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Europe Guide

Transportation: Shipping — Portugal


Ana Cristina Pimentel & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados - Transportation: Shipping Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded and experienced firm that specialises in shipping matters and covers numerous aspects of the field. Best known for expertise in maritime litigation and ship arrests. Offers additional experience in the sale and purchase of vessels.

Strengths Market commentators say that it is a "specialised firm" and highlight the considerable experience of the team's key partners.

Notable practitioners

Peers describe Ana Cristina Pimentel as "one of the most experienced lawyers in shipping in Portugal," adding: "She has hundreds of shipping cases under her belt." "She knows everything about shipping so can cover all of the different areas," states another interviewee.

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Andrade Dias & Associados - Transportation: Shipping Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading full-service shipping practice with a strong focus on contentious issues. Advises bunker suppliers on the arrest of vessels in order to recoup unpaid sums, including within the context of insolvency situations. Assists shipping companies and their insurers with civil, criminal and administrative claims flowing from collisions or pollution incidents. Also advises on ship finance, acquisition and employment law matters.

Strengths Clients highlight the lawyers' "excellent technical knowledge, brilliant communication skills and strategic approach."

"The lawyers are highly experienced and highly qualified," state market commentators.

Notable practitioners

Mateus Andrade Dias is recognised for his broad experience that spans diverse litigation and ship finance matters. Clients describe him as "excellent in all respects," adding: "He is clear in his explanations and offers a top-notch follow-up." "He is very dedicated and fully understands the company's internal systems," reports one interviewee.

Pedro Andrade Dias is a well-respected figure among peers in the Portuguese shipping sector. He advises shipowners, charterers and bunker suppliers on both wet and dry shipping matters.

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Barrocas Advogados - Transportation: Shipping Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant shipping practice with particular expertise in registrations, arrests of vessels and ship finance matters. Assists international banks with the flagging of ships to Madeira and with the enforcement of ship mortgages. Broader client roster spans a multitude of shipowners, charterers, cargo owners and insurers.

Strengths The firm receives praise for its "specific expertise in shipping matters."

Another respondent describes the lawyers as "knowledgeable and very active in Madeira ship registrations and mortgages."

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Manuel Barrocas is recognised by peers in the market as a highly experienced shipping lawyer with a focus on litigation matters.

Carlos Costa e Silva co-heads the department and leads much of its current work. He is a long-standing presence in the market and often acts on ship registration and finance matters. Interviewees describe him as "very reliable and helpful."

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Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, SP, RL. - Transportation: Shipping Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Attracts particular attention for work on behalf of international shipping companies and banks in relation to the International Shipping Registry of Madeira. Assists with all aspects of ship registration. Also earns praise for work on mortgage registrations and the removal of ships from the registry as part of the sale or scrapping of vessels.

Strengths Clients describe the group's work as "genuinely outstanding," going on to explain: "They are clear and concise."

Peers note the firm's particular strength in ship finance matters.

Notable practitioners

Cátia Henriques Fernandes is well liked by clients for her "service-oriented" approach and for her "clear answers and responsiveness." "She is an excellent partner for business in Madeira as she provides work on time and is friendly and effective," states another interviewee. She is respected among peers for her expertise in ship registration matters.

Claudia Santos Cruz has a broad practice that extends from corporate investments through to ship finance matters. One client describes her as "outstanding, not only in terms of quality of service and responsiveness but also because of the valuable insight she brings."

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Abreu Advogados - Transportation: Shipping Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established practice in the Portuguese shipping market that advises on issues relating to yachting or commercial shipping. Assists with the flagging of vessels to Portugal, the negotiation of shipbuilding contracts and the sale and purchase of vessels. Has additional expertise in ship arrests and cargo claims.

Strengths The team is recognised by market commentators for its involvement in the area of shipping litigation.

Notable practitioners

Peers note Guilherme Santos Silva's experience in ship registration and mortgage enforcement mandates. He also acts for insurers on commercial litigation relating to contracts of carriage.

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SRS Advogados - Transportation: Shipping Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Benefits from hires to the Madeira office that boost the firm's registration and reflagging capabilities. Advises clients from the public and private domains, with a particular presence supporting port authorities in public procurement and PPP matters. Handles administrative disputes and M&A transactions involving shipping companies.

Strengths Interviewees note the firm's strength in public law matters affecting the shipping sector.

Work highlights Advised EISAP on the potential modification of regulations relating to the International Shipping Registry of Madeira.

Assisted Transtejo e Soflusa with the acquisition of new ferries.

Notable practitioners

José Luís Moreira da Silva is a key contact for the department.

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SRS Advogados’ transport experience covers aviation, rail, road and maritime. It also extends to logistics, in particular regarding ports and airports, with our team having acquired the knowledge and skills that allows us to play an active role in each stage of every project.

Our experience is the result of extensive work with national and international clients that carry out activities in land, sea and air transportation, in both the private and public sectors.

Our work in the transport and logistics sector includes monitoring of daily operational issues, as well on advising on administrative offenses, development of projects, dispute resolution (including arbitration), financing, licensing (environmental and other), negotiation, procurement and regulation.

A significant area of focus of the SRS team is in asset finance, having worked on the financing and acquisition of airframes, aircra engines,flight simulators, railway equipment and vessels.

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Senior Statesperson

Manuel P Barrocas

Barrocas Advogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Founding partner Manuel Barrocas is recognised by peers in the market as a highly experienced shipping lawyer with a focus on litigation matters.

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Band 1

Carlos Costa e Silva

Barrocas Advogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Carlos Costa e Silva co-heads the department and leads much of its current work. He is a long-standing presence in the market and often acts on ship registration and finance matters. Interviewees describe him as "very reliable and helpful."

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José Medeiros Cosme

Medeiros Cosme

From the Chambers Europe guide

José Medeiros Cosme of Medeiros Cosme is a highly respected lawyer specialised in shipping litigation. "He's very knowledgeable," states one interviewee, adding: "He handles matters very efficiently."

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Band 1

Ana Cristina Pimentel

Ana Cristina Pimentel & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Peers describe Ana Cristina Pimentel as "one of the most experienced lawyers in shipping in Portugal," adding: "She has hundreds of shipping cases under her belt." "She knows everything about shipping so can cover all of the different areas," states another interviewee.

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Band 2

Mateus Andrade Dias

Andrade Dias & Associados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mateus Andrade Dias is recognised for his broad experience that spans diverse litigation and ship finance matters. Clients describe him as "excellent in all respects," adding: "He is clear in his explanations and offers a top-notch follow-up." "He is very dedicated and fully understands the company's internal systems," reports one interviewee.

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Band 2

Pedro Andrade Dias

Andrade Dias & Associados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Pedro Andrade Dias is a well-respected figure among peers in the Portuguese shipping sector. He advises shipowners, charterers and bunker suppliers on both wet and dry shipping matters.

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Band 2

Cátia Henriques Fernandes

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, SP, RL.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Cátia Henriques Fernandes is well liked by clients for her "service-oriented" approach and for her "clear answers and responsiveness." "She is an excellent partner for business in Madeira as she provides work on time and is friendly and effective," states another interviewee. She is respected among peers for her expertise in ship registration matters.

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Band 2

Guilherme Santos Silva

Abreu Advogados

From the Chambers Europe guide

Peers note Guilherme Santos Silva's experience in ship registration and mortgage enforcement mandates. He also acts for insurers on commercial litigation relating to contracts of carriage.

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Band 3

Labisa & Botelho

From the Chambers Europe guide

António Labisa of Labisa & Botelho earns praise from peers for his activity in Portuguese shipping sector mandates. "He is highly experienced," states one interviewee.

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Band 3

Claudia Santos Cruz

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, SP, RL.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Claudia Santos Cruz has a broad practice that extends from corporate investments through to ship finance matters. One client describes her as "outstanding, not only in terms of quality of service and responsiveness but also because of the valuable insight she brings."

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