International publications consider ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES as a Spanish leading firm in shipping-transport and insurance.

The prestigious LEGAL 500 has considered the Firm as the leading Firm in Spain for transport (Ranked tier 1) every year from 1999 to 2018, without interruption. The same publication ranks the Firm in a high position in insurance, yearly from 1999 to 2018 without interruption.

Within Transport, Albors Galiano Portales is a leading name in the shipping space and is highly regarded in the market. The team represented Hanjin Shipping in insolvency proceedings before the Korean courts, and acted for the hull insurers in connection with an incident in the Canary Islands involving the vessel Volcan de TamasiteEduardo AlborsJavier Portales and Alfonso de Ochoa are recommended.

Within Insurance, Albors Galiano Portales represents clients in property damage claims and handles business interruption matters. Eduardo Albors and Javier Galianoare the key names.

PARTNERS AND CHAMBERS, one of the leading publications in the legal sector ranks the Firm as leading in Shipping Law (Shipping, Band 1) in various editions. In 2018, ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES is ranked as leading in its area of expertise (Band 1) and its partners Eduardo Albors (Band 1), Javier Portales (Band 1) and Alfonso de Ochoa (Band 4) are ranked in the first places. The Firm s recognised amongst the leading Insurance law firms in Spain.

What the team is known for  Superb practice admired for its considerable shipping litigation and arbitration expertise. Advises on a wide range of issues, including contracts, shipping finance and accidents, in addition to regulatory matters, cargo claims and salvage cases. Additionally acts on marine pollution mandates. Represents shipowners, charterers and operators.

Strengths  Interviewees describe the team as “the number one in Spain”for its “excellent personal treatment and in-depth understanding of maritime legislation and disputes.”

One impressed client states: “The team has exceeded all expectations, which were high to begin with.”

Notable practitioners

Eduardo Albors receives widespread commendation from peers for his long-standing career in shipping law. His extensive expertise covers charter party disputes, ship arrests and related insurance matters. Interviewees commend his “precision, clarity and knowledge of the law.”

Javier Portales is widely commended for his experience and knowledge of shipping matters in Spain. His expertise includes shipbuilding, charter party and bills of lading disputes and ship arrests. Sources further enthuse: “He can clearly detect clients’ needs and he focuses his advice on finding solutions and reaching agreements.”

Alfonso de Ochoa Martínez specialises in maritime law and insurance matters. Interviewees note: “He’s a knowledgeable shipping lawyer who is very good at solving problems.”

Best Lawyers® named ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES Spain’s “Law Firm of the Year” in Transportation Law in 2018.

Also, in its 2018 Ranking, the publication included as leading lawyers in Insurance, Transportation, and Maritime Law, our Partners Eduardo Albors and Javier Portales, for the tenth and fifth consecutive year, respectively. Alfonso de Ochoa has also been included as leading lawyer in Transportation Law for the second consecutive year.

The publication has awarded Eduardo Albors as “Lawyer of the Year 2017” in Shipping and Javier Portales as “Lawyer of the Year 2017” in Transport in recognition of its excellents careers.  For more information Best Lawyers.