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 Shipping (Ranked tier 1) every year from 1999 to 2022, without interruption. The same publication ranks the Firm in a high position in Insurance, yearly from 1999 to 2022 without interruption.

‘When we talk about maritime law in Spain, Jaime Albors is a clear reference. Hiring a matter with them is to ensure the best possible legal defense.’

‘The partners’ care is permanent and they always supervise the work of other lawyers in the firm very directly. You feel in the best and most expert hands.’

‘They do a simple and exhaustive follow-up of the cases, and act with a strong proximity with the client. Thus, the client can expect to have the ideal complement for an in-house legal department, since their involvement in the management of claims is total (the treatment is personalised).’

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 , Javier Portales and Jaime Albors are the key names.

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 2022, 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 is 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® nominates in its 2022 Spain’s edition to Eduardo Albors, Javier Portales (Insurance, Maritime and Transport Law), Alfonso de Ochoa (Maritime and Transport Law), Maider Arrieta (Maritime and Transport Law), and Jaime Albors (Transport Law).

The Guide named ALBORS GALIANO PORTALES Spain’s “Law Firm of the Year” in Transportation Law in 2019 for the second consecutive year. Also, in its 2019 Ranking, the publication included as leading lawyers in Insurance, Transportation, and Maritime Law, our Partners Eduardo Albors and Javier Portales, for the eleventh and sixth consecutive year, respectively. Alfonso de Ochoa has also been included as leading lawyer in Transportation Law for the third consecutive year and Maider Arrieta has been included as leading lawyer in Maritime and Transport

The publication has awarded Javier Portales as “Lawyer of the Year 2022” in Transport. Eduardo Albors has awarded as “Lawyer of the Year 2017” in Shipping  and Transport in recognition of its excellents careers.