Mr Ferran Foix > Gómez-Acebo & Pombo > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
28046 MADRID
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Work Department

Banking and Finance, Private Equity, Restructuring, Capital Markets


Head of London office. Co-head of Capital Markets.


He specialises in capital markets, corporate and project finance transactions and restructurings. Ferran advises financial institutions, credit and private equity funds, underwriters, local issuers, USPP investors and multinational groups.


Spanish, English, Catalan


Barcelona Bar Association
New York State Bar
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)


He holds a law degree from the University of Navarra, a Master in Taxation from ESADE and an LL.M from New York University.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Capital markets: Debt

The capital markets team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is well-placed to act for lead arrangers, underwriters and major issuers in a wide array of DCM transactions, most notably high-yield bonds, private placements and investment grade debt offerings. The firm, which continues to play a key role in securitisation deals in Spain, has been particularly active advising on debt offerings in the domestic market. Corporate governance specialist Guillermo Guerra has extensive experience in ECM and DCM matters, including sustainability-linked products and commercial note programmes. Ferran Foix, who heads up the firm’s London office, is proficient in complex bond restructurings and notes issuance programmes.

Spain > Capital markets: Equity

Singled out for its ‘strong technical knowledge‘ and availability, the capital markets team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is well-positioned to advise on an array of domestic and cross-border ECM transactions, with a particular emphasis on the telecoms sector. Typical instructions include IPOs on BME Growth, public offerings, capital increases. and takeovers of listed companies. Splitting his time between Madrid and London, Ferran Foix is best known for his restructuring and refinancing expertise; he jointly heads up the capital markets practice with Madrid-based Guillermo Guerra, a key contact for IBEX-35 companies in relation to corporate governance issues. Jacobo Palanca stands out at associate level for his involvement in ECM deals, including IPOs and capital increases, and corporate governance.

Spain > Banking and finance

At Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, the banking, capital markets and insurance group assists lenders – including banks and international funds – and borrowers in sophisticated financing and refinancing transactions in Spain. Advising on US private placements, project finance in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors, and corporate lending are core areas of activity for the group, which also possesses strong credentials in real estate finance, asset deals and acquisition finance. Leading the department is Miguel Lamo de Espinosa, who marries significant experience in finance and restructurings. Verónica Romaní, who leads the firm’s energy group, specialises in financings in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Based in the firm’s London office, Ferran Foix, a dual-qualified practitioner in the US and Spain, is recommended for cross-border finance and capital markets transactions. Rafael Aguilera is a key contact for domestic financial institutions and credit funds, while Vanessa Armas focuses on the financing of infrastructure and renewable energy projects. Former vice-chair of the CNMV Ana Martinez-Pina heads up the financial services regulatory sub-group.

Spain > Restructuring and insolvency

Lauded as ‘one of the best Spanish restructuring firms‘, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo stands out as a market leader in lender-side restructuring transactions. The team’s client roster features large banks, investment funds, hedge funds, insolvency administrators, private equity houses, and major corporates, who regularly turn to the team for assistance with refinancings, debt-equity swaps, and insolvency proceedings. The firm’s cross-border capabilities are noteworthy; the team frequently collaborates with offices in New York, Lisbon, Brussels, and London. Leadership responsibilities are split between Miguel Lamo de Espinosa, who heads up the restructuring side and ‘remains at the top of his game‘, and Rodrigo López, who oversees insolvency matters. Other key figures include Rafael Aguilera, who represents creditors in large-scale restructuring processes; the ‘exceptionally strongFerran Foix; insolvency law and commercial litigation specialist Irene Arévalo; and Paula Zarzalejos, who ‘understands the interactions between restructuring and finance, delivering fantastic advice in a user-friendly manner’.