Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca


Tel.: (+34) 91 582 91 00, +44 (0)20 7329 5407 
Fax: (+34) 91 582 91 14, +44 (0)20 7489 7466 

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Socio. Coordinador del Área de Banca y Mercado de Capitales.

Forma parte de Gómez-Acebo & Pombo desde 1999 y es socio desde el 2010.


  • Licenciado en Derecho y graduado superior en Derecho Empresarial por la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas – ICADE (1999).
  • LL. M. por la Universidad de Georgetown (Washington D. C., EE. UU.), graduado con honores (LL. M. in Securities and Financial Regulation).


Restructuraciones y operaciones distressed, financiación de adquisiciones, operaciones de financiación de activos (incluido tax lease) y de proyectos, capital riesgo y asuntos de corporate finance.

Labor docente

Ponente sobre derecho financiero en diversos foros.

Entidades y asociaciones profesionales de las que es miembro

  • Desde 1999 es miembro ejerciente del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, así como del Grupo de Abogados Jóvenes de dicho colegio.
  • American Bar Association y New York State Bar desde el 2004.


Español e inglés.


Autor y coautor de diversos artículos especializados en derecho financiero, entre los que destaca la publicación en el Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation (Volume 19 - Issue 11) del trabajo: «The Need for Substantive Regulation on Investor Protection and Corporate Governance in Europe: Does Europe Need a Sarbanes-Oxley?»).



Chambers Global 2018. Banking & Finance

Chambers Global 2018. Banking & Finance - UK - Foreign expert for spain

Chambers Global 2018. Banking & Finance - UK/US - Qualified Experts



Chambers Europe 2018. Investment Funds - Band 1

Chamber Europe 2018. Restructuring/Insolvency: Restructuring - Band 1

Chambers Europe 2018. Banking & Finance

Chambers Europe 2018. Banking & Finance UK/US - Qualified Experts




IFLR1000 2016 Leading Lawyer Rosette

IFLR 1000 2017: Leading Lawyer. Restructuring and Insolvency, Banking, Private Equity.



IFLR 1000 2014: Leading Lawyer.


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Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2014). Corporate and M&A

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2014). Banking and Finance

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2016). Insolvency and Reorganization


40u40 2013

40 under 40 Award. Iberian Legal Group 2013

global firm

"He gets to the point and understands our needs. You don't have to explain the same things twice to him."

The Chambers Global Global 2017. Banking & Finance

europe firm

"He is incredibly commercial and very articulate in explaining difficult Spanish law considerations in English"

The Chambers Europe Global 2017. Banking & Finance

europe firm

"He really understands the difference between funds, how we think and what we want, and he doesn't waste time."

"He is just a really smart lawyer and good to work with."

The Chambers Europe 2017. Investment Funds

europe firm

"He really understands what his clients are trying to achieve and is very commercial."

The Chambers Europe 2017. Restructuring/Insolvency: Restructuring



Has a 'top commercial approach' and is a 'good manager of client expectations'

The Legal 500 2017. Restructuring & Insolvency



Restructuring expert Miguel Lamo de Espinosa has 'his clients' best interest at heart'.

The Legal 500 2015. Restructuring and insolvency


chambers partners

"He is exceptional. He is very good in negotiations. He puts himself in the shoes of the other party and comes up with interesting strategies on how to approach the situation."

The Chambers Global 2016. Restructuring and Insolvency


chambers partners

"He understands what funds are trying to achieve in Spain and offers advice that is easily digestible."

The Chambers Global 2016. Investment Funds


chambers partners

"He is a very commercial lawyer which can be rare. He really is part of your team - when you work with him you feel like you are working with a colleague." 

The Chambers Global 2015. Restructuring and Insolvency

chambers partners

Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca is described as being "always ahead of the curve and commercially strong."

The Chambers Global 2015. Banking and Finance


chambers partners

Working out of the firm´s London and Madrid offices, restructuring practitioner Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca is praised for being commercial and responsive.

The Chambers Global 2014. Restructuring and Insolvency


chambers partners

"Is extremely commercial and responsive."
"He doesn't sit on the fence and undestands our interests."

The Chambers Europe 2014. Restructuring and Insolvency


chambers partners

London-based Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca enters the rankings on the back  of excellent client feedback: "He's very well established in the market and is a go-to lawyer for all types of structured finance, both institutional and syndicated".

The Chambers Europe 2014. Banking and Finance.


chambers partners

London-based Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca is highly regarded for his work in corporate, restructuring and finance matters. He gains all-round praise from sources, who say that he will go far. One interviewee says of him: "He gives incredibly commercial advice, and he's pro-active and pragmatic. He's able to think outside of the box, and always goes one step further for a client".

The Chambers Global 2013. Corporate and M&A (Experts Based Abroad) - Spain


chambers partners

He is applauded by clients for his "commercial sense, and versatile and dynamic approach to mandates".

The Chambers Global 2013. Banking and Finance (Foreign Experts) - UK


chambers partners
Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo advises UK and US clients on Spanish transactions. He is admitted in New York and Spain, and gains plaudits for his "understanding of the Anglo-Saxon mindset", as well as his strong negotiation skills and ability to think outside the box.

The Chambers Global 2013. Restructuring and Insolvency (Foreign Experts) - UK


chambers partners

"Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca is a key partner in the London office of Spanish firm Gómez-Acebo & Pombo".
The Chambers Global 2012. Banking and Finance (Foreign Experts) - UK


chambers partners

Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca oversees the London efforts of Spanish outfit Gómez-Acebo & Pombo where he focuses his attentions on corporate finance transactions and restructurings. He advises on matters structured under Spanish law for UK, US and other international corporates. He has been particularly active representing hedge funds on Spanish investments. Lamo de Espinosa is also admitted to the New York Bar.
The Chambers Global 2012. Corporate and M&A: UK


chambers partners

London-based Miguel Lamo de Espinosa is an active and well-respected market figure. Sources describe him as "practical and a pleasure to work with".
The Chambers Europe 2012. Shipping: Finance


Chambers Europe

Based in the firm’s London office, Miguel Lamo de Espinosa Abarca has ample shipping finance experience and considerable knowledge of project finance and PPP.
The Chambers Europe 2011. Shipping: Finance