Managing Partner

Iñigo is managing partner, partner of Corporate M&A and Private Equity at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo.

He specialises in corporate, commercial, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and insolvency law (insolvency and restructuring).

He holds a degree in Law and a diploma in Business Legal Consultancy, with honours, from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE). He has a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from the UNED. He holds a diploma in Bankruptcy Law from the Madrid Bar Association.

Iñigo is recognised by the prestigious legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal500 as one of the leading professionals in the areas of Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Private Equity, Manufacturing and Insurance.

He lectures on various programmes at different universities and has participated as a lecturer and speaker at diverse seminars, conferences and professional forums.

He is also the author of several publications and articles in specialised press and magazines.

Membership of professional bodies and associations

Madrid Bar Association no.66761
ASCRI (Asociación Española de Entidades de Capital Riesgo – Spanish association of venture capital entities)




  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability

"He understands the sector very well and always advises with a pragmatic vision, offering clients different alternatives"

Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. Private Equity

"Íñigo Erlaiz Cotelo is calm, empathetic and willing to get to an agreement to get the deal done while being very commercial and focusing on the key points"

Chambers & Partners Global 2022. Corporate/M&A – Spain

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

‘The implication and involvement in the day to day. Iñigo Erláiz is undoubtedly an excellent partner who stands out in Spain for his good work.’

Chambers & Partners Europe 2021. Corporate/M&A

"Apart from being a magnificent lawyer, he is a magnificent manager of teams and projects."

The Legal 500 2021. Manufacturing

‘It stands out for its knowledge of the sector and multidisciplinary service. Our reference person in the the office is Sr Iñigo Erlaiz.’

Chambers & Partners Europe 2021. Private Equity

"easy to work with him; he works in big projects and small projects, and for both is very accessible." "He never gets caught up in minor issues and is able to untie any knots that present themselves."

The Legal 500 2021. Private Equity

‘Iñigo Erlaiz’s capacity for coordination and mastery of multiple disciplines is absolutely brilliant. Also, I would highlight his humility and empathy to bring the negotiations to a good end. And he never skims resources in the participation of other partners of the Firm to complete his vision or contribute new angles of debate and solution.’

The Chambers Global 2020. Corporate/M&A – Spain

The Chambers Europe 2020. Corporate/M&A – Spain

"he has a very good technical level and is very pro-deal."

The Chambers Europe 2020. Private Equity – Spain

"contributing very innovative solutions to the table."

The Chambers Global 2019. Corporate/M&A – Spain

The Chambers Europe 2019. Private Equity

"proactive and always proposing options"

The Legal 500 2019. Industry focus: Manufacturing

The Chambers Europe 2019. Corporate/M&A

The Legal 500 2019. Insurance

Leading lawyer

The Legal 500 2019. Private Equity