ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES is a leading Firm in the Spanish Shipping, Transportation, Insurance and Reinsurance and Yachting practice areas. This status has been confirmed over recent years by the most prominent international publications. ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES was established in Madrid in the 1990’s and has achieved recognition in niche practice areas traditionally dominated by foreign law firms. We have offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Palma de Mallorca and correspondents in the main capitals. With the support of the insurance sector, both in Spain and abroad, shipowners, international operators and carriers; agents and marine terminals; shipyards; banks and financial institutions the Firm focuses its practice as leading Firm in this areas of law.

The Firm offers swift and quality services, always looking for the best result bearing in mind the cost and benefit of the legal action. Working closely with Universities offering courses in Maritime Law such as the Spanish Maritime Institute; and Fundacion Valenciaport, or the Nautical Faculty of Barcelona we are constantly lecturing in various masters in Maritme Law. The Partners of the Firm are Members of the Spanish Shipping Law Association, International Maritime CommitteeInternational Insurance Law Association, and the Spanish Arbitration Club among others.

ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES advised Spanish Shipowners Association and the International Group of P&I Clubs in the process of enacting of the new Spanish Shipping Act.



Latest news

ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES to hold its annual Christmas Party

ALBORS GALIANO PORTALE’s traditional Christmas party will take place on 13 December at 08:00 pm at the Clardige Hall of [...]

ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES named “Best law firm of the year” by Best Lawyers ® for Transportation law and our partner Javier Portales named “Lawyer of the year” in Maritime law

Best Lawyers had published today its 2019 ranking in which the Firm has been recognised for the second consecutive year [...]

Miguel Ángel Serra analyzed the evolution of the Spanish Nautical market in the 4th Fiscal Meeting organized by SOS YACHTING in Monaco

The fourth edition of the Fiscal Meeting organised by SOS YACHTING took place on September 25 at the Hotel Hermitage [...]

Debate on the taxation of the Nautical Industry in Europe at the Executive Committee meeting of the EBI, with the participation of Miguel Angel Serra and Carlos Sanlorenzo in representation of the Law Firm

As part of the Cannes Yachting Festival, the EBI (European Boating Industry) held an Executive Committee meeting last September 12 [...]

The Spanish Maritime Law Association celebrated its Annual Congress

The Spanish Maritime Law Association celebrated its Annual Congress in Madrid on June 14 and 15. The President of BIMCO, [...]

“The legal challenge of autonomous vessels”, seminar by Javier Portales at the VII International Transport Congress, organised by the Universidad Jaime I

Javier Portales has participated as a speaker in a round table on "Legal solutions to the new challenges of Maritime Law" [...]

“The nautical sector in the Balearics: a great present and amazing future”. Article by Miguel Ángel Serra in Balearic Yachting Guide

In the article published by Balearic Yachting Guide (it can be accessed in this link) our partner Miguel Angel Serra examines the present and [...]


The Port Authority of Baleares has issued an Order pursuant to a Resolution of 5 March 2018 which limits certain [...]

ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES leads for another year the LEGAL 500 ranking in Transport law and remains a leading firm in Insurance law in Spain

LEGAL 500 recognises the Firm for yet another year as the only top tier Firm in its EMEA TOP TIER [...]

Eduardo Albors in the Meeting with the Sea of the Spanish Maritime Cluster

The Spanish Maritime Cluster held a new panel discussion under the title "Ship finance"on 21th of March. Eduardo Albors analysed [...]

Albors Galiano Portales will take part in the 6th Annual Opportunities in Superyachts Conference

On 22 March the 6th Annual Opportunities in Superyachts Conference will take place in Malta. Our partner Miguel Angel Serra [...]

Experts of the Firm took part in the regulatory debate held at ANEN’s VI Nautical Congress

Two panel discussions took place on the second day of the VI Nautical Congress. Javier Portales -partner representing the Firm-, [...]

ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES formally inaugurates its office in Palma

On 7th  of March, at 8 p.m., at the same time as the Nautical Congress of ANEN is taking place, [...]

ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES leads for another year the Chambers Europe 2018 ranking for Shipping law in Spain and is amongst the leading Insurance law firms in Spain

CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS has published its 2018 ranking with ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES leading in its own (BAND 1) for another [...]

Back to the future: TA process in Spain clarified

The Temporary Admission (TA) Customs regime (also known as temporary importation or TI) has long been taken advantage of by [...]


The dispute in the main proceeding and the question referred for a preliminary ruling Asociación Profesional Elite Taxi (“Elite Taxi”), [...]

ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES wishes you merry Christmas and a happy new year

Please click on the image to see the Christmas we have prepared for you

ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES named Spain’s Law Firm of the Year in Transportation Law at the Best Lawyers Awards 2018

In its 10th edition, the prestigious American publication The Best Lawyers in Spain named ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES “Spain Law Firm of [...]

Christmas cocktail of ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES

The traditional Christmas cocktail held by ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES will take place at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid on 14th December at 8 pm. [...]

World Maritime Day: “Connecting ports, vessels and people”

The SMC (Spanish Maritime Cluster) celebrated yesterday, 28th of September, a Seminar under the title “Connecting ports, vessels and people” [...]