Alfonso Areitio Basagoiti


Tel.: (+34) 94 415 70 15 
Fax: (+34) 94 415 21 80 

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Partner. Alfonso joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1996 and became a partner in 2010.


  • Degree in Law (legal and financial speciality) distinction cum laude from the Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao (1986).
  • Preparation for Notary Public competitions at the Academia Matritense del Notariado (1987-1993).
  • Doctorate courses at the Universidad de Deusto (1995-1996).
  • Academy of American and International Law (2001) in Dallas.
  • Conciliation and Arbitration courses (2008-2009).

Professional career

  • Lawyer at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados in its Bilbao office, since 1996.
  • Manager of the Corporate area of Bilbao since 2006.
  • He has intervened as Arbitrator and Counsel of the Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Bilbao.


Civil and Mercantile Law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate contracting, Secretary of the Board of Directors of private companies, litigation, arbitration and counsel in civil and mercantile issues.

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

  • Bar Association of Vizcaya (1996)
  • International Bar Association (2009)


  • European Studies Institute at the University of Deusto: "Intellectual Property in European Union and International Law". 1999, 2000 and 2001 courses.
  • Master in Legal Consultancy programme at the University of Deusto: "Mergers and Split-ups" (2005-2006) and "Directors’ Liability", since 2007 up to now.


Spanish, English. 


  • Retention of Title Clauses in Sale of Goods Contracts in Europe, Swansea University, 2001.
  • Régimen jurídico de las adquisiciones de empresas, Aranzadi, 2001.
  • «¿Cómo se realizan las Compraventas de Empresas?», informe del Instituto de Estudios Económicos, 2002.
  • Fusiones y adquisiciones de empresas, Aranzadi, 2004.
  • Capital riesgo: aspectos regulatorios, mercantiles, financieros, fiscales y laborales, Thomson Aranzadi, 2006.
  • Adquisiciones de empresas, Aranzadi, 2010. 


Lecturer in several conferences organised by CEOE ("Business restructuring in the Flour Sector"), APD (Succession of Companies), INVERBAN and ELKARGI (Credit Losses and Recovery of Debts), Universidad Comillas (Labour aspects of the Acquisitions of companies), among others.



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