María Cozar is a senior associate in the Transport & Shipping industry group and the Litigation and Arbitration practice area.
She specializes in logistics and transport. She assists clients across the maritime industry, including shipowners, charterers, ship managers, operators, traders, cargo owners, shipbuilders, finance providers or insurance companies and whatever type of vessel or marine craft may be involved, including tankers, LNG/LPG carriers, containerships, ferries, cruise ships, yachts and offshore support vessels.
She handles the full range of wet and dry, contentious and transactional shipping. She has also an extensive experience in regulatory and compliance issues arising in the maritime context. She advises clients in the port industry and maritime infrastructure –port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines, oil & gas contractors, etc.- and has experience in concessions, regulatory and compliance.
She has experience in aviation regulatory and commercial law.
She lectures on logistics and transport law in the MBA in Fashion Business & Law, the Executive Program in Fashion Law and the Executive Program in Corporate Compliance at Centro de Estudios Garrigues. She has also lectured in shipping law for the All China Lawyers Association (ACLA). She is a regular speaker at various universities and collaborates with associations such as the Spanish Shipowners’ Association, the Spanish Yachting Association, the Spanish Aviation Association and the Spanish Road Transport Association.
María Cozar is a member of the Madrid Bar Association.
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.
Maria is co-author of the book “Defensa Corporativa y Compliance”, published by Thomson Reuters Aranzadi, and “Comentarios sobre la nueva ley de navegación marítima”, published by Actualidad Jurídica Aranzadi BIB 2014\4113. She has participated also in the publication of the normative code “Código Electrónico de la Moda”, published by the Boletin Oficial del Estado (B.O.E).