Carlos Rueda Gómez-Calcerrada

Socio Director

Tel.: (+34) 91 582 91 00 
Fax: (+34) 91 582 91 14 

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Socio. Forma parte de Gómez-Acebo & Pombo desde 1992, es socio desde el 2001, fue socio residente en Lisboa (2014-2015) y es el socio director de la Firma desde 2016.

Formación y experiencia profesional

  • Licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas-ICADE, Madrid (1988).
  • Abogado del Banco Central Hispano (1992).


Operaciones de financiación de activos (en particular, buques y aeronaves), financiación de infraestructuras, project finance, financiaciones estructuradas, banca y asesoramiento general a entidades financieras.

Entidades y asociaciones profesionales de las que es miembro

  • Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (desde 1992).

Labor docente

  • Profesor en la Escuela de Negocios de la Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros (1998).
  • Profesor en la Escuela de Finanzas Aplicadas (2000-2003).
  • Profesor de la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas-ICADE (2007-2012).


Español e inglés.



Recommended Lawyer

The Legal 500 2018. Banking and finance

The Legal 500 2018. Projects and Energy

The Legal 500 2018. Transport: Shipping



Leading Individuals

The Legal 500 2018. Banking and finance



Chambers Global 2018. Banking & Finance - Eminent Practicioner

Chambers Global 2018. Project Finance - Eminent Practitioner



Chambers Europe 2018. Banking & Finance - Eminent Practicioner

Chambers Europe 2018. Project Finance - Eminent Practitioner


"An excellent lawyer and a great person," "He is one of the best finance lawyers in Spain."

Chambers Europe 2018. Shipping: Finance - Eminent Practitioner



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Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2008). Equipment Finance

Best Lawyers 2018. Transportation Law

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2008). Structured Finance

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2008). Banking and Finance

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2008). Project Finance and Development Practice

Best Lawyers 2015. Lawyer of the year: Structured Finance Law

IFLR1000 2016 Leading Lawyer Rosette

IFLR 1000 2017: Leading Lawyer. Banking, Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitisation, Project Finance.

IFLR1000 2016 Leading Lawyer Rosette

IFLR 1000 2016: Leading Lawyer. Banking, Project Finance, Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitisation, Transport, Real Estate.


IFLR 1000 2014: Leading Lawyer.

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International Who´s Who of Business Lawyers 2013. Project Finance.


 global firm

"He's always been very good, responsive, clear in his advice and reliable."

The Chambers Global 2017. Banking & Finance


 global firm

"A good lawyer who has been very active in project finance over the years"

The Chambers Global 2017. Project Finance


 europe firm

"Carlos Rueda is a well-respected and popular figure among peers"

The Chambers Europe 2017. Banking & Finance


 europe firm

Has "a good reputation"

Peers say he is "a real leader and very solid technically"

The Chambers Europe 2017. Shipping: Finance


 europe firm

"He is very practical and it's a pleasure to negotiate with him."

The Chambers Europe 2016. Shipping Finance

Chambers Europe

Carlos Rueda. He is praised as "a professional with enormous expertise; he's amazing to work with."

The Chambers Europe 2016. Project Finance

Chambers Europe

Noted for his problem-solving ability, Carlos Rueda has been highly active advising financial entities on the financing of a range of projects.

The Chambers Europe 2015. Project Finance 

chambers partners

Carlos Rueda is recommended for his "loyalty and technical knowledge. He takes his work and his clients very seriously."

The Chambers Global 2015. Banking and Finance 

Chambers Europe

"Is highly capable and solutions-focused. He finds practical solutions to tricky issues, it is a pleasure working with him".

The Chambers Europe 2014. Shipping Finance

Chambers Europe

"Has a global perspective of the market and writes elegant and subtle documentation that helps in complex negotiations".

The Chambers Europe 2014. Project Finance 

chambers partners

Shipping finance expert Carlos Rueda climbs the rankings following strong market feedback for his banking and finance practice.

The Chambers Global 2014. Banking and Finance 

chambers partners

"His knowleadge is really impressive and he is the voice of reason; everything he says is sensible".

The Chambers Europe 2014. Banking and Finance 

 chambers partners

Interviewees appreciate Carlos Rueda´s "straightforward, practical advice and ability to identify problems quickly".

The Chambers Global 2013. Banking and Finance 

Chambers Europe

Clients describe Carlos Rueda as "a great lawyer. He's hard-working, remains close to the client and is willing to help".

The Chambers Europe 2013. Project Finance

Chambers Europe

"Excellent" partner Carlos Rueda is commended for "always trying to find solutions to problems", and achieves a top individual ranking this year due to effusive praise from market commentators.

The Chambers Europe 2013. Shipping: Finance


Practice head Carlos Rueda provides "clear advice that is to-the-point and reflects commercial sensitivities".

The Legal 500 2013. Transport

chambers partners

Peers comment that Carlos Rueda is "a delight to work with", and he receives positive reviews for his technical brilliance and "marvellous legal skills".
The Chambers Global 2012. Banking and Finance

chambers partners

Clients enjoy working with Carlos Rueda, who "puts everything on the table, both the good and the bad – he doesn't hide anything and is very clear in his explanations. In negotiations he's firm but diplomatic".
The Chambers Europe 2012. Project Finance

chambers partners

Carlos Rueda commands a great deal of respect, with one client enthusing: "He's one of the best shipping finance lawyers that I know".
The Chambers Europe 2012. Shipping: Finance