Marco Lopez de Gonzalo has worked in the profession since 1982, acquiring in-depth knowledge in various fields of international commercial shipping. His expertise covers ship purchase and sale operations, reflagging and construction, financing and debt restructuring. In the energy sector, Mr Lopez offers consultancy for the construction of regasification plants and transshipment plants. He has been appointed as an arbitrator by clients and courts both in Italy and abroad.

Mr Lopez has been professor in maritime law at the University of Milan since 2001. He has also been a key speaker at many conventions and has authored a number of publications, including two research monographs, a university textbook and various articles. He is the chief editor of Diritto Marittimo, a member of the editorial committee of Diritto del Commercio Internazionale, and is on the scientific committee for Diritto del Turismo.