aiyon abogados mikel Garteiz-goxeazkoa


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Mikel Garteiz-goxeaskoa

Mikel holds a Law Degree from the University of the Basque Country (1999) and a Masters Degree (LLM) in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton (2000, UK). He participated in the Port Companies Management Course at the University of Deusto (2001).

Mikel started his professional career in 2000 working in the law firm Bufete Berenguer Comas Abogados. Later, in 2001, Mikel joined the law firm Fernando Meana Green & Co. where he had worked for 14 years until he became a partner of AIYON Abogados in 2015.

Over almost two decades of professional career, Mikel has acquired great court and out of court experience advising national and international clients on a wide number of cases within the Maritime and Transport Law, Insurance and International Trade Law, in particular, dealing with cargo claims (B/L, CMR, etc.), charteparty claims, marine insurance, collective insurance and civil liability claims, salvage and collisions, piracy, ship arrest and cargo seizure, marine pollution, sanctioning proceedings, stevedores damages, marine labour disputes, drafting and revising contracts (marine services contracts, agency contracts, shipbuilding contracts, general conditions, international sale contracts, letter of credit). He also advises clients on recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments or arbitration awards.

Mikel is also the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic covering the area of the Basque Country and Navarre from AIYON Abogados office in Bilbao.

Member of the Bar Association of Biscay.

Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in the Basque Country and Navarre (since February 2013).

Lates News:
  • A competitive but also a secure road transportation10 July, 2019 - 12:08 pm

    We received a new case in our law firm. Our good clients request that we protect their interests in a case of cargo that was stolen during a road transportation between Spain and Italy, a contract that was agreed under the terms of the CMR Convention (Convention relative au contrat de transport international de Marchandise […]


    Piracy in the maritime world is a reality with a history of hundreds of years, being sometimes prosecuted and other times protected by the institutions of the countries present in the different maritime areas around the world. We have been currently witnessing the fact that this phenomenon is still alive and that it is a […]

  • Judgement of the Spanish Supreme Court in the “SPANAIR crash case”5 June, 2019 - 3:11 pm

    The recent Judgement of the Supreme Court (The Civil Chamber) nº 1513/2019, of 17th of May 2019, brings to a close the issue on the assessment of personal injuries in aviation accidents as it states that, in the absence of assessment standards for personal injuries caused in aircraft accidents a compensation based on the existing […]

  • THE NEW CODE OF ETHICS20 May, 2019 - 3:57 pm

    On March 6th 2019, the General Council of the Spanish Bar approved the new Code of Ethics which came into force on May 9th 2019. This Code encompasses a set of principles of conduct that should govern the professional activities of lawyers and derogates the Code which was in force since 2002. These norms amend […]

  • WISTA Spain Annual Meeting – 2019 – “Bilbao in Evolution”30 April, 2019 - 3:29 pm

    On 26th and 27th of April, WISTA Spain annual meeting was held in the Maritime Museum (Museo Marítimo) in Bilbao and was cosponsored by our firm. The event was organized by the WISTA associates in Bilbao, Marta Prado, the chair of the panel discussion on 26th; Itsaso Ibáñez, Carolina Ibáñez and the partner of our […]


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