Victor Mata > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
Velazquez 51
4º Derecha
28001 Madrid

Work Department

Shipping, Marine, trade and energy


Victor is a partner in the shipping team in the Madrid office who specialises in shipping, transport, international trade and litigation. He has nearly 15 years’ experience in advising on contentious and non-contentious matters, having appeared before domestic and international arbitration bodies. He has particular expertise in handling personal injury claims before commercial, labour and criminal courts, salvage proceedings, ship arrests, cargo claims and complex recoveries.


Prior to qualifying in 2005, Victor worked for shipping lines and freight forwarders, gaining substantial experience in practical issues. He subsequently practised in national and international law firms including DLA Piper, KPMG Espana and Thomas Cooper LLP.


Victor is a member of the Spanish Maritime Law Association and is also a Spanish average adjuster.

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Transport: Shipping

(Rising stars)

Victor MataPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

The shipping team at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP utilises the experience of its team and advanced AI document-reviewing tools to advise shipowners, cargo owners, freight forwarders, insurance companies and P&I clubs on a range of matters relevant to the sector. Such matters include third-party liability claims, contractual disputes, charterparties, bills of lading, pollution, salvage proceedings and arbitration. Headed by Juan Alegre, Bernardo Ruiz Lima and Ernesto Rivera, the team counts major players in the maritime industry among its clients. Key support is provided by liability claims specialist Victor Mata.

Spain > Insurance

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP has considerable experience advising both insurers and insured companies in Spain and Latin America on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Marine, aviation, energy and civil liability insurance are all strengths of the firm, which uses a number of technological tools and platforms for the benefit of clients, including its Spectra platform, which can automate large-scale document review. Key practitioners include Bernardo Ruiz Lima, who handles insurance claims and matters arising out of major casualties; maritime law expert Ernesto Rivera, who counts insurance companies and P&I Clubs among his clients; and senior associate Victor Mata.