Aurelio Fernandez-Concheso

Lawyer in Maritime Law and Aviation

Aurelio Fernandez-Concheso is a lawyer in Maritime Law and Aviation.
Insurance and Reinsurance, Litigation, Arbitration and Commerce

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Aurelio Fernandez-Concheso

Law Degree from Andrés Bello Catholic University, Caracas.
Master of Laws in Admiralty from Tulane University.
Member of Clyde & Co since 1992. Head of its Venezuelan Office since 1996.
Former President of the Venezuelan Maritime Law Association of Maritime Law.
Former Secretary General of the Ibero-American Maritime Law Institute.
Member of the Executive Committee of International Maritime Committee (CMI) (2017-2023)
Professor of Maritime Law.

Author of the books:

  • “Administrative Regime of Navigation”, (1993)
  • “Organic Law of Aquatic and Insular Spaces II” (2004)
  • “Venezuelan Maritime Procedure” (2006).
  • Honored in the book “Studies of Law Maritime in Tribute to Aurelio Fernández-Concheso” in 2016.


Representative Cases:

 Danish interests in registration of the first vessel before the new Venezuelan Maritime Registry.
Norwegian insurers in respect to largest loss of Venezuelan offshore rig.
Represented and advised Japanese interests in the structuring and financing of an iron ore transfer system in the Orinoco River.
Represented and advised Japanese interests in the structuring and financing of a large tanker fleet acquisition.
Italian interests in the sale of a large Venezuelan bulk carriage operation.
English interests in largest Venezuelan ferry loss.
 Venezuelan interests in the first maritime arbitration in Venezuela 95′ between the Venezuelan client and Italian Steel Mills Conglomerate.
 Large Italian oil company in arbitration re largest tanker oil spill in Venezuela.
Swedish interests in the first trial before the Venezuelan maritime courts.


We represent clients in the full range of disputes, including at the major international, regional and specialist industry forums.

Aviation Law

We are well known for our handling of major aviation losses and multi-jurisdictional claims, as well as for our non-contentious work including finance, regulatory and


We understand the key role played by commercial agreements in the efficiency, profitability and risk exposure of most companies.


Providing practical, commercially focused advice, we help our clients achieve their ambitions and strategic objectives in a cost-effective way.

Labor Law

We support businesses in relation to all the labour issues that they face.

Maritime Law

We are top global maritime firm, able to serve our clients’ needs in all time zones, at any time of day.


Our energy team has expertise across oil & gas, mining and natural resources and conventional power and renewables.


Our Firm has an unrivalled reputation for working in large complex arbitration and litigation in Venezuela.

Insurance & Re-Insurance

We are the premier global firm for the insurance and reinsurance industries.


Our tax practice has a strong reputation for advising on all aspects of commercial taxation across a wide range of industries, providing in-house tax teams with the benefit of a specialist opinion and advice on non-regular tax matters.


We provide a comprehensive and practical advice on Venezuela Related Sanctions. We assist with a quick and accurate response to trade compliance needs to allow our clients to navigate their
business safely in their interaction with Venezuela.

Where to find us

Visit our Clyde & Co offices in Caracas