Jose Pellicer

Jose Pellicer

Senior Associate Madrid, Spain

Jose is an Associate in Kennedys’ Madrid office. He qualified in Spain in 1998.

His practice areas include marine and ports, contracts, insurance and reinsurance, regulation, public liability, financing, aviation and regulatory defence.

Jose is an expert in marine, logistics and ports, handling matters for ship owners, shipyards, marine insurers and reinsurers, and port authorities. He is experienced in drafting contracts, dispute resolution, litigation, recovery actions and policy interpretation and handles both contentious and non-contentious cases.

He regularly writes for publications and is a member of the Spanish Maritime Association and the International Ports Law Association. He is also a lecturer for the Master's Degree in Shipping Business and Maritime Law Program, which is a joint program between the Spanish Maritime Institute and the Comillas Pontifical University.


  • Qualified in Spain in 1998

Jose Pellicer is brilliant, fast and creative in his approach to problems. He is a rising star.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Market recognition

  • Recommended lawyer for 'Transport: Shipping (Spain)'
    "Jose Pellicer is brilliant, fast and creative in his approach to problems. He is a rising star, no doubt."
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

    "Jose Pellicer is an expert in his area of marine, logistics and ports law and all related matters, including policy interpretation. Always delivers on his promises and provides unique advice that details everything that you need, together with breaking it down into an understandable format when it comes to the complicated Spanish Civil Codes."
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Work highlights

  • Shipbuilding and financing of bunkering tankers, a Navy training ship, polar trawlers, anchor handling vessels, salvage vessels, research and oceanographic vessels, racing and mega-yachts. 
  • Ship purchase, reflagging of several vessels at Malta, Madeira, Marshall Islands etc.
  • Salvage procedures involving Navy helicopters, tugs and cruises.
  • Arbitration in connection with the defective design of passenger vessels.
  • Heavy lifts incidents and fires on car carriers’ cargo holds.
Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020