Our research into the aviation and shipping markets reveals 34 top-tier practitioners who excel in contentious, regulatory and transactional matters.
Most Highly Regarded
San Simón Duch & Co stands out in this year’s research with four practitioners listed.
Peers and clients herald Diego de San Simón as “a brilliant lawyer with a great ability to negotiate”. He is highlighted as a “very accessible and responsive lawyer” with enviable knowledge of marine insurance issues.
Mercedes Duch possesses “a deep knowledge of procedural legislation” which “makes her one of the most respected lawyers in the shipping & maritime sector”.
Luis de San Simón is “a tough opponent in negotiations yet a pleasure to deal with”. Peers cite his “first-rate knowledge of international maritime insurance legislation” as well as his “stellar reputation in the Spanish and London markets”.
Pedro Abad Camacho is highly sought-after by P&I clubs and an array of multinational clients for his “great negotiation style” and “skilful approach to litigious matters”.
Respondents praise Uría Menéndez’s Carlos López-Quiroga for his “in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry”. They add that he is “technically brilliant” and “someone who really pays attention to the finer details”.
António Moura Portugal at DLA Piper “excels at regulatory work” in the aviation and aerospace arena, cementing himself as someone peers “always refer clients to”.
Luís Soares de Sousa of Cuatrecasas is “very involved in finance matters” with significant expertise in transport-related M&A.
At Albors Galiano & Portales, Javier Galiano earns plaudits as a leading practitioner who “truly understands the shipping business inside and out”.
Eduardo Albors is “a reference for Spanish maritime law”, according to sources who highlight “his excellent contributions to the sector’s legal development”.
Respondents distinguish Félix Ruiz-Gálvez Villaverde at Ruiz-Gálvez Abogados as “a lawyer with wide experience in the marine sector, especially in matters involving maritime insurance and P&I clubs”.
Fernando Ruiz-Gálvez Villaverde comes highly recommended for his “remarkable contributions to Spanish and international maritime law”.
Geoffrey Graham of Edge is “very active in liability work” and displays an impressive track record in high-stakes aviation disputes.
Clifford Hendel from Hendel IDR is “an outstanding name” with a strong reputation for his work on complex international aviation disputes.
João Marques de Almeida of Alves Pereira & Teixeira de Sousa is “a top aviation practitioner in Portugal” who “leaves no stone unturned”. He takes an “incredibly thorough approach” and shows “willingness to look at any given situation from every possible angle in order to best outline the next steps for his clients”.
At Islaw Abogados, Jose Antonio Infiesta Alemany receives a plethora of recommendations for his “top-notch expertise in marine insurance”.
Seasoned practitioner Sergi Giménez at Augusta Abogados is well-versed at advising domestic and multinational companies in the aviation industry on high-value M&A transactions.
The “excellent” Julio López Quiroga of Avante Legal receives acclaim for his broad expertise in aviation financing matters and maritime law disputes. He is “always able to reach a comfortable agreement, to the benefit of all parties” according to impressed peers.
Antonio Quirós is an “extraordinary lawyer” with more than 20 years of experience advising on shipbuilding contracts, maritime insurance agreements and ship arrests.