International law firm Thomas Cooper has appointed two new partners, Enrique Navarro and Ernesto Rivera to its marine team in Madrid.

Insurance and reinsurance specialist, Navarro was previously head of maritime, aviation and transport at Dac Beachcroft in Madrid. He also advises on product liability, insurance and arbitrations.

An experienced shipping, insurance and transport lawyer, Rivera specialises in shipping matters, including marine insurance, charterparties and bills of lading disputes, international shipbuilding and financing contracts.

Partner and head of the Madrid office, Juan Alegre says: “These appointments will be an excellent addition to the partnership and the Madrid office. Their expertise will enhance and build upon our existing capabilities placing us in the privileged position of being the only firm in Spain able to handle Spanish and English shipping, insurance and aviation matters from one office.”

The appointments bring the number of partners in Thomas Cooper’s marine team to 21.