Head of Environment 


Pedro is a Public Law and Regulatory partner at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo and head of Environment.

He has extensive experience in environmental law, waste, integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC) and environmental authorizations.

He holds a law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a diploma in Community Law from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. He is currently studying a doctorate program in Socioeconomic, Territorial, Legal and Educational Instruments of the Environment at the Complutense University of Madrid.

He has worked as President of Sigma Enviro S.A., an integral environmental management consultancy company, particularly specialised in the field of waste and IPPC. He has also held different positions as a civil servant in the Ministry of the Environment (head of the Regulations Area, deputy director general of Basic Regulations and advisory member of the General Technical Secretariat).

Pedro is recognised in the prestigious legal directories Chambers and Partners and Legal500 as one of the leading professionals in the Environment area. The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has recognized him in the areas of Environment and Climate Change.

He has participated as author in several specialised legal publications.

Membership of professional bodies and associations

Madrid Bar Association  no.  76411
Environmental Bar Association of Madrid




  • 2023
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

Chambers & Partners Europe 2023. Public Law

"Pedro has a lot of technical knowledge."

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. Environment

"pioneer in the various issues related to waste and sustainability"

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. Environment

"The clarity of his explanations as well as his ability to analyse problems to find the best solutions are skills that make him one of the greatest environmental law specialists in Spain"

The Legal 500 2021. Environment

Pedro Poveda is undoubtedly the professional who currently knows the most about the subject of waste and its management. It is what made us choose this office. Very outstanding professional without a doubt and I understand that his team also.’

Chambers & Partners Europe 2021. Environment

The Legal 500 2021. Environment

‘GAP’s environmental team is made up of lawyers who combine experience and youth, always on the basis of high specialization. The lawyer who dedicates the most to us is Pedro Poveda. His dedication and performance are very high and he has extensive experience in the field, reinforced by his previous work in public administration. In addition, among Pedro Poveda’s skills, his ease of expression and clarity of his explanations stand out, as well as his ability to analyze problems to find the best solutions for the client’s interests.’

The Chambers Europe 2020. Environment – Spain

"stands out for his deep knowledge of Spanish environmental law and for his extensive experience."

Legal 500 2020. Environment

Hall of Fame

The Chambers Europe 2019. Environment

"his knowledge of the legislation, coupled with his practical advice, makes him a phenomenal lawyer"

The Legal 500 2019. Environment

«‘has environmental expertise and high-quality skills’ which enables him 'to handle complex problems in order to find the best solutions’» Leading lawyer
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