Our legal advice on aspects related to the environment and climate change is broad and ranges.

From general issues - licences and authorisations, environmental assessment procedures, sanctioning and environmental liability proceedings, actions before authorities or the preparation of draft legislation - to maximum specialization in specific fields of action such as water and waste, contaminated waste and land, emissions trading and climate change policies, REACH and CLP and, in general, activities related to the industrial environment.

Our clients include representatives from the main sectors of the Iberian industrial fabric (cement, steel, chemical and all its applications, paper, environmental operators, etc.).) as well as the main collective systems of extended producer responsibility for waste (ECOEMBES, ECOVIDRIO, SIGAUS, SIGNUS, ECOASIMELEC, ECOFIMÁTICA and ECOPILAS) and we collaborate with their business associations and federations (among others, FEIQUE, ANEABE, ANFABRA ASELUBE, AEPLA, ASPAPEL, VETERINDUSTRIA, ADELMA or ANAIP) and representative institutions such as CEOE.

We have in-depth knowledge of the functioning of public authorities - with which we often work together and advise on environmental issues - and in which some of our lawyers have held positions of varying degrees of responsibility in the past.

Our legal services related to the environment include:

  • Policy and strategy
  • Legal and regulatory
  • Administrative proceedings, in particular sanctioning and liability proceedings
  • Administrative, civil and criminal litigation
  • Business operations
  • Project finance
  • Tax regime and environmental taxation
  • Training and capacity building


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Pedro Poveda Gómez



  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

The Chambers Europe 2020. Environment – Spain

"Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is one of the best law firms specialised in environmental law in Spain." "vast experience in and insider knowledge of environmental issues in the public administration."

Legal 500 2020. Environment – Spain

The Chambers Europe 2019. Environment – Spain

"They have in-depth knowledge of international regulations and the different solutions that can be applied to these directives."

The Chambers Europe 2019. Environment – Spain

"The lawyers provide strategic support and offer ample experience of the market. They have a global vision and are extremely knowledgeable."

The Legal 500 2019. Environment

«The ‘dedicated and supportive’ team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has ‘wide experience in the environment field in general and in waste management in particular’»

The Legal 500 2019. Environment

«with ‘an agile and responsive’ group that ‘demonstrates great knowledge’»

The Chambers Europe 2018. Environment Band 1

"The team can adapt to complicated situations".
"The lawyers' knowledge of the Spanish legislation is exhaustive, and they are able to make comparisons with regional legislation"  

The Legal 500 2018. Environment Band 1

“Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has deep knowledge of waste management and international environmental regulations”

The Chambers Europe 2017. Environment

Clients describe the firm as the "benchmark in the sector" and add: "Obviously the quality of the firm is high in terms of the quality of the lawyers and their effectiveness, flexibility and immediate attention". Interviewees highlight "the interest the firm has in knowing what each client needs," adding: "They know how we work and what we expect from them – it is a pleasure for us as clients". Peers and clients recognise this firm as the leader in waste matters. Clients say: "Waste is an area they understand very well and this makes them unique".