Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Public Law Department

Spain
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What the team is known for Appointed by a variety of private and public entities with activity in the financial, education, construction and life sciences industries. Advises on the regulatory and administrative issues relating to concession contracts for transport infrastructure, healthcare and waste projects. Also represents clients in litigation over expropriation, contract terminations and antitrust issues.

Strengths The department wins plaudits for its "efficient and timely" advice, in addition to its "proactive provision of alternative solutions."

Interviewees are also impressed by the group's "understanding of the client's culture."

Work highlights Acted for Técnicas Valencianas del Agua on public procurement processes for water supply and treatment contracts in Castilla y León, Valencia, Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura.

Notable practitioners

Sources regard head of practice Carlos Vázquez Cobos to be "a great lawyer in this field." He offers wide expertise in general public law matters, including those relating to water and transport infrastructure. He is regularly appointed to advise on contentious-administrative proceedings.

Irene Fernández Puyol focuses her practice on public procurement matters. She is praised by interviewees who highlight her "commercial awareness and quick understanding of technical issues."

Juan Alfonso Santamaría Pastor is a distinguished public law practitioner who maintains a superb reputation for his academic profile in this area. He advises on concessions and public contracts, and on administrative disputes.