Monchi is both a practising Spanish Abogado (qualified 2006) and an English qualified Barrister having been called to the bar in 1987. He is a member of the Middle Temple. He is a recognised expert in the Shipping and Admiralty sector. Upon the acquisition by Gibraltar of Red-Ensign status in 1997, Monchi was key in the development of Gibraltar as a popular Ship Registry which has seen significant growth since. Monchi heads the Shipping and Admiralty team and was instrumental in Gibraltar being the pioneer jurisdiction for conducting Admiralty Court Sales by way of Private Treaty instead of by public auction. This has resulted in Gibraltar becoming one of the leading and most efficient Admiralty jurisdictions in the world and Monchi as its leading practitioner. Monchi has acted for all of the major shipping lenders in enforcement proceedings, be they Banks, Bond Trustees, or other credit institutions in such cases.
Monchi is a recognised expert in the Corporate and Commercial field focusing primarily on Corporate Finance and forms part of the Corporate & Commercial team.