Alfredo Cabellos



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Alfredo Cabellos

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Alfredo is an Asset Finance Partner in the Watson Farley & Williams’s Madrid office.

He has 19 years of professional experience, 17 of which were devoted to asset financing in the transport field. He specialises in ship and aviation finance, as also evidenced in International lawyers’ directories.

Further to his finance and transport lawyer practice, Alfredo has been involved in M&A transactions, corporate bond issuances, financing of port terminals, ship arrest, aircraft repossession and arbitration related to disputes under shipbuilding contracts. He has further represented the interests of film production companies and investors in Spanish film financing structures.

Alfredo advises both national and foreign financial entities, shipowners and shipyards in all sorts of tax and structured finance transactions (Spanish Tax Leases, Spanish Operating Leases, OECD-subsidised loans), in addition to his involvement in numerous export finance transactions, with sellers and buyer’s credits coupled with CARI and FIEM facilities managed or structured by ICO. He has a renowned expertise in the registration of vessels and aircraft in many jurisdictions.

International legal directories such as Chambers & Partners or Best Lawyers recognise Alfredo as a Shipping Finance expert.

Prior to joining the firm, Alfredo was Counsel in Uría Menéndez Transportation team.

Alfredo speaks Spanish, English, French and basic Arabic.

Education Open

  • Lycée Français, Madrid.
  • 1996: Law Degree, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.
  • 1997 – 1999: Master in EU Law, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.
  • 1999: DESS Droit du Commerce International, Paris X University, Paris, France.

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Lectures/teaching :
  • Lecturer on the English-spoken Master de Acceso a la Abogacía course on Transport law (Carriage of goods by land, sea and air).
  • Lecturer on Bareboat Charter Agreements and Finance Leases, Máster en Derecho Marítimo, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid.

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Madrid Lawyers Professional Association (Colegio de abogados de Madrid).
  • Spanish Association of Maritime Law (Asociación Española de Derecho Marítimo).

Employment Record Open

  • Uría Menéndez, Madrid
  • DLA, Madrid
  • Stephenson Harwood, Madrid
  • Castro, Sueiro & Varela, Madrid

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