F. Javier is head and Legal Director of the MGM&Co Office in Bilbao. He has a wide experience in shipping and transport matters. He is specialized in wet and dry shipping as well as in road transport. His clients include shipowners, P&I Clubs, Freight Forwarders, Marine Underwriters and Contactors/Service Companies in the offshore energy industry. His practice covers all the Firm’s main contentious practice areas such as shipping, energy/offshore, international trade and insurance and re-insurance.
He also has a particular in-depth experience in the law and practice of pollution from ships having been involved in some of the most relevant oil spill cases in Spain. Javier is a frequent speaker on Shipping and Transport Law Seminars both in Spain and abroad and he is a Professor on Shipping and International Law at University of Deusto (Bilbao) and ISDE (Madrid).
Javier read Law at the University of Deusto and obtained an LLM from the same University on Maritime Law. After practicing law in some of the largest Spanish law firms, he spent some time working for several P&I Clubs on their respective Defense teams both in London (Shipowners P& I) and in Hamburg (Skuld P&I) where he dealt with charter party disputes, new building contracts, salvage, etcetera.
Javier is a Member of the Bilbao Bar Association, the International Young Lawyers Association (where he is the President of the Transport Law Committee), the Basque Country Propeller Club and the Italian Maritime Law Association.