• Advice to Public Authorities on the preparation of local ordinances and plans requiring government regulations.
  • Kyoto Protocol and CO2 emissions market.
  • Environmental, commercial and financial aspects.
  • Advice on administrative proceedings: authorisation procedures; disciplinary proceedings for infringement of environmental protection laws and regulations; proceedings for environmental offences.
  • Advice on:
    • Waste, packaging and integrated management systems.
    • Contaminated land and dangerous substances.
    • Water and waste.
    • Atmospheric pollution and noise.
    • Integrated environmental authorisations (IPPC) and environmental impact assessments.
    • REACH and CLP regulations.
  • Acquisitions of companies, real estate and industrial complexes: due diligence, legal audits and advice on environmental contingencies.
  • Project Finance: legal analysis of the project's environmental conditions and required permits, and contractual mechanisms for mitigating environmental risks.
  • Environmental taxation.

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Clients describe the firm as the "benchmark in the sector" and add: "Obviously the quality of the firm is high in terms of the quality of the lawyers and their effectiveness, flexibility and immediate attention".

Interviewees highlight "the interest the firm has in knowing what each client needs," adding: "They know how we work and what we expect from them – it is a pleasure for us as clients".

Peers and clients recognise this firm as the leader in waste matters. Clients say: "Waste is an area they understand very well and this makes them unique".

The Chambers Europe 2017. Environment


Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados' highly experienced three-partner team is a 'leader in the environmental sector, especially in the area of waste and water'.

The Legal 500. Environment


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



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

The Legal 500 2016. Environment



Pedro Poveda's team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados is recommended because of its 'excellent service, response times and strength in depth'.

The Legal 500 2015. Environment


chambers partners

"I'm very satisfied with this firm. It stans out for its quality, flexibility, rigour, speed and attention to the client."
"The lawyers are very flexible - they adapt to our particular needs and provide an excellent service." 

The Chambers Europe 2014. Environment


chambers partners

"We made the best decision hiring this firm. The fees are reasonable and the lawyers excellent: dedicated, available and business-oriented". 

The Chambers Europe 2013. Environment


chambers partners

Sources say: "The lawyers are flexible, practical and responsive, and know our sector extremely well".

The Chambers Europe 2012. Environment



Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados provides "valuable opinions" to clients including the 11 waste management integrated systems, which it advised on the new Waste Bill.

The Legal 500 2012. Environment


chambers partners

Sources say: "The team knows the market and the public administration very well, which gives it an advantage over the competition. The lawyers are practical and highly efficient at problem solving".

The Chambers Europe 2011. Environment