Francisco A. Peña González

Of Counsel

Tel.: (+34) 91 582 91 00, (+351) 21 340 86 00 
Fax: (+34) 91 582 91 14, (+351) 21 340 86 08 

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Partner. Francisco joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1980.

Education and professional career

  • Master of Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (1975).
  • Master’s Degree in Tax Consultancy from the Instituto de Empresa of Madrid (1981).
  • He worked at the London law firm, Herbert Smith & Co.(1982)
  • Director of Legal Services and Secretary of Industrial Development and Restructuring Bodies in the Principality of Asturias: Sociedad Regional de Promoción, S.A., the Principality of Asturias, and the Regional Development Institute. 81984-1987)


Litigation and arbitration in commercial, insolvency, company, business law and construction law matters.

Recent distinctions

  • Leading lawyer in Corporate M&A (Band 4), leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution (Band 3), and leading lawyer in Restructuring and Insolvency (Band 3). The Chambers Global Guide, 2010.
  • Leading lawyer in Restructuring and Insolvency . IFLR 1000 , 2010.
  • Leading lawyer in Dispute and Resolution. Legal 500, 2010.

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

  • Madrid Bar Association.
  • International Bar Association (IBA).


He has been professor-collaborator in the MAJE (Master Degree in Corporate Legal Consultancy) at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas in Madrid (1997-2005).

He also lectured on the framework of the Business Practicum II at the San Pablo CEU University of Madrid (1998-2004).


Spanish, English and French. 


  • Adquisiciones de empresas, Aranzadi, 2010.
  • Fusiones y adquisiciones de empresas, Aranzadi, 2004.
  • Régimen jurídico de las adquisiciones de empresas, Aranzadi, 2001.



Recommended Lawyers

The Legal 500 2018. Dispute Resolution


chambers partners

Clients appreciate that Francisco Peña González is "commercial, practical and doesn't shy away from giving a no-nonsense view." . "He is an intelligent and business-driven lawyer," says one impressed peer.

The Chambers Global 2016. Dispute Resolution


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Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2008). Corporate and M&A

Best Lawyers 2018. Litigation

Best Lawyers 2017 (since 2008). Litigation-Commercial

Best Lawyers 2016 (since 2008). Litigation


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International Who´s Who of Business Lawyers 2017 (since 2015). Corporate Governance

 global firm

"A fantastic lawyer whose technical abilities are outstanding."

The Chambers Global 2017. Dispute Resolution

 europe firm

"Classic litigator"

The Chambers Europe 2017. Restructuring/Insolvency: Insolvency


chambers partners

Practice head Francisco Peña Gonzálezelicits enthusiastic praise from clients: "He has enormous experience in different areas of law; he has an almost perfect knowledge of the law." Others add: "He is a great leader and is known by everyone in the market.".

The Chambers Global 2015. Dispute Resolution

 chambers partners

Interviewees highlight his corporate-commercial background and that he "goes into the details, is sharp and obviously has a lot of fun doing his work."

The Chambers Global 2015. Restructuring and Insolvency


Francisco Peña is a "remarkable professional, no doubt one of the best in Spain for dispute resolution".

The Legal 500 2014. Dispute Resolution

 chambers partners

Restructuring head Francisco Peña González is an active figure in the market.

The Chambers Global 2014. Restructuring and Insolvency

 chambers partners

Sources day recognised restructuring lawyer Francisco Peña González bridges the gap between transactional and contentious matters for his clients.

The Chambers Global 2014. Dispute Resolution

 chambers partners

Clients value Francisco Peña González´s ability to spot problems early on.

The Chambers Global 2013. Dispute Resolution

 chambers partners

Francisco Peña González receives strong praise pinpointing his high visibility and seniority in this practice area. He is lauded for "bringing a good deal of M&A knowledge to this area".

The Chambers Global 2013. Restructuring and Insolvency


Francisco Peña has "a strong technical background and a practical approach".

The Legal 500 2013. Dispute Resolution

 chambers partners

Francisco Peña González is a seasoned litigator and arbitrator, praised by clients as "an exceptional lawyer, very well rounded and balanced: he is knowledgeable, calm, analytical, fast and direct".
The Chambers Global 2012. Dispute Resolution

 chambers partners

Banking clients highlight Francisco Peña González for his excellent communication skills, proactivity and impressive knowledge of this area. "He never loses his cool, even in the most tense negotiations”, reported one client.
The Chambers Global 2012. Restructuring and Insolvency


Francisco Peña is "particularly valuable".
The Legal 500 2012. Dispute Resolution 

 Chambers Global

Francisco Peña González is championed by clients for his "perfectionism in technical matters, fantastic instinct and commercial vision".
The Chambers Global 2011. Dispute Resolution