Mr Iñigo Erláiz > Gómez-Acebo & Pombo > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
CASTELLANA 216
28046 MADRID
Spain
Iñigo Erláiz photo

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial; Insurance and pension funds; Mergers and acquisitions; Private Equity

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Íñigo is managing partner, partner of Corporate M&A and Private Equity at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.  He is member of the Board of Directors of our Firm.

He specialises in corporate, commercial, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and insolvency law (insolvency and restructuring).

Languages

Spanish, English

Memberships

Madrid Bar Association
ASCRI (Asociación Española de Entidades de Capital Riesgo – Spanish association of venture capital entities)

Education

He holds a degree in Law and a diploma in Business Legal Consultancy, with honours, from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE). He has a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from the UNED. He holds a diploma in Bankruptcy Law from the Madrid Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Insurance

Major insurance companies and other financial institutions turn to Gómez-Acebo & Pombo for assistance in a range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters. The insurance department has undergone a significant change, with the arrival of Francisco Carrasco, the former deputy director of regulation of the DGSFP, in July 2021 following the departure of former partner Pablo Muelas. He now leads the multidisciplinary team, which also draws on the input of corporate and commercial law expert Iñigo Erláiz and others.

Spain > Private equity

(Leading individuals)

Íñigo Erlaiz Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo fields a dedicated private equity and venture capital department, which routinely supports on the full life-cycle of investments, including fund formation, finance and tax structuring. The practice is led by Iñigo Erláiz, a ‘magnificent lawyer’, who represents both sponsors and target companies in a wealth of deal types including PIPEs, MBOs and LBOs. Augusto Piñel has distinguished experience in advising distressed funds, and is also a go-to for investments into listed companies, while the recently promoted Pablo Fernández Cortijo is carving out a reputation for his work on hybrid structures.

Spain > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Íñigo Erlaiz –Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo’s ‘excellent’ M&A practice has handled transactions across a broad range of sectors recently, including in the hospitality, insurance, retail, technology, pharmaceutical and energy industries. Iñigo Erláiz has specialist experience in respect of restructuring and insolvency-led transactions; he leads the practice jointly with Fernando de las Cuevas, a lawyer who is particularly focused on inbound work, serving as co-head of the French desk and lead of the China desk. Guillermo Guerra Martín is the resident takeover bid and corporate governance expert; meanwhile, Augusto Piñel is the go-to for deals in the financial services sector, often working alongside the finance and tax practices on the structuring and financing of major deals.

Spain > Industry focus: Manufacturing

Experience, seriousness, speed and confidence‘ are some of the aspects clients value in Gómez-Acebo & Pombo‘s ‘highly specialised’ practice, which is a top choice for manufacturers from the industrial, chemical, retail and shipbuilding sectors for advice on a variety of matters. Particularly renowned is the firm’s automotive practice, led by counsel Ainara Rentería, which according to a client is a ‘benchmark among law firms given its extensive knowledge of current and future legal issues in the sector’. Corporate and M&A specialist Iñigo Erláiz heads the department.

Spain > Industry focus: Retail

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo houses a ‘very knowledgeable team’, which always approaches responses ‘based on the client’s business in a very practical way’. The group, which is led by IP expert Sofía Martínez-Almeida and Iñigo Igartua, covers a variety of legal matters arising in the retail space, with a particular expertise in real estate and business structuring. Corporate and M&A partner Iñigo Erláiz, Bárbara Sainz De Vicuña and Isabela Crespo, who bring in additional expertise in intellectual property, are other key names in the practice.