BiographyAt the age of 35 Felipe Arizon became a Doctor in English Law, five years later he became an author of the Lloyd's Shipping Law Library. He obtained his doctorate degree while he was leading for eight full-time years the running of a law firm as head partner. He has been practising law since 1998 and is a managing partner since 2000. Co-Author of Maritime Letters of Indemnity.
He is an acclaimed Barrister before Spanish Courts; High Courts; Appeal Courts, and Supreme Courts, matching his Court appearances with outstanding records. Dr. Arizon has been asked to provide expert evidence regarding Spanish Commercial Law in two litigation cases before the High Courts of Justice in London.
Felipe holds a Ph.D in English Law at the Univesity of Newcastle upon Tyne (England, 2008) in recognition of a thesis entitled "The Enforceability of the Letter of Indemnity in the Context of Shipping", and a LL.M. in maritime and commercial law at Southampton University (England, 1998). He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tulane-New Orleans, (U.S., 2006). He holds a Law degree from the University of Malaga (Spain, 1996) and was a trainee at Directorate General of Transport at the European Commission in Brussels, he was also a summer stagiaire at T. Sioufas Law Offices (Greece, 2000).
Felipe acts before many international and domestic arbitration forums including ICC, Gafta, Fosfa, CAP and RSA. He is regular contributor to various international and Spanish publications in the field of commercial law, carriage of goods, insurance and arrest of ships. He is a regular contributor to the Lloyd's List of London. Author: "Ship arrests in practice" Spain chapter, Netcorporate, Brussels 2004-11. "El seguro en el transporte de mercancías," Spanish, WP* Logisbook, Barc. 2008; "Commodities & Trade Law," Spain chapter, GLC, London 2006.
Dr. Arizon is lecturer for the Spanish State Institute for International Trade on agency, franchise, transfer of technology, distribution, international and domestic sale contracts. He has lectured widely in Spain and abroad, inter alia, in England (Newcastle University; Lloyd's Maritime Academy), Russia, Ukraine, The Netherlands, France, and Turkey. He has been engaged on seminars at the Nautical Institute (England) and for commodities in El Cairo (Egypt). Dr. Arizon is permanent counsel of both the Ship Agent and Port Operators Association of Malaga and of the Malaga Custom’s Agents Bar. He is supporting member of the LMAA, member of the ASCAME's working commissions, of the Port Services Commission of the Malaga Port Authority.
Felipe Arizon is The Spanish editor and member of Forwarderlaw.com as well as The Founder of Shiparrested.com network.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Commercial, maritime, criminal, corporate and banking Laws including; sale of goods, agency, franchise and distribution contracts; charterparty disputes, bills of lading disputes, arrest and release of ships, cargo claims; marine insurance, international arbitrations, ship’s detentions and casualties, sale and purchase of ships, liens and arrest of cargo, ship building and ship repair contracts; stevedores and bailment disputes; international trade disputes; cargo claims and dispute concerning all types of commodities; corporate and banking law; competition law; companies’ evaluation, merge and acquisitions, letters of credit and letters of guarantees; freight forwarding, CMR disputes; insurance and civil liability Laws.