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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

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Barcelona, Bilbao, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and 3 more
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Pablo Muelas, Madrid, SPAIN

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Pablo Muelas

Work (+34) 91 582 91 00
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

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Banking and Capital Markets, Insurance and pension funds


Head of the Insurance Group


Madrid, 2012-2016. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. DG for Insurance and Pension Funds (DGSFP)- SG for Insurance and Regulation. Deputy Director
Responsible for regulation. Milestones: Insurance and Reinsurance Companies (Management, Supervision and Solvency) Act 20/2015 of 14 July; Royal Decree 1060/2015, of 20 November, on the management, supervision and solvency of insurance and reinsurance companies); and the amendments to the Insurance Contract Act
Responsible for international relations. Member of the Management Board of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, based in Frankfurt
Head of the Queries and Complaints Department
Responsible for the Secretariat General
Member of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Compensation Consortium; of Agroseguro (Agrupación Española de Entidades Aseguradoras de los Seguros Agrarios Combinados, S.A.); and Member of the Advisory Committee of Grupo Compañía Española de Crédito y Caución, S.L

Brussels, 2011-2012. European Commission. DG Competition – Financial Services. National Expert

Madrid, 2007- 2011. Ministry of Economy and Finance. DGSFP-SG for Insurance Market Management. Chief Area Inspector. Milestones: creation of the Department of Market Discipline for Insurance Intermediaries; participation in the revision of the Insurance Mediation Directive; Coordination (and co-authorship) of the Insured and Participant Guide (GASPAR); and participation in the EIOPA Committee on Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation

Madrid/International, 2003-2007: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECI). Technical Advisor to the Technical Office of the Secretary General. Milestones: direction of the Humanitarian Aid Area; design of the transition from administrative department to Agency; coordination on the ground (Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Algeria, Indonesia, etc.) of various emergency aid operations


English, German and French


ROAC (official auditors register in Spain) nº 21.176
Association of State Insurance Inspectors
Madrid Bar Associatio
Compliance Officers Institute


Master in the Practice of Law (UNIR, 2017)
Master in Economics (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 2014)
Public Management Leadership Programme (IESE Business School, 2013-2014)
Admitted to the Senior Corps of State Insurance Inspectors (2001)
Degree in Economics and Business Administration (ICADE, E-3, 1991-1997)
Law Degree (ICADE, E-3, 1991-1996)



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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