Mikel Garteiz-Goxeaskoa holds a law degree from the University of the Basque Country (1999) and an LLM degree in maritime law from the University of Southampton (2000). Mikel also attended the Marsh JLT Specialty 2019 marine insurance course, certified by the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Mikel commenced his professional experience working for the law firm Bufete Berenguer Comas Abogados (2000). Later, in 2001, he joined the law firm Fernando Meana Green & Co, before becoming a partner at Aiyon Abogados SLP in 2015.
In the course of his long professional practice, Mikel has acquired a great deal of experience in advising clients in a broad range of cases, both in maritime law claims and insurance law disputes, including advising on recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.
Mikel is frequently engaged by a number of universities to deliver conferences and lectures on maritime and insurance law to graduate and LLM students.
He is member of the Legal Bar Association of Biscay. He is also member of the board of directors of the Propeller Club of the Basque Country, Port of Bilbao.