Íñigo Igartua Arregui


Tel.: (+34) 93 415 74 00 
Fax: (+34) 93 415 84 00 

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Partner. Head of the Competition and EU Law Area.

Íñigo joined Gómez-Acebo and Pombo in 1990 and became a partner in 1999.

Education and professional career

  • Master of Law from the Basque Country University (1988).
  • Master’s Degree (Licence Spéciale) in European Law (Plus Grande Distinction) from the Institute of European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1988–1990).
  • He was awarded a scholarship from the Basque Government (1998-2000).


Competition, Distribution, e-commerce, Intellectual Property, and Administrative Law.

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

  • Member of the Governing Board of the Spanish Competition Association.
  • Former Deputy General Reporter and Member of the Board of Directors of the International League for Competition Law – Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence (LIDC).
  • Former Chairman of the Antitrust Committee of the International Bar Association.


Spanish, English, French, German, Basque and Catalan.



  • Chapter in: The European Lawyer Reference Series. Merger Control: Spain, (co-author), Thomson Reuters, 2011.
  • Chapter in: Comunicaciones en Propiedad Industrial y Derecho de la Competencia, (en colaboración con Daniela Espósito), Idei, 2011.
  • Chapter in: La aplicación privada del derecho de la competencia, Lex Nova, 2011.
  • Concurrence en Droit Belge et Européen, Lacier, 2009.
  • Chapter in: European Community Law of competition, Oxford, 2008.
  • Chapter in: Remedios y sanciones en el derecho de la competencia, Fundación Rafael del Pino, Colección Derecho, 2008.



Recommended Lawyers

The Legal 500 2018. EU and competition



Leading Individuals

The Legal 500 2018. EU and Competition




"Knowledgeable, thoughtful and extremely client-oriented in terms of meeting deadlines."

Chambers Europe 2018. Competition/European Law


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"Very good at understanding objectives and developing a strategy to meet them"

"He provided clear and well-considered advice that was attuned to the client's strategic aims."

The Chambers Europe 2017. Competition/European Law



'Dedicated and solution-driven' team head Iñigo Igartua 'provides practical and insightful advice'

The Legal 500 2017. EU and Competition


chambers partners

According to clients he is a "good expert in competition law, solution-oriented and efficient."

The Chambers Europe 2016. Competition and European Law


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Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2008). Competition and Antitrust Law

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2008). Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice

Best Lawyers 2018. Lawyer of the year: Competition and Antitrust Law

Best Lawyers 2015. Lawyer of the year: Competition and Antitrust Law


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International Who´s Who of Business Lawyers 2017. Corporate Governance

International Who´s Who of Business Lawyers 2014 (since 2010). Competition


chambers partners

Head of department Íñigo Igartua is "a complete professional-knowledgeable with a great ability to understand clients' needs and analyse matters in detail."

The Chambers Europe 2015. Competition and European Law



The 'highly responsive and competent' Iñigo Igartua heads Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados' team.

The Legal 500 2015. EU and Competition


chambers partners

"He is outstanding; a master of competiton law."

The Chambers Europe 2014. Competition and European Law



Iñigo Igartua attracts plaudits for his "deep knowledge of competition law" and "longstanding experience in the field", which allows him to provide "very practical and quick advice whenever it is needed".

The Legal 500 2014. EU and Competition


chambers partners

Practice co-head Iñigo Igartua is based in Barcelona. Clients highlight his capacity to anticipate the reaction of the counterparty, as well as his technical expertise and concise communication style.

The Chambers Europe 2013. Competition and European Law


chambers partners

Based in Barcelona, Íñigo Igartua impresses clients with his pragmatic approach. "I'm not interested in a lesson, I need solutions to my problems and this is his focus - he is practical and gives you useful advice", states one interviewee.

The Chambers Europe 2012. Competition and European Law


Chambers Europe

Barcelona-based Iñigo Igartua was recently appointed co-chair of the competition department. He receives praise for his front-line involvement and profound understanding of clients' needs.

The Chambers Europe 2011. Competition and European Law