Thomas Cooper has boosted its shipping and transport legal team in Madrid with the addition of a new partner and three new abogados.

Bernardo Ruiz Lima, an expert in arbitration, trade transport and commodities disputes, joins as a new partner.

National and international shipping specialist, Víctor Mata, and Juan José Bernardo and Antonio de la Campa Cervera, road transport, shipping and international trade law specialists, join Ruiz Lima in the Madrid office.

Commenting on behalf of the new recruits, Ruiz Lima says: “We are delighted to be joining Thomas Cooper. The move will enable us to enhance the service we are able to provide to our clients across the shipping, insurance and transport sectors by adding the ability to deal with international matters through Thomas Cooper’s international network of offices.”

With the new recruits the Madrid team now has 10 lawyers.