The joint office of Amya Abogados, established in 1981 by José María Alcántara, was conceived as a the unifying element of a network of Spanish and international offices, and has already celebrated its first 25 years of national and international success, known as «Amya International Law Firm» in all major directories.
In this period, the firm has evolved from its headquarters in Madrid into a network that aims to boost competitiveness and develop a leaner cost structure. Its philosophy is based on providing a reliable, immediate, bilingual and committed service until the objectives set by the client have been met. It provides an efficient service thanks to its extensive experience and a core network of offices (Madrid, Vigo, Valencia, Las Palmas, Murcia, Bilbao, Gijón, London, Lisbon, Rome, Paris, Piraeus, Casablanca, Novorssiysk, New York, Panama, Cartagena de Indias, Caracas, Buenos Aires). Amya is a firm of international scope able to cater for all its clients’ needs. The professionals in each of offices belonging to the Amya network are highly qualified in the areas of specialisation in which the network has become an international benchmark.
Since its foundation, Amya Abogados has occupied a leading position in the main rankings of law firms in the sector, such as Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, and as it has developed into a classic maritime law firm in Spain. Its specialised nature has led the firm to work in the following practice areas: maritime law, transport and logistics law, shipbuilding and ship finance, administrative and port law, insurance, reinsurance and P&I Clubs, litigation and arbitration. The company is also known for its strong dedication to study and research, arbitration and mediation, cohesion in the maritime sector (Spanish Maritime Cluster – CME) and international discussion workshops such as «Marlaw» and «EMLS«, among others.
Amya offers the types of services demanded by international law firms, major risk and liability insurers, shipping companies and ship-owners, charterers, exporters and importers, shipping and port agencies, logistics companies and freight forwarders, ground and air carriers, international agencies and project consultants, legislative bodies in various countries and academic and research centres.
Amya is a network of international offices that collaborates actively as an associate, directly or through its members, with BIMCO, the Comité Maritime International (CMI), the Iberoamerican Institute of Maritime Law (IIDM), the International Multimodal Transport Association (IMMTA), the Spanish Committee of the ICC, the International Maritime Mediation and Conciliation Panel (IMCAM), Unidroit (Unilaw), etc.