Marisa (nee Hernandez) qualified as a barrister and joined ISOLAS in 2011.

Marisa has since been working closely with Partner, Christian Hernandez in matters of corporate finance and in the field of admiralty and shipping. She has worked in large multi-jurisdictional transactions for top banking institutions and has also been instrumental in numerous successful ship arrests acting for both Claimants and Defendants. Marisa is also involved in ship registration, acting regularly for both buyers and lenders, an area which is experiencing some growth in the market.

Marisa is a fully qualified Certified Accredited Mediator and continues to build on her expertise and experience in this field. She is also a fully qualified interpersonal mediator having most recently obtained her practitioner's certificate as a Certified Interpersonal Mediator and participated in the AIM awards' interpersonal mediation practitioner course in 2014

What is Marisa up to these days

In December 2013 Marisa attended the Lloyds Maritime Academy Ship Arrest Conference as a guest speaker and sat on a working panel of experts discussing ship arrests in the global sphere with greater emphasis on arresting ships in Gibraltar, an area in which she has acquired significant experience in her short career to date.

Marisa is a member of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats ('AIJA'), an association created for and made up of young lawyers around the globe. Within this organisation she is also active in various working commissions and recently presented a report for the Mergers and Acquisition Commission for the 51st AIJA Annual Congress in 2013.



Recent articles by Marisa 

BEAT COVID-19 – Amendments Regulations – What you need to know

Resolving disputes during the Covid19 pandemic – could online mediation be the answer?

What they say about Marisa

  • 'Marisa has now been working for us for a number of years and she has very quickly settled into her role of assiting me in the management of the firm's busy corporate finance and shipping workloads. She is able to deal with matters decisively and efficiently, with an eye for detail and an ability to quickly identify the key issues in any given scenarion.' Christian Hernandez, Partner

What they don't say about Marisa

Marisa spends her weekends exploring the countryside. Marisa enjoys the great outdoors, walking for hours at a time with the family. She also has a passion for dance with tap, modern jazz, contemporary and even a little bit of Irish dance all part of the repertoire! Her true passion lies in classical ballet which she has been dancing since the early age of four and which she still continues to practise albeit less often than she would like to. Marisa also enjoys snowboarding during the winter season and also practices yoga.


Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

Gibraltar Bar Council

AIJA International Association of Young Lawyers


Senior Associate

2011 - Associate, ISOLAS

2011 - Called to Bar of England & Wales

2011 - Called to the Gibraltar Bar

2011 - Accredited Mediator - (Civil & Commercial) ADR Group

2011 - Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

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