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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

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Barcelona, Bilbao, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and 3 more

Fernando Igartua

Work (+34) 91 582 91 00
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

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Fernando joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1989 and became a partner in 1994.

Professional carrear: He worked with Linklaters & Paines (London) as an associate in 1991-1992.

Teaching: Appointed Professor of Civil Law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 1990; Lecturer of Civil Law at the Universidad del País Vasco (1981-1983).


Spanish, English and French.


Madrid Bar Association since 1984; President of the Instituto de Consejeros-Administradores since 2003; Secretary of Foro PPP Infraestructura since 2007.


Research Associate, University of London (1991-1992); Scholarship from the Hispano-American Joint Committee in 1987; Visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, (1987-1988); Doctor of Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1986); Master of Law (major in Financial Law) from the University of Deusto (Bilbao, 1981).


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo fields a ‘superb team of lawyers’ which advises on financing transactions, corporate finance, syndicated loans, asset finance, project finance, debt restructuring, regulatory compliance and investigations initiated by the authorities, among others. The practice is advising Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and others, as the arrangers, on the €6.3bn credit line to Grifols, intended to refinance existing indebtedness and the acquisition of Hologic’s diagnostic unit. The group also assisted Apollo, Davidson Kempner and Avenue as creditors of Cementos Portland Valderrivas pertaining to a refinancing and the necessary steps to be taken in light of a takeover bid launched by FCC. Other clients include Banco Santander, Axiare Patrimonio SOCIMI and Dutch bank Triodos. Miguel Lamo de Espinosa, Carlos Rueda, Rafael Aguilera, Fernando Igartua and Àngel Varela are key practitioners.

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Within: Insurance

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo’s team, which stands out for its ‘dedication to clients’, provides a full-service offering. Àngel Varela and Pablo Muelas (a former deputy director at the Ministry of Economy) lead the practice. Fernando Igartua and Santiago Gómez-Acebo are also key practitioners. The group is advising the Association Representative of Insurance Intermediaries of Financial Entities on matters concerning the implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive. Other work included preparing a self-assessment report on survival tables of the Spanish population, for the Spanish Union of insurers and re-insurers (UNESPA), which will be used, among other things, to calculate premiums and mathematical provisions by the insurance industry.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo’s team acts for sponsors, developers, public bodies, financial institutions and local and international investors. The group advises IBEX-listed, energy and utilities corporation Endesa on commercial, competition, corporate, litigation and insolvency-related matters. Verónica Romaní and Carlos Vázquez lead the practice. Carlos Rueda, Carlos Marina, Luis Gil and Fernando Igartua are also noted.

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