Head of Barcelona office

Bio

Daniel is a Corporate M&A partner and head of Barcelona office at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.  Daniel is member of  the Board of Directors of our Firm.

He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, advising strategic and financial buyers and sellers, restructuring transactions, acquisitions of companies in special situations, and in general investments in and from Spain. He is also one of the leading experts in the foreign investment market in Cuba, where he has led some of the main operations.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Law from ESADE. He received his LL.M. from Columbia University in New York, where he was awarded with the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar award for academic excellence. He has completed the Leadership in Law Firms program at Harvard Law School. He is qualified to practice law in Spain and New York and has passed the exams to practice law in England and Wales.
Ambassador for Spain of the American Bar Association, he is an academic collaborator of ESADE Law School in the field of strategic management.

Daniel is recognised in the prestigious legal directory Chambers & Partners as one of the leading practitioners in the areas of Corporate/Commercial (Barcelona), Corporate and M&A Law, General Business Law: International Firms – Cuba and Corporate/Commercial: International Firms.

He is a regular lecturer and has published several articles on mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment in Spain, investment in Cuba and corporate restructuring.

Membership of professional bodies and associations

Barcelona Bar Association no. 25769
Law Society of England and Wales since 2001 (non-practising)
Bar Association of New York since 2006 (non-practising).
American Bar Association
International Bar Association
Member and Secretary of the Board of the Columbia Alumni Association of Spain
Member of the Board of the Esade Law Alumni Association (1999-2006)

Languages

Spanish
English
Catalan

Acknowledgments

  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. Corporate/Commercial – Barcelona

Chambers & Partners Global 2022. General Business Law: International Firms – Cuba

"an expert in Cuban law"

Chambers & Partners Global 2022. General Business Law: International Firms – Cuba

"I am very satisfied because he can handle all of my work and is a great lawyer who focuses on solving issues, which I appreciate"

Chambers & Partners Europe 2021. Corporate/Commercial Department – Barcelona

"he knows how to instil confidence in his clients and how to negotiate in such a way that he gets key components for his clients without raising his voice. He is a very reasonable, knowledgeable guy."

The Chambers Global 2020. General Business Law: International Firms – Cuba

The Chambers Europe 2020. Corporate/Commercial (Barcelona) – Spain

"a great lawyer."

The Chambers Global 2019. General Business Law: International Firms – Cuba

"He understands how things work in Cuba, he's a great interlocutor and has excellent client service. He is a top professional."
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