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