Avante Legal
Ports and port infrastructures

Avante’s practice spans contractual and regulatory aspects of the port industry as the disputes stemming from the development of the latter. Specifically, we have experience advising on:

1. Ports and port infrastructures

      • Ports and port infrastructures: regulation, concession, financing and operative
      • Port services (towing contract, mooring and untie, pilotage contract, port handling contract, ship generated waste services, etc.)

2. Administrative

      • Administrative Law and maritime regulation
      • Regular lines

3. Environment and port security

      • Marine and environmental pollution

4. Dispute resolution

      • Disputes related to this industry (litigation and arbitration)
      • Administrative sanction proceedings
      • Liability of public authorities

  • La responsabilidad civil por contaminación marítima en la Ley de Navegación Marítima: Comentarios a la Ley de Navegación Marítima. AA. VV. Madrid: Dykinson (2015), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Royal Legislative Decree 2/2011, of 5th September, approving the consolidated text of the State Ports and the Merchant Marine Act: Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez, no. 31 (2012), by Julio López Quiroga y Tomás Fernández-Quirós.
  • Damage to the State maritime-terrestrial and port public property: Maritime-port experiences and practices; Ana Belén Campuzano and Agustín Bravo (Coordinators). Santander: Port Authority of Santander (2008), by Julio López Quiroga and Elena Gutiérrez García de Cortázar.

  • Port handling contract under the Maritime Act: II Meeting of Port and Maritime Law (8 y 9 September 2016, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Santander) by Julio López Quiroga and Antonio Quirós.
  • Liberalisation of port services: 2016 Congress organised by the Spanish Shipping Law Association. Julio López Quiroga.
  • Asociación Internacional de Derecho Portuario-Autoridad Portuaria de Baleares: régimen jurídico de las concesiones portuarias: reflexiones para una reforma, by Julio López Quiroga.