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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

CASTELLANA 216, 28046 MADRID, SPAIN
Tel:
Work +34 91 582 91 00
Fax:
Fax +34 91 582 91 14
Email:
Web:
www.ga-p.com
Barcelona, Bilbao, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and 3 more

Ángel Varela

Tel:
Work (+34) 91 582 91 00
Email:
Web:
www.ga-p.com
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Work Department

Position

Managing Partner - Vigo

Career

Ángel joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1993 and became a partner in 1998.

Teaching: Professor at the Institute for European Legal Studies of the Nebrissenssis University (1996-1998); Associate professor at the Business School of the Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorro; Lecturer at the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (1991-1994); Lecturer at the European Centre of Higher Studies (1990-1992).

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

Madrid Bar Association.

Education

Master’s Degree in Securities and Financial Markets from the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB) in Madrid (1989); Master of Law from the University of Salamanca (1986); School of Legal Practice of the University of Salamanca (1982).


Spain

Capital markets: Debt

Within: Leading individuals

Ángel Varela - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Within: Capital markets: Debt

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is known for handling securitisation transactions. Other recent highlights include assisting a syndicate of lenders with the €1.2bn restructuring and refinancing of debt held by Abengoa to avoid the public company's insolvency. The group also advised Smurfit Kappa on the refinancing of senior notes issued in January 2017. The names to note are Miguel Lamo de EspinosaÁngel VarelaGuillermo Guerra and Santiago Gómez-Acebo. Íñigo Hernáez was a new arrival from CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo.

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Insurance

Within: Insurance

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has ‘outstanding knowledge’ and provides ‘tailor-made solutions’, particularly specialising in corporate transactional work in the sector. The team has ‘vast experience’ and provides clear advice and is led by insurance regulation expert Pablo Muelas, and Ángel Varela, who focuses on the insurance, banking and securities markets. Also notable is Iñigo Erláiz, who is experienced in insurance-related M&A matters. In recent highlights, the practice is advising Admiral on the setting up of an insurance undertaking and insurance agent in Spain, and is assisting Sabadell’s insurance distribution business with adapting to the new legal framework. Other key clients include Santander, Ford, Carrefour and Amaef. Augusto Piñel Rubio was a new arrival from KPMG Abogados in December 2018.

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