Santiago Gómez-Acebo Carvajal


Education and professional career

Law Degree in the Universidad Complutense of Madrid
LLM in Banking and Finance in Fordham University New York

Professional career

Work experience in Herbert Smith (London) and Vieira de Almeida & Associados (Portugal)
Santiago joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1996 and became a partner in 2010



Banking. Structured and project finance, takeover bids and derivatives transactions. Capital markets, regulatory of financial institutions and of securities markets (Including financial services providers) and Insurance.


Spanish, English and Portuguese


Investment Funds Insurance and pension funds Financial services, fintech and insurtech LatAm Desk


  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

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

Leading Individuals

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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