Firm Profile > Meana Green Maura & Co > Madrid , Spain

Meana Green Maura & Co
28008 MADRID

Transport: Shipping Tier 2

Meana Green Maura & Co provides 'sound and pragmatic advice' on maritime accidents. For example, it advised Baja Ferries on the Caribbean Fantasy fire case, and continues assisting Costa Crociere with over 150 passenger claims concerning the capsized Costa Concordia. Its newly opened fourth office, in Algeciras, is managed by senior associate Juan Montenegro MartínezJaime SoroaPedro Maura and Edmund Sweetman are key names.

The firm

Meana Green Maura & Co, (hereafter MGM & Co) is the leading shipping niche firm in the Spanish maritime industry. The team composed of partners and lawyers is approachable, the service rendered of the highest quality and the relationship with clients is second to none.

The firm boasts extensive experience in marine insurance and reinsurance, collisions and strikings, fire, explosions, sinkings and groundings; personal injury and material damage, general average, salvage and wreck removal, underwater heritage findings and liens, sale and purchase of vessels, ship registration, ship building, repairs and other services. The team of professionals includes an England and Wales/Spanish dual-qualified solicitor (Jaime Soroa – partner) working with industry leading partner Pedro Maura who has over 30 years of exclusive shipping experience, in particular, personal injury and dry shipping; and barrister Edmund Sweetman who became partner in December 2016 and is Director of MGM’s Barcelona offfice.

Over the years, MGM & Co has expanded the areas of expertise in order to meet the needs of its domestic and international clients. Specifically, the firm operates in all areas of maritime law, marine insurance, pollution, boating, shipbuilding, air, land and multimodal, fishing rights, commercial law, administrative law, mediation, arbitration, personal injury, among others, being pioneers in the areas of law that affect its clients, which include P&I Clubs, shipowners, charterers, financial institutions, and the majority of the UK shipping firms.

The firm is present in the main maritime spotlights of Spain. Having its headquarters in Madrid, MGM & Co also counts on well-established offices in Algeciras, Barcelona, Bilbao and Castellón (Valencia). As a sign of MGM & Co’s excellent evolution as a solid brand in the sector with an outstanding reputation for quality, in September 2016 MGM & Co opened its first international office in Mexico City, with several major cases already underway for trusted clients. At the end of 2017 MGM & Co opened its office in London.

Areas of practice

Admiralty law and emergency response: MGM & Co leads the industry in wet shipping claims.

Administrative sanction proceedings: MGM & Co is overwhelmingly successful at administrative sanction proceedings, especially those arising from: stowaways; breach of marine safety regulations; breach of port safety rules; smuggling; sanctioning proceedings; abandoned vessels; Paris MOU and damage to ports/port infrastructure.

Shipping and international trade: MGM & Co provides expert legal advice to clients on all shipping-related litigation, arbitration and ADR. The firm provides advice on dry shipping disputes, including but not limited to: freight claims; bills of lading and charterparties; P&I insurance, hull and machine insurance, cargo insurance; contractual disputes; cargo claims; limitation of liability; agency and freight forwarding disputes. MGM & Co’s team of professionals comprises an Irish/English/Spanish dual qualified barrister/lawyer respectively who leads representing clients in matters of maritime law litigation and non-litigious, in Ireland, England and Spain (Edmund Sweetman).

Yachting: MGM & Co assist in yacht building contracts, arrest/mortgage proceedings; financing; and liens.

Personal injury and employment: MGM & Co has an unparalleled reputation in resolving personal injury; crew and employment related claims with partner Pedro Maura being highly respected for his in-depth experience in this sector.

Insurance and reinsurance: the firm advises on aspects of marine insurance and reinsurance with a particular focus on the London market. Within the team of professionals Partner Jaime Soroa has vast experience as an in-house lawyer in two IG P&I Clubs in London, having a deep knowledge of the London Insurance Market. Senior associate F Javier Zabala specialised in the department of defense of different P&I clubs in Hamburg and London before joining our legal team. MGM & Co’s client base includes both a wide range of insurance underwriters and P&I Clubs.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative sanction proceedings Pedro Maura
Administrative sanction proceedings Edmund Sweetman
Arbitration and ADR Pedro Maura
Bills for lading and charterparties Jamie Soroa
Bills for lading and charterparties F Javier Zabala
Cargo claims handling Pedro Maura
Cargo claims handling Jamie Soroa
Collisions and FFOs Pedro Maura
Collisions and FFOs F Javier Zabala
Energy/offshore Pedro Maura
Energy/offshore F Javier Zabala
Enforcement of foreign judgments or foreign arbitration awards Pedro Maura
International trade F Javier Zabala
International trade Jaime Soroa
Marine insurance and reinsurance Jaime Soroa
Marine insurance and reinsurance F Javier Zabala
Maritime litigation Pedro Maura
Maritime litigation Jaime Soroa
Maritime litigation Edmund Sweetman
Personal injury Pedro Maura
Personal injury Edmund Sweetman
Piracy Pedro Maura
Piracy F Javier Zabala
Pollution Pedro Maura
Pollution F Javier Zabala
Salvage and wreck removal Pedro Maura
Salvage and wreck removal Jaime Soroa
Vessel dispatch Pedro Maura
Wet shipping Pedro Maura
Wet shipping F Javier Zabala
Wet shipping Jaime Soroa
Photo Name Position Profile
 Juan Maldonado  photo Juan Maldonado
Mr Pedro Maura  photo Mr Pedro Maura
 Juan Montenegro  photo Juan Montenegro
 Alberto Rodriguez  photo Alberto Rodriguez
 Rolande Sbert  photo Rolande Sbert
Mr Jaime Soroa  photo Mr Jaime Soroa
Number of lawyers : 12
Other offices : Algeciras
Other offices : Barcelona
Other offices : Bilbao
Other offices : Castellón (Valencia)
Other offices : London
Other offices : Mexico City