Cem Congar

Cem Congar is our exclusively recommended Shipping & Maritime Law expert in Turkey on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Cem directly using the contact details listed above.

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.

He completed his legal internship in the office of Prof. Dr. Abuzer Kendigelen who is the Dean of The Faculty of Law of Istanbul University. Afterward, he continued his law career at Antalya Coast Guard Command, Ceynak Logistics Inc. & Samsunport Port Management and head office of AXA InsuranceInc. Most particularly he worked as an expert attorney on subjects as Marine and Land Transportation, Insurance, Logistics and International law cases.

As a speaker, moderator, or organiser, he has attended more than 40 academic panels and seminars related to national and international transportation and insurance at many Universities, Bar Associations, and Institutions.

He participated in the establishment of the Carriage and Logistics Commission of the Istanbul Bar Association and he was assigned as Vice President for a period. He is still giving lectures at the Intern Education Centre of the Istanbul Bar Association.

He had attended as a guest speaker at Boards of Trade and Bar Associations of provinces such as Ankara, İstanbul, İzmir, and Mersin. He participated in many academic studies. In addition to this, he has been awarded from the United Nations, American and Balcanic Countries in order to the international organisations that he led.

His academic papers are published in many newspapers and journals. In the book “TRANSPORTATION AND INSURANCE LAW” published by the Istanbul Bar Association, he wrote an article which is “Carrier’s Liability In The Light of The Court of Appeal Decisions”.

Cem Congar knows advanced Turkish, English and German.

Rohan Janardhanan

Rohan Janardhanan is our exclusively recommended Shipping & Maritime Law expert in India on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Rohan directly using the contact details listed above.

Mumbai is a densely populated city on India’s west coast. A financial center, it’s India’s largest city. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The city’s also famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry.

Rohan, managing partner at Rex Legalis, has practiced law in Dubai and India. He has multi- jurisdiction legal experience and has specialised in Maritime and the white collar criminal matters, investigating the forensic aspects of criminal law importantly with the maritime dimension. He has more than 15 years of wide-ranging legal practice in law firms that handle cross-border transactions between organisations in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the Asian subcontinent. He has a master’s degree from Cardiff University, UK, with specialisation in marine and commercial laws.

Rohan has been working closely with a number of Shipping Companies advising them on all aspects of laws in the United Arab Emirates and India. Rohan has spent more than 10 years as a Legal Consultants with a top tier law firm in Dubai. He has also advised a number of Ship Owners and P & I Clubs on matters relating to cargo claims, sale and purchase of vessels, matters involving collision, stowaways to name a few.

He has been representing and defending ship owners, international carriers and liner operators in criminal cases at the economic offences department, Serious Fraud Investigation Authority and Central Bureau of Investigation, filed by local traders on a pan India Basis. One of his recent instructions were to represent the local owner and crew manager, in a matter involving the death of 4 crew members. He has been actively receiving instructions from international clients with respect to the winding up local companies in the National Company Law Tribunal and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.

Oto Salgues

Oto Salgues is our exclusively recommended Shipping & Maritime Law expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Oto directly using the contact details above.

This page, maintained by the legal office of Dr. Oto Salgues, aims to disclose such an important area, enable research, links with various national and international bodies, and publish weekly articles, and exchange cultural experiences in maritime, tax and customs law.

The issues involving maritime law, tax and customs law are still little known in our country, which is why we are not used to concepts and terms specific to the areas in question.

Juan Carlos Merodio López

Mr. Merodio is a highly recognized international advisor and executive with extensive experience.

Has acted as CEO and Senior Executive in first class companies, including 500 Fortune. As well he represents and act as consultant for national and international companies doing business in Mexico and LatinAmerica.

Practice Areas

  • Maritime & Transportation
  • Telecommunications
  • Energy
  • Insurance & Reinsurance

Maritime Law

In terms of Maritime Law, M&L Estudio Legal has established itself as one of the leading firms in Mexico specializing in this practice of law.

At M&L Estudio Legal, continuous advice is provided on the financing of ships, preparing and negotiating construction contracts, implementing financing structures, as well as contracts for the sale of ships.

We provide continuous advice in relation to any type of contract for the use of ships and their exploitation, drawing up and negotiating charter contracts in all its forms, financial leases, bill of lading and multimodal transport.

Our firm has also intervened in issues related to navigation accidents: maritime pollution, collisions, salvage and general average.

In the litigation and insurance field, M&L Estudio Legal has solid experience in the matter of seizure and judicial sale of ships, cargo claims, maritime litigation, maritime insurance and reinsurance, as well as P&I.

In administrative and regulatory matters, our firm provides advice on ports and port infrastructure, regular lines, as well as the registration and flagging of ships.

“M&L Estudio Legal has established itself as one of the most prestigious firms in Mexico and Latin America for always following the fundamental and essential principles that motivated its formation: depth of analysis; innovation capacity; quality, excellence and personal attention to our clients; respect for professional ethics and the legal order; in short, the continuous return to the fundamental values ​​of a noble professional practice, the legal profession ”.

Juan Carlos Merodio López. Partner/ Director

Firm Descripiton

M&L legal study has its origin in the firm founded in 1991 by a group of lawyers for the consultancy and representation of matters related to transportation and infrastructure development. Currently, our firm has its main offices in Mexico City and an extensive international practice. Since our inception, we have offered quality and excellent services, and throughout these years, we have accompanied numerous companies in the development of their activities. Currently, the combined experience of our partners of nearly 30 years in consulting, advising and representing businesses in Mexico and abroad, have positioned us as one of the most prestigious firms in our areas of expertise.

Our professional practice focuses on the start-up and development of infrastructure projects in energy, communications and transportation, corporate, financial, securities, real estate, business and commercial management matters, as well as an extensive practice in insurance and reinsurance. . Our partners have participated in a relevant way in various operations of acquisitions and sale of assets, joint ventures, as well as in the solution of regulatory issues and representation before the Federal Government.

M&L legal study is constantly referred by foreign firms to clients with interests and investments in Mexico and, likewise, we have correspondents in the cities of New York, London, Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona, ​​Genoa, Tokyo, Bogotá, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires.

In litigation, our activity focuses on international judicial and arbitration proceedings, as well as practice in federal proceedings. Our partners have also acted as consultants to the Federal Government for the implementation of new laws and regulations related to the national infrastructure.

Recently, M&L Estudio Legal has also participated in the implementation of best corporate practices and codes of conduct (compliance) in Mexican companies that publicly list their shares.

Committed to the quality of our services, at M&L legal study, we place special emphasis on personal and direct attention from the firm’s partners to our clients.

Ousa Okello

Ousa Okello, a holder of a Masters of Laws degree (LLM) in International Maritime Law from the International Maritime Law Institute, an institution of the International Maritime Organization, is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 17 years in practice and a member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).

Mr. Okello has previously worked for:

  • Wangari Mwanzia and Associates Advocates Position held: Associate
  • The Honourable Attorney-General Position held: Senior Litigation Counsel
  • The Kenya Maritime Authority Position held: Ag. Corporation Secretary and Head of Legal Services

Firm Overview:

Okello Kinyanjui & Company Advocates is a Mombasa-based Law Firm incorporated in the year 2015. The Firm is committed to providing effective, efficient and quality professional legal services, while employing an energetic blend of youth, experience and dedication to provide legal solutions to all problems.

Lourdes Pitti Sagrera

Lourdes Pitti Sagrera is our exclusively recommended Shipping & Maritime Law expert in Panama on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Lourdes directly using the contact details listed above.

Practicing law since 1979, Lourdes has built up extensive experience with maritime law trials and negotiations also with migration law assisting international clients with the many programs Panama offer to obtain Panama residency. As a founder of M&P she is also an expert with our core area of practice which is focused in the panama offshore services such as incorporation and management of Panama offshore companies, offshore bank account referrals and procedures with private interest foundations.

Firm Overview:

Founded in 1984, Mata & Pitti is a Panama law firm offering more than 30 years of experience to an international clientele interested in the offshore legal opportunities that Panama provides to the world.

Our areas of expertise are mainly associated with incorporations of Panama offshore companies and private interest foundations. However, our legal firm also specialises in vessel and yacht registrations as well as Panama trademark registrations and migration law.

Located in the prestigious banking district of Panama City, our law firm is placed in one of the highest rated financial centres in Latin America. Each attorney that makes up our global-oriented law firm is highly qualified and knowledgeable in all of our practice areas to ensure our clients are fully satisfied and receive the best legal advice and services in Panama.

Whether you are interested in starting a Panama offshore company or want to learn more about trademark registrations, maritime law or retiring in Panama, our lawyers are waiting to assist you with efficiency, quality and integrity.