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Barcelona, Spain

Richard A. Silberstein

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo


Partner. Richard joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1986 and became a partner in 1999.

Education and professional career

  • Master of Law from the University of Barcelona (1997).
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.) from the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento (1986)
  • Post-doctorate degree in International Law from the McGeorge School of Law (Sacramento and Salzburg)(1986)
  • B.A. in History from the University of Maryland (1980).


Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate and Contract Law. 

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

  • Bar Associations of California (since 1987), Madrid (since 1997) and Barcelona (since 2003).
  • American Bar Association and International Bar Association.
  • Co-Chair of the Sub-Committee on International Developments in Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.
  • Vice-Chair of the International M&A Joint Venture Committee of the Section of International Law of the ABA.
  • Senior Advisor of the International Energy & Natural Resources Committee of the ABA Section of International Law (ABA International).
  • Former Chair of the International Energy and Natural Resources Committee, International Law Section from the American Bar Association.

English, Spanish and French.


  • He is Co-Chair of the ABA European Deal Points Study.
  • International Mergers and Acquistions Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, ABA Business Law Section, 2007. 
  • He is a collaborator of Doing Business in Spain, Matthew Bender and Collier International Business Insolvency Guide, Lexis-Nexis.

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