Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Group

 

Almudena is a Corporate/M&A partner and head of the TMT Group at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo. She is currently Vice President of the International Bar Association (IBA).

She has wide experience in advising on commercial and competition law matters and is highly experienced in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors.

Almudena holds a Law Degree from ICADE, a Master’s Degree in EU Law from the College of Europe in Bruges (scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and a PIL from Harvard Law School. She has studied at the Academy of American and International Law.

She is former President of the Legal Practice Division and currently holds the positions of Vice President and member of the Council of the International Bar Association (IBA). She was a member of the Board and member of the Executive, Appointments and Remuneration Committees of the Spanish satellite company Hispasat S.A. She is Secretary General of Círculo Fortuny (Spanish association of luxury companies) and its representative in the European Cultural and Creative Alliance (ECCIA).

Almudena is ranked in prestigious legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and Legal500 as one of the leading professionals in the telecommunications, audio-visual and new technologies sectors.

She has contributed to several specialised international publications and is the author of numerous individual and collective works.

Membership of professional bodies and associations

Madrid Bar Association no. 26492
International Bar Association
Association of Users of Telecommunications and the Information Society, Spain, Chair of the Regulatory Commission (2001 to 2006)
Association of European Lawyers (AEL), as founding member
International Chamber of Commerce. (ICC)

Languages

Spanish
English
French

Acknowledgments

  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. TMT: Media

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. TMT: Telecommunications

"She keeps impressing me with her broad and fast understanding of issues. She has an extraordinary capacity to take into account the legal matters and advise in such an easy and understandable manner"

Chambers & Partners Europe 2021. TMT: Media

"Impresses us with her understanding of the issues, and the intelligence, simplicity and practicality of her approach. She has extensive experience but is constantly up to date with new developments and legal challenges that we face in our sector."

The Legal 500 2021. TMT

‘Almudena Arpón de Mendívil has been the lead in our work with GA_P. She is extremely fast in grasping what is important for our business. Very strategic and global business approach paired with attention to detail. Great team leader and great at communication with client, able to take on any issue/problem/question that we had and internally direct it to the appropriate resource, making our work and communication with GA_P more efficient.’

The Legal 500 2021. TMT

‘Almudena and her team had a very pragmatic approach. The team was also quite perceptive about the issues that were most important to us.’

The Legal 500 2021. TMT

‘The team from Gomez Acebo & Pombo gave us the confidence to work with them on any legal aspect our company needed. With Almudena Arpón leading all the works made for us we found a list of specialists on each field we need advice that made us be sure about our decisions.’

The Legal 500 2021. TMT

It is worth mentioning Almudena Arpón, always available and brilliant in her understanding of the business, being able to get the right advice with specific, balanced advice and in tune with the client’s needs. An excellent external lawyer.’

The Legal 500 2021. TMT

‘Almudena Arpón de Mendívil is an exceptional lawyer, very focused on results. She is pragmatic, understands matters immediately and deals with them in an easy and understandable way for clients. Her direct approach accompanied to a solid expertise makes her one of the best lawyers in the TMT area in the nation.’

The Chambers Europe 2020. TMT: Media – Spain

"very recognised in the sector." "great, practical, real-world advice," adding: "She gets straight to the point and understands everything."

The Chambers Europe 2020. TMT: Telecommunications – Sapin

"very recognised in the sector." "great, practical, real-world advice," "She gets straight to the point and understands everything."

The Legal 500 2019. Industry focus: TMT

The Chambers Europe 2019. TMT

"She has profound knowledge, a clear vision, and an incredible ability to create consensus across the board."

The Chambers Europe 2019. TMT: Media

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