Transport

Our Transport Group offers specialist advice to companies in the sector, whatever their main business activity:

Maritime and port

  • Advice on authorization procedures, publicly-owned property use concessions and contracts for port public works concessions
  • Advice on the management and provision of port services
  • Achievement of savings in the payment of demurrage with adequate fiscal planning
  • Advice on port-related best practice in the field of competition
  • Tax tribunal and judicial proceedings
  • Registration and flagging of vessels and floating structures

 

Rail

  • Advice on the drafting and completion of all transport and logistics contracts, both simple and multimodal, in terms of reception, transit and warehousing of goods and licensing, distribution and franchise agreements
  • Advice on international trade in all areas: negotiations for international contracting, foreign taxation, competition and regulatory law
  • Securities market operations, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, takeovers and controlling interest in companies, absorptions, divisions and joint venture projects
  • Financing and refinancing operations with funds from both private entities and national, EU and international institutional funds
  • Advice on environmental law, urban planning law, competition law, intellectual property law and regulatory law, including sanctioning procedures and litigation

 

Aviation

  • Acquisitions, sales, (capital or operating) leases, chattel mortgages, seizures and repossessions of aircraft on a national and international level. The entire range of aircraft and airport project financing operations
  • Regulatory and administrative issues, authorizations and permits for the creation of airlines, the opening of lines, operation contracts, as well as defence in sanctioning and competition proceedings
  • Claims arising from any aeronautical event, such as accidents, delays, cancellations or loss of merchandise
  • Matters of industrial law, environmental law, urban planning, insurance law, IATA arbitration, etc.
  • Commercial operations of companies in the industry, mergers, acquisitions and portfolio control operations
  • Advice on international operations: tendering in invitations to tender, drafting of contracts, transactions with securities of companies in the sector, etc.

 

Logistics

  • General tax advice on the import and export of goods, export of services, customs and tax systems, bonded warehousing, triangular and chain transactions within the EU
  • Internationalization of logistics companies in their expansion abroad. Advice on agency contracts to be completed with employees abroad
  • Advice on the resolution of conflicts arising from the international and national transport of goods by land, sea and air.
  • Institutional or ad hoc mediation
  • Arbitration at national or international tribunals
  • Proceedings in the ordinary jurisdiction (sea protests, claims for damage to merchandise, claims for delay, etc.)
  • Advice on financing and payment methods (letters of credit, among others), transport contracts, insurance

 

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Key Contacts

Carlos Vázquez Cobos

Partner

Acknowledgments

  • 2018

The Legal 500 2018. Transport: Other Transport Band 1

“The firm is best known for its financing expertise in the transport space, where it advises clients in the logistics and aviation sectors”
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