ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY LAW
  • Regulated sectors: electricity, gas, hydrocarbons, transport and postal services.
  • Competition: merger control and investigation proceedings regarding restrictive trade practices, abuse of dominant positions and administrative appeals.
  • Environmental protection: management of water, waste and atmospheric emissions.
  • Administrative contracts.
  • Advice to public authorities.
  • Authorisations and licences.
  • Expropriations. 
  • Financial liability.
  • Water, mines, highland regions and infrastructures.
  • Administrative and contentious-administrative appeals.

 

DISTINCTIONS

chambers partners

"The lawyers are great experts in the field. They are operative and effective."

"The attorneys have been fantastic. I find them responsive, creative and detail-oriented."

"I value the firm greatly; it has been a key element in shaping the Central de Contratación since its inception, constantly proposing solutions and alternatives that improve its function and make it an attractive tool to use by as many local authorities as possible."

The Chambers Europe 2016. Public Law

chambers partners

"The team is commercial and completely on the ball."

"I think the firm is the best in terms of money. It is very flexible with the price, the offers it makes you are very reasonable and it is flexible to change things."

The Chambers Europe 2016. Environment

chambers partners

"I think very highly of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo. The team has been responsive and has demonstrated an unparalleled knowledge of locally applicable law and complex matters in the electricity sector."

The Chambers Europe 2016. Energy and Natural Resources

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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’ public law team is ‘well versed’ in public law matters, and works closely with the firm’s other departments to provide a complete service to clients.

The Legal 500 2016. Public Law 

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The ‘legal soundness’ of the practice at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados is ‘second to none’.

The Legal 500 2016. Environment

chambers partners

"The lawyers impressed us with their personal approah and knowledge of the sector. We've made a great team with great synergy."

The Chambers Europe 2015. Public Law

chambers partners

"The team demonstrates technical knowledge, availability and commitment to the client."
"The firm covers several areas so we've always had support from other specialists when needed. The lawyers are very proactive towards projects and we know they are always on top of things."

The Chambers Europe 2014. Public Law - Portugal

chambers partners

"The team has total availability, provides very good advice and has full knowledge of the construction industry."
"The lawyers have impressed us at all levels: in terms of technical knowledge, fluency in foreign languages, availability, professionalism and organisation of services they are very good."

The Chambers Europe 2015. Projects - Portugal

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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados' broad public law practice is 'excellent in every respect' and acts for clients in transactions, disputes and regulatory matters.
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has a strong regulatory practice and represents a relevant number of clients in the education sector.

The Legal 500 2015. Public Law 

chambers partners

"The lawyers are hard-working and go the extra mile to solve the problem. They complement each other and work well as a team".   

The Chambers Europe 2014. Public Law - Portugal

chambers partners

"The lawyers are very available and provide personalised support to the client. We always deal with the same people, which strenghthens our relationship. They also work well as a team."
"The lawyers are assertive and very good at dealing with problems."   

The Chambers Europe 2014. Projects - Portugal

chambers partners

"I like working with the public law team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo because of the expertise of the lawyers and its in-depth knowledge of the law".   

The Chambers Europe 2014. Public Law

chambers partners

"A deep understanding of the energy market".
"One of the most reputable law firms in Spain".

The Chambers Europe 2014. Energy and Natural Resources

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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados has a long-established reputation in the energy market.

The Legal 500 2014. Projects and Energy

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Acting for public and private sector clients, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados has extensive transactional experience in the energy sector.

The Legal 500 2014. Energy and Environment - Portugal

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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo´s "skilled lawyers" deliver "superior value and quality", particularly in public works contracts and related disputes.

The Legal 500 2014. Public Law - Portugal

 chambers partners 

"The lawyers are very available and provide personalised support to the client. We always deal with the same people, wich stregthens our relationship. They also work well as a team".
"the lawyers are assertive and very good at dealing with problems."  

The Chambers Europe 2014. Projects - Portugal

chambers partners

Sources say: "I've been very satisfied, mainly thanks to the close relationship with the partners, the high-quality advice and the fluid communication".  

The Chambers Europe 2013. Public Law

chambers partners

This relative newcomer to the Portuguese market has quickly established itself as a genuine player in the public law arena. The team is particularly active in infrastructure projects. 

Sources say: "The lawyers are really knowledgeable, and have great technical ability".

The Chambers Europe 2013. Public Law - Portugal

chambers partners

Sources say: "The lawyers are flexible, know the political aspects of the business and spare no expense when it comes to providing a quality service".

The Chambers Europe 2013. Energy and Natural Resources

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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados is "among the most prominent firms for energy law".

The Legal 500 2013. Projects and Energy

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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is noted for its "complete and rigorous advice", "creative yet practical solutions" and ‘"outstanding service".

The Legal 500 2013. Public Law - Portugal

chambers partners

Sources say: "This is a public team par excellence, which inspires much confidence in its clients".

The Chambers Europe 2012. Public Law

chambers partners

This firm enters the rankings following plentiful positive client feedback. Sources say: "It shows knowledge, competence, objectivity and exceptional analytical skills combined with strong attention to detail". "The team is able to help us with projects overseas whilst maintaining its high level of service".

The Chambers Europe 2012. Public Law - Portugal

chambers partners

This ten-strong multidisciplinary team offers expertise within all areas of energy and natural resources. Despite the adverse market conditions, the firm continues to receive mandates from prominent new clients such as Naturener Solar and the Instituto Cántabro de Finanzas.

Sources say: "These lawyers don't beat around the bush – they go straight to the point and explain things clearly. They understand our needs perfectly and fight hard in negotiations".

The Chambers Europe 2012. Energy and Natural Resources

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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados’ team of "highly qualified professionals" is "clearly a sure bet when requesting legal advice".

The Legal 500 2012. Projects and Energy