In general, the ports and shipping sector has a very important regulatory aspect to which our clients are very sensitive. At GVA Gómez-Villares & Atencia we offer specialist services in the sector at various levels, both in advisory matters and in the relationships with the different public bodies, and, of course, as regards the contentious aspect of the different procedures.

Similarly, our law firm has experience of repute in the different services we offer for this sector. Amongst them we highlight the flagging and deregistration of ships and vessels, scheduled transport authorisation procedures, administrative concessions, administrative procedures for the occupation of port public areas and provision of basic port services, administrative penalty proceedings in relation to maritime safety and pollution, acting in port inspection proceedings, the release of detained vessels and provision of guarantees, and, of course, all type of procedures with the port authorities and the Directorate-General for Merchant Shipping.

Port law is a discipline which combines elements belonging to different practice areas, areas of which GVA Gómez-Villares & Atencia has full knowledge and command. Thus, through our multidisciplinary team of lawyers, we can offer services related to shipping law, transport law, the international law of the sea, and administrative, tax, employment, environmental and civil law, amongst others.

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