In the context of the constant evolution experienced by the management of port areas and services, navigation and maritime transport requires a punctual legal advice capable of providing a response to the individual needs of the various operators.

The Ports Law area of practice of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo offers its clients a specialized advice on Ports and Navigation, providing the broadest – while at the same time practical – knowledge of the complex and heterogeneous matters posed in the scope of said activity, from planning the client’s positioning in Port Law, to establishing relations with the Port Authority to even reaching the economic-administrative and contentious jurisdictions, as well as any other matters that can affect its interests.

Our services in the sector are aimed principally at concessionaires of the ports public domain or related to the hinterland thereof, entities interested both in the construction and financing of port facilities or provision of port services as well as in the development and exploitation of activities on lands that have remained unutilized or lost their functionality or technical suitability for the port activity, consignees, freight forwarders, shipping lines, logistical companies and Port Stevedore Management Companies.

Our legal advice is aimed at providing a specific and personalized response to the needs and peculiarities of entities related to the scope of ports:

  • Advice on authorization procedures, public concessions and public works concession contracts related to ports.
  • Advice on the management and provision of port services.
  • Obtaining savings on the payment of official occupancy and activity rates via adequate tax planning.
  • Advice on good practices in the area of competition as related to ports.
  • Economic-administrative and contentious matters.
  • Registration and flagging of vessels and floating objects.