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:
  • RDL 10/2020, of March 29th, Suspension of Non-essential Activities2 April, 2020 - 6:57 am

    The recent Royal Decree Law nº 10/2020, of March 29th  orders the suspension of companies and non-essential works as a consequence of the declaration of the state of alarm issued on March 14th, an order that certainly affects both the economy and society in a global way.   This suspension will last 11 days, from […]

  • Extension of the State of Alarm in Spain27 March, 2020 - 12:59 pm

    The Congress of Deputies, at the plenary session on March 25, approved the extension of the State of Alarm for another 15 days, among other things.  This means that all the measures, orders and decisions that have been implemented up to now and have been extended during the period of the State of Alarm shall […]

  • The Judicial System and Administrative Procedures throughout the Spanish state16 March, 2020 - 5:53 pm

    On March 14, 2020, the President of the Spanish  Government declared the State of Alarm (by means of RD 463/2020) throughout the National Territory, due to the exceptional situation of danger to the Public Health generated by the COVID-19 outbreak. Thus, the part of the legal activity of the country has been practically suspended, with […]

  • AIYON Abogados remain operative during the state of alarm declared in Spain16 March, 2020 - 11:44 am

    During the State of Alarm declared by the Spanish Government on the last Saturday 14TH March, with an initial period of 15 days that may be further extended, all the team of AIYON Abogados remains operative to cover our clients’ needs, insofar as it is possible in this unpredictable scenario. You can contact us through […]

  • Claims Made Clauses4 February, 2020 - 7:43 am

    The “claims made” clauses in civil liability insurance contracts are regulated in article 73, paragraph 2, of the Spanish Insurance Contract Law (Law 50/1980 of October 8th). This paragraph contains two subsections that describe two types of temporary delimitation clauses, i.e., claims occurring clauses and claims made clauses. The first of these clauses circumscribes the […]


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