María M. Cózar Martínez


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  • Spanish

María M. Cózar Martínez

Senior associate


María Cózar is a senior associate in the Transport & Shipping industry group and the Litigation and Arbitration practice area.

She specializes in yachting, shipping, port law and transport law. She has extensive experience in providing comprehensive advice to clients on all aspects of the yachting industry, particularly on sale and purchase, construction, financing, registration and importation, safety, crew management and the chartering of large yachts. She also specializes in advising shipping companies (regular lines, compliance, reflagging, mortgages, sale and purchase, and construction) and the port industry (e.g. civil liability claims, regulatory and facility tenders, and abandonment of ships). Her expertise also covers shipping litigation.

She has lectured in shipping law at Centro de Estudios Garrigues for the All China Lawyers Association (ACLA).

María Cózar is a member of the Madrid Bar Association.

Academic background:

Degree in Law and Economics, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid.

LLM Master’s Degree in Maritime Law, Universidad de Cádiz and Puertos del Estado (Spanish Port Authority), Cádiz.

Postgraduate studies in Compliance, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid.

Executive Program on Port Law, Instituto de Empresa (IE), Madrid.


Author of yachting and shipping articles published in Náutica&Yates, Revista de la Asociación de Navieros Españoles, Aranzadi, and other specialist journals. She is involved with the Spanish Yachting Association (ANEN) and the Spanish Shipowners’ Association (ANAVE).