Avante Legal
Rail and road transport

Avante’s transport practise encompasses advice on contractual and regulatory issues, as well as on the litigation arising from such activity. Due to the global nature of the transport sector, Avante has a distinctly international focus, leading it to work continually with international clients and providers from various countries:

1. Road transport 

      • Carriage of goods by road
      • Concessions and authorisations for transport of goods
      • Transport operators
      • Civil liability of carrier
      • Financing and acquisition of vehicle fleets and rolling stock
      • Insurance for road transport
      • Judicial, administrative and arbitral proceedings

2. Rail transport

      • Carriage of goods by rail
      • Railway infraestructures
      • Concessions and authorisations to operate in the railway sector and rolling stock
      • Insurance for rail transport
      • Judicial, administrative and arbitral proceedings

3. Other areas of advice

      • Postal sector
      • M & A of transport  companies

  • Modifications to the Road Transport Act: Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez, no. 35 (2013), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Measures to revitalize and liberalize the rail sector: Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez, no. 33 (2012), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Liability of postal operators and claim procedures: Legal regulation of the postal sector. Commentary to Act 43/2010, of December 30, on the universal postal service, the rights of users and the postal market. María Victoria Petit Lavall (Director). Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch (2011), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Carriage of passengers. Package travel: Transport law. Madrid: Marcial Pons (2010), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Services and postal transport: Transport Law. Madrid: Marcial Pons (2010), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Transporte de viajeros por carretera: Manual de Derecho del transporte. Madrid: Marcial Pons (2010), por Julio López Quiroga.
  • La Ley 15/2009, de 11 de noviembre, del contrato de transporte terrestre de mercancías: Actualidad Jurídica Uría Menéndez, núm. 26 (2010), by Julio López Quiroga and Tomás Fernández Quirós.
  • An overwiew of the spanish rail sector: services and infrastructure: Transportation Finance Review (octubre 2007), by Julio López Quiroga e Inés de Alvear.
  • Vilnius Protocol comes into force: International Law Office (4 de octubre de 2006), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Developments in rail sector liberalization: International Law Office (30 junio 2005), por Julio López Quiroga e Inés de Alvear.
  • Partial liberalization of rail sector approved: International Law Office (16 de febrero de 2005), by Julio López Quiroga (co-authored).
  • El ámbito subjetivo de la liberalización de los servicios de transporte en la ley del sector ferroviario: Líneas del Tren, núm. 308 (2004), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Penalty system for road transportation of goods tightened: International Law Office (5 de noviembre de 2003), by Julio López Quiroga and Inés de Alvear.
  • New rail legislation on track: International Law Office (30 julio 2003), by Julio López Quiroga and Carlos López-Quiroga.
  • Cofinanciación público-privada de infraestructuras ferroviarias: Tecnirail Ferrocarril & Empresa (septiembre 2003), by Julio López Quiroga (co-authored).

  • Madrid Bar Association (ICAM): (i) el contrato de transporte ferroviario y su aseguramiento; y, (ii) los contratos de transporte de mercancías, por Julio López Quiroga.
  • VI International Transport Congress, organised by the University Institute of Transport Law of the Jaume I University of Castellón: transport accidents (May 2015), by Julio López Quiroga.
  • Madrid Chamber of Commerce: international transport (March and April 2014) both given by Julio López Quiroga and Hannah de Bustos Lanza. Julio López Quiroga y Hannah de Bustos.