José M. Alcántara is a Spanish lawyer based in Madrid. He obtained an LL.B degree from the University Complutense of Madrid, School of Law and has been in practice since 1973. He is a Lecturer of Maritime Law and a Maritime Arbitrator. José is a Past Executive Councillor of the “Comité Maritime International” (CMI); Titulary Member of the "Comité Maritime International" (C.M.I.); President of the International Maritime Conciliation and Mediation Panel (IMCAM Panel); Past President of the Spanish Maritime Law Association (MLA); Licensed Average Adjuster in Madrid; Titulary Member of the "Association International des Dispacheurs Europeenes" (A.I.D.E.), Antwerp; AIDE's Councillor for Spain; President of the Spanish Association of Average Adjusters, Madrid from 1993 to 1999; Member of the "Institut du Droit des Transports", Rouen ; Member of the Spanish Institute of Insurance Law, Madrid; Member of the Committee of Environmental Law, Lawyers' Association of Madrid; Titulary Member of the Argentinean Maritime Law Association; Member of the Spanish Committee of Maritime Transport - ICC, Paris; President of the Iberoamerican Institute of Maritime Law for the period 1991-1994; Member of the Board of Directors of the "Instituto Maritimo Español"; Honorary Member of the Panamanian Maritime Law Association; Honorary Member of the Maritime Law Association of the Dominican Republic; Member of the Venezuelan Maritime Law Association; Member of the International Multimodal Transport Association (IMMTA), July 1994; Ex-Vicepresident for Spain of the Iberoamerican Institute of Maritime Law; Member of the Spanish Royal Navy League; Founder of MARLAW; Founder of the “International Maritime Conciliation and Mediation Panel” (IMCAM Panel); Delegate for Spain at U.N. International Conventions; Delegate for IIDM for the IMO MSC Committees and IMO Conventions.
José is also Chairman of the International Maritime Conciliation and Mediation (IMCAM) Panel; Arbitrator in ICC, Paris; Panel arbitrator of the "Chambre Arbitrale Maritime", of Monaco; Panel arbitrator at the International Court of Arbitration for Marine and Inland Navigation at Gdynia (Poland); Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Ass., London; Listed by LMAA as available for appointment in maritime disputes; Ex-President of the Mediterranean Maritime Arbitration Association, Genoa, Italy; Permanent arbitrator of the Regional Centre for Commercial Arbitration, El Cairo; Member of the Spanish Committee of Arbitration - ICC, Paris; Member of the GGC Commercial Arbitration Centre, Bahrain; Member of the International Committee for ICMA; Panel arbitrator of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC); Arbitrator of CEAMAR (Montevideo); Panel arbitrator of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC); Arbitrator of the Maritime Arbitration Commission (MAC), Moscow; Arbitrator of the German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA). Arbitrator in the Madrid Arbitration Court, Chamber of Commerce; Panel arbitrator at IMARCO "Asociación Española de Arbitraje Marítimo", Madrid; Ex-President of the Spanish Association of Maritime Arbitration – IMARCO; Member of the Arbitration Club of Madrid; Panel arbitrator of the Madrid Chamber of Trade; Panel arbitrator of the Madrid Law Association; Panel arbitrator of the Court “Consolat de Mar” , Barcelona; Arbitrator of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce; Arbitrator of the Spanish Bar Association; Arbitrator of the European Association of Arbitration (AEADE).
E-Mail: jmalcantara [at] amya [dot] es