Antonio Quirós

Antonio Quirós

PARTNER

 

 

aqs@avantelegal.com
T: +34 986 226 382
M. +34 649 298 086
Calle Montero Ríos 38, 1º derecha
36201 Vigo

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Education

Law Degree, Universidad de Navarra, 1996.

Università degli Studi di Milano, Milán, 1995 (Erasmus scholar).

LLM in Maritime Law, University of Southampton, 1998 (Foundation scholar Barrie de la Maza).

LLM in International Business Law, University College London, 1999 (Scholar British Council).

Professional background

Partner at Avante Legal Abogados since 2013

Lawyer at Uría Menéndez (Madrid) (2000 – 2013)

Visiting Lawyer en Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP, Nueva York (2010 y 2011)

Associate at DLA Piper (Madrid) (2002 – 2003)

Associate at Stephenson Harwood (Madrid) (1999 – 2002)

Antonio qualified as a Spanish lawyer in 1999. Before joining Avante in 2013, Antonio worked for more than ten years for the Spanish law firm Uría Menéndez and for more than four years for the English law firms Stephenson Harwood and DLA Piper.

Likewise, in 2010 and 2011, Antonio was a visiting lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and worked from their New York office. Antonio specialises in maritime, insurance (both marine and non-marine) and international trade law. His practice covers litigation/arbitration and transactional work.

Throughout his career, Antonio has handled many marine casualties, disputes under shipbuilding contracts, cargo claims under all types of transport agreements, penalty and detentions proceedings brought by Spanish maritime authorities, ship arrests, mortgage enforcement proceedings and all other type of proceedings related to the maritime and transport activities. Likewise, Antonio has provided advice in commercial transactions for the financing, construction, sale/purchase and distribution of industrial assets. 

A substantial part of this worked is referred to Antonio by foreign clients, mainly, shipowners and operators, international law firms, P&I Clubs and insurance companies. Antonio is regularly recognised as a leading maritime and transport lawyer in leading international legal publications and directories including the Chambers and Partners publications, Best Lawyer in Spain, Chambers Europe: Spain, and The Legal 500: Spain.

El contrato de pasaje: Los contratos sobre el buque en Derecho español. Análisis práctico.


Public certification of maritime law proceedings: Commentaries to the Shipping Act. AA. VV.

  • Publication: Dykinson (Madrid)
  • Publication date: 2015

La ampliación del plazo de las concesiones portuarias: requisitos, trámite y efectos.


Ley de Navegación Marítima; una ansiada reforma del Derecho marítimo español.

Publication: Avante Legal

Publication date: 2014


El nuevo régimen del embargo preventivo de buques en el Derecho español.

Publication: Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez, núm. 32

Publication date: 2012


El contrato de seguro marítimo en el Proyecto de Ley General de Navegación Marítima: Estudios sobre Derecho y economía del transporte: reforma y liberalización. Fernando Juan y Mateu (coordinador), Fernando Martínez Sanz y María Victoria Petit Lavall (directores).

  • Publication: Tecnos (Madrid)
  • Publication date: 2009
  • Co-authors: Julio López Quiroga and Tomás Fernández-Quirós Tuñón

Supreme Court rules on Ship Agents’ liability for cargo damage.

  • Publication: International Law Office
  • Publication date: February 27 2008

El comercio internacional y las nuevas UCP 600.

  • Publication: Revista Conxemar
  • Publication date: May / June 2007

Legislación sobre arbitraje = 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 (coordinador), Antonio Quirós de Sas, Julio Iglesias Rodríguez. Madrid: Civitas, 2007.

  • Publication: Civitas (Madrid)
  • Publication date: 2007

Will the New Act Allow Direct Actions against P&I Clubs?

  • Publication: International Law Office
  • Publication date: March 21 2007.

La responsabilidad del asegurador en los contratos de seguro de asistencia sanitaria.

  • Publication: Revista Española de Seguros, núm. 128
  • Publication year: 2006
  • Co-authors: Julio López Quiroga and Guillermo San Pedro.

Legal Teaching

 

Conferences

  • Antonio is a regular speaker at seminars, conferences and courses on matters related to maritime, insurance and international trade.
  • Spanish Association of Average Adjusters (AELA): “The Brexit and its impact on jurisdictional matters” (Madrid, April 2017).
  • Foro Galicia Marítima (FOGAMA): “The shipbuilding contract in the Spanish Shipping Act” (Vigo, December 2015).
  • Technical workshops on International Trade organised by the Madrid Chamber of Commerce: (i) “Lack of payment on international trade” (Madrid, March 2009); (ii) “Carriage of goods and international trade” (Madrid, July 2009); (iii) “International sale of goods: key elements” (Madrid, November 2011); (iv) “Distribution: key to success on international trade” Madrid, March 2013); (v) “International sale of goods: Sale contract, Incoterms and dispute resolution” (Madrid, October 2015).
  • Spanish Maritime Law Association (AEDM): (i) “General Average adjustment in the Spanish Shipping Act” (Madrid, June 2014); (ii) “Ship registration in the Spanish Shipping Act” (Madrid, June 2015).
  • New York City Bar, Admiralty Committee: “The Spanish market for shipping legal services” (Nueva York, 2011).
  • Willis insurance broker: “Practical analises of the Freight, Demurrage and Defence cover” (Madrid, May 2007).
  • SEAIDA (Spanish Section of the International Insurance Law Association –AIDA-): Presentation of a paper during a seminar on liability of the health insurer (Madrid, 2006).
  • Institute for International Research (IIR): “International sales of steel” (Madrid, 2006).
  • Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección (APD): “Maritime transportation course: charter-parties and bills of lading” (Madrid, 2005).
CHAMBERS EUROPE (Spain, Shipping). Antonio Quirós. Band 2.

BEST LAWYERS SPAIN (Insurance Law, Maritime Law, Transportation Law). Antonio Quirós. Recommended lawyer.

CHAMBERS EUROPE (Spain, Shipping). Antonio Quirós. Band 2.

THE LEGAL 500 (Spain, Shipping and Transport). Antonio Quirós. Leading individual.

BEST LAWYERS SPAIN (Maritime law and Transportation law). Antonio Quirós. Recommended lawyer.

WHO’S WHO LEGAL (Spain, Transport – Shipping). Antonio Quirós.

BEST LAWYERS SPAIN (Maritime law and Transportation law). Antonio Quirós. Recommended lawyer.

CHAMBERS EUROPE (Spain, Shipping). Antonio Quirós. Band 2.

THE LEGAL 500 (Spain, Shipping and Transport). Antonio Quirós. Leading individual.

CHAMBERS EUROPE (Spain, Shipping). Antonio Quirós. Band 2.

THE LEGAL 500 (Spain, Shipping and Transport). Antonio Quirós. Leading individual.