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Roger Rodríguez has more than 20 years practicing maritime and international trade law. He has advised domestic and international clients in marine casualties, cargo disputes, charter parties and bills of lading, limitation of liability actions, ship financing, port operations and international commercial transactions.
Roger obtained his Law Degree with honours from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). He completed P&I Insurance courses with the South Tyneside College and the North of England P&I Association. He attended maritime law courses at the University of Southampton and obtained a Master of Laws Degree (with Distinction) in Maritime and International Trade Law from the University of Nottingham, UK.
Roger has experience in providing legal advice to clients involved in the shipping and offshore industry. He has advised clients on a wide variety of transportation, maritime, intermodal and logistics contracts, flagging and registration of vessels, ship mortgages, arrest and attachments of ships and cargo, cruise lines operations, and other regulatory matters related to the daily operation of ships, oil rigs and port terminals.
His experience includes the handling of various marine casualties such as: collisions, sinkings, wreck removals, strandings, general average, salvage, environmental claims and limitation of liability actions. He also advises and acts for clients in public tenders in the energy and commodities sectors, negotiating and drafting terminal service contracts and related agreements, ship financing operations and commercial trading transactions.
He has acted as counsel for shipowners, charterers, managers, cruise lines, insurers, P&I Clubs, builders, international traders, financing institutions and port operators. Owing to his fluency in English, Spanish and being conversant in French, Roger is regularly instructed by companies and law firms in the United States, Singapore, Norway and other European and South American countries.
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