Juan Pablo Palacios Velázquez is a senior associate at Palacios, Prono & Talavera. His main areas of practice are maritime law, corporate law, contracts and litigation.

He works for the shipping and transport department of the firm, and advises ports and terminals, shipowners, charterers, P&I clubs and local insurers. He has experience in both dry and wet shipping and intervenes actively in cargo claims, general average claims, casualties and salvage claims, and marine insurance policy disputes.

He was educated at Catholic University ‘Our Lady of the Assumption’ (law, first-class honours, 2010), where he currently teaches maritime law, the University of Brasilia (UnB) (2009) and the University of Southampton (LLM in maritime law with merits, 2011). He is a former clerk of the Supreme Court of Paraguay and speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese.