José Luis Goñi Etchevers

Honorary President


  • Honorary President of GyC Abogados.
  • Bachelor in Law (Universidad de Santiago and Universidad Complutense de Madrid).
  • He founded in 1964 the Law Firm Goñi & Co. Since its foundation the Law Firm has become a point of reference in Spain for both, national and international, Shipping Law issues. Since its inception, and given the nature of its activity, GOÑI & CO. demonstrated an unmistakable international projection, as one of the first Spanish firms to genuinely target this complex area of law. In 2006 he reached an agreement of collaboration and association with GyC Abogados.
  • Past President of Spanish Maritime Law Association.
  • Former Professor of Maritime Law of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • Arbitrator.
  • Member: Titulary member of the "Comité Maritime International", Spanish and Venezuelan Maritime Law Association, Spanish Court of Arbitration, Counsel of Spanish Chambers of Commerce and Navigation, International Bar Association, "Association Internationale des Despacheurs Européens", Spanish Association of Average Adjusters, Ibero-American Institute of Maritime Law.
  • José Luis is directly in charge, amongst others, of the following cases: enforcing of the judgment of “Mar Egeo” after having won the lawsuit, advising concerning the underwater archaeology ship “Oddissey”, the case of “Prestige” and the lawsuit regarding the accident of the aeroplane “Yak-42”.