriz Díaz de Escauriaza - Bird & Bird

Ibán Diez - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Isabela Crespo - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

[back to top]

Patents
Intellectual property: patents - ranked: tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’ patents practice has been very active of late, acting for clients on some of the most relevant pharmaceutical claims both domestically and abroad. In an on-going mandate, it is acting for Actelion Pharmaceuticals in a cross-border dispute with a major US pharma corporation and concerning a well-known drug. Eduardo Castillo, head of the IP and IT practices; and Jesús Muñoz-Delgado, head of the patents team, are both noted.

Leading individuals

Gonzalo Ulloa - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Next generation lawyers

Alvaro de Castro - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Sergio Poza - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

[back to top]

Trade marks
Intellectual property: trade marks - ranked: tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados handles an array of multijurisdictional instructions in the trade marks sector. The practice is acting for Sanrio in several disputes against the registration and/or use of signs similar to its well-known HELLO KITTY or CHARM KITTY trade marks. Sofía Martínez-Almeida, Gonzalo Ulloa and Eduardo Castillo are recommended for their expertise.

Leading individuals

Gonzalo Ulloa - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

[back to top]

Spain: Transport

Other transport
Transport: other transport - ranked: tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados is well-known for its advice on finance related to the transport and has particular expertise in the aerospace subsector. Headline work included advising Pembroke Aircraft (as lessor) on the delivery of two aircrafts to Vueling Airlines. Other clients include Export Development Canada and LRC Equipment.

Next generation lawyers

Fernando Herrero - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

José Canalejas - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

[back to top]

Shipping
Transport: shipping - ranked: tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’ shipping team is regularly instructed on some of the most prominent maritime-finance transactions such as ship financing, tax leasing, syndicated loans, restructuring and refinancing. Carlos Rueda and Miguel Lamo de Espinosa are recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Fernado Herrero - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

José Canalejas - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

[back to top]


Further information on Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados in other jurisdictions.

Legal Developments in Spain

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to