OUR TEAM

We encourage attendance to seminars,
sessions and International congress.

We are fascinated by the contribution of new perspectives and angles,
investigating each case and every dispute with the same relish and enthusiasm.

AND PEOPLE

Anna Mestre

amestre@mestreabogados.com

Anna Mestre is the managing partner and founder of MA. She graduated in 1987; She obtained a Masters Degree in Shipping at IME (ICADE) in Madrid. After three years of Marine Law practice and Insurance in London, she started legal practice in Madrid and Barcelona, where she established the firm as from 1994.

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Andrés Candomeque

acandomeque@mestreabogados.com

Andres joined MA in January 2001 after graduating in Law at the University of Barcelona (Abat Oliba-CEU) and specializing in Shipping Law by attending the Master in Shipping Law and Business at the Universidad Politéncia de Catalunya. Supporting his training he had also the opportunity of a secondment at two major Firms in London.

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Elena Faci

efaci@mestreabogados.com

Elena joined MA in October 2000. She graduated in Law at the University of Barcelona. She obtained a Masters degree in Shipping Law by the Barcelona Bar Association. She is the head of the Recovery Claims Department. Her main areas of expertise are international trade, shipping, CMR and aviation, as well as insurance and cargo resolution of disputes in out-of- court negotiations.

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Teresa Font

tfont@mestreabogados.com

Teresa joined MA in September 2002, after graduating in Law at the "Universidad de Barcelona" in June 2002. She specialized in Shipping Law by attending the Master in Shipping Business and Maritime Law at the "Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona".

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Carl Lubach

clubach@mestreabogados.com

Carl joined Mestre Abogados in January 2007. Finalizing his legal education in Germany (Berlin and Hannover) and undergoing an academic year at the Complutense University in Madrid, he settled in Barcelona in 2000. In 2003 Carl obtained a Master for Port Management (Operaciones Portuarias) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

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Jaume Comas

jcomas@mestreabogados.com

Jaume joined MA in November 2013. He graduated in law at the University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) in 2010 after taking his last academic year at the University of Leicester (United Kingdom). He complemented his education with the Master in International Studies at the University of Barcelona and prepared for three years the Spanish Diplomatic State Exam.

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Antonia Prats

aprats@mestreabogados.com

Antonia joined MA in September 2015. After graduating in Law at the University of Barcelona in 2009, she specialized in shipping and transport law by attending the Master in Yachting Management at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and further several specialization courses at Barcelona’s Bar Association. Before joining MA she spent four years working in a reference law firm for Banking matters.

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Cristian González

cgonzalez@mestreabogados.com

Cristian joined MA in January 2016. After graduating in Law at the University Pompeu Fabra in 2009, he moved to Belgium and attended two Master Degrees in European Studies and International Public law, both at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Subsequently, he prepared himself for the Spanish Diplomatic Service.

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CONTACT

Anna Mestre

Credentials

  • Anna Mestre is the managing partner and founder of MA. She graduated in 1987; She obtained a Masters Degree in Shipping at IME (ICADE) in Madrid. After three years of Marine Law practice and Insurance in London, she started legal practice in Madrid and Barcelona, where she established the firm as from 1994.

  • She is a current member of the Barcelona Bar Association and to the Maritime law Commission of the Bar. She is the Secretary General of the Maritime Committee of Catalonia, member of the Spanish Maritime Law Association and member of the Instituto Iberoamericamo de Derecho Maritimo. She is a regular Spanish delegate of the Spanish Committee at the ICC transport commission in Paris. She is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and of the Propeller Club in Barcelona.

  • Anna is a regular lecturer in the Master of Shipping Business at the Polytechnics University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona and at the Bar Association of Barcelona, amongst other Institutions. She is regular contributor to various national and international publications. She regularly lectures in International Shipping Forums.

  • In June 2012, attended the Masters in Leading Professional Service Firms (LPSF) at the prestigious Harvard Business School.

  • Areas of expertise

  • Anna specializes in marine, insurance and trade litigation involving charter-party disputes, sea carriage, collision, salvage, General Average, ship arrest and P&I disputes, amongst other. She is also specialized in Road transport and Aviation and has a strong practice in Yachting, ship sale, construction and Arbitration.

  • Languages

  • Anna is fluent in English, Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese.

  • Hobbies

  • She loves skiing and sailing. She is passionate about reading.

  • Andrés Candomeque

    Credentials

  • Andres joined MA in January 2001 after graduating in Law at the University of Barcelona (Abat Oliba-CEU) and specializing in Shipping Law by attending the Master in Shipping Law and Business at the Universidad Politéncia de Catalunya. Supporting his training he had also the opportunity of a secondment at two major Firms in London.

  • Andres is also a regular lecturer in shipping and marine insurance Law at Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, Bar Association of Barcelona and ISDE.

  • In January 2007 he was made a partner of our Firm and in January 2009 was appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus in Barcelona.

  • Areas of expertise

  • Andres specializes in marine insurance litigation, contract of carriage by sea and trade disputes, charterparty, collision, salvage, ship arrest, CMR and aviation.

  • Languages

  • Speaks fluent English.

  • Hobbies

  • He has a keen interest in swimming, waterpolo and antique shipping documents.

  • Elena Faci

    Credentials

  • Elena joined MA in October 2000. She graduated in Law at the University of Barcelona. She obtained a Masters degree in Shipping Law by the Barcelona Bar Association.

  • She is the head of the Recovery Claims Department. Her main areas of expertise are international trade, shipping, CMR and aviation, as well as insurance and cargo resolution of disputes in out-of- court negotiations.

  • She is a member of the Norwegian – Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Barcelona Bar Association (Maritime Section), and member of the Committee of Maritime Law of Catalonia (a part of the Spanish MLA).

  • Languages

  • Spanish, Catalan, English and Norwegian.

  • Teresa Font

    Credentials

  • Teresa joined MA in September 2002, after graduating in Law at the "Universidad de Barcelona" in June 2002. She specialized in Shipping Law by attending the Master in Shipping Business and Maritime Law at the "Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona".

  • In December 2012 Teresa was made a Partner of MA.

  • Areas of expertise

  • Teresa specializes in Yachting: new building contracts, sale and purchase agreements, charter agreements, repair and refit disputes, flagging and registration, administrative sanction procedures, arrests, large berth agreements, yachts and marina’s insurance and litigation.

  • Teresa is a regular lecturer in Yachting at the Master of Shipping Law and Business at the Polytechnics University of Catalonia (UPC) and has an active role at the associations Fòrum Marítim Català and Barcelona Clúster Nàutic and other national and international Yachting Forums.

  • Languages

  • Teresa speaks English, French and Italian.

  • Hobbies

  • She is a passionate about sailing and regularly races at the IMS/ ORC Spanish and international championships.

  • Carl Lubach

    Credentials

  • Carl joined Mestre Abogados in January 2007. Finalizing his legal education in Germany (Berlin and Hannover) and undergoing an academic year at the Complutense University in Madrid, he settled in Barcelona in 2000. In 2003 Carl obtained a Master for Port Management (Operaciones Portuarias) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
  • Carl is a collaborator of the German Journal “Transportrecht”. He also elaborated a briefing about the Spanish Jurisprudence in CMR matter for the CMR legal guide published by Karl-Heinz Thume.

  • Areas of expertise

  • Carl specializes in transportation law matters (land, sea and air), ship arrest and the judicial enforcement of foreign titles in Spain.

  • Languages

  • His mother tongue is German; he is also fluent in English and Spanish.

  • Hobbies

  • He likes practicing sports and vintage vehicles.

  • Beatriz Feced

    Credentials

  • Beatriz joined MA in December 2014 after studying law at the Rovira I Virgili University.

  • She has a degree in direction of port operations by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

  • She has complemented her specialization Master of Access to the legal profession at the University Abat Oliba, where she has obtained a special mention in Criminal Law.

  • Areas of expertise

  • Beatriz specializes in maritime, road and air law and insurance, trade, and port operations management. It also has a major in Criminal Law in the Master of access to the legal profession.

  • Languages

  • Beatriz speaks English, Spanish and Catalan.

  • Hobbies

  • Her hobbies are reading, skiing and cinema. She loves travelling.

  • Jaume Comas

    Credentials

  • Jaume joined MA in November 2013. He graduated in law at the University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) in 2010 after taking his last academic year at the University of Leicester (United Kingdom). He complemented his education with the Master in International Studies at the University of Barcelona and prepared for three years the Spanish Diplomatic State Exam.

  • Areas of expertise

  • Jaume specialized in Maritime Law, Road Transport and Aviation, Insurance Law and Public and Private International Law.

  • Languages

  • He has full professional proficiency in Catalan, Spanish, English and French.

  • Hobbies

  • Jaume is a pro-active person, whose main hobbies are: tennis, skiing, competing with his amateur football team and writing at his personal blog “global penseur” where he shares his views and thoughts on international legal matters.

  • Marina Carbó

    Credentials

  • Marina joined MA in July 2012 after graduating in Law by the "Universitat Pompeu Fabra" in June 2012. She has specialized in Shipping Business by the "Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya" where she did a Master in Maritime Business and Law and also Port Management.

  • Areas of expertise

  • Marina specializes in maritime law, road transport and aviation as well as insurance law.

  • Languages

  • She speaks Catalan, Spanish, French and English.

  • Hobbies

  • Marina is an enthusiastic and dynamic person. She is a big sport fan, and she often participates in different “trail-walkers”. She is also passionate about diving and ski.

  • Antonia Prats

    Credentials

  • Antonia joined MA in September 2015. After graduating in Law at the University of Barcelona in 2009, she specialized in shipping and transport law by attending the Master in Yachting Management at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and further several specialization courses at Barcelona’s Bar Association. Before joining MA she spent four years working in a reference law firm for Banking matters.

  • Areas of expertise

  • Antonia is specialized in Shipping, Road Transport and Aviation, Insurance and litigation.

  • Languages

  • She speaks Spanish, Catalan and English.

  • Hobbies

  • She has a keen interest in travelling and is a passionate about horses and she regularly competes in show jumping in national and International championships.

  • Cristian González

    Credentials

  • Cristian joined MA in January 2016. After graduating in Law at the University Pompeu Fabra in 2009, he moved to Belgium and attended two Master Degrees in European Studies and International Public law, both at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Subsequently, he prepared himself for the Spanish Diplomatic Service.

  • Areas of expertise

  • Cristian specializes in shipping, road transport, aviation and insurance law as well as International Public Law.

  • Languages

  • He has full professional proficiency in Catalan, Spanish, English and French.

  • Hobbies

  • Cristian likes horse riding and skiing. Cristian is also passionate about history, diplomacy and architecture.

  • Quima Vidal

    Credentials

  • Quima joined MA in November 2009.

  • She graduated as Senior Technical Administration and Finance at the IES Lluïsa Cura of Barcelona in 2001.

  • Hobbies

  • Quima is a dynamic person. She enjoys her free time and vacation to travel and practice her maximum hobby, which is climbing.

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