Rafael Murillo specializes in maritime law practice, including maritime insurance, maritime accidents, offshore industry, commercial and maritime atypical contracts, shipping contracts, various issues regarding maritime finance, regulatory affairs of the maritime and shipping industries, and civil and regulatory litigation in maritime affairs.
He has represented various clients and successfully handled high profile maritime matters, including • financing of vessels • P&I and FD&D claims • cases involving salvage, collisions and wreck removal • claims involving government liability and environmental damages • charter party disputes • reorganization and bankruptcy of marine companies.
He has also advised several companies in connection with their participation in public bids issued by PEMEX, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, the Federal Electricity Commission and Integral Port Administrations, among other government agencies.
Mr. Murillo has also served as expert witness on Mexican law at cases handled in the United States and Hong Kong.
Graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana, with postgraduate diploma in Environmental Law by Universidad Panamericana and diploma (P&I Insurance Course) by The North of England P&I Association in South Tyneside College (Great Britain).
Former partner (founder) at Murillo Maldonado Arredondo and associate at JW Pinedo & Asociados (Mexico). He collaborated as international associate at Hill & Hayden Rivkins (Houston and New York).
Member of the Maritime Law Association of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, and the Committee of Maritime Law and Transportation of the Texas-Mexico Bar Association. He has given various conferences and seminars on insurance and maritime trade in Mexico and abroad (New York, Paris, London, New Castle and Arendal Norway).