Dispute resolution

Avante is highly specialised in dispute resolution. We advise on commercial disputes and insolvency proceedings before all Spanish courts. Besides litigation, our team has wide experience in commercial international and national arbitration. We also help our clients coordinating cross-border disputes.

Avante has wide experience in:

  • Pre-contentious strategic advice
  • Commercial disputes
  • Interim measures before judicial and arbitration courts
  • Enforcement of national judgements and arbitral awards.
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign resolution and arbitral awards.
  • Appeals before the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Constitutional Court.
  • Coordination of cross-border disputes and affidavits on Spanish law in the frame of a foreign proceedings
  • National and international arbitration (both as arbitrator and as counsel)
  • Setting aside and revisión of definitives awards

Disputes related to:

  • Maritime
  • Port
  • Aviation
  • Transport
  • Logistics
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • International trade
  • Corporate litigation
  • Energy, real estate and construction
  • Lease
  • Agency, distribution, supply and franchise (termination, damages, etc.)
  • M&A and joint ventures

In addition Avante advices on insolvency law, particularly:

Insolvency Law

  • Pre-insolvency advice
  • Insolvency receivership
  • Advice on composition agreement or on the winding-up phase
  • Recognition and enforcement of court decisions issued in foreign insolvency proceedings
  • Challenge and recognition of credits
  • Protection of creditors’ rights
  • Guarantees
  • Enforcement and recognition of foreign credits and guarantees in Spanish insolvency proceedings
  • Affidavits under Spanish insolvency law to be filed in foreign insolvency proceedings
  • The Supreme Court judgement on the Prestige casualty: Expert Guide: Shipping & Maritime 2016 (Corporate LiveWire), Birmingham, 2016, by Julio López Quiroga and Hannah de Bustos.
  • Maritime public certifications under the Maritime Act: Comments on the Maritime Act. Ana Belén Campuzano (Director): Tirant lo Blanch (2016), 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.
  • Arbitral dispute resolution in the air transport contract regulated in the 1999 Montreal Convention: Aeronautical and Space Law Studies: XXXI Latin American Conference on Aeronautical and Space Law (Seville, Spain, March 20-23, 2007). Mario Folchi (Coordinator), Mª Jesús Guerrero Lebrón (Coordinator), Agustín Madrid Parra (Coordinator). Madrid: Marcial Pons (2008), by Julio López Quiroga and Elena Gutiérrez García de Cortázar.
  • Supreme Court Rules on Ship Agents’ Liability for Cargo Damage. International Law Office (27 de mayo de 2008), por Antonio Quirós.
  • Legislation on arbitration. Elena Gutiérrez García de Cortázar, José Argüelles Pintos, C. Tárrago, J. Fernández de la Mela, Alex Ferreres Comella, Álvaro López de Argumedo Piñeiro, Cristina Ayo Ferrándiz, Ariadna Cambronero Ginés, Marco de Benito Llopis-Llombart, Miguel Virgós Soriano (coordinator), Antonio Quirós, Julio Iglesias Rodríguez. Madrid: Civitas, 2007.
  • Will the New Act Allow Direct Actions against P&I Clubs? International Law Office (21 marzo 2007), by Antonio Quirós.
  • Madrid Court of Appeal examines shipping agent’s liability: International Law Office (17 de mayo de 2006), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Supreme Court rules on liability exoneration for handling companies: International Law Office (15 de febrero de 2006), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Unión Internacional de Abogados (UIA): seminario sobre arbitraje internacional: ponente en la mesa sobre arbitraje marítimo (Bilbao, junio 2017), por Hannah de Bustos.
  • Asociación Española de Liquidadores de Averías (AELA): El Brexit y su impacto en materia de jurisdicción (Madrid, abril 2017), por Antonio Quirós.
  • Universidad de Navarra: docencia de praxis procesal civil y mercantil en el Máster de Derecho de Empresa y de Acceso a la Abogacía (MUDE + MUAB) de la Universidad de Navarra.