Santiago is a Banking and Finance partner at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

He has extensive experience in banking, structured finance, project finance, corporate acquisitions and derivatives transactions, capital markets, regulation of financial institutions and securities markets (including financial services providers) and insurance.

He holds a law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. He holds an LLM in Finance and Banking Law from Fordham University New York.

Santiago has been highlighted as a Notable Practitioner in recent years by IFLR 1000 for his work and extensive experience in the area of Banking and Capital Markets. In addition, he is also recognised in the prestigious Legal500 legal directory as one of the leading practitioners in the areas of Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity and Insurance.

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

Membership of professional bodies and associations

Madrid Bar Association no. 57819




  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

IFLR 1000 2022: Notable Practitioner. Banking

IFLR 1000 2022: Notable Practitioner. Capital Markets

The Legal 500 2021. Capital Markets: Equity

The Legal 500 2021. Insurance

‘They stand out for their knowledge of the subject, and the practical use of the results they deliver. They are knowledgeable on the matter, from the point of view of the regulator, as well as from the regulatory point of view, having a lot of experience with companies in the sector, which allows them to have an open mind in the analysis they carry out on any matter. Their relationship with the regulator is very important. Another aspect to highlight would be its availability to cover any of its clients’ needs. Among the partners I would highlight Pablo Muelas, Santiago Goméz-Acebo and Fernando Igartua.

The Legal 500 2021. Restructuring and insolvency

Rafael Aguilera: is a prestigious professional with an expert knowledge of his field of advice. He provides confidence to its clients and leads banks to reach agreements that protect their interests at all times. He also provides imaginative solutions and when faced with complex problems in terms of structures, is capable of always designing a solution. Santiago Gómez-Acebo: recognized professional in the field of financial markets. He has extensive knowledge of the national market and is capable of leading a negotiation if circumstances require it.’

The Legal 500 2021. Projects and energy

‘Santiago Gómez Acebo and Veronica Romani are recommended.’

IFLR 1000 2021: Notable Practitioner. Banking

IFLR 1000 2021: Notable Practitioner. Capital Markets

Legal 500 2020. Capital Markets: Equity

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IFLR 1000 2020: Notable Practitioner. Banking

IFLR 1000 2020: Notable Practitioner. Capital Markets

The Legal 500 2019. Capital Markets: Debt

The Legal 500 2019. Capital Markets: Equity

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