Head of Automotive and Sustainable Mobility


Ainara Rentería is Of Counsel and Head of  the Automotive and Sustainable Mobilityarea  at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

She has extensive experience in providing legal advice to multinational companies, recurrently advising different players in the automotive industry, such as major car manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, component manufacturers and large leasing operators, among others. In addition, he has a deep in-house knowledge of the sector that she acquired by leading the legal department of the Spanish subsidiary of a major automotive manufacturing group.

She has led projects related to dealer networks, data protection and privacy and implementation of regulatory compliance programs in the industry, geolocation, WIFI and blockchain in vehicles, carsharing, smart stock systems, digital vehicle sales and strategic contracting in the industry with financial and insurance partners, as well as, commercial contracts in general. She masters consumer and user regulation and advertising, and has advised leasing operators in their entry into the private party channel.

She holds a degree in Law and Economic Sciences from the University of Deusto, as well as a diploma in Insolvency Law from the Madrid Bar Association. She studied US and international Law in the Dallas Academy of American and International Law, Texas, US.

Ainara is recognised in the prestigious legal directory Legal500 as one of the leading professionals of the market in Transport and Manufacturing.

She regularly participates in specialised forums in the automotive industry, especially connected and autonomous cars. She has been a regular speaker at the European Automotive and Mobility Conference of the International Bar Association, among others. She has also published several specialized legal publications.

Membership of professional bodies and associations

Madrid Bar Association no. 70917




  • 2021

The Legal 500 2021. Manufacturing

‘The advice provided by Ainara is excellent, and she has knowledge about the automotive sector that is difficult to find in another office.’

The Legal 500 2021. Transport: Other transport

‘Ainara Renteria has extensive knowledge of the sector and legal issues related to business development. She provides a lot of security in decision-making and coordinates in an excellent way legal matters of all kinds. The reliability and speed of your work is at a very high level.’

The Legal 500 2021. Manufacturing

‘Our company’s relationship is with Ainara Renteria, of counsel, who has created the practice of the automotive sector. Competitors do not have the same knowledge and expertise in our industry. Main qualities: Understanding the client’s needs, excellent coordination of legal matters with the rest of the firm’s areas, agility and work capacity, excellent relation between quality of work and price

The Legal 500 2021. Transport: Other transport

‘Ainara Renteria leads the Automotive practice which is unique among law firms. Her knowledge and expertise about current and future legal issues is at a very high level.’
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