Avante Legal
Shipping

Avante’s practice provides advice on contractual matters related to the maritime sector and also on the maritime disputes and casualties arisen out. Our clients include, among others, shipyards, insurers, reinsurers and P&I Clubs, ship owners, transport operators and other companies related to this industry. We have extensive experience advising on:

1. Marine casualties

      • Collisions
      • General average
      • Marine and environmental pollution
      • Shipwreck
      • Salvage

2. Marine insurance and reinsurance

      • Marine insurance (H&M, cargo, P&I, FD&D), reinsurance and P&I
      • Cargo Claims

3. Marine litigation

      • Vessel’s arrest
      • Mortgages and building credits’ enforcement
      • Limitation of liability fund
      • Goods deposit and judicial sale
      • Vessel judicial sale
      • Administrative sanction proceedings
      • Shipyards and owners’ insolvency proceedings
      • Coordination of cross-border disputes and affidavits on Spanish law in the frame of a foreign proceedings
      • Marine dispute resolution

    4. Vessel construction and repair works

      • Vessel construction, sale agreements and repair contracts
      • Supply contracts for shipyardsRegister of vessels
      • Gurantess granted under the shipbuilding contract
      • Register of vessels

    5. Contracts of affreightment and contracts for the operation of vessels

      • Charter parties
      • Bill of lading
      • COAs
      • Carriage of passengers
      • Towage agreement
      • Ship agency
      • Yacht charter agreement
      • Port handling contract

    6. Yachting law

    7. Fishing law

    8. Other areas of advice

      • M&A of maritime companies
      • Restructuring and insolvency of shipping companies and shipyards
 

  • Maritime public certifications under the Maritime Act: Comments on the Maritime Act. Ana Belén Campuzano (Director): Tirant lo Blanch (2016), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Marine insurance: Comments on the Maritime Navigation Act. Alberto Emparanza Sobejano (Director), José Manuel Martín Osante (Director). Madrid: Marcial Pons (2015), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Civil liability for maritime pollution in the Maritime Navigation Act: Comments on the Maritime Navigation Act. AA. VV. Madrid: Dykinson (2015), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Public certification of certain maritime law procedings: Comments on the Maritime Navigation Act. AA. VV. Madrid: Dykinson (2015), by Antonio Quirós.
  • New regime of ship arrest under Spanish law: Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez, no. 32 (2012), by Antonio Quirós.
  • New regime of arrest of ship in Spain: International Shipping Finance (2011), by Julio López Quiroga, Alfredo Cabellos y Manuel Varela.
  • The voluntary sale of the vessel in the draft law on the Maritime Navigation Act: Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez, a tribute to Professor Mr. Juan Luis Iglesias Prada (2011), by Julio López Quiroga y Carlos López-Quiroga
  • Carriage of passengers. Package travel: Transport law. Madrid: Marcial Pons (2010), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Rotterdam Rules in the framework of the Insurance of Goods (Institute Cargo Clauses): The Rotterdam Rules from the perspective of the insurance contract. Madrid: Cuadernos SEAIDA (2010), by Julio López Quiroga. Madrid: Cuadernos SEAIDA (2010), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • The marine insurance contract vessel in the proposed draft of the Maritime Navigation Act*: Studies on Law and Economy of Transport: Reform and Liberalization. Fernando Juan y Mateu (Coordinator), Fernando Martínez Sanz (Director), María Victoria Petit Lavall (Director). Madrid: Tecnos (2009), by Julio López Quiroga, Antonio Quirós and Tomás Fernández-Quirós.
  • Rotterdam Rules on the contract for the international carriage of goods either totally or partially by sea: Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez, no. 24 (2009), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Maritime piracy in international law: Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez, no. 22 (2009), by Julio López Quiroga y Tomás Fernández-Quirós.
  • Supreme Court Rules on Ship Agents’ Liability for Cargo Damage. International Law Office (27 de febrero de 2008), by Antonio Quirós.
  • Maritime lien in the proposed draft of the Maritime Navigation Act: The new port and maritime legislation. Emilio Beltrán, Ana Belén Campuzano and Roberto Lobeto (Coordinators). Santander: Autoridad Portuaria de Santander (2007), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • The impact on the new maritime carrier liability regime established in the 2004 proposed draft of the Maritime Navigation Act in the activity developed by the logistic operators: XIV San Sebastián Maritime Law Conference. José María de Eizaguirre (Coordinator). Vitoria: Basque Government (2007) by Julio López Quiroga.Marine insurance in the proposed draft of the Maritime Navigation Act: Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez, tribute to Professor Mr. Rodrigo Uría González (2006), by Julio López Quiroga and Tomás Fernández-Quirós.
  • Madrid Court of Appeal examines shipping agent’s liability: International Law Office (17 de mayo de 2006), por Julio López Quiroga.
  • International Maritime Organization Convention on salvage enters into force: International Law Office (15 marzo 2006), por Julio López Quiroga.

  • Unión Internacional de Abogados (UIA), seminario sobre arbitraje internacional, con participación en la mesa sobre arbitraje marítimo (Bilbao, junio 2017), by Hannah de Bustos.
  • Asociación Española de Liquidadores de Averías (AELA): El Brexit y su impacto en materia de jurisdicción (Madrid, abril 2017), by Antonio Quirós.
  • Universidad de Deusto: Las sentencias del Tribunal Supremo sobre el “Prestige” (Bilbao, mayo 2016), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Universidad de Vigo: “El seguro de protección e indemnización” (Vigo, abril 2016), by Antonio Quirós.
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: la responsabilidad de las sociedades de clasificación de buques, Julio López Quiroga.
  • Universidad San Pablo CEU sobre el estatuto jurídico del buque en el Proyecto de Ley General de la Navegación Marítima, Julio López Quiroga.
  • Foro Galicia Marítima (FOGAMA): el contrato de construcción naval en la Ley de Navegación Marítima (Vigo, diciembre 2015), by Antonio Quirós.
  • Asociación Española de Derecho Marítimo (AEDM): (i) la propuesta de Reglamento de la Unión Europea sobre los servicios portuarios: el Convenio SNP/HNS, por Julio López Quiroga; (ii) régimen registral en la Ley de Navegación Marítima (Madrid, junio 2015); y, (iii) la liquidación de la avería gruesa en la Ley de Navegación Marítima (Madrid, junio 2014), Julio López Quiroga y Antonio Quirós.
  • New York City Bar, Admiralty Committee: The Spanish market for shipping legal services (Nueva York, 2011), by Antonio Quirós.
  • Institute for International Research (IIR): Compraventas internacionales de acero (Madrid, 2006), by Antonio Quirós.
  • Instituto Europeo de Estudios Marítimos: sobre el régimen de responsabilidad de los puertos deportivos, by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Instituto de la Ingeniería de España: sobre el contrato de construcción naval, by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Asociación Internacional de Derecho de Seguros SEAIDA: sobre el seguro marítimo de mercancías en las Reglas de Rotterdam, by Julio López Quiroga.

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