Head of the Life Sciences Group


Irene is a Public Law and Regulatory partner and head of the Life Sciences group at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

She is specialised in administrative law and regulated sectors, in particular, in infrastructure and water, public procurement and health law.

She holds a degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and has completed a course on Project Finance and a program on Pharmaceutical Industry at the Instituto de Empresa.
She has been an advisor to the Management Committee of the Parque de Valdebebas and has collaborated with the Legal Service of the European Commission.

Irene is recognised in prestigious legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and Legal500 as one of the leading professionals in the areas of Public Law and Healthcare and Life Sciences.

She has participated as author or coauthor in several specialised legal publications.

Membership of professional bodies and associations

Madrid Bar Association no. 71232
Member of the Spanish Association of Health Law.
She represents the firm in the Committee on Social infrastructures of the PPP Forum




  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. Public Law

"enormously efficient and solution-oriented"

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. Public Law

"She is always able to bring solutions to each of the questions that arise and is able to come up with different viable options in order to obtain the best possible answer."

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. Public Law

«ability to "explain legal matters to any listener; she is very versatile."»

Chambers & Partners Europe 2021. Public Law

"has a strong regulatory experience in the life sciences sector. She is very reactive and able to understand the client’s needs."

The Legal 500 2021. Public Law

Agility, speed, seriousness, reliability and quality of service. Ander de Blas Galbete, Irene Fernández Puyol ’

The Legal 500 2021. Healthcare and life sciences

Legal 500 2020. Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Next generation partners

The Chambers Europe 2020. Public Law – Spain. Associates to watch

"She is very responsive and knows the regulations inside out."

Legal 500 2020. Public Law

Rising stars

The Legal 500 2019. Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences – Next generation lawyer

‘extremely responsive and always to the point’

The Legal 500 2019. Public Law

'very responsive'

The Chambers Europe 2019. Public Law

"commercial awareness and quick understanding of technical issues"

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