February 2023 · Carlos Perez named leading shipping lawyer by CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS

We are pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has again named our Managing Partner, Carlos Perez, as a leading shipping lawyer in Spain in 2023.    International legal directory Chambers and Partners, the world's leading provider of legal research and analysis, identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.

January 2023 · UN adopts global Convention on the Judicial Sale of Ships

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention on the International Effects of Judicial Sales of Ships on 7 December 2022. The General Assembly authorized a signing ceremony for the Convention to be held as soon as practicable in 2023 in Beijing and recommended the Convention be known as the “Beijing Convention on […]

December 2022 · Bitlaw summit 2022

The BITLAW SUMMIT was an opportunity for ONTIER's global offices to share their expertise and practical insight in the emerging area of blockchain, from Bitcoin recovery to building new businesses, NFTs and the Metaverse.  Held in London, ONTIER delegates and partners shared their individual expertise through a variety of presentations, as well as networking opportunities. […]

Noviembre 2022 · Ontier Global Convention

Our associated full service law firm ONTIER recently held their Global Convention in Oviedo (Spain), where more than 200 professionals and lawyers from 13 countries met under the motto “We are on. We are one. We are ONTIER”. Teams from across the globe celebrated the beginning of a new and exciting stage of global growth, presenting a new […]

October 2022 · PEREZ ALBORS & CO advises "ADAM LNG” on collision with “OS 35”

Our firm has advised the Owners of M/T “ADAM LNG” following the collision caused by bulk carrier “OS 35” in the Bay of Gibraltar. The LNG carrier, which was unladen, was struck on its bulbous bow by the vessel “OS 35” as the latter was moving to exit the bay. After the bow damage was repaired at a local shipyard, […]

September 2022 · PEREZ ALBORS & CO secures victory on major shipyard casualty

Our Shipping Department has successfully represented leading insurance company Generali in a significant marine insurance case involving the fall of French fishing vessel “LUMIAN” when being put in dry-dock at a shipyard in Northern Spain.  The claim brought by the Owners of the fishing vessel before the Spanish Courts against both the shipyard and its insurers (Generali) has been fully dismissed with costs. Carlos Perez, Partner […]

Agosto 2022 · Ley aplicable a las reclamaciones por daños propios contra las aseguradoras de embarcaciones deportivas o de recreo. Los Tribunales ante el artículo 406 de la Ley 14/2014, de Navegación Marítima

EL PROBLEMA Los tribunales españoles están ofreciendo respuestas contradictorias a la cuestión de cuál es la ley aplicable a las disputas contractuales entre asegurador y asegurado derivadas de siniestros de embarcaciones deportivas o de recreo, puesto que unos aplican para resolverlas la Ley 50/1980, de Contrato de Seguro (LCS) y otros la Ley 14/2014, de Navegación Marítima (LNM). Esta […]

July 2022 · What is the law governing disputes arising under insurance policies for pleasure boats?

A contentious issue: what is the law governing disputes arising under insurance policies for pleasure boats? Differentiation between property damage insurance (voluntary) and third-party liability insurance (compulsory). The Spanish Supreme Court[1] recently granted leave to appeal (cassation appeal) against a judgment by the Pontevedra Appeal Court[2] setting out that the applicable law to contracts of insurance for recreational […]