Administrative and regulatory

We have an Administrative and Regulatory team specialised in the different areas of Public Law and that works together with the rest of the Firm to offer multidisciplinary legal advice.

We know how the public authorities work given that some of our lawyers have held positions of maximum administrative responsibility. We also have a team of prestigious professors who can respond to the new challenges posed every day by constant regulatory changes. The integration of the teams and the experience acquired, together with our interest in understanding our clients' business, has enabled us to become experts in regulated sectors and, at the same time, provide the best legal advice possible.

Our areas of activity in this field are:

  • Regulated sectors: energy (electricity, gas, hydrocarbons), telecommunications, transport and postal services, agri-food, life sciences, defence, gambling
  • Competition: merger control and sanctioning proceedings for restrictive conduct, abuse of dominant position
  • Environmental law: air protection and climate change, environmental impact
  • Administrative contracts (tenders, resources, execution of contracts)
  • Advice to public authorities
  • Comprehensive advice on permits and licences
  • Expropriation (compulsory purchase/eminent domain) and liability
  • Public services: water (concessions, services, project processing, taxation), waste management, healthcare services
  • Public resources, in particular mines and forests
  • Administrative appeals and judicial review


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Carlos Vázquez Cobos



  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

The Chambers Europe 2020. Public Law – Spain

"a lot of experience and knowledge of the administration." "has experts in every sector."

Legal 500 2020. Public law – Spain

Legal 500 2020. Public Law – Portugal

The Chambers Europe 2019. Public Law – Spain

"proactive provision of alternative solutions"

The Legal 500 2019. Public Law

The Legal 500 2019. Public Law

Administrativo y regulatorio y administracion publica «Gómez-Acebo & Pombo's public law group (…) is described as a 'very smart team of great communicators'»

The Chambers Europe 2018. Public Law Band 1

"The firm enjoys great prestige in the public sector for the work they do for public bodies and the articles they publish in relation to public contracting"  

The Legal 500 2018. Public Law Band 1

“Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has expertise advising local and international clients”

The Chambers Europe 2017. Public Law

"The team provides us with intelligent and useful strategies" "They have really in-depth knowledge of the market and of what kind of assistance my company needs," says another client, adding: "They are easygoing people who speak to me in plain language"

The legal 500 2017. Public Law

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’ public law practice earns praise for its ‘outstanding and pertinent advice’, ably complemented by the firm’s other departments.
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