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15th May 2024

The Consulate of the Sea appoints the new consuls of the Council of Twenty on the occasion of the Saint Marc Day

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On May 14, 2024, the Consulate of the Sea of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce celebrated the day of Saint Marc, patron Saint of the Consulate, in a day that brought together representatives of the Chambers of Commerce areas, business sectors, political and judicial areas of Barcelona and Catalonia. Within the framework of the Saint Marc Day, the institution appointed the members who will be part of the Council of Twenty.

The Consulate of the Sea acts through the Council of Twenty, chaired by the president of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce and made up of 20 consuls: 19 members appointed by the Plenary Session of the Chamber at the proposal of the Executive Committee, all of them people of recognized prestige in the industrial, commercial and service fields of the cameral demarcation; and a twentieth consul who is the president of the Grain Exchange, given the historical cooperation of this entity with the Consulate of the Sea.

The consuls of the Council of Twenty are: Víctor Blanc, Maria Dolors Callis, José María Coronas, Ignasi Costas, Raimon Doménech, José Luis Esteban, Pilar Fernández, Isabel Galobardes, Emma Gumbert, Vicente Hernández, Sofía Lluch, Jesús Lozano, Ramón Nadal, Pascual Ortuño, Elisabeth Parés, Genís Roca, Miquel Trias, Oriol Valentí and David Vilà. The new members of the Council of Twenty start a new phase for the Consulate of the Sea marked by sectoral transversality and collaborative values as well as a firm commitment to promoting mediation as a conflict resolution system and a way to promote sustainable justice.

The members of the Council of Twenty stated their commitment towards mediation and arbitration as appropriate mechanisms for conflict resolution, as well as the role of the Consulate of the Sea as a reference institution in this field. The event was attended by the acting Minister of Justice of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Gemma Ubasart, and the judge of the Provincial Court of Barcelona and president of the European Group of Magistrates for Mediation in Spain (GEMME) Carme Guil, who gave the main presentation of the day with the title “Do we continue to trust in divine justice or do we opt for a more human justice?” Among those attending the event was also Judge Yolanda San Pastor, Head of the Mediation Section of the General Council of the Judiciary, and the General Director of Law, Legal Entities and Mediation of the Department of Justice of the Generalitat, Imma Barral.