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Mr Santiago Gómez-Acebo
Banking and Finance, Insurance and pension funds
Work experience in Herbet Smith (London) and Vieira de Almeida & Associados (Portugal). Santiago joined GA_P in 1996 and became a partner in 2010.
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Madrid Bar Association
Santiago holds a law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. He holds an LLM in Finance and Banking Law from Fordham University New York.
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has a broad debt capital markets practice, advising on investment-grade debt offerings, high-yield bond issuances and private placements, as well as the restructuring of listed companies and listed bonds and the incorporation of notes programmes on MARF. In addition, the team is highly active in securitisation transactions in the Spanish market. Clients include Spanish and international banks, funds and corporates, and the team also has notable expertise in advising US private placement investors on Spanish capital markets transactions. Guillermo Guerra, who also heads the corporate governance practice, leads the team with Ferran Foix, the managing partner of the firm’s London office, who focuses on cross-border transactions. Other key contacts in the team include Augusto Piñel, Santiago Gómez-Acebo, who handles capital markets matters with an emphasis on public takeover bids, and securitisation specialist Fernando Herrero.
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo‘s ‘extraordinary‘ team stands out for its expertise in advising lenders on major restructurings and handling high-profile transactions in the Spanish market; large-scale insolvency proceedings are also prominent in the group’s workload. Miguel Lamo de Espinosa leads the restructuring side of the practice, and other key contacts include Rafael Aguilera, London-based Ferran Foix, Santiago Gómez-Acebo and newly promoted partner Paula Zarzalejos. Contentious insolvency matters are led by Rodrigo López, with support from Irene Arévalo, who made partner in January 2022.
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has a strong track record of advising on the lender side of financing transactions, with a client base that includes major Spanish and international banks and investment funds. The team has significant experience in large refinancings and restructurings and is also highlighted for its project finance expertise, particularly in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors. The practice additionally extends to corporate finance, real estate finance, asset finance and investment fund matters. The sizeable team is led by Miguel Lamo de Espinosa, an expert in restructurings. The ‘exceptional‘ Verónica Romaní and of counsel Vanessa Armas are key contacts for project finance; Rafael Aguilera is noted for restructurings and was recently appointed as lead of the real estate finance practice; and Fernando Herrero is experienced in asset finance matters. London office head Ferran Foix and Santiago Gómez-Acebo are also names to note.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Capital markets: Debt
- Industry focus: Food
- Industry focus: Manufacturing
- Industry focus: Retail
- Intellectual property: patents
- Intellectual property: Trade marks
- Projects and energy
- Public law
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets: Equity
- Dispute resolution
- Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
- Industry focus: TMT
- Intellectual property: Copyright
- Transport: Other transport
- White-collar crime
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- EU and competition
- Private equity
- Real estate and construction
- Data privacy and data protection
- Transport: Shipping