On January 1st, Maider Arrieta, Jaime Albors and Carlos Sanlorenzo were appointed as partners of the Firm. These appointments strengthen the firm in its expansion process. Maider has proven experience and special dedication to all kinds of maritime law, insurance and reinsurance matters from a procedural perspective; Jaime practices as a Spanish Lawyer and as a Solicitor in England and Wales, in both jurisdictions, also in matters related to maritime law, with a special focus on shipbuilding and ship financing, chartering, commodities, P&I, marine pollution, and insurance and reinsurance. Carlos, in the context of maritime law, is a reference in the field of recreational boating, yaching, and also in the field of commercial ports and marinas; he will combine his work in the firm with his occupation in the National Association of Nautical Companies. Maider, Jaime and Carlos combine their work in the firm with teaching activities related to maritime and insurance law. We wish them every success in this new and stimulating professional stage.
On 30 March 2023, the XIII Seminar of the Spanish Association Average Adjusters (AELA) was held in Madrid, marked by an emotional tribute to the late Jaime McPherson, Ángel Mariano, Juan Antonio Parra and Ángel Bautista. The conference included various presentations on, among other topics, new developments in the field of General Average and the fraud in transport insurance. In the round table on "certificación pública de expedientes de derecho marítimo", chaired by Manuel Alba, Jorge Llovo, lawyer of the firm, spoke about the letter of protest, a public document with a long tradition in maritime law. Jorge Llovo's speech focused on highlighting the historical value of the letter of protests and analyzing their legal significance from a practical point of view in the current regime of the Spanish Shipping Act. After the presentations, Javier Portales was appointed vice-president of the association at the Ordinary General Assembly of AELA. The firm also received a recognition for its support to the association on the occasion of its sixty-fifth anniversary
New Regulation of Maritime Navigation has just been published (Royal Decree 186/2023) with the aim of modernising the navigation regime for ships sailing through the maritime waters in which Spain exercises sovereignty or jurisdiction. The text was drafted by the Directorate General of the Merchant Marine (DGMM). This new Regulation will enter into force by next 11th April except for its Chapters 2 (Vessel´s dispatch), 3 (role of dispatch and crew), and 4 (crew recruitment and dismissal) which will enter into force by July, 1st , 2024. The Regulation shall govern the following issues, (a) The dispatch of ships (Articles 5 to 18). (b) The role of dispatch and manning (Articles 19 to 20). (c) The regime of recruitment and dismissal of the crew members (Articles 21 to 26). (d) The regime for authorising ships to enter and remain into Spanish waters (Articles 27 to 30). (e) Out-of-bounds operations (Articles 31 to 39). (f) Measures applicable to ships in transit making discharges of polluting cargo in Spanish waters (Articles 40 to 42). (g) Anchoring of ships and navigation conditions (Articles 43 to 46). (h) The regime of infringements and penalties (Articles 47 to 55). The Regulation is to update and improved a [...]
After four years of work by Working Group VI (taking into consideration the initial draft submitted by the CMI) at UNCITRAL, in which Eduardo Albors and Juan Pablo Rodríguez have been participated, the Instrument finally approved is expected to provide legal protection for purchasers of ships sold by judicial sale, while safeguarding the interests of shipowners and creditors. The clean title acquired by the purchaser though a judicial sale over the ship (by auction or by private treaty) will be recognized internationally. The General Assembly authorized a signing ceremony for the Convention to be held in Beijing (China) and recommended the Convention be known as the “Beijing Convention on the Judicial Sale of Ships”. link: https://lnkd.in/dgdxJ9EB
Rosa Romero holds a Law Degree from the University of Barcelona, a Master's Degree in Maritime Law and Shipping Business from the Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona, with research at the Max Planck in Hamburg, and a Master's Degree in International Trade and Logistics from the Abat Oliba-CEU University. She is a lecturer specialising in transport in the CFGS in Transport and Logistics, and associate lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Barcelona, where she teaches Navigation Law. She is a lecturer on Master's degrees in Maritime Law, International Trade and Logistics at the Universitat Abat Oliba, the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, and the ICIL (Institute of Professional Careers and Innovation in Logistics and Supply Chain), among others. She has worked as a lawyer in different law firms and in some companies in the logistics community sector. She has also worked on European research projects linked to the maritime world and has participated in numerous conferences in the sector both nationally and internationally.
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