Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Has proven capabilities in cases coming from the financial, construction and energy sectors. Represents clients in commercial arbitration proceedings subject to either ICC or local Spanish arbitration institution rules, with particular activity in Energy Charter Treaty cases. Handles insolvency proceedings on behalf of indebted companies and foreign creditors as part of a broader corporate and commercial litigation practice. Client roster comprises important domestic corporates and international investors.

Strengths Sources appreciate the firm's "tailor-made" advice and co-ordinated approach, noting: "The lawyers have a lot of experience and are very specialised, but also work between departments so that they can give you a well-rounded opinion. In this sense, the work they do is very thorough; it is a very effective service."

Commentators also observe that the team "is flourishing in litigation."

Work highlights Advised FCC on arbitration proceedings concerning the termination of a waste valuation agreement.

Notable practitioners

Inés Vázquez García plays a crucial role in the firm's arbitration practice and is particularly well versed in representing clients in Energy Charter Treaty infringement disputes against the Kingdom of Spain. Her clients include investors from Germany, France and Luxembourg.

Practice head Juan Viaño receives recognition for his activity in litigation and arbitration cases and regularly handles contentious commercial matters for financial institutions, funds and listed Spanish corporates. His caseload comprises both domestic and international disputes.