Gómez-Acebo & Pombo opened its office in Bilbao in 1983. Since then, it has been advising clients engaged in traditional economic activities as well as in activities of a more innovative nature. The office has a large portfolio of clients, primarily Spanish and foreign public and private companies with interests in the Basque Country and in the neighbouring regions of Cantabria, Castilla y León, Asturias, La Rioja, Navarra and Aragón.
The robust economic development of the region, which has become a major centre for industry and business, combined with the complex nature of the matters the office handles, has led to the creation of specialised, multi-disciplinary working groups in the office.
The unique, dynamic nature of Basque institutions and the importance of the public sector generate a demand —both from public authorities as well as from companies and individuals —for specialised, integrated legal services in a number of relevant areas. These services include advice on the drafting of legislation and on the development and implementation of a range of policies and plans. This has led the office to develop and strengthen its specialisations and services in the field of Public Law.