Head of Banking and Finance and head of Restructuring.  Member of the Board of Directors

Bio

Miguel is Partner, head of Banking and Finance and head of Restructuring and member of the Boardo of Directors at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

He has extensive experience in credit and corporate finance transactions in both primary and secondary markets, including corporate finance, acquisition finance, asset finance (including tax lease and financial-tax structures) and project finance, special and hybrid transactions (debt/equity), acquisition of credit portfolios and debt restructuring.

He works on a recurring basis with credit institutions, companies and investment funds in credit transactions in Spain, as well as in transactions in Latin America, having participated in some of the most important deals in recent years.

He holds a degree in Law and an advanced degree in Business Law from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas – ICADE. He obtained an LL. M. in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University (Washington D.C., USA), graduating with honours.

Miguel has been ranked as Band 1 in Chambers & Partners, in the area of Restructuring, as well as Highly Regarded in recent years by IFLR 1000 for his work and extensive experience in the areas of Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency and Private Equity. In addition, he is also recognised in the prestigious legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal500 as one of the leading practitioners in the areas of Banking & Finance, Banking & Finance: UK/US-qualified Experts, Restructuring and Insolvency, Investment Funds, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Transport: Shipping and Transport: Other transport.

He is a speaker on financial law in several forums, author and co-author of several articles specialised in financial law, among which the publication in the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation (Volume 19 – Issue 11) of the paper: “The Need for Substantive Regulation on Investor Protection and Corporate Governance in Europe: Does Europe Need a Sarbanes-Oxley?”) stands out.

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

Madrid Bar Association no.67260
Madrid Bar Association Young Lawyers Group Member
American Bar Association and New York State Bar

Languages

Spanish
English

Acknowledgments

  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

IFLR 1000 2022: Highly Regarded. Banking

IFLR 1000 2022: Highly Regarded. Private Equity

IFLR 1000 2022: Highly Regarded. Restructuring & Insolvency

The Legal 500 2021. Banking & Finance

Chambers & Partners Europe 2021.Banking & Finance

"He deeply understands what hedge funds are looking for," "The relationships he has with these funds allows him to have a good knowledge of the sector, because he is continually analysing the different structures that others are putting in place."

The Legal 500 2021. Restructuring and insolvency

‘Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca is outstanding and a true innovator.’

Chambers & Partners Europe 2021. Restructuring/Insolvency: Restructuring

"pays close attention to the detail of each transaction and analyses each angle or scenario that can occur in order to protect the customer's interests to the fullest."

IFLR 1000 2021: Highly Regarded. Banking

IFLR 1000 2021: Highly Regarded. Restructuring and Insolvency

IFLR 1000 2021: Highly Regarded. Private Equity

The Chambers Global 2020. Banking & Finance

The Chambers Global 2020. Banking and Finance UK – Foreign Expertise in Spain

The Chambers Global 2020. Banking and Finance UK/US – Qualified Experts – Spain

The Chambers Europe 2020. Banking & Finance: UK/US-qualified Expaerts – Spain

The Chambers Europe 2020. Banking & Finance – Spain

The Chambers Europe 2020. Restructuring/Insolvency: Restructuring – Spain

"very good technically but also commercially, with an understanding of how to move deals forward."

Legal 500 2020. Banking and Finance

Leading Individuals

Legal 500 2020. Restructuring and Insolvency

Leading Individuals

IFLR 1000 2020: Highly Regarded. Restructuring and Insolvency

IFLR 1000 2020: Highly Regarded.Banking

IFLR 1000 2020: Highly Regarded. Private Equity

IFLR 1000 2019: Highly Regarded. Banking, Private Equity, Restructuring and Insolvency

The Chambers Global 2019. Banking and Finance – Spain

"brings a lot of value"

The Chambers Global 2019. Banking and Finance UK – Foreign Expertise in Spain

«Miguel Lamo (…) is "superb"». "He is really hard working, client-focused and very bright."

The Chambers Global 2019. Banking and Finance UK/US – Qualified Experts – Spain

The Chambers Europe 2019. Banking & Finance: UK/US-qualified Experts

The Chambers Europe 2019. Investment Funds

The Chambers Europe 2019. Restructuring/Insolvency: Restructuring

"He provides strategic advice on the way that we should go" "he gets the international mindset"

The Chambers Europe 2019. Banking & Finance

The Legal 500 2019. Banking and Finance

Leading lawyer

The Legal 500 2019. Capital Markets: Equity

The Legal 500 2019. Restructuring and insolvency

Leading lawyer

The Legal 500 2019. Capital Markets: Debt

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