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

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

Work Department

Competition and European Union

Position

Partner. Head of Competition and European Law

Career

Íñigo joined Gómez-Acebo and Pombo in 1990 and became a partner in 1999.

Languages

Spanish, English, French, German, Basque, Catalan

Memberships

Barcelona Bar Association
Member of the Governing Board of the Spanish Competition Association (AEDC)
Former Deputy General Reporter and Member of the Board of Directors of the International League for Competition Law – Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence (LIDC).
Former Chairman of the Antitrust Committee of the International Bar Association.

Education

Iñigo holds a law degree from the Universidad del País Vasco. He obtained a Master’s Degree (Licence Spéciale) in European Law (Plus Grande Distinction) from the Institute of European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Personal

He is Professor of Competition Law in different academic institutions and speaker in different European and Spanish Competition Law forums.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > EU and competition

(Leading individuals)

Iñigo Igartua –Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Hailed by clients as one of the market’s ‘competition law stars’, Barcelona-based partner Iñigo Igartua heads the EU and competition practice at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, closely supported by Miguel Troncoso in Brussels, and of counsel Eduardo Gómez De La Cruz in Madrid. They front the sizeable department, which is particularly renowned for its capabilities handling antitrust damages litigation, and its growing expertise with litigation funders on potential investments in competition damages claims. Comprised of ‘excellent professionals‘, the team is also well versed in merger control, cartel investigations, state aid and compliance programmes, and has a focus on sectors such as automotive, pharmaceuticals, food and retail.

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.