González Abogados

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Professional Profile

Manuel González Rodríguez


The Attorney Manuel Gonzalez is the Founder Senior Partner of González Abogados Law Firm. He has graduated in the Law School of the University of Granada in 1978, and is a member of the Bar Association of Biscay since 1979. He is a Merchant Marine Captain, title obtained in the Nautical School of Bilbao in 1978. He has worked as General Assistant Director of the Merchant Marine and has been a member of the Maritime Central Court.

Mr. González is Professor of Maritime Law of the University of the Basque Country and Professor of the Master of International Business Management of Sea Port Companies and Maritime Law in Deusto's University (Spain) and University Santa Maria The Antigua (Panama). The Ab. Gonzalez possesses Studies of Psychology (UNED), and Máster in Forensic Psychology (ISEP Barcelona, 2009).

Mr. Gonzalez has been recognized as one of the Best Attorneys of Spain according to Publication of Legally 500, Chambers.

Academic & Profession

  • Master in Law (University of Granada, 1978).
  • Attorney of the Bar Association, 1979.
  • Captain of the Merchant Marine (Nautical School Bilbao, 1978).
  • Master in Forensic Psychology (ISEP Barcelona, 2009).
  • Studies of Psychology (UNED).
  • School of Psychological Practice. Area Clinical Psychology (Psychologists' Official College of Biscay, 2008).

Short History

  • Marine Officer in Merchant Ships (Bulk Carriers and Oil tankers), 1968-1973.
  • Dens & Co., London (Cía. of Maritime Agents), 1973-1974.
  • Berge and Cía., Santander (Cía. of Maritime Agents), 1974-1976.
  • Seguros Bilbao, Bilbao (Cía. of Maritime Insurances), 1976-1978.
  • Practising lawyer and partner of Fernando Meana Green & Co., Bilbao (Cía. of Maritime Attorneys), 1978-1985.
  • Subdirector General of the Merchant Navy and Member of the Maritime Central Court. 1985-1986.
  • Partner of Fernando Meana Green & Co., 1986-1998.
  • Founder Senior Partner of the office Actio XXI, he leaves Fernando Green & Co., 1998-2000.
  • Founder of the Practice of Maritime Law in Garrigues Abogados and Partner responsible for the division of Maritime Law and Transport in Garrigues's, 2000-2009.
  • Included in the Best Attorneys list of Spain according to Publication of Legal 500, Chambers and Best Lawyers, 2009.
  • Founder and Senior Partner of Gonzalez Abogados.
  • President of this Mediation and Conciliation Company of Limited Responsibility, 2010.


  • Teacher of the School of Science of Navigation of Bilbao. (Today he teaches at the University of the Basque Country), 1976-1985.
  • Professor Chair of Maritime Law at the School of Sciences of Navigation of Bilbao – UPV obtained by examination, 1986-2009.
  • Professor of the maritime Master of International Business Management of Sea-Port Companies and maritime law at the University of Deusto (Spain) and the Catholic University of Santa Maria la Antigua (Panama), 1998-2009.


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