Transport and International Trade

“This shipping practice is first class. The lawyers are extremely bright and professional, with a deep understanding of the sector. I can't speak more highly of them.” (Chambers Europe)


Uría Menéndez offers specialised advice to domestic and international companies operating in the land transport (rail and road) and logistics sectors.

We advise on contracts and insurance for land and multimodal transport, logistics services and business investments. Our international trade work includes all types of sales and purchases, using any method of transport or documentary credit.

Road and rail transport

  • Financing, leasing, renting and sale and purchase of vehicle fleets and rolling stock
  • Concessions and authorisations to transport passengers and goods and to operate in the railway sector
  • M&A of transport companies
  • Carriage of goods
  • Railway accidents and judicial, administrative and arbitral proceedings
  • Insurance for road and rail transport
  • Railway infrastructure


  • M&A of logistics companies
  • International multimodal transport contracts
  • Third party logistics providers
  • Postal sector
  • Goods and warehousing insurance
  • Administrative, judicial and arbitral proceedings

International trade

  • Letters of credit, remittances and other international payment methods
  • Financing for international transactions
  • International payment guarantees
  • Disputes arising in international sale and purchase transactions and international commercial arbitration
  • Export credit insurance

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