Head of Automotive 


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

She has extensive experience advising multinational companies and different key stakeholders of the Automotive Industry , such as, major vehicle manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, component manufacturers and large rental operators. In addition, she has deep internal knowledge of the sector, having led the legal department of the Spanish subsidiary of an important vehicle manufacturer group.

Among others, she has lead projects for data protection and compliance implementation in the industry, regulatory and privacy framework for cameras in vehicles, geolocalization and WIFI in vehicles, blockchain in vehicles, carsharing, smart stock systems, digital sales of vehicles, commercial contracts within the industry, end users and advertisement legislation, relationship with distribution networks.

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 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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