Mr Pedro Poveda > Gómez-Acebo & Pombo > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
28046 MADRID

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Partner. Head of Environment 


Pedro joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 2005 and became a partner in 2010.

Professional career: He developed his professional career in the private sector as Chairman of SIGMA ENVIRO SA, an environmental management integrated consultancy firm specialising in waste and IPPC issues
He was a partner of ALYA ABOGADOS, a law firm specialising in water, energy and climate change law
He held several civil service positions at the Spanish Ministry of the Environment (Head of the Regulations Department, Deputy Director-General of the Basic Regulations Department and Adviser at the Technical Secretariat-General)  (1993-2002)


He is Lecturer of Administrative Law at the Carlos III University of Madrid since academic year 2008/2009

He also participates as lecturer in several master programmes and postgraduate courses organized by Universities and Higher-Education Institutions, including, among others:
The Industrial Organisation School (Escuela de Organización Industrial): Master Programme in Environmental Engineering and Management
Ministry of the Environment: Theoretical and practical course on Environmental Law
Complutense University of Madrid. Institute of Environmental Sciences (Instituto Universitario de Ciencias Ambientales): “Specialisation degree in Environmental Law”.
National Institute of Public Administration (Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública): Course on Environmental Law and Environmental Management and Higher Education Course on Town Planning
Carolina Foundation: Master in Environmental Management


Spanish, English and French.


Environmental  Bar Association of Madrid.


Degree in Law from the Autonomous University of Madrid (1980)
Degree in Community Law from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (1987)
Currently studying a Doctorate programme in “Educational, legal, territorial and socio-economic instruments of the environment” at the Complutense University of Madrid: he has obtained a Diploma of Advanced Studies upon completion of the research stage and registered his doctoral thesis proposal on the legal regime of integrated packaging waste management systems

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Environment

(Hall of Fame)

Pedro PovedaGómez-Acebo & Pombo

The dedicated environment practice at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo ‘is an experienced team with a high knowledge of sector legislation and administrative procedures‘ whose specialisms include integrated water, waste and recycling management, and water concession matters. Among its client base are a number of the country’s industrial federations, which benefits from the firm’s experience in noise and emissions, toxic substances, mining and chemical products. Practice head Pedro Poveda is a noted expert in waste management law; Blanca Lozano is praised for her knowledge of environmental and administrative law. At the non-partner level, of counsel Eduardo Orteu has strength in water law, while associate Ignacio Álvarez is commended for his ‘consolidated experience‘ in the field. Among the standout instructions in 2020 was the ongoing advice on draft legislation to a group of Spain’s most prominent recycling and waste management NGOs.