Senior Partner


Manuel is senior partner at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo and was the Managing Partner from 2001 to 2015.  He is member of the Board of Directors of the Firm.

He has extensive experience in Corporate and commercial law, M&A. Board of directors advisory member. Most experience in the distribution, food and beverage, automotive, chemical, industrial, pharmaceutical and real estate sectors.

Degree in Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He obtained a scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Science as research officer at the University of London (London School of Economics and Political Sciences). Manuel is Member of the Governing Body of the Madrid Bar Association and Chair of the Ethics Committee.

He has been awarded as Best Managing Partner of the Year at the Forbes Lawyers Awards 2015, European Managing Partner of the Year by The Lawyer European Awards on different years and Managing Partner of the Year (Legal Week British Legal Awards 2010).

Manuel has participated as an author or co-author in several specialised legal publications.

Membership of professional bodies and associations

Madrid Bar Association no. 23909
Barcelona Bar Association no. 17228
International Bar Association (IBA)