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

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
28046 MADRID
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Work Department

Banking and Finance, Private Equity, Restructuring




Rafael is a Banking and Finance partner at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

He has extensive experience in credit and corporate finance transactions, including corporate finance, acquisition finance, LBOs, asset finance (mainly real estate finance and project finance, special and hybrid transactions (debt/equity), refinancing processes and debt restructurings. He works on a recurring basis with the main Spanish financial institutions, and with credit funds in financing operations in Spain, having led – as advisor to financial creditors – several of the most complex transactions in recent years.

He began his professional career in the Legal Department of Sinae Energía y Medio Ambiente.


Spanish, English


Madrid Bar Association
International Bar Association – Officer of the Banking Law Committee


He holds a law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. He studied at the Academy of American and International Law, South-Western University, Dallas, USA. He prepared for the competitive exams for Notary Publics.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Rafael AguileraGómez-Acebo & Pombo

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 ‘exceptionalVerónica 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.

Spain > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)

Rafael AguileraGómez-Acebo & Pombo

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 FoixSantiago 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.