Firm Profile > Mestre Abogados > Barcelona, Spain

Mestre Abogados
C. Hercegovina 18-20
Barcelona 08006

Transport: Shipping Tier 3

A maritime law firm with a leading transportation practice and a focus on maritime law and road carriage law’, Mestre Abogados has multi-jurisdictional expertise in insurance, litigation and shipping matters, including on policy wording and major casualties (collisions, fires and groundings). ‘Undoubtedly a great reference in both national and international maritime law’, Anna Mestre leads the team and is known for advising on legal contracts and conflicts, as well as specialising in large international shipping claims. Associates Marina Bassols and Belen Meroño joined the team in 2020, as did counsel Jacobo Peris. Andres Candomeque and Teresa Font departed to set up their own firm.

Practice head(s):

Anna Mestre

Other key lawyers:

Konstantina Papadopoulou; Cristian Gonzalez; Marina Bassols; Belen Meroño; Jacobo Peris


The team is mostly young and very well prepared, with a clear command of legal issues related to transport and maritime transport in particular. Enthusiastic and specialized team. In this office maritime law is the essence, the key, the “crux ” of their legal activity, the uniqueness and the field in which they are specialists.’

‘Anna Mestre is the soul and driving force of the firm, which is why she bears her last name in the company name. I have followed her professional life for 27 years and I know of her constant specialization in the field of the maritime sector, her mastery of the matter and ability to adapt to innovative solutions or alternative mechanisms, such as arbitration.’

‘Mestre Abogados is a niche maritime law firm with a leading transportation practice with a focus on maritime law and road carriage law. Although a small firm they have enormous expertise in Spanish law relating to the carriage of goods both international and domestic and their international aspect marks them out amongst their peers. They also provide an incredibly responsive service, which is a standout feature of their work and is much appreciated by us and our clients. Particularly when it comes to Spanish law relating to the international carriage by road, the team at Mestre Abogados have a great depth of experience that enables them to accurately predict the outcome in any particular case.’

‘Anna Mestre remains an enthusiastic advocate for her clients’ position in marine and transportation cases and her vast experience, combined with a commercial approach, is exactly what we and our clients need for maritime and transportation dispute cases in Spain. Anna has a small, but high quality team to support the practice and their responsive approach to all enquiries is standout.’

‘The team has solid knowledge, is pragmatic in defining strategies, clear in communication and very agile in handling matters.’

It is a firm that has a lot of experience in the field of maritime transport. Both in matters in court and in negotiations. This makes them very strong. Mastering foreign languages is also an advantage. It is also true that they work in all fields of maritime law.’

‘The team of professionals that make up the Mestre Abogados office is of the highest excellence both in terms of their professional training (of technical knowledge) and in customer service. They excel in the effective and efficient resolution of assigned cases as well as in continuous feedback at the informative level, providing continuous information transfer to clients.’

‘Anna Mestre is undoubtedly a great reference in both national and international maritime law. The difference from competitors? Without a doubt, the passion for a job well done, the professionalism, the experience, the meticulousness, the rigor … the great knowledge of international law and a great network of collaborating law firms all over the world, the result of extraordinary dedication. Anna Mestre is undoubtedly the driving force behind Mestre Abogados and a great generation of young lawyers following her guidelines make up a great team.’

Key clients















Department Name Email Telephone
Shipping/maritime Anna Mestre
shipping/maritime Alejandra Torres
Shipping/maritime Jordi Mayol
Shipping/maritime Cristian Gonzalez
Aviation Anna Mestre
Aviation Marina Bassols
Aviation Cristian Gonzalez
Insurance Anna Mestre
Insurance Cristian Gonzalez
Insurance Konstantina Papadopoulou
Insurance Pol Mediñá
Insurance Alejandra Torres
Yachting Pol Mediñá
Yachting Konstantina Papadopoulou
Yachting Anna Mestre
Arbitration Anna Mestre
Arbitration Alejandra Torres
International trade Anna Mestre
International trade Jordi Mayol
Energy Anna Mestre
Energy Marina Bassols
Road transportation and logisticss Cristian Gonzalez
Road transportation and logistics Anna Mestre
Road transportation and logisticss Marina Bassols
Road transportation and logistics Pol Mediñá
Road transportation and logistics alejandra Torres
Road transportation and Logistics Jordi Mayol
Litigation Alejandra Torres
Litigation Anna Mestre
Litigation Konstantina Papadopoulou
Litigation Cristian Gonzalez
Litigation Jordi Mayol
Litigation Belen Meroño
Number of lawyers : 10
CMI (Comite Maritime International)
IBA (International Bar Association)
IIDM (Instituto Iberoamericano de derecho maritimo
Propeller Club
Other offices : Barcelona