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Managing Partner: Carlos Rueda
Number of partners: 59
Number of lawyers: 280
Languages: Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is an international law firm whose aim is to provide value to its clients through innovative, practical and successful legal strategies.
This is possible thanks to:
■ The firm’s 280 lawyer’s solid legal knowledge
■ In-depth understanding of its clients’ business, being able to anticipate its needs
■ The firm’s dedication and commitment
■ The long-standing professional relationships lawyers build with their clients
■ The firm’s working method: by creating multidisciplinary teams led by one or more partners who interface with the client, ensuring that the best experts participate effectively in each case
■ The existence since 1988 of an Academic Council composed of professors in different areas of law, all of them widely acclaimed in their respective fields. They belong to highly reputed universities and are experts that work together with the lawyers, depending on the specific needs of each client and case, thereby ensuring the highest level of advice.

To achieve these objectives the firm has suitable lawyers and offers them an interesting challenge in an environment that allows them to develop their talents, as well as training in legal matters, in language and in communication skills, to improve management and negotiation capacities. Moreover, the firm’s professionals bring knowledge from other jurisdictions as a result of the internships that many have placed in leading international law firms in European Union countries, the United States and Japan.

Main Areas of Practice:

Administrative Law, Regulatory & Environment:
The firm’s legal advice includes regulated sectors, competition, environmental law, administrative contracts, advice to public authorities, comprehensive advice on permits and licenses, expropriation, public services, public resources, administrative appeals and judicial review.
Contact: Carlos Vásquez
Tel.: +34 91 582 9391 Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
A strong practice that covers corporate finance, project finance, LBOs, asset finance, real estate finance, restructuring and secondary market operations. Also includes matters related to regulated markets, management entities, MiFID, sanctioning proceedings and regulatory proceedings before the supervisory authorities. The firm also advises on fintech matters.
Contact: Miguel Lamo de Espinosa
Tel.: +34 91 582 9142 Email: [email protected]

Corporate and M&A:
The firm is one of the key players in Spain. Leaders in highend M&A with wide experience in complex, high-profile transactions. The practice area include M&A, national and international commercial contracting, corporate governance, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, strategic alliances, commercial distribution, among others.
Contact: Fernando de las Cuevas
Tel.: +34 91 582 9132 Email: [email protected]

Private Equity & Venture Capital:
The advice covers tax design and structure of transactions, Build up, exit and divestment processes, including IPOs and MAB. The firm also has specialists in fund formation, venture capital and special situations.
Contact: Iñigo Erláiz
Tel.: +34 91 582 9278 Email: [email protected]

Restructuring:
The advice covers business restructuring, debt refinancing, insolvency practitioners, special and distressed operations, among others.
Contact: Miguel Lamo de Espinosa
Tel.: +34 91 582 9142 Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
Covers all types of securities including IPOs or shares offered for subscription, private placements, block trades or accelerated bookbuild offerings, takeover bids, trading admissions, share buyback programmes, employee share programmes, MTN programme updates, securitisation funds, among others.
Contact: Miguel Lamo de Espinosa
Tel.: +34 91 582 9142 Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property & Technology:
The advice covers IP, pharmaceutical and biotechnology law, technology, copyright, computer law, e-commerce, personal data protection, rights to honour and privacy, leisure and entertainment law, advertising law and contracts and law of franchises.
Contact: Eduardo Castillo
Tel.: +34 91 582 9341 Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
Covers national and international arbitration, civil and commercial proceedings, constitutional and criminal law.

Competition & European Union Law:
Covers all areas such as control concentrations, state aid and grant and public funding programmes, arbitration in competition matters or appeals and complaints before the national competition authorities.
Contact: Iñigo Igartua
Tel.: +34 93 415 7006 Email: [email protected]

Employment & Pensions:
Advises on a wide range of restructuring processes, collective bargaining agreements, immigration matters, collective disputes, equality plan or international postings.
Contact: Ignacio Campos
Tel.: +34 91 582 9135 Email: [email protected]

Insurance & Pension Funds:
GA_P is the first big Spanish law firm to form a team that is exclusively dedicated to the insurance and pension schemes/ funds practice. The firm advise also on Insurtech matters.
Contact: Pablo Muelas
Tel.: +34 91 582 9100 Email: [email protected]

Tax:
Covers advice on all area of tax law, including M&A and IPOS. The team gives advice on tax planning, tax litigation and tax audits.
Contact: Enrique Ortega
Tel.: +34 91 582 5542 Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
The firm offer legal advice on complex transactions and are experts in developing unique real estate projects, as they have been involved in the purchase, development and financing of some of the most emblematic real property projects in Spain and Portugal.
Contact: Enrique Isla
Tel.: +34 91 582 9116 Email: [email protected]