Head of Mergers and Acquisitions


Fernando is partner, head of M&A at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

He specialises in banking law, securities market law, collective investment schemes, mergers and acquisitions and family businesses.

He holds a degree in Law and a diploma in Business and European Studies from Universidad de Deusto. He holds a diploma in Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges. He obtained a research grant from the EFTA, Geneva. He completed a P.I.L. at Harvard Law School.

Fernando has been Highly Regarded in recent years by IFLR 1000 for his work and extensive experience in the areas of Banking and M&A. In addition, he is also recognised in prestigious legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal500 as one of the leading practitioners in the areas of Commercial, Corporate and M&A. Who’s Who Legal has recognised him in the area of M&A and Governance.

He is the Spanish correspondent for the Journal of International Banking Law and World Securities Law Report, and has contributed as author to several specialised legal publications.

Membership of professional bodies and associations

Madrid Bar Association no. 23105
World Securities Law Review Board, APCIMS-EASD Legal and Tax Committee.
IBA (Committees E, I and Q)
ICA (Member of the Standards Committee)
Circulo de Empresarios




  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

IFLR 1000 2022: Highly Regarded. Banking

IFLR 1000 2022: Highly Regarded. M&A

Chambers & Partners Europe 2021. Corporate/M&A

IFLR 1000 2021: Highly Regarded. Banking

IFLR 1000 2021: Highly Regarded. M&A

The Chambers Global 2020. Corporate/M&A – Spain

The Chambers Europe 2020. Corporate/M&A – Spain

Who´s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2020

IFLR 1000 2020: Highly Regarded.Banking

IFLR 1000 2020: Highly Regarded. M&A

IFLR 1000 2019: Highly Regarded. Banking, M&A

The Chambers Global 2019. Corporate/M&A – Spain

"He has a remarkable capacity to make complexity simple and find practical solutions"

The Chambers Europe 2019. Corporate/M&A

The Legal 500 2019. Commercial, Corporate and M&A

'able to explain complex issues in a simple manner'

WWL. Thought Leaders M&A and Governance

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