Alfonso Areitio Basagoiti

Of counsel


Degree in Law (legal and financial speciality) distinction cum laude from the Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao (1986)
Preparation for Notary Public competitions at the Academia Matritense del Notariado (1987-1993)
Doctorate courses at the Universidad de Deusto (1995-1996)
Academy of American and International Law (2001) in Dallas
Conciliation and Arbitration courses (2008-2009)

Professional career

Head of Corporate and Commercial Area and Litigation of Gómez Acebo & Pombo’s Bilbao Office
Lawyer at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados in its Bilbao office, since 1996
He has intervened as Arbitrator and Counsel of the Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Bilbao


Civil and Mercantile Law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate contracting, Secretary of the Board of Directors of private companies, litigation, arbitration and counsel in civil and mercantile issues

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

Bar Association of Vizcaya (1996)
International Bar Association (2009)


European Studies Institute at the University of Deusto: “Intellectual Property in European Union and International Law”. 1999, 2000 and 2001 courses
Master in Legal Consultancy programme at the University of Deusto: “Mergers and Split-ups” (2005-2006) and “Directors’ Liability”, since 2007 up to now
Lecturer in several conferences organised by CEOE (“Business restructuring in the Flour Sector”), APD (Succession of Companies), INVERBAN and ELKARGI (Credit Losses and Recovery of Debts), Universidad Comillas (Labour aspects of the Acquisitions of companies), among others




ROT Clauses in Sale of Goods Contracts in Europe (Swansea University)
Legal regime on Acquisition of Companies (Aranzadi 2001)
Report of the Financial Studies Institute – How sales of Companies are carried out? (2002)
Mergers and Acquisitions (Aranzadi 2004)
Capital Riesgo Private Equity (Aranzadi 2006)
Company Acquisitions (Thomson Reuters Aranzadi 2010)
Company Acquisitions (Thomson Reuters Aranzadi 2013)
Business acquisitions, Thomson Reuters Aranzadi, 5th edition 2019


Automotive Hospitality


  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018

Best Lawyers 2020 (since 2016).Corporate and M&A Law

Best Lawyers 2019. Lawyer of the Year (Spain). Corporate and M&A Law

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2016). Corporate and M&A Law