ESP Felipe Arizon

Arizon Abogados SLP


At 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. He is a 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” Questionaire and Spain chapter,, Málaga 2004-16.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 many events in Spain and abroad, inter alia, in England (Lloyd’s Maritime Academy), Russia, Ukraine, The Netherlands, France, Hong Kong, Singapore and Turkey. He has taken part in events and lectures for LL.M students in maritime law at several Universities including (Menedez Pelayo-Santander, Abat Oliva-CEU Barcelona, Newcastle University and Southampton University)

Felipe 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 as well as The Founder of network.

Most recent cases of importance include; consulting work for several clients before the European Commission (Brussels) regarding food and competition law; the enforcement of mortgages on behalf of several foreign shipping banks; two marine salvage disputes; the Court of Appeal judgment in R. v S. regarding a transnational dispute involving litigation before the Spanish Courts as well as before the High Courts of Justice in London; two ship sale & purchase files for Roro vessels; assisting different claimants to collect or secure their claims in Spain by the arrest of ships; various sale of goods arbitrations for biofuels in Spain and overseas; the enforcement overseas of two Paris awards.