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 2019, 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.”
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.”