In SANCHIS & PARTNERS we count with the training and the experience of specializing lawyers in this area of law. Among the assistance and the advice that we provide to our Clients we may find:

  • General legal assistance and advising, concerning right, duties and procedures, laid down in the new Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), in the EU Directive 2009/13, and other spanish,european and international applicable regulations , of maritime labour character for the merchant marine and the passage.
  • Authorization of Recognized Organizations (RO)
  • Actualization and adaptation of Collective bargaining agreements and company-level agreements to the newest labour regulation, which will be in force on 20th of august of 2013. Application of “substantial equivalence of conditions”.
  • Hiring services and labour recruitment services in Spain and abroad, of private and public character. Assumption of responsibility and demanding rights from the same. Creating new ones. Assuring losses. Status of Aliens.
  • Seafarers’ employment agreements. Exceptions regarding working hours, days off and wages. Training, career progressions and subsidies. Social Security. Remittances.
  • Formalization of contracts. Contract of master of vessels and other qualified positions. Documents containing a record of their employment on board the ship. Seafarers’ books.
  • Control of working conditions of national and foreign vessels by the Port State (PSC)
  • Occupational hazards, compensations in the event of shipwreck. Financial guarantees in the event of a major accident. Social security surcharges.
  • Collective labour disputes. Solution and extrajudiciary pacts. Onboard and onshore complaints. International claims. Appeals concerning detention of vessels. Cases of inspections identified as “more detailed”.
  • Maritime Labour Certificate. Drafting the content. Procedure for obtaining and renewing. Reduction of stopover at ports.
  • Declaration of maritime labour compliance. Drafting of shipowner’s commitments to be included in the Declaration.
  • Formalization of complaints based on unfair competition, in applying the principle of “prohibition of a more favourable treatment” for vessels of States who have not ratified new international and european rules.
  • Repatriations
  • International Partnership and co-operation. Representation before ILO and IMO on specific issues and before ILO Special Maritime Committee, of tripartite character, in terms of amendments and adjustments of CTM.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethic Codes.