Firms To Watch: Transport: Other transport

The transport and mobility team at Pinsent Masons LLP, established in April 2021, is led by Miguel Nieto, who is especially adept at advising on private financing systems and EU funds in the transport sector.

Transport: Other transport in Spain

Augusta Abogados

Augusta Abogados is renowned for its expertise in aviation matters, with clients noting the ‘solid‘ team is able to ‘support all types of transactions‘. The practice, which has been increasingly engaged by drone market players, is jointly led by Sergi Gimenez Binder, a key contact for airlines, aircraft owners, financial companies, tour operators, and cruise operators, and Jaime Fernández Cortés, a specialist in air passenger claims. The team also includes David Castaño, who is experienced in international contracts and aircraft finance.

Practice head(s):

Sergi Giménez Binder; Jaime Fernández Cortés

Other key lawyers:

David Castaño


‘Response times and concise, industry-specific advice.’

‘Very good connections in the aviation industry and wide knowledge.’

‘Great team, very competent and responsive.’

‘Jaime Fernández is an excellent professional.’

‘It is a  firm with a solid team to support all types of transactions in the world of air transport, aircraft and the contracts that arise from there.’

‘They have a very practical approach and communication with them is very fluid.’

‘The firm provides legal services with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.’

‘When working together, I was able to appreciate great work organisation and the ability to manage a large number of resources, each with their own expertise.’

Key clients


Norwegian Air Shuttle


Nova Capital Leasing Limited



Lauda Motion



Brussels Airlines

Condor Flugdienst


Aergo Capital

PK Airfinance

Air Charter Service

Air Arabia

Work highlights

  • Advised Nova Capital Aircraft Leasing Limited on the Spanish law aspects of a sale & lease back of seven firefighting aircraft to be operated in Spain.

Clyde & Co LLP

The market-leading aviation and transport department at Clyde & Co LLP has a ‘high specialisation in insurance‘, with significant experience in passenger claims and aircraft accidents in the aviation sector. Enrique Navarro heads up the team and advises a diverse client base which includes airlines, insurance companies, retail companies, and both domestic and international insureds. Other key contacts within the practice include Javier Hernandez-Valenciano, a key name for travel and tourism law and marine insurance disputes, as well as Carlos Cid, who stands out for his experience in cases involving the transport of goods.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Navarro

Other key lawyers:

Javier Hernandez-Valenciano; Carlos Cid


‘Closeness, full dedication to the requested topics including meetings with brokers.’

‘Good flexibility and adaptability.’

‘High specialisation in insurance, and its different facets and sectors.’

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

The department at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is recommended for its ability to advise on aviation, automotive, mobility, transport and logistics-related matters. Jointly chaired by Fernando Herrero, Ainara Rentería, and Miguel Ángel García Otero, the team is praised for its ‘great professionalism and commitment‘. Herrero is noted for his experience in asset finance; Rentería takes the lead on automotive and sustainable mobility mandates; and Otero excels on regulatory issues in the transport and logistics spaces. José Canalejas provides additional support in shipping and aviation finance transactions, while Marina Carreño is a key contact for matters relating to the Cape Town Convention.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Herrero; Ainara Rentería; Miguel Ángel García Otero

Other key lawyers:

José Canalejas; Marina Carreño


‘Great knowledge of the different players in the automotive sector.’

‘Ainara Rentería is approachable and has great knowledge of the automotive sector, in the different phases – production, distribution and financing.’

‘A great team of professionals.’

‘Partner Miguel Ángel García Otero stands out, but the entire team is characterised by its great professionalism and commitment.’

Key clients

AeroCentury Corp


Airborne Capital Limited

Aviator IV, 3444 Limited

BBAM Aircraft Leasing & Management

Chorus AVIATION Inc.

Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank

Export Development Canada

Fuyo General Lease Co., Ltd.

Goshawk AVIATION Limited

HEH Hamburger EmissionsHaus GmbH & Cie. KG

Iberia, Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A. Operadora.

ITOCHU Corporation

K AVIATION Leasing Corporation 1A DAC

Morgan Stanley

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

Pembroke Capital Limited

SDH Wings International Leasing Limited

Standard Chartered Bank

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited (London Branch)

VMO Aircraft Leasing

Vueling Airlines, S.A.


Hyundai Motor España

Ford España

Automotive & Industrial Systems, a division of Panasonic Corporation

Accell Group

Lotus Group


Moove Cars Group/King Street









ViaVan Technologies B.V.







Las Fallas Leasing DAC


Grupo Carreras











Junta de Andalucía

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

Banco Santander S.A.

Bank of America Europe DAC

Bank of China Limited, London Branch

BNP Paribas

CaixaBank, S.A.

CitiCorp North America Inc.

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Filiale Luxemburg

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Credit Suisse (Deutschland) Aktiengesellschaft

Credit Suisse AG, London Branch

Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt

Goldman Sachs Bank USA

HSBC Bank plc

HSBC Continental Europe

J.P. Morgan AG

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., London Branch

KEB Hana Bank, Singapore Branch

Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A.

Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc.

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

National Westminster Bank plc

Nomura Babcock & Brown Co., Ltd.


Standard Chartered Bank

The Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank, Ltd.

and Sanno Investment, Inc.

Algodor Limited

Manzanares Limited

Work highlights

  • Defended Ford España in a damages claims case.
  • Provided advice on regulatory, employment, compliance and corporate matters to Moove Cars Group/King Street.

López-Ibor Abogados

Air transport specialist López-Ibor Abogados acts for an impressive client list, featuring major airlines and leading names in the aviation sector, in a variety of matters, such as the purchase of aircraft leases, aircraft deregistration, and the renewal of self-handling airport licenses. Practice head and founder Alfonso López-Ibor is commended for his ‘excellent‘ sector knowledge, which includes experience in aviation law, litigation, arbitration, and finance. Other noteworthy individuals include Olivia López-Ibor, who specialises in air transport financings, Miguel Aravena Cofré and Pablo Stöger.

Practice head(s):

Alfonso López-Ibor

Other key lawyers:

Olivia López-Ibor; Miguel Aravena Cofré; Pablo Stöger


‘Alfonso and his team offer good advice on how to navigate various legal matters in the most practical and efficient way.’

‘Personable, experienced and solutions-oriented team.’

‘This is a lovely firm to deal with. They manage to combine a small, personable, accessible team with great expertise and connections within the aviation sphere in Spain.’

‘The strengths they offer when compared to other larger firms are direct and personal treatment, which favours quick responses and personalised advice.’

‘Excellent, knowledgeable, available team. A pleasure to deal with.’

‘Alfonso’s knowledge of the sector, especially of matters related to handling licenses and relations with AESA and AENA, is excellent.’

‘Alfonso Lopez-Ibor and Olivia Lopez-Ibor have great technical knowledge.’

‘López-Ibor Abogados is our go-to law firm whenever we need aviation-related advice in Spain. We rely on them and trust their guidance and judgement.’

Key clients

Aircastle Advisor LLC

Air Lease Corporation


Smbc Aviation Capital Limited

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (Dae) Ltd.



Jet2 Plc

Jet2.Com Limited

Jet2holidays Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted JLPS in the sale and leaseback of several A350 registered in Spain and the financing of the transactions.
  • Advised SMBC on the sale and purchase of several aircraft registered in Spain.
  • Advised Aircastle on the lease and lease novation of a number of aircraft leased to Spanish airlines.


The transport team at Cuatrecasas is well placed to handle litigation, finance, and regulatory issues for companies from the freight, rail, road and air segments. Recent work includes advising on corporate financing, joint ventures, and shareholder disputes.

Key clients




European Investment Bank

Metro De Madrid


Johnson Health Technologies Ibérica

Gestión De Infraestructuras De Castilla-la Mancha

Sem Tranvías De Zaragoza

Transportes Terrestres Cántabros


Carreras Grupo Logístico

Banco Santander

Work highlights

  • Advised the European Investment Bank on the financing for Trucksters.
  • Advised Seat, Volkswagen and Audi on the joint venture agreement for the strategic project for economic recovery and transformation of Vehículo Eléctrico Conectado.
  • Advised SEM Tranvías de Zaragoza on a capital increase through cash and non-cash contributions.

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland offers specialist support in rail-related matters, ranging from infrastructure projects, to planning permissions, regulatory issues, concessions and infringement procedures. The practice is under the joint leadership of five partners: public law specialist Alberto DorregoAntonio Bravo, who focuses on dispute resolution; competition partner Crisanto Pérez-Abad; dispute resolution and IP practitioner Marta González; and employment expert Jacobo Martínez.

Practice head(s):

Alberto Dorrego; Antonio Bravo; Crisanto Pérez-Abad; Marta González; Jacobo Martínez


‘Alberto Dorrego has excellent knowledge of the Public Administration and its functioning, which makes him stand out from other professionals.’

‘Alberto Dorrego is our reference lawyer and an example for his optimal human qualities.’

‘We make special mention of Crisanto Pérez-Abad and Alberto Dorrego.’

‘The Eversheds team has a capacity to adapt to the client’s needs, which is very significant.’

‘The Eversheds team has great capacity and technical knowledge of public law and administrative contracts.’

Key clients


Iata Captrain España Saba Aparcamientos

Globalvia Group

Spanish Association of Private Railway Operators


Pérez-Llorca‘s transport department is spearheaded by M&A and capital markets expert Julio Lujambio, who works alongside team members Beatriz García and Natalia Olmos. The team's expertise is notably concentrated in aviation, transport, mobility services, automobile, and maritime law, with García and Olmos offering extensive experience in litigation and public law mandates.

Practice head(s):

Julio Lujambio

Other key lawyers:

Beatriz García; Natalia Olmos

Key clients



Globalvia Inversiones

Air Europa

Free Now



Royal Caribean

Work highlights

  • Advised Volotea and the company’s current shareholders on all of the corporate aspects of a €210m investment via an equity-like instrument, with the aim of restoring the company’s liquidity and equity situation.
  • Advised one of the largest truck manufacturing groups belonging to the Volkswagen Group on all the proceedings initiated by truck purchasers claiming damages allegedly arising from anti-competitive practices.
  • Advised Air Europa on a syndicated loan agreement for a period of five years valued at €141m, partially guaranteed by the Spanish government.

Rogers & Co. Abogados

The transport team at Rogers & Co. Abogados is complimented by clients for its abilities to ‘transmit legal concepts with simple and accessible language’ and ‘offer advice that is completely personalised to the specificities of the company‘. Luis Alberto Garcia heads up the practice, which regularly assists a multitue of clients, from logistics operators to airlines, with the drafting of waybills, accident claims and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Luis Alberto Garcia


‘Independence, honesty, probity, rectitude, loyalty, diligence and truthfulness are primary virtues that I find in the partners with whom I collaborate.’

‘The firm has professionals specialising in various subjects, and they speak several languages ​​in addition to the language of the country where the process takes place.’

‘Luis Alberto Garcia is always available – he inspires confidence.’

Key clients

Asociación Española de Cargadores

AIG Europe S.A.,

Marsh UK

RSA Luxembourg SA

AXA XL, Spain

Samsung SDS Cello

W.E. Cox UK

DSV Insurance, Austria

Reale Seguros Generales SA

AM Group, Spain

Uría Menéndez

Maritime law expert Carlos López-Quiroga heads up the shipping and transport team at Uría Menéndez, which is lauded by clients for ‘finding solutions to unique problems‘. Companies from the logistics, urban mobility, aviation, and rail industries rely on the group for regulatory advice and support in industry-related M&A, financings and litigations. Nicolás Nägele is noted by clients for being ‘very helpful in transactions‘.

Practice head(s):

Carlos López-Quiroga

Other key lawyers:

Nicolás Nägele


‘Knowledgeable and responsive – good at finding solutions to unique problems.’

‘Nicolás Nägele has been very helpful in transactions.’

Key clients

Ouigo España, S.A.U.


Coca-Cola European Partners

Doric Asset Finance GmbH & Co. KG

Alibaba Group

Medway Terminals, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Provided Ouigo España, S.A.U. with ongoing advice regarding regulatory aspects, enabling titles, and other related matters.
  • Advised Doric Asset Finance GmbH & Co. KG on a leasing agreement with a purchase option over an aircraft to be registered in Spain.
  • Advised Medway Terminals, S.A. on the bidding process for the operation of three rail-freight transport terminals in Extremadura.

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Watson Farley & Williams LLP‘s maritime, aviation, and transport team is praised for its ‘excellent service‘. Jointly led by the ‘outstandingAlfredo Cabellos and Laura Cadenas, the practice has a particular focus on aviation and rail, with expertise spanning insolvency, regulatory matters, and the registration and financing of aircraft. Joana Roca Marimón is a core contact for acquisition finance and tax lease transactions.

Practice head(s):

Alfredo Cabellos; Laura Cadenas

Other key lawyers:

Joana Roca Marimón


‘The team is very reactive and also proactive. Always striving to provide – and actually delivering – an excellent service.’

‘Great relationship with clients and collaboration.’

‘The spirit and work carried out by Alfredo and his team is absolutely unique.’

‘Alfredo Cabellos is an outstanding professional. It is always a pleasure to work with him. My experience with Alfredo is always extraordinary. ’

Key clients

Edda Wind

Avolon Aerospace Leasing Limited

Axpo Iberia

Royal Greenland


Greenalia Logistics


Prow Capital