The legal regime of civil liability in the Prestige case

The Faculty of Law of the University of Deusto, within the framework of the Master in Maritime Law, organised yesterday a workshop to analyse the “Prestige case”. It was a special event because took part on it part of the direct protagonists of the procedure. 
The workshop was attended by the environmental prosecutor of Galicia, Mr. Álvaro García Ortiz, with a conference titled “Prestige case, spills of hydrocarbons in the criminal jurisdiction”; the Captain and surveyor Mr. Fernando Cayuela who was nominated at the time by the Basque Government to intervene in the technical-judicial actions; the lawyer Luis Figaredo, who could not be present for reasons beyond his control but sent his presentation in writing under the heading “Legal strategy in the PRESTIGE case in the courts of the United States”; and our partner and colleague of Bilbao Mikel Garteiz-goxeaskoa, who developed an interesting talk about the “Legal regime of civil liability in the Prestige case”.
From AIYON Abogados we want to thank those responsible for the Master and the University of Deusto for their invitation to take part in this interesting dissertation.

Maritime contracts in Spanish Law

The Spanish Maritime Law Association (AEDM), in cooperation with the University Carlos III and the publisher Dykinson, has recently published a book regarding maritime contracts in Spanish law, “Los contratos sobre el buque en Derecho español. Análisis práctico”. Veronica Meana, of Aiyon Abogados, has contributed to this publication with the chapter related to wreck removal contracts.

The book has been the product of the joint effort of many of the members of the AEDM and includes issues such as the contract for shipbuilding, sale and purchase, demise charter parties, time and voyage charter parties, bills of lading , other contracts for the use of the ship, yacht leasing contracts, passenger contracts, ship management, ship agency, port handling, pilotage, towing, classification, hull and machine and P&I insurance, and mortgagors’ insurance.

AIYON Abogados wish you a Merry Christmas!



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The “ISSA Istanbul 2018” fair

AIYON Abogados was present at the “ISSA Istanbul 2018” fair (63rd Annual Convention of the International Shipsuppliers & Services Association), which was held between the 23rd and 24th of November and was attended by the partners of the firm Enrique Ortiz-Bastos and Zuberoa Elorriaga .

Our law firm wants to thank the excellent organization of the trip to Istanbul as well as their warm welcome to the Chamber of Commerce of Cadiz. Together with representatives of other Spanish companies Zuberoa and Enrique were able to attend this event of special relevance in the international maritime sector. Within its International Promotion Plan for 2018 the Cadiz Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Provincial Council of Cadiz as well as with the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), organised this trip which represents an opportunity to promote Spanish companies and improve their reach in countries like Turkey, whose maritime sector is growing.

VI International Fair IMEX Andalusia 2018 on 11th October

José Antonio Domínguez Castro and Enrique Ortiz-Bastos attended the VI International Fair IMEX Andalusia 2018 on 11th October. The fair was organized by the Concejería de Conocimiento, Investigación y Universidad in collaboration with the Trade Promotion Agency of Andalusia – Extenda – and the magazine Moneda Única.

The fair IMEX Andalusia 2018 affirms its position as a fundamental meeting place for export and import companies with delegations from over 51 countries, various Chambers of Commerce as well as private organizations specialized in international trade and logistics such as AIYON Abogados.

We found particularly interesting the talks on the development of e-commerce in Europe with a detailed analysis of our neighbouring countries and the subsequent talk on the always complex customs controls, both delivered by YUSEN Logistics. The conference on multicurrency credit and the exchange risk in international operations organized by Bankinter was also very useful and instructional.

Our law firm would like to thank the organizing entities as well as all the sponsoring companies that supported the organization of this international event for the effort put in, and we hope that the next edition will be equally successful and prolific.

Actions to be taken by the Master in response to a maritime accident

On 8TH November 2018, our colleagues from the south José Domínguez and Enrique Ortiz held a lecture at the University of La Laguna in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on “Actions to be taken by the Master in response to a maritime accident”.

AIYON Abogados want to thank the University of La Laguna and in particular the “Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ingeniería Sección: Náutica, Máquinas y Radioelectrónica Naval” for their invitation and hospitality. We are happy to contribute to the training of the students of Maritime Law and future Masters and Chief Engineers in the handling of incidents covered by marine insurance.

Our colleagues Jose Castro and Enrique Ortiz attended the conference last Thursday, November 8th, and would like to thank the interest shown by the conference participants, numerous university students in their  4th course of the Degree of Nautical and other invited professionals from the sector, and the hospitality with which were welcomed by the teachers of the University.

AIYON Abogados is consolidated among the most important law firms of Madrid

Recently Diario MARITIMAS publishes an article mentioning the excellent work our colleagues Julia García, Verónica Meana and Yon Murua are doing in attending the AIYON Abogados Madrid office.
The law firm Aiyon Abogados S.L.P., specialized in Maritime, Transport and Insurance Law and international trade has established itself between the major law firms of its field. After three years of operation, the firm has recently moved its Madrid headquarters to Calle Velazquez 24, from where it offers a wide range of services related to its areas of practice. Read more

AIYON Abogados takes part in the National Congress 2018 of the Spanish Maritime Law Association (AEDM)

Last week the Spanish Maritime Law Association (AEDM) held its annual congress in Madrid during which the Association honoured the figure of Professor Francesco Berlingieri. Our law firm is very proud of our partner from AIYON Madrid, Veronica Meana, brilliantly participating within the Congress activities on the conference panel analysing legal aspects of the autonomous ships.

AIYON Abogados would like to thank the Association for its excellent work and organization.

WISTA Spain Annual Meeting 2018

Aiyon’s Zuberoa Elorriaga and Julia García attended the Wista Spain Annual Meeting which took place this time in Vigo.

The main theme of this year’s Meeting was The Sea as Driver of the Economy, and several talks were organized in relation to this topic.

We wish to congratulate the Wista event’s organizers for their outstanding job and the speakers for their interesting presentations, which gave way to a visit to the Vigo estuary and a delicious dinner where local seafood and wine was enjoyed by the attendants.

AIYON Abogados moves its office of Madrid

AIYON Abogados, Spanish Law firm, specialized firm in  Maritime Law, Transport Law, Insurance Law and International Trade Law, has moved its office located in Madrid to another address.