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Dr. María Armingol Suárez (Of Counsel)


E-Mail: Maria.ArmingolSuarez(at)werner-ri.de
Phone: +49 (0) 221 / 97 31 43 - 64


  • Born 1976, single
  • Studied law at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • 2000 – 2012 Lawyer in Spain, both self-employed and employed
  • 2013 – 2016 Research Assistant for Air Law at the Institute of Air and Space Law, University of Cologne
  • 2016 – 2020 Cargo Claims Officer at Delvag Versicherungs-AG, Cologne (Lufthansa Group)
  • 2019 PhD with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Stephan Hobe, Institute of Air Law, and Space Law and Cyberlaw, University of Cologne
  • 2021 Qualifying examination for admission to the bar according to the EuR-AG
  • 2021 Admission to the German bar
  • 2021 Sworn interpreter and authorized translator for the Spanish language
  • Since July 2021 at WERNER Rechtsanwälte Informatiker as german attorney (Rechtsanwältin) and span-ish attorney (abogada)


  • 2013 DAAD Research Fellowship, Scholarship for Scientific Education and Training in Germany
  • 2003 Consejo Canario de Abogados, Laureate of the Canary Islands Forum of the Bar Association
  • 1999 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Faculty of Law, Year's best and recognition for extraordinary academic achievement


  • Spanish
  • English
  • German

Membership and functions:

  • Cologne Lawyers Association (KAV)
  • Air and Space Law Committee (REUSS Jahrbuch 2018)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the German Journal of Air and Space Law (ZLW)
  • European Air Law Association (EALA)
  • German-Spanish Lawyers Association (DSJV-AHAJ)
  • Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Institute for Air Law, Space Law and Cyberlaw at the University of Cologne e.V.

Lectures and teaching courses:

  • 2021 Lectureship at the University of Cologne, "Air Law: Civil Law Prob-lems of Air Traffic, in particular Aviation Insurance and Security Rights on Air-craft"
  • 2014 – 2020 Taking over the English language lectures for the topics "Aircraft Financing" and "Aviation Insurance" within the framework of the aviation law lectures of the Institute of Aviation Law, International Law and Cyberlaw
  • 2010 – 2012 Guest lecturer in the Department of Economics of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the "Expert Course in Airport and Air Traffic Management
  • 2008 – 2012 Lecturer in Administrative Law in the Continuing Education Program of the Las Palmas Bar Association
  • 2009 Lecture on "Opportunities for air access to the Canary Islands in the framework of the European Air Transport Policy" in Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Gran Canaria


  • Armingol Suárez, María
    June 2020, Classical aircraft financing in the insolvency of an airline company; examination of the meaningfulness of a ratification of the Cape Town System by Germany, Carl Heymanns, Cologne
  • Armingol Suárez, María
    Aviation in the Corona Crisis: When the plane no longer takes off. In: Legal Tribune Online, 26.05.2020, https://www.lto.de/persistent/a_id/41719/
  • Armingol Suárez, María
    Proceedings of the meetings of the sections L 7.1 and R 3.2 "Air and Space Law" of the German Aerospace Society (DGLR) and of the committee "Air and Space Law" of the German Association for International Law (DVIR): ZLW, 64. Jg., 4/2015, S. 676 ff.; ZLW, 63. Jg., 4/2014, S. 583 ff.: ZLW, 62. Jg., 4/2013, S. 757 ff.
  • Armingol Suárez, María
    Conference Reports on the Expert Talks on Air Law, Institute for Air and Space Law, University of Cologne: ZLW, 63. Jg., 4/2014, S. 587 ff.; ZLW, 62. Jg., 4/2013, S. 759 ff.
  • Armingol Suárez, María
    Legal Analysis of Marriages of Convenience, Revista del Foro Canario 98/2003, S. 8 ff.