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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

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Barcelona, Bilbao, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and 3 more

Augusto Piñel

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

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial




Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial Department of URIA MENÉNDEZ (2005 – 2010); Associate in the Stock Market, Project Finance and Real Estate and Planning Departments of RAMÓN & CAJAL ABOGADOS (2003 – 2005); Partner in charge of the M&A – Capital Markets Areas of KPMG Abogados (2010 – 2018); Non-Member Secretary of the Boards of Directors and Audit and Nominations and Remuneration Committees of various listed companies.


Spanish and English


Madrid Bar Association


Law Degree from the Universidad San Pablo CEU; Masters in Law (LLM with honors) from Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago); Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) from IE Business School.


Capital markets: Equity

Within: Capital markets: Equity

Clients appreciate that Gómez-Acebo & Pombo's capital markets team is 'very flexible' and 'very available for follow-up questions'. It has recently handled some finance and refinance transactions and counts numerous banks and funds, such as BBVA, Banco Sabadell and Zambal Spain, as clients. Santiago Gómez-AceboMiguel Lamo de Espinosa and Guillermo Guerra are noted. Augusto Piñel Rubio was a new arrival from KPMG Abogados in December 2018.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is 'able to find practical and straight-forward solutions'. Recent work includes advising Oman Oil Company on the sale of its 10% stake in Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, and assisting Lacoste with taking over all stakes in its former joint venture with Camoral. Iñigo Erláiz leads the corporate team. Head of M&A Fernando de las Cuevas is 'able to explain complex issues in a simple manner'. Augusto Piñel Rubio was a new arrival from KPMG Abogados in December 2018.

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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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