The office

The practice led by Leon von Ondarza began its journey in 1993, focusing on Maritime Law and specifically recreational boating.

From this specialised position, the firm offers advice on the various aspects affecting ships and leisure vessels.

-Civil claims.

-Pre-emptive seizure of ships (maritime debt).

-Claims to insurers.

-Claims resulting from maritime rescue, accidents in navigation and salvage.

-Administrative procedures: relating to state as well as autonomic administration and, in particular, the disciplinary proceedings following infraction cases in civil nautical matters.

-Ship and vessel taxation.

-Consulting for charter businesses: as an integral part of the firm’s provided services, we offer advice on all aspects relating to nautical leasing or charter of boats and recreational vessels.

-Registration and flagging of vessels; changes in ownership, name, listing, registered home port.

-Licenses to exercise the activity of marine leasing (charter).

-Creation of companies, qualifications, authorizations for ships of Spanish or foreign flag.

León Von Ondarza Fuster

León von Ondarza Fuster, overt head of the professional team that makes up LVOF Lawyers, is a graduate of Law from Universidad de Navarra (1992). He specialised in Maritime Law with a Master’s from Instituto Europeo de Estudios Marítimos (IEEM Gijón, 1993) and is a registered colleague at the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de las Baleares (ICAIB, 1994).

By virtue of his early specialisation and in-depth knowledge of the field, he also began his teaching role in various nautical academies, later post-graduate degrees at university level, while pairing these academic endeavours with the publishing of various works and articles in maritime legislation. Furthermore, he is secretary of the Spanish large-yacht association Asociación Española de Grandes Yates (AEGY) since its creation in 2006, as well as member of the Spanish Maritime Law Association, Asociación Española de Derecho Marítimo (AEDM).

Ana Del Valle Cervigón

Ana del Valle Cervigón, a graduate of Marina Civil from Facultad de Náutica de Barcelona (1999), with a subsequent Master’s in Shipping Business from Facultad de Náutica de Barcelona (2000). Also holds certification as Expert Appraiser / Malfunction Inspector (Perito/Comisario de Averías) for SEA SURVEY S.L.2000-2002.

In the year 2002, Ms del Valle also taught, in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Balearic Government for the professional degree of Coastal Pattern Polyvalent, and she is a Teacher of the nautical-sports qualifications PER, P. Yate, Yacht Captain, as well as the Professional Recreation Master.

Carmen Quer Canut

Carmen Quer Canut holds a law degree from ESADE University in Barcelona, ​​with a specialization in Corporate Law (2007). After her time at Garrigues in the Corporate and M&A department, she gained extensive experience in the commercial field and was involved in numerous company acquisition, mergers, and sale processes, as well as due diligence operations, commercial contracts (franchising, agency, distribution), among others.

She completed her training with a Master’s Degree in Business Law from the Centro de Estudios Garrigues in collaboration with Harvard Law School (2009). Before joining the firm, she completed her Master’s Degree in Maritime Law & Shipping Business at Abat Oliba CEU University in 2020. She completed her Master’s Thesis “IMO 2020: Green New Deal in Maritime Transport” with honours. Additionally, she is a member of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA).”

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