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



  • 2022
  • 2020
  • 2019

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. Environment

"In addition to Gómez-Acebo & Pombo's exceptional knowledge of the subject, we also value positively the lawyers' speed of response, respect for deadlines and communication skills"

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. Environment

"I highly value their level of commitment, the strategies that they propose and their focus on achieving the best possible result"

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’»
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