Head of German Desk | Head of the International Strategy Committee | Co-head of Food and Consumer Products

Bio

Mónica is a Corporate M&A partner , head of the German Desk, head of the International Strategy Committee, co-head of Food and Consumer Products and member of the Board of Directors at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

She has broad experience on cross-border transactions, corporate, commercial, international and M&A.

She was head of the London office (2015/2018) achieving the Highly recommended recognition in the category London Office of the Year of the British Legal Awards in 2016 as the only Iberian firm among the nominees.

She holds a degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and a diploma in Business Administration from the San Pablo CEU University in Madrid, Spain. She obtained a diploma in Microeconomics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. She followed PhD studies in the Commercial Law department at the Complutense University of Madrid and at the Max-Planck Institut in Munich. She successfully passed the exams for the profession of Patent & Trademark Attorney (Spanish Ministry of Industry and Energy BOE 14/9/98). She completed the General Management Programme (PDG) at IESE.

Mónica has been the first woman to be elected President of the German-Spanish Association of Lawyers and was listed by Iberian Lawyer in its InspiraLaw Top 50 Women list 2018. She has been consistently acknowledged as Highly Regarded in recent years by IFLR 1000 for her work and expertise in the M&A area. In addition, she has been ranked in the leading legal directories Chambers and Partners and Legal500 as one of the top professionals in the areas of Corporate/M&A – Foreign Expertise in Germany and Corporate/M&A – Germany (Foreign Expert Based in the UK), as well as in the Food sector.

She has participated as author and co-author in several specialised legal publications.

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

Madrid Bar Association no. 57022
President of the Board of the Spanish-German Association of Lawyers
Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
Member of the Business Development & Marketing Sub-Committee of the IBA (Law Firm Management Committee)
Registered as a European Lawyer (REL) with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) (2015-2017)
Trustee of the Fernando Pombo Foundation (2016 and 2019)

Languages

Spanish
German (Sworn translator/interpreter of German)
English
French

Acknowledgments

  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

IFLR 1000 2022: Highly Regarded. M&A

The Legal 500 2021. Commercial, Corporate and M&A

‘Monica Weimann: Seasoned lead lawyer, remains cool under pressure, technically strong, very client focused. ’

IFLR 1000 2021: Highly Regarded. M&A

IFLR 1000 2020: Highly Regarded. M&A

IFLR 1000 2019: Rising Star. M&A

The Chambers Global 2019. Corporate/M&A – Foreign Expertise in Germany

The Chambers Global 2019. Corporate/M&A – Germany – Expertise Based Abroad in Germany

The Legal 500 2019. Industry focus: Food

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