Mr Rafael Aguilera > Gómez-Acebo & Pombo > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
28046 MADRID

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Rafael joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1999 and became a partner in 2010.

Professional career: He started his professional career as in-house lawyer at Sinae Energía y Medio Ambiente in 1999; In that same year he also joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo; He is secretary to the Board of Directors of different companies.

Teaching: Lecturer at the Practicum Jurídico of Universidad Pontificia de Comillas –ICADE; in the Business Law Master of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Finance of Companies); ando in Abogacía Internacional (Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid).


Spanish and English.


Madrid Bar Association (since 1999).


Degree in Law by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1996)
Notary and Registry studies carried out at the Escuela Matritense del Notariado, 1996-1998
Academy of American and International Law, South-Western University, Dallas, Estados Unidos (2002)

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Rafael AguileraGómez-Acebo & Pombo

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.

Spain > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)

Rafael AguileraGómez-Acebo & Pombo

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.