Firm Profile > Gómez-Acebo & Pombo > Madrid, Spain

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
CASTELLANA 216
28046 MADRID
Spain

Environment Tier 1

The dedicated environment practice at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo 'is an experienced team with a high knowledge of sector legislation and administrative procedures' whose specialisms include integrated water, waste and recycling management, and water concession matters. Among its client base are a number of the country's industrial federations, which benefits from the firm's experience in noise and emissions, toxic substances, mining and chemical products. Practice head Pedro Poveda is a noted expert in waste management law; Blanca Lozano is praised for her knowledge of environmental and administrative law. At the non-partner level, of counsel Eduardo Orteu has strength in water law, while associate Ignacio Álvarez is commended for his 'consolidated experience' in the field. Among the standout instructions in 2020 was the ongoing advice on draft legislation to a group of Spain's most prominent recycling and waste management NGOs.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Poveda

Other key lawyers:

Blanca Lozano; Eduardo Orteu; Ignacio Álvarez

Testimonials

‘It is an experienced team with a high knowledge of sector legislation and administrative procedures, which places it in a prominent position compared to other firms.’

‘In addition to technical-legal knowledge, we greatly value having previously held positions that allow them to have a long-term vision of future regulatory developments.’

‘Pedro Poveda is undoubtedly the professional who currently knows the most about the subject of waste and its management. It is what made us choose this office. Very outstanding professional without a doubt and I understand that his team also.’

‘The team has enormous experience in the subject matter of the contract probably unmatched by other firms considering its past involvement in similar activities.’

‘I emphasize the deep knowledge of the team assigned in the matter, which has favored the understanding of our needs, speed of response and communication throughout the entire collaboration.’

‘GAP’s environmental team is made up of lawyers who combine experience and youth, always on the basis of high specialization. The lawyer who dedicates the most to us is Pedro Poveda. His dedication and performance are very high and he has extensive experience in the field, reinforced by his previous work in public administration. In addition, among Pedro Poveda’s skills, his ease of expression and clarity of his explanations stand out, as well as his ability to analyze problems to find the best solutions for the client’s interests.’

‘Ignacio Álavarez, junior lawyer, despite his youth, already has consolidated experience to support our daily activities and the actions of the company’s governing and administrative bodies. In addition, in the services that GA_P provides to us, they have the collaboration of Blanca Lozano, expert in environmental law.’

‘Recently, Eduardo Orteu has joined the team, in such a way that the specialization in environmental law and sustainable development has been significantly strengthened.’

Key clients

Urbaser, SA – Sertego Servicios Ambientales, SL (Esp)

Sistemas Integrados de Gestión de Residuos de Envases (ECOEMBES, ECOVIDRIO, SIGNUS, SIGAUS and RECYCLIA)

MARE (Medio Ambiente, Agua, Residuos y Energía)

UNESID (Spanish Union of Iron and Steel Industries)

AECAFE

Rota Maritime & Ship Candler Ltd (Turk)

ASELIP (Asociación de Empresas de Limpieza Pública)

EMGRISA.

ASPAPEL (Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Pasta, Papel y Cartón)

CONSORCIO DE INDUSTRIAS DEL CAUCHO

UTE ALBADA

ADELTA

AEVERSU

Industry focus: Food Tier 1

With significant regulatory expertise, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is regularly instructed by food, agriculture, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages companies in a broad range of matters; the firm's focus and investment in this sector is illustrated by its membership of the Food Law Group. Mónica Weimann acts for major food manufacturers and distributors on commercial, advertising and IP matters; she co-leads the team alongside member of the Spanish Association of Agricultural Law José Luis Palma. IP specialists Sofía Martínez-Almeida and Jesús Muñoz-Delgado are also active members of the group.

Practice head(s):

Mónica Weimann; José Luis Palma

Testimonials

‘What qualifies the team is its high specialization in a very complex subject such as the food sector in Spain and the EU. Its differentiating character is also that they maintain contacts at the institutional level both in Spain and in the EU in this sector, so the assistance goes beyond the merely legal.’

‘José Luis Palma Fernández: His broad culture in the agri-food sector stands out, his simple speech, and his knowledge of the Spanish public administration.’

Key clients

Coca-Cola European Partners

Ferrero Iberica

Galletas Gullón, S.A.

Grupo Kaiku Corporación Alimentaria, S.A.

Makro/Metro Group AG

Mercadona S.A.

Nestlé España, S.L.

Red Bull GmbH

LIDL Supermercados, S.A.U.

Interporc

Nutreco Iberia, S.L.

Jacobs Douwe Egberts, N.V.

Grupo Sanlucar

Fall Creek Farm &Nursery Inc

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo maintains an active life sciences practice, placing a particular emphasis on research and development and innovative products; the team has experience advising clients across all phases of development and distribution. Its international client base includes companies operating in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices, animal health and botany sectors. The team is jointly led by Eduardo Castillo, who brings IP and unfair competition expertise, and Irene Fernández Puyol, who advises clients on regulation pertaining to medicinal products, medical devices and healthcare services.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Castillo; Irene Fernández Puyol

Other key lawyers:

Jesús Muñoz-Delgado; Richard Silberstein; Alex Carbonell; Iñigo Igartua

Key clients

Novartis Internacional AG

Kaneka

Ono Pharmaceutical

Catalent Pharma Solutions

Danaher Group

Eisai Co. Ltd

Eurosemillas SA

Fresenius Kabi

The Regents of the University of California (California Riverside)

Oryzon Genomics

Industry focus: Manufacturing Tier 1

In the manufacturing sector, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo fields a seasoned, multi-disciplinary team, which is well equipped to advise automotive, industrial equipment, engineering, shipbuilding and chemicals companies; the team recently expanded its client base with a number of new client wins. Private equity and M&A partner Iñigo Erláiz heads the practice, while counsel Ainara Rentería leads the automotive sector group. María García de la Concha Álvarez is a key contact in the Vigo office; Pablo Fernández Cortijo was promoted to partner in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

Iñigo Erláiz

Other key lawyers:

Ainara Rentería; Francisco Gil Durán; Pablo Fernández Cortijo

Testimonials

‘The advice provided by Ainara is excellent, and she has knowledge about the automotive sector that is difficult to find in another office.’

‘The ability to create a working group on the sector, and closeness to the customer.’

Very good quality, ability to handle complex matters that cover different changes and of any kind. Very good knowledge of the automotive sector.’

‘They offer very professional legal advice on the practice of the automobile with a very broad knowledge regarding current and future legal issues. Due to experience and knowledge of the sector, it has no comparison with other firms.’

‘Our company’s relationship is with Ainara Renteria, of counsel, who has created the practice of the automotive sector. Competitors do not have the same knowledge and expertise in our industry. Main qualities: Understanding the client’s needs, excellent coordination of legal matters with the rest of the firm’s areas, agility and work capacity, excellent relation between quality of work and price. ‘

‘For an in-house lawyer it is very important that the answers are agile and adapted to the needs of each specific moment. GA_P’s strong point is that its response is very realistic and appropriate. No false expectations are generated or topics are lengthened without being necessary.’

They understand both the company’s way of working and the internal lawyers, adapting their work to our needs. In our case, we work with Alfonso Areitio and Irantzu Aguirre and their assessment is very positive. For me, as an in-house attorney, it’s easy to raise issues with complete confidence.’

It stands out for its knowledge of the sector and multidisciplinary service. Our reference person in the the office is Sr Iñigo Erlaiz.’

Key clients

Automotive & Industrial Systems, a division of Panasonic Corporation

SIRAP (previously Reynolds Food Packaging)

Decortienda

Abello Linde, S.A.

Fertisac, S.L.

IP Cleaning España, S.L.

Teka Industrial, S.A.

Toshiba Corporation

Enerpac

Nestlé España, S.A.

Hyundai Motor España (Automotive)

Ford España (Automotive)

IVECO (Automotive)

PORSCHE IBÉRICA, S.A. (Automotive)

Lease Plan N.V / Carnext B.V (Automotive)

Towa Pharmaceutical

Jacobs Engineering

Giochi Preziosi

Derichebourh

Kaneka

AMRI

Industry focus: Retail Tier 1

'A proactive team that always tries to find the best solution', Gómez-Acebo & Pombo maintains a busy retail-focused practice, acting for well-known domestic and multinational clothing, footwear and food retailers. In real estate, the team advises on urban planning and environmental matters connected to clients' premises; in the commercial and regulatory sphere, the firm advises on relationships with suppliers and consumers, including consumer protection. IP and IT expert Sofía Martínez-Almeida leads the team with Iñigo Erláiz, who focuses on corporate and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Sofía Martínez-Almeida; Iñigo Igartua

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Marín; Isabela Crespo; Mónica Esteve

Testimonials

They are lawyers who are used to the business sector and provide an adequate interpretation of the norm. They are also flexible to adapt the criteria if requested.’

They closely monitor the cases and give a quarterly list of the issues they have handled.’

‘It is a proactive team that always tries to find the best solution in highly specialized cases to provide quality customer support.’

‘Very good communication and speed in giving the answer to the client. In addition, they are always open to listening to proposals from the client, adapting to them and introducing them in their final response.’

Key clients

Carrefour

Converse, Inc.

Diageo

Giorgio Armani S.P.A.

Maus Freres (Lacoste, Gant, Aigle)

Media Markt

Metro/Makro AG

Microsoft Corporation

Nike Inc.

Sanrio

Toys R Us Iberia, S.A.U.

Mercadona, S.A.

Havaianas

G-STAR

PANDORA

Intellectual property: patents Tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo balances a varied workload of patent protection, commercialisation and licensing matters. In patent litigation, the firm is particularly strong on standard essential patents and Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing litigation. Clients come from all areas of technology, life sciences and telecoms, including major international names such as T-Mobile. Gonzalo Ulloa a highly experienced litigator, while Jesús Muñoz-Delgado specialises in the protection, technology transfer and enforcement of rights. Eduardo Castillo and Álvaro de Castro left the firm in September 2021.

Other key lawyers:

Gonzalo Ulloa; Jesús Muñoz-Delgado

Testimonials

‘Top tier Spanish patents team, very high quality, clear and concise advice delivered in a timely manner.’

‘Proactive understanding of our point of view. Anticipating the scenarios. Creativity with regard to sources of information. Knowledge of similar cases.’

Key clients

Bristol-Myers Squibb

San Lucar Group

Eisai Europe

Mundipharma

The Regents of the University of California (California Riverside)

Royalty Pharma

Eurosemillas

Kaneka

T-Mobile

Coexpan

Intellectual property: Trade marks Tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo supports clients across the full range of contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters, with particular expertise in relation to the enforcement and commercialisation of brands. The firm also has standout knowledge in anti-counterfeiting. The team acts for a number of multinational companies, with Giorgio Armani a notable new client. Sofía Martínez-Almeida has a particular focus on trade mark, designs and unfair competition litigation, while Jesús Muñoz-Delgado specialises in the protection, technology transfer and enforcement of rights. Gonzalo Ulloa is a senior IP expert, and associate Mercedes Corbal specialises in advertising and unfair competition. In a significant move in September 2021, Eduardo Castillo left the firm.

Other key lawyers:

Gonzalo Ulloa; Jesús Muñoz-Delgado; Sofia Martínez-Almeida; Mercedes Corbal

Testimonials

An office that can fight to create new developments in the jurisprudence.’

Very specialised and willing to fight with the client to create new interpretations in jurisprudence.’

Key clients

Delta Cafes

Acciona

Diageo

Hermes

Nike

Carrefour España

Bodegas Emilio Moro

EONE

Galletas Gullón

Ecoembes

Pandora

Giorgio Armani

Projects and energy Tier 1

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo's energy and infrastructure practice draws on the expertise of the firm's project finance, public law and M&A specialists. The team is also well versed in complex disputes, including arbitration proceedings related to Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) claims against the Kingdom of Spain. The success of the firm's practice in energy and infrastructure has led to a number of recent hires; of counsels Juan Romero and Eduardo Orteu joined from the Ministry of Development and the Ministry of Environment, respectively. The team also saw organic growth with the promotion of public law specialist Irene Fernández Puyol and M&A expert Pablo Fernández Cortijo in 2020. 'Extraordinary professional' Verónica Romaní maintains a broad practice and particularly stands out for project finance.

Practice head(s):

Verónica Romaní; Carlos Vázquez; Carlos Marina

Other key lawyers:

Irene Fernández Puyol; Juan Romero; Eduardo Orteu; Pablo Fernández Cortijo; Santiago Gómez-Acebo; Juan Pérez Gómez; Iñigo Arrieta

Testimonials

‘Gomez Acebo’s energy team is one of the best firms on these issues. Led by Verónica Romaní, this firm is one of the top 3 national and international firms in the sector. Their involvement in the processes and their understanding of the company’s needs place them in an ideal position for any process and negotiation, forming part of the team as if it were an in-house lawyer. ‘

‘Verónica Romaní is an extraordinary professional. Probably the highest quality and renowned partner in the renewable industry sector in recent years. Her involvement in projects, even the smallest ones, is relevant and her presence provides excellent value.’

Juan Pérez is a lawyer with high growth in recent years and a high level of independence. His knowledge of the sector, both renewable and financial, is very remarkable.

Very competent team. Very professional treatment. Multidisciplinary (commercial law, administrative law, etc.). One of the best teams in Spain.’

‘Santiago Gómez Acebo and Veronica Romani are recommended.’

‘The highlights of the GAPO energy team: – broad and very commercial vision of the market, being very active they understand complex operations well “interdisciplinary” leader (Verónica knows energy well, all areas of DD, contracts) with support from the rest of the office in specific things.’

‘’Verónica Romaní seems to me to be one of the best energy professionals.’

‘The personalized treatment and knowledge of the sector makes them differentiate themselves from their competitors. Verónica Romaní’s team inspires a lot of confidence, they are always ready to solve any problem and are very innovative and imaginative in the solutions they provide. From Verónica’s team, in addition to the excellence of Verónica herself, Juan Pérez Gómez and Iñigo Arrieta stand out, both very great professionals with great potential.’

Key clients

Cubico Sustainable Investments

Endesa, S.A. (Esp)

Eni Iberia, S.L. (Esp)

Naturgy (Esp)

Impax Asset Management, Ltd. (UK)

Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (Oman)

Sonatrach (Algeria)

Triodos Bank N.V., S.E. (Neth)

Helia Renovables F.C.R.

Watt Development

MEAG (Ger)

Q-Energy / Qualitas Energy

KGAL

European Energy

Kendal Investments

DIF (Netherlands)

Abanca (Esp)

BBVA (Esp)

AEVWL (Ger)

GED Infrastructure (Esp)

Kommunalkredit (Aus)

La Caixa (Esp)

Banco Santander (Esp)

Natixis (Fra)

Plenium Partners (Esp)

Meridiam (Fr)

Bankinter

BNP Paribas

Smartenergy

Public law Tier 1

The public law department at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has ‘great technical knowledge and very good communication skills’. The firm provides multi-disciplinary legal advice in administrative law and business matters. The practice is made up of ‘specialists in various regulated sectors’, including life sciences and food. Carlos Vázquez leads the department and focuses on water, waste, energy, environment, administrative and tax law. Key names in his team are Irene Fernández Puyol, who specialises in public procurement and infrastructure, and advisor Juan Alfonso Santamaría Pastor, who is an expert in public finance law.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Vázquez

Other key lawyers:

Juan Alfonso Santamaría Pastor; José Manuel Palau; Irene Fernández Puyol; Enrique Lucas; José Luis Palma

Testimonials

‘In the area of ​​public and administrative law, highly trained professionals, with a deep involvement in the matters we entrust to them.’

‘Seek good coordination that allows comprehensive customer service that increases their confidence in the office. It compares very positively with the teams of other firms.’

‘The great attention showing a perfect knowledge of the question posed. The difference with the competitors is the possibility of previously raising the question so that, when the matter is discussed with the assigned lawyer, the work is advanced. Attention, knowledge, ability and disposition. Jose Manuel Palau and Josep Ortiz. ’

‘Gomez Acebo & Pombo offers us speed, quality and trust and for this reason we work with them. ‘

‘Agility, speed, seriousness, reliability and quality of service. Ander de Blas Galbete, Irene Fernández Puyol ’

‘Great technical knowledge and very good communication skills and dealing with the client.’

‘Our contact partner is José Manuel Palau. He is quick to grasp the essence of the problem, a good organizer, very willing to assist us in any circumstance, cordial in dealing and spares no effort.’

‘They have a response capacity according to the needs and urgencies of a company. In particular, their support during the Covid19 crisis has been critical.’

Key clients

Cámara de Comercio de Madrid

Federación Española de Municipios y Provincias (FEMP)

Colegio General del Notariado

Grupo Acciona

Urbaser

Taconic Capital Advisors

King Street

TCI

Danaher Group

Técnicas Valencianas del Agua

Bristol Mayer Squibb

Moove Cars Group

Sociedad Concesionaria del Nuevo Hospital de Vigo

Mercadona

Diputación Provincial de Valencia (Provincial Council of Valencia)

Ocide Construcciones

Autovía del Turia Concesionaria de la Generalitat Valenciana, S.A.

Region of Cantabria

ADIF

Puerto de Valencia / VPI Logística

Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agencia urbana

Organizaciones Profesionales Agrarias (OIVE, INTERPORC, PROVACUNO, INFAOLIVA)

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

The ‘agile and imaginative’ team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has ‘extraordinary knowledge of restructuring and insolvencies’. The firm is active across the area, providing banking, finance, litigation and arbitration expertise, particularly in new money financing and refinancing. The practice provides an ‘excellent combination of technical expertise, pragmatism and commerciality’ to a broad spectrum of clients including international investment banks, distressed investors, hedge funds, lending banks and insolvency practitioners, as well as individual creditors and directors. Miguel Lamo de Espinosa focuses on restructuring, distressed situations, private equity and corporate finance matters. He co-leads the team with Rodrigo López, who specialises in contentious insolvency matters. Also active in the area are Rafael Aguilera, who is an expert in debt refinancing and restructuring, primarily acting for creditors; and counsel Irene Arévalo, who advises on insolvency law and commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Lamo de Espinosa; Rodrigo López

Other key lawyers:

Rafael Aguilera; Irene Arévalo; Paula Zarzalejos; Santiago Gómez-Acebo

Testimonials

The team was fully flexible in understanding a complex and unusual operation and was able to provide clear and precise advice in this situation.’

‘Rodrigo Lopez was able to confidently explain the different scenarios clearly despite the complexity of the situation.’

‘Rafael Aguilera, partner of the department, is one of the best lawyers in this practice. He has great technical knowledge and has a special sensitivity always focused on business. In the event of any problem, he is capable of providing immediate solutions that are always possible to execute. Paula Zarzalejos, associate of the department, is a perfect complement: always available and with great technical knowledge that allows her to give her work enormous flexibility.’

‘Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca is outstanding and a true innovator.’

It is a complete team with great involvement of the partners and extensive knowledge in the field of financing contracts, restructuring and markets. They are able to channel a negotiation and lead when their clients need it.’

‘Rafael Aguilera: is a prestigious professional with an expert knowledge of his field of advice. He provides confidence to its clients and leads banks to reach agreements that protect their interests at all times. He also provides imaginative solutions and when faced with complex problems in terms of structures, is capable of always designing a solution. Santiago Gómez-Acebo: recognized professional in the field of financial markets. He has extensive knowledge of the national market and is capable of leading a negotiation if circumstances require it.’

Rodrigo López is a very agile person with a lot of flexibility. He does not waste time on superfluous matters.’

‘They have a very good training and a lot of flexibility.’

Key clients

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria – BBVA

Banco Popular

Banco Sabadell

Banco Santander

Bank of America

Bankia

Centerbridge

Caixabank

Goldman Sachs

Abanca

Portigon

Triodos Bank NV, S.E.

Oak hill

Warwick

Banking and finance Tier 2

The finance and refinance experts at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo are active in lender and borrower side transactions. As well as experience in real estate and project financing, the firm has a strong direct lending practice, particularly active advising foreign clients on credit assignment transactions, NPLs and debt portfolio acquisitions. Miguel Lamo de Espinosa leads the team and covers distressed situations and acquisition finance, as well as project finance, private equity and corporate finance. Key names in the practice include Rafael Aguilera, who specialises in general financing operations, asset financing, acquisition finance and debt refinancing; and Fernando Herrero, who focuses on asset financing operations, particularly vessels and aircraft. Vanessa Armas joined as of counsel in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Lamo de Espinosa

Other key lawyers:

Rafael Aguilera; Fernando Herrero

Testimonials

‘It is a team that has great experience and knowledge in their professional field.’

‘The team is very easy to access and has fluid communication.’

‘They look for different and innovative alternatives to the processes in which they work, unblocking blockage points.’

Key clients

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria – BBVA

Banco Santander

Triodos Bank N.V., S.E.

Caixabank

Deutsche Bank

Prudential

Ares Management

Abanca

Kartesia

PSA Financial Service Spain

BNP Paribas

Capital markets: Debt Tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is active in cross-border securities transactions, investment grade debt offerings, high yield bonds and private placements, as well as in restructuring-related matters. The firm also has significant expertise in project bonds in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Guillermo Guerra has broad experience in capital markets, corporate governance and M&A. He co-leads the practice with Ferran Foix, who handles cross-border debt issues. Other key names for the firm include Íñigo Hernáez, who focuses on capital markets, M&A and corporate governance. The team was further strengthened by the 2020 arrivals of counsels Amelia Buergo and Constantino Pérez Salgado, who joined from a bank and an international law firm, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Guillermo Guerra; Ferran Foix

Other key lawyers:

Íñigo Hernáez; Amelia Buergo; Constantino Pérez Salgado

Key clients

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria – BBVA

Banco Sabadell

Banco Santander

Haya Titulización

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sampol

Atrys Health

Sertao

Naturgy

Capital markets: Equity Tier 2

The ‘dedicated, experienced and highly specialised’ equity capital markets practice at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo focuses on SOCIMIs and biotech companies, notably in IPOs, rights offering and listings. The firm is also involved in public takeovers of Spanish and Portuguese listed companies. Guillermo Guerra is active in IPOs, capital increases and takeover bids, with an emphasis on IBEX-35 listed company issues. He co-leads the team with Ferran Foix, who is dual qualified in New York and Spain and well regarded for cross-border work, often representing foreign clients in Spanish matters. Another key name in the area is Santiago Gómez-Acebo, who specialises in structured finance, project finance and capital market transactions, particularly derivatives matters. The team was further strengthened by the 2020 arrivals of counsels Amelia Buergo and Constantino Pérez Salgado.

Practice head(s):

Guillermo Guerra; Ferran Foix

Other key lawyers:

Santiago Gómez-Acebo; Augusto Piñel; Ángel Varela; Fernando Igartua

Testimonials

‘Team with dedication, experience and highly specialized knowledge.’

‘Guillermo Guerra is a partner with solid knowledge and experience.’

Key clients

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria – BBVA

Banco Sabadell

Banco Santander

Haya Titulización

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Oryzon

FCC

MásMóvil

Naturgy

Ibercaja

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Well-regarded firm Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is active in big-ticket M&A, including in deals involving listed companies, and has the size and resources to balance a high volume of transactions. Its recent workload has included deals in the energy, insurance, retail and life sciences sectors, and the team also handles venture capital deals involving technology companies. Iñigo Erláiz is highly regarded, as is 'seasoned lead lawyer' Mónica Weimann, who 'remains cool under pressure'. Other key figures include Fernando de las Cuevas, who is the head of the firm's China desk and co-head of the French desk, public M&A expert Augusto Piñel and Estibaliz Aranburu.

Practice head(s):

Iñigo Erláiz; Fernando de las Cuevas

Other key lawyers:

Mónica Weimann; Augusto Piñel; Cristina Sánchez Weickgenannt; Estibaliz Aranburu; Samara Schaar Orive; Ignacio de la Fuente; Estibaliz Aranburu; Almudena Arpón de Mendívil y Aldama; Daniel Marín; Guillermo Guerra Martín; Rubén Ferrer

Testimonials

‘The team was involved from the first moment in the aspects, not only legal, but also strategic, of the operation, which allowed them to add great strategic value to a very complex negotiation process.’

The implication and involvement in the day to day. Iñigo Erláiz is undoubtedly an excellent partner who stands out in Spain for his good work.’

‘Augusto’s knowledge of the financial-real estate sector is exceptional and gives you peace of mind when advising you on any transaction.’

‘My relationship with the firm’s professionals has been around for a long time, it is based on a relationship of trust that starts from having been able to feel corporate problems as their own and always find creative formulas for their resolution.’

‘Comprehensive legal advice, ability to cover all aspects of an energy transaction professionally ranging from due diligence, advice and negotiation of supply and service contracts (EPC, O&M, PPA etc.), advice and negotiation on transaction docs (SPA, shareholder agreement, non-recourse project financing).’

‘Monica Weimann: Seasoned lead lawyer, remains cool under pressure, technically strong, very client focused. Christina Sanchez-Weickgenannt: Great drafting and attention to detail. Samara Schaar: Strong project coordination and steering.’

‘Proven expertise in this type of operation. Language management. Negotiation and advisory capacity.’

‘Estibaliz Aramburu and Ignacio de la Fuente: Absolute availability and direct contact.’

Key clients

Cepsa

Carrefour

Eutelsat

Nike

IKEA

Metro Group

Caser

Bayer AG

Ford

Hyundai

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is highlighted for its ‘well prepared, excellent advice and service, and adaptation to clients' needs’. The practice focuses on commercial, corporate, insurance, construction and energy-related disputes, as well as providing representation before domestic arbitration tribunals and international courts, including the ICC and ICSID. The highly regarded Inés Vázquez leads the firm’s energy arbitration group. Gonzalo Ardila left the firm in January 2021.

Other key lawyers:

Juan Viaño; Rodrigo López; Inés Vázquez

Testimonials

‘Well prepared, excellent advice and service, adaptation to client’s needs, human touch.’

‘Reliable, prepared, supportive Ines Vazquez stands out.’

Key clients

AXA

FCC

GLENCORE

ENDESA

CAIXABANK

TÉCNICAS REUNIDAS

WIZINK BANK

AIG

ANDRITZ

Industry focus: TMT Tier 2

'Exceptional lawyerAlmudena Arpón de Mendívil leads the TMT practice at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, which has strong regulatory knowledge across the three industries. Technology, IP and data protection advice to digital start-ups has been a recent feature of the practice's work, with Arpón's corporate and commercial expertise supported by a strong pool of non-partner lawyers, from which public law-focused of counsel Ana Santamaría and data protection expert Bárbara Sainz de Vicuña stood out in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Almudena Arpón de Mendívil

Other key lawyers:

Ana Santamaría; Bárbara Sáinz de Vicuña

Testimonials

‘GA_P showed a deep knowledge of the telco business in Spain, great ability to negotiate against the largest multinational companies in the country, coordinate multi country operations, fully bilingual (SP/EN) as well as the ability to bring to the team expertise in other areas. Highly organized in due diligence and to quickly and accurately identify and prioritize red flags for our specific interests.’

‘Almudena and her team had a very pragmatic approach. The team was also quite perceptive about the issues that were most important to us.’

‘Almudena Arpón de Mendívil has been the lead in our work with GA_P. She is extremely fast in grasping what is important for our business. Very strategic and global business approach paired with attention to detail. Great team leader and great at communication with client, able to take on any issue/problem/question that we had and internally direct it to the appropriate resource, making our work and communication with GA_P more efficient.’

‘The law firm has an excellent professional attitude and reliability.’

‘The team from Gomez Acebo & Pombo gave us the confidence to work with them on any legal aspect our company needed. With Almudena Arpón leading all the works made for us we found a list of specialists on each field we need advice that made us be sure about our decisions.’

‘It is worth mentioning Almudena Arpón, always available and brilliant in her understanding of the business, being able to get the right advice with specific, balanced advice and in tune with the client’s needs. An excellent external lawyer.’

‘Almudena Arpón de Mendívil is an exceptional lawyer, very focused on results. She is pragmatic, understands matters immediately and deals with them in an easy and understandable way for clients. Her direct approach accompanied to a solid expertise makes her one of the best lawyers in the TMT area in the nation.’

‘Very strong TMT partners and team both in terms of quality, speed and delivery standards.’

Key clients

FREEDA MEDIA

CARREFOUR ESPAÑA

CÍRCULO FORTUNY

SHERPA

ENTERTAINMENT ONE UK LIMITED (eOne)

Insurance Tier 2

The ‘expert, cohesive and knowledgeable’ insurance practice at Gómez-Acebo & Pombostands out for its ability to adapt to the specification of the client, providing added value advice combined with deep regulatory knowledge'. The department gives general legal, transactional, cross-border, litigation and regulatory advice in the insurance area, and is supported by the firm’s commercial, financial, data protection and tax groups. With broad expertise across the gamut of insurance matters, the team is also noted for its particular expertise in Brexit, insurtech, Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) and Covid-19 related advice. Insurance, banking and securities expert Ángel Varela leads the team. Pablo Muelas left the firm in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Ángel Varela

Other key lawyers:

Íñigo Erlaiz; Fernando Igartua; Santiago Gómez-Acebo; Enrique Ortega

Testimonials

‘They stand out for their knowledge of the subject, and the practical use of the results they deliver. They are knowledgeable on the matter, from the point of view of the regulator, as well as from the regulatory point of view, having a lot of experience with companies in the sector, which allows them to have an open mind in the analysis they carry out on any matter. Their relationship with the regulator is very important. Another aspect to highlight would be its availability to cover any of its clients’ needs. Among the partners I would highlight Santiago Goméz-Acebo and Fernando Igartua.’

‘Its involvement with the case, proactivity, proximity and accessibility. Together with its knowledge and professional preparation.’

‘Expert, cohesive, close to the interests of the client, knowledgeable in the sector.’

‘The Insurance team stands out for its ability to adapt to the specificities of the client, providing added value advice regarding what is requested, given its deep regulatory knowledge.’

Key clients

AMAEF

CASER

ABANCA

ASISA

PREMAAT

ADMIRAL

INTEGRA BROKERS

PREVIMUTUA

VALIRO BROKERS

Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo‘s copyright works crosses several industries, with particular strength in the increasingly relevant digital services and technology sectors. Both Jesús Muñoz Delgado and Gonzalo Ulloa are key IP contacts. A busy source of work through 2019 and 2020 was in the enforcement of copyright and related rights for Nintendo, with specific copyright expertise added by associate Jaime Bello.

Other key lawyers:

Jesús Muñoz Delgado; Gonzalo Ulloa; Jaime Bello

Key clients

Vaughn Systems

Eone

Nintendo

Ecoembes

Private equity Tier 2

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo receives praise for its 'attention to detail, anticipation of problems and negotiation skills'. The firm is among the most active in the Spanish market in terms of private equity deals, and it also stands out for its focus on venture capital transactions and start-ups, with particular strength in technology-related M&A. Head of private equity Iñigo Erláiz has a good reputation. David González, who heads the New York office, and Álvaro Mateo are names to note for venture capital investments. In internal developments, Pablo Fernández Cortijo was promoted to partner in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Íñigo Erláiz; David González; Álvaro Mateo

Other key lawyers:

Augusto Piñel; Pablo Fernández Cortijo; Alex Pujol

Testimonials

‘The knowledge of the Partners, the ability to address problems multilaterally, the attention to detail, anticipation of problems, negotiation skills, team seniority. In my long experience with multiple European law firms, the GA&P team stands out exceptionally in its knowledge of Spanish regulations and in its way of approaching transactions from all points of view.’

‘Iñigo Erlaiz’s capacity for coordination and mastery of multiple disciplines is absolutely brilliant. Also, I would highlight his humility and empathy to bring the negotiations to a good end. And he never skims resources in the participation of other partners of the Firm to complete his vision or contribute new angles of debate and solution.’

‘Professionalism and experience. The comparison is favorable’.

‘Attention to detail and availability.’

Key clients

MCH Private Equity Fund

Avior Capital

Springwater Capital

IMAN CAPITAL

Centerbridge

Miura Private Equity

Spain Oman Private Equity

Platinum Equity

OAK HILL

Sherpa Capital

GALA Capital

Atomico UK Partners

KINNEVIK

SEAYA VENTURES

BONSAI PARTNERS

GP BULLHOUND

Appaloosa Management

Ares Management

Avenue Capital

Warwick Capital Partners

GSO Capital

Alchemy Partners

Transport: Other transport Tier 2

The ‘varied, multi-disciplinary team’ at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo can ‘attend to any type of matter’, and is ‘one of the leading aviation practices in Spain’. The firm handles aviation finance, automotive, road and rail matters. The practice’s expertise in transportation, logistics and aviation covers the gamut of relevant business, legal and regulatory aspects. The team is co-led by Fernando Herrero, who focuses on asset financing, particularly of vessels and aircraft; automotive specialist Ainara Rentería; and Irene Fernández Puyol, who handles public law and regulatory issues in the transport sector.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Herrero; Ainara Rentería; Irene Fernández Puyol

Other key lawyers:

Carlos Rueda; José Canalejas; Marina Carreño; Miguel Ángel García Otero

Testimonials

The Gómez-Acebo & Pombo team frequently participates in commercial aircraft financing operations, with good knowledge of the matter.’

It has a varied, multidisciplinary team that can attend to any type of matter.’

‘Very good service at a good price. They have an automotive specialist.’

Ainara Renteria leads the Automotive practice which is unique among law firms. Her knowledge and expertise about current and future legal issues is at a very high level.’

‘Ainara Renteria has extensive knowledge of the sector and legal issues related to business development. She provides a lot of security in decision-making and coordinates in an excellent way legal matters of all kinds. The reliability and speed of your work is at a very high level.’

‘G-AP are certainly one of, if not the, leading aviation practices in Spain.’

‘Fernando Herrero is great to work with – very responsive and provides clear advice. He has a good team of associates working with him.’

This office has a large team of specialists according to the corresponding area. In general, a professional team, with high availability and that gives quick answers.’

Key clients

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank

Chorus Aviation Inc. (CHR)

HEH Hamburger EmissionsHaus GmbH & Cie. KG

SDH Wings International Leasing Limited

Standard Chartered Bank

Pembroke Capital Limited

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited (London Branch)

Goshawk Aviation Limited

ITOCHU Corporation

Fuyo General Lease Co., Ltd.

BBAM Aircraft Leasing & Management

AeroCentury Corp

Iberia, Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A. Operadora.

Vueling Airlines, S.A.

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Yamasa

AIG

Morgan Stanley

K Aviation Leasing Corporation 1A DAC

KEB Hana Bank, Singapore Branch

Aviator IV, 3444 Limited

Airborne Capital Limited

Automotive & Industrial Systems, a division of Panasonic Corporation

White-collar crime Tier 2

In white-collar criminal law, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo balances a busy caseload, regularly representing clients in complex cases involving fraud, money laundering and public corruption, among other offences. Its client base is equally broad, including financial institutions, individuals and companies operating in a range of sectors. Highly experienced partners Vanessa Fernández Lledó and Carlos Sáiz Díaz lead the practice, which includes key associate Enrique Luzón Campos.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Sáiz Díaz; Vanessa Fernández Lledó

Other key lawyers:

Enrique Luzón Campos

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Sitting within the IP and IT department, the data protection group at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo provides wide-ranging advice to clients on privacy and e-commerce, and stands out in particular for its expertise in international data transfers. IP and unfair competition specialist Eduardo Castillo leads the team, with strong input from key associates Isabela Crespo and Bárbara Sainz de Vicuña.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Castillo

Other key lawyers:

Isabela Crespo; Bárbara Sainz de Vicuña

Testimonials

‘It is a very good team, quick to respond and with a focus on the client and its sector.’

‘The team has a very good knowledge of the area and of the news and thanks to this capacity their responses can go beyond what is expected.’

Key clients

NIKE EUROPEAN OPERATIONS NETHERLANDS BV

CARREFOUR ESPAÑA

BAYER HISPANIA, SLU

PANDORA ESPAÑA

Employment Tier 3

Strengths of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo's employment team include hiring proceedings, employment contracts, disciplinary actions and complex settlement agreements. Practice head Ignacio Campos is an expert in labour litigation and conflict resolution, and Ignacio del Fraile advised on a number of collective processes in the retail sector during 2020. Of counsel Borja González assists in litigation, collective bargaining agreements and health and safety matters, and Lourdes Escassi is a key name at the associate level.

Practice head(s):

Ignacio Campos

Other key lawyers:

Ignacio del Fraile; Borja González; Lourdes Escassi

Testimonials

‘A full service law firm giving high quality practical advice. Always ready to bring in additional subject matter experts where required, without losing sight of the main objectives.’

‘Ignacio Campos and Ignacio del Fraile: Excellent all round. They spent a considerable amount of time learning about our business so that they would know how best to advise us from a practical as well as legal perspective. Very responsive and very clear.’

‘Their individualized attention, their constant availability and the quality of their attention (specialization) have been key to the advice sought.’

‘The approach to the reality of the company, not the mere fact of stating the law and the risks. It is a team focused on providing viable solutions, in approaching the business perspective and in the flexibility to find solutions.’

‘Ignacio del Fraile stands out for his practical approach, providing solutions adapted to each situation and company. He is in permanent contact, anticipates questions and acts as an ally, beyond the customer-service provider relationship.’

‘Very comprehensive and uncomplicated. Service orientated and good skills knowledge in employment and labour law.’

‘Ignacio del Fraile: Deep knowledge of labour law and jurisdiction and high professional level and experience; practice approach.’

Key clients

UPS

AIG España

Bugaboo Spain

EBM-Papst Mulfingen

Nike

ENI

Hays

Coca-Cola

Expedia

Walmart

EU and competition Tier 3

The highly experienced EU and competition team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is based across the firm's Barcelona, Madrid and Brussels offices and manages a balanced workload of merger filings, anti-competitive conduct investigations, state aid matters and compliance. The firm's impressive track record in private damages litigation is also of note; in particular, the firm stands out for its ability to advise litigation funders on potential investments in competition damages claims. Well-regarded competition law expert Íñigo Igartua leads the team, which includes of counsel Eduardo Gómez de la Cruz and associate Andrea Díez de Uré Loinaz.

Practice head(s):

Íñigo Igartua

Other key lawyers:

Miguel Troncoso; Eduardo Gómez de la Cruz; Ricardo Alonso Soto; Andrea Díez de Uré Loinaz; Clara García Fernández

Testimonials

‘High level of knowledge of applicable law and knowledge of the client’s business.’

‘Knowledge of the market and coordination with your team in Portugal.’

‘GA_P always provides seamless service and the lawyers are easy to work with.’

‘We gladly work with Inigo Igartua and Andrea Diez as well as daniel marin and Jesus munoz Delgado. ’

‘They have experience in handling international issues. In-depth knowledge of dealing with issues with the European Commission, including Mergers and Acquisitions. Very adequate price quality. In addition to being oriented to find solutions. They understand the client’s needs well.’

‘Very customer oriented and looking for practical solutions. Another important point is the value for money.’

‘Lots of experience and value added.’

‘Iñigo Igartua: very experienced and practical.’

Key clients

Bayer (Gerp)

Schindler AG

Ikea

Henkel

Iveco

Alpargatas SA (Havaianas)

Towa Pharmaceutical Co

BASF

EURO 6000

Everis

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Combining ‘excellent technical quality with a deep knowledge of the real estate sector’, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo provides a ‘very practical and efficient service’. From offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, the firm focuses on build-to-rent, joint ventures, Spanish REITs and real estate finance. Its broad experience covers the entire property life-cycle, from tax structuring, fund formation, creation of vehicles and joint ventures, to acquisition of property, development, financing, leasing and final exit. The practice also has a particular specialism in planning law. Dual qualified in Spain and England and Wales, Enrique Isla leads the team. The department was further strengthened by the 2020 arrival of real estate expert Jaime Diaz de Bustamante.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Isla

Other key lawyers:

Patricia Medina; Jaime Diaz de Bustamante; Natalia Lastres; Irene Carreño; Natalia Callejo; Clara Gómez-Páramo

Testimonials

The team we work with, led by Enrique Isla, is magnificent and very professional.’

‘Enrique Isla, Patricia Medina, Irene Carreño and Clara Gómez-Páramo are an excellent team. Not only because of their professionalism, knowledge and experience, but also because of their human level and availability. Thanks to their advice, we have closed several acquisitions and financing, among other things.’

‘They know in depth all areas of RE and have a lot of experience in executing operations.’

‘Natalia Callejo: Pro-activity, capacity for anticipation, defense of client interests. Deep knowledge of real estate law and solid knowledge of other branches connected with real estate.’

The team combines excellent technical quality with a deep knowledge of the real estate sector, which makes them provide a very practical and efficient service. The team has grown a lot, which allows them to have the resources to provide fast and effective advice. I would highlight its experience in (i) complex real estate transactions, whether they are sales of assets, portfolios, real estate companies, debt, etc .; (ii) joint ventures, (iii) built to rent operations (iv) real estate financing and (v) restructuring.’

‘In general, the advice we receive from the GA_P real estate team is exceptional. I would highlight its practical approach, rigor and honesty, as well as finding practical and simple solutions to complex legal issues. The person of reference in the team is Enrique Isla. We have worked with him for more than 20 years and he is our real estate lawyer of reference. Enrique has a deep knowledge of both legal issues and the real estate market. I would highlight your ability to easily solve complex problems, your honesty, your negotiating skills, and your kindness to all parties that greatly facilitates negotiations.’

‘I would also highlight Natalia Lastres and Natalia Callejo within the team. Natalia Lastres also has a lot of experience as a Real Estate lawyer. She has a great technical capacity and is very efficient and hard-working. Her experience in sales of loan portfolios (NPLs) and foreclosed assets (REOs) stands out. Natalia Callejo is an associate who combines her excellent legal knowledge with a very practical approach. She is a charismatic person with great leadership skills.’

Enrique and his team know the entire real estate cycle in depth. In addition to providing legal assistance, they understand the concerns of the business side and are able to find creative solutions to complex problems. Enrique Isla and his team work fast and well and with absolute availability and dedication.’

Key clients

Ares Management

AMRO Real Estate Partners

Inmoglaciar

Aquila Capital

Globe Invest

Banco Santander

Strategic Value Partners

Stoneshield Capital

Fiteni

Edge Connex

March Patrimonios

Bankinter

Excem Real Estate

Mazabi

EBN Banco

ASG ACTIVUM

Domo Activos Socimi

Colliers

Metrovacesa

Oakhill

Tax Tier 3

The well-regarded tax team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo covers the full spectrum of transactional, advisory, planning and litigation work. The firm has experience advising on tax issues for IBEX 35 and multinational companies, private equity funds and financial institutions, as well as providing wealth management advice to private individuals. Other areas of expertise include transactional M&A, financing and refinancing-related tax advice. Practice head Enrique Ortega focuses on corporate tax and transactional tax issues. Also notable in the team is Barcelona-based Eduardo Martínez-Matosas, who handles the tax structuring of cross-border M&A and reorganisations.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Ortega

Other key lawyers:

Javier Vinuesa; Diego Abril; Ángel Vaillo; Eduardo Martínez-Matosas; Javier Vinuesa; Diego Martín-Abril

Testimonials

‘The quality of its professionals is very high. My relationship with Enrique Ortega and Diego Abril is excellent. I really like how they analyze the issues from a technical and practical point of view. They create an environment of trust with the client that is very positive. From my point of view, the high qualification of its professionals, the fluid communication with clients, and the high degree of trust they generate in them, constitute the essential elements that differentiate Gomez Acebo & Pombo from other firms.’

‘Javier Vinuesa and his team are outstanding. Technically very solid, very intelligent but very close at the same time. We understand him perfectly and he has a lot of common sense and humility.’

‘I think that the Gomez Acebo & Pombo tax practice area has a very high level comparable to that of other highly recognized law firms in the market. Communication with the client is very fluid.’

Gómez-Acebo’s tax team is one of the best in Spain.’

Key clients

PRUDENTIAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (PGIM, INC.)

Laureate Education, Inc.

AIG

Banco Santander

CELLNEX

TRIODOS BANK NV

AEB

BONPREU

Transport: Shipping Tier 4

Known for its asset finance expertise, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo advises transportation, logistics and shipping companies in a range of shipping finance matters. The practice is also supported by the firm’s tax, regulatory and litigation departments. Miguel Lamo de Espinosa leads the team alongside Carlos Rueda, who specialises in asset, infrastructure and structured financing and banking.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Rueda; Miguel Lamo de Espinosa

Other key lawyers:

María García de la Concha; Ángel Varela

Testimonials

Experience, availability and specificity. Adaptation to the budget. Very favorable comparison.’

‘Ángel Varela has Experience, concreteness, knowledge. María García de la Concha provides Experience, meticulousness, full availability.’

Key clients

BBVA

Caixabank, SA

Clipper Group

Executive Airlines

Export Credit Canada

Fond-ICO

Naviera Elcano

Spanish Government

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is an international law firm whose aim is to provide value to its clients through innovative, practical and successful legal strategies.

This is possible thanks to:

  • In-depth understanding of its clients’ business, being able to anticipate its needs
  • The firm’s dedication and commitment
  • The long-standing professional relationships lawyers build with their clients
  • The firm’s working method: by creating multidisciplinary teams led by one or more partners who interface with the client, ensuring that the best experts participate effectively in each case
  • The existence since 1988 of an Academic Council composed of professors in different areas of law, all of them widely acclaimed in their respective fields. They belong to highly reputed universities and are experts that work together with the lawyers, depending on the specific needs of each client and case, thereby ensuring the highest level of advice.

To achieve these objectives the firm has suitable lawyers and offers them an interesting challenge in an environment that allows them to develop their talents, as well as training in legal matters, in language and in communication skills, to improve management and negotiation capacities. Moreover, the firm’s professionals bring knowledge from other jurisdictions as a result of the internships that many have placed in leading international law firms in European Union countries, the United States and Japan.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative and regulatory Carlos Vázquez cvazquez@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
Banking, capital markets and insurance; Restructuring Miguel Lamo de Espinosa mlamo@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
Competition and European law Iñigo Igartua Arregui iigartua@ga-p.com +34 93 415 74 00
Corporate and M&A; Private Equity Iñigo Erláiz ierlaiz@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
Mergers and Acquisitions; French Desk Fernando de las Cuevas fcuevas@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
Criminal law Carlos Saiz csaiz@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
Employment Ignacio Campos icampos@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
Environment Pedro Poveda ppoveda@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
German desk Mónica Weimann mweimann@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
Intellectual property, copyright and information technology Eduardo Castillo ecastillo@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
Real estate, property development and planning Enrique Isla eisla@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
TMT Almudena Arpón de Mendívil aam@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
Tax Enrique Ortega eortega@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
Litigation & Arbitration Gonzalo Ardila gardila@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
Insolvency Rodrigo López rlopez@ga-p.com +34 91 582 91 00
Photo Name Position Profile
 Ignacio Álvarez  photo Ignacio Álvarez Associate
Mr Rafael Aguilera  photo Mr Rafael Aguilera Partner
 Juan Alfonso Santamaría  photo Juan Alfonso Santamaría Partner
Mr Juan Antonio de Lanzas  photo Mr Juan Antonio de Lanzas Partner
 Irene Arévalo  photo Irene Arévalo Of Counsel
Mr Gonzalo Ardila  photo Mr Gonzalo Ardila Partner
 Almudena Arpón de Mendívil  photo Almudena Arpón de Mendívil Partner
Mr Ignacio Campos  photo Mr Ignacio Campos Partner
 José Canalejas  photo José Canalejas Senior Associate
Mr Eduardo Castillo  photo Mr Eduardo Castillo Partner. Head of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Area.
Ms Isabela Crespo  photo Ms Isabela Crespo Senior Associate
 Íñigo Erlaiz  photo Íñigo Erlaiz Partner. Head of Corporate and Commercial and head of Private Equity
 Mónica Esteve  photo Mónica Esteve Of Counsel
 Vanessa Fernández  photo Vanessa Fernández Partner. Head of Corporate Compliance
 Irene Fernández Puyol  photo Irene Fernández Puyol Partner. Head of the Life Sciences Group
 Rubén Ferrer  photo Rubén Ferrer Partner in the Corporate Department and Resident Partner of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in New…
 Santiago Gómez-Acebo  photo Santiago Gómez-Acebo Partner
Mr Luis Gil  photo Mr Luis Gil Partner
 David González  photo David González Resident Partner of the New York Office. Partner of the Corporate and…
Mr Guillermo Guerra  photo Mr Guillermo Guerra Partner
 Iñigo Hernáez  photo Iñigo Hernáez Senior Associate
Mr Fernando Herrero  photo Mr Fernando Herrero Partner
Mr Fernando Igartua  photo Mr Fernando Igartua Partner
 Íñigo Igartua  photo Íñigo Igartua Partner. Head of the Competition and EU Law Area.
Mr Enrique Isla  photo Mr Enrique Isla Partner. Head of the Real Estate Area
 Rodrigo López  photo Rodrigo López Partner. Head of Insolvency
Mr Miguel Lamo de Espinosa  photo Mr Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Partner. Head of the Banking and Finance Area.
Ms Blanca Lozano  photo Ms Blanca Lozano Professor of Administrative Law. Member of the Academic Counsel
Mr Carlos Marina  photo Mr Carlos Marina Partner
 Manuel Martín  photo Manuel Martín Senior Partner
 Sofía Martínez-Almeida  photo Sofía Martínez-Almeida Partner. Head of the Retail Group
 Jesús Muñoz-Delgado  photo Jesús Muñoz-Delgado Partner
Mr Pablo Muelas  photo Mr Pablo Muelas Partner. Head of the Insurance Group
Mr Enrique Ortega  photo Mr Enrique Ortega Partner.Head of Tax and head of Accountancy Law
 José Luis Palma  photo José Luis Palma Of Counsel
 Francisco Peña  photo Francisco Peña Adviser
 Augusto Piñel  photo Augusto Piñel Partner
Mr Pedro Poveda  photo Mr Pedro Poveda Partner. Head of Environment 
 Verónica Romaní  photo Verónica Romaní Partner.Head of the Energy Group
Mr Carlos Rueda  photo Mr Carlos Rueda Managing Partner of the Firm
 Carlos Sáiz  photo Carlos Sáiz Partner.Head of Economic Crime
Mr Miguel Troncoso  photo Mr Miguel Troncoso Resident Partner – Brussels
Mr Gonzalo Ulloa  photo Mr Gonzalo Ulloa Honorary president
 Carlos Vázquez  photo Carlos Vázquez Partner. Head of the Administrative and Regulatory Area.
 Ángel Varela  photo Ángel Varela Partner
 Juan Viaño  photo Juan Viaño Partner. 
 Mónica Weimann  photo Mónica Weimann Partner and Head of the German DeskCo-Head of the Food Group
 Álvaro de Castro  photo Álvaro de Castro Senior Lawyer
Mr Fernando de las Cuevas  photo Mr Fernando de las Cuevas Partner. Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Area.
Number of lawyers : 280
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Contacts : Carlos Rueda (managing partner)
Other offices : Barcelona
Other offices : Bilbao
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Lisbon
Other offices : London
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Valencia
Other offices : Vigo