Rethinking Bareboat Charter Agreements in the Wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Sebastian Ferreyra Romea, Attorney, Ferreyra Romea Attorneys-at-law
Juan Francisco Albarenque, Legal Director, National Shipping Argentina

Covid-19 represents a global crisis whose effects go beyond the field of public health, and affect many others parts of our daily lives. It goes without saying that the pandemic has heavily impacted all domestic economies due to a necessary slowdown of business activities driven by lock down measures, social distancing and uncertainty. The deteriorating financial situation of companies and individuals, alongside the domino effect produced on commercial relationships, puts companies on the verge of breaching their contractual obligations that had been undertaken pre-pandemic.

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Argentina Contract Shipping October 2020 Vol.13, No. 53, Autumn 2020

Sebastian Ferreyra Romea


Sebastian Ferreyra Romea has extensive experience on civil and commercial law, antitrust and banking and financial regulations. He is a Lawyer graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (Graduated with Honors), Master in Business Law from the Austral University (Scholarship based on Academic Merit, Graduated with Honors) and Master in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom (LSE) (Scholarship and distinguished with Magna Cum Laude qualification). He participates in leadership positions in Volunteering Activities in Argentina and was Founding President of the Competition Law Society at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he currently holds the position of Special Counsel and Ambassador for Latin America.

Juan Francisco Albarenque


Juan Francisco Albarenque is the Director of Legal Affairs at National Shipping Argentina. Prior to joining the company in 2019, he worked as Senior Legal Counsel for Shell Company in Argentina and Shell Oil in Houston, Texas. Mr. Albarenque has extensive experience in the oil & gas and energy sector. He regularly speaks at legal conferences and writes articles for specialised magazines.

National Shipping Argentina


Natonal Shipping is a company dedicated to the integral transportation of hydrocarbons, with an experience of more than 20 years. The company complies with an important part of the supply of products from the Argentine Republic and carries out international transports.

Ferreyra Romea Attorneys-at-law


FERREYRA ROMEA Attorneys-at-law is a firm that provides legal advice for all types of clients in Argentina, including individuals and companies. The firm aims to earn the trust of its clients through a comprehensive, flexible and efficient legal service. The firm has experience in several areas of law and has connections in Argentina and within its provinces. Notably, it possesses international links, as the firm is well-connected with leading lawyers in the main legal jurisdictions: London, New York, Silicon Valley, Europe and South-East Asia.

Argentina Contract Shipping October 2020 Vol.13, No. 53, Autumn 2020

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