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Global Guide

Shipping — Brazil


Escritório Jurídico Carbone - Shipping

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Esteemed firm with a strong bench of distinguished practitioners. Widely recognised for its experience in shipping matters. Highly sought after to advise on major accidents and disputes in the sector and maintains a close relationship with key market players. Significant clients include German and British-based companies with global reach.

Luís Felipe Galante is admired by sources for his dedication to shipping matters in Brazil and is considered a "reference in the market." He has considerable experience in the sector including recently advising Thorco Shipping on the legal implications of a vessel collision.

Artur Carbone receives widespread commendation from sources for his long-standing contribution to the shipping industry in Brazil. He has considerable knowledge of the market and an impressive academic profile, as well as maintaining an active practice.

Flávio Infante Vieira is respected for his constant activity representing players in the shipping market, with particular skills in maritime accidents and environmental matters. Market sources report that he is a dedicated and focused member of the team.

Claudia Iabrudi is described as a "very good lawyer" by market sources. As head of the litigation practice, she focuses on representing shipping clients in sector-related disputes.

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Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados - Shipping

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Stellar maritime practice widely respected for its holistic coverage of dry and wet shipping matters. Noted capabilities spanning shipbuilding agreements, EPC contracts for shipyards, and shipping finance. Regularly represents clients in major accidents and acts on a variety of freight arrangements. Deep experience in cross-border transactions involving suppliers, port operators and trading companies.

The highly experienced and "excellent" Godofredo Mendes Vianna is praised by market sources for his leading practice in the shipping sector. He frequently advises on complex mandates, including prominent disputes and high-value transactions.

Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso maintains a noted shipping practice and is a well-known player in the market. Her recent experience includes advising on a major shipping contract for the oil and gas industry. Cardoso frequently handles disputes related to vessels and cargo claims for multinational clients.

Iwam Jaeger is well regarded for his significant experience assisting with shipping contracts and complex casualties involving vessels. Market commentators note: "He is a very skilful negotiator and knows how to ease a complex situation, but can also be aggressive when it is required."

Up-and-coming partner Lucas Leite Marques is a new addition to the table. Sources praise his skills, with one saying: "He is able to put himself in the shoes of the opposing side, which helps to facilitate the deal." Marques regularly advises international companies on Brazilian damage claims legislation.

Associate-to-watch Juliana Furtado Senna is recognised by market sources for her regular activity in shipping deals. Interviewees describe her as a "very good lawyer." She has experience handling cross-border contractual matters with particular focus on commercial deals.

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Pedro Calmon Filho & Associados (PCF&A) - Shipping

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Team has a strong reputation for its experience advising on sophisticated shipping matters and for the considerable level of expertise of its lawyers. Particularly active in providing assistance with dry work. Also noted for its activity representing P&I clubs.

The "very experienced" Henrique Oswaldo Motta "knows how to solve a problem," according to market sources, who also praise him for his "well balanced" approach. He is a very active player in the Brazilian market and is particularly well regarded for his work in freight arrangements and sector-related disputes.

Pedro Calmon Filho is a well-respected figure, known for his abilities in representing P&I clubs and for acting in high-value arbitrations. He has over 50 years of practice in the shipping sphere and is a former president of the Brazilian Association of Maritime Law. Interviewees see him as "an eminence in the Brazilian market."

Up-and-coming partner Pedro Calmon Neto continues to impress interviewees with his rapid ascendance in the shipping market. Market commentators assert that "he is very dedicated, very serious and is really doing well." They go on to describe him as "excellent, intelligent and articulate."

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Shipping Consultoria - Shipping

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第一等

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What the team is known for Specialised maritime firm boasting highly experienced individual practitioners. Regularly advises on a wide range of shipping issues, including contracts, shipping finance and accidents, as well as sector-related disputes.

Fernando Sobrino Porto is widely regarded by sources as an "excellent lawyer." He has notable experience in disputes, and market commentators single him out for his negotiation skills. He has solid knowledge of accident claims and is often retained by insurance companies. Porto has well-regarded experience assisting clients with cross-border disputes and complex contractual arrangements.

The "excellent" Antonio Francisco Sobral Sampaio is a well-respected shipping practitioner. He is frequently described by market sources as "a very good professional" and has considerable experience advising on shipping-related disputes, large-scale judicial cargo claims and liability matters.

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Farinon, Carvalho da Silva & Advogados Associados - Shipping

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Well-regarded team operating from Porto Alegre which enjoys superb recognition for its advice on a wide variety of shipping matters. Particularly active in assisting clients with major accidents and related insurance claims.

Ruy Fernando Carvalho da Silva is highly respected for his maritime legal advice. He is experienced in wet and dry work and is described by market sources as "excellent."

Roberto Farinon enjoys widespread recognition for his long-standing experience advising on complex shipping matters, emergency response mechanisms, civil actions and liability cases. Market commentators remark that he stands out for his "competence" and "diligence."

José Augusto Mendes Marques regularly assists clients with a variety of shipping issues. Marques is described by interviewees as a "good professional who deserves recognition" for his practice in this field.

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Sammarco Law Office - Shipping

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第二等

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What the team is known for Respected practice maintaining a market stronghold in the major Brazilian port of Santos. Regularly advises relevant industry players, including P&I clubs, on a wide variety of shipping issues. The firm is regarded as a reference in the state of São Paulo.

Osvaldo Sammarco is a leading lawyer for shipping matters. He has considerable experience advising shipowners and P&I clubs in a variety of mandates, including maritime accidents and environmental issues. Market commentators praise his diverse practice and consider him a "knowledgeable" practitioner.

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Established in 1969, the firm has built a long-established tradition working with maritime law, customs law, ports, aviation, environmental and regulatory law. It provides comprehensive services involving all practices related to maritime trade and international cargo transportation by sea, air or land. The firm’s extended expertise focuses on dealing with P&I Clubs, shipowners, charterers, NVOCC’s, freight forwarders, shipping agents, ports and terminals. The firm’s services spans across matters regarding cargo damages and faults, civil liability resulting from navigation accidents, environmental damages, collection of freight charges, demurrage, detention, port storage, and also the preparation of opinions and rendering of consultancy services. The firm is strategically located in Santos close to the largest Latin American port and can provide services throughout Brazil by counting on our network of correspondents in the country’s main capitals, ports and airports. 

Currently, SAMMARCO is providing legal assistance in the most important cases occurred in Brazil in 2017 related to ship colision and containers dropped to sea due to bad weather with high level of complexity that involves civil and enviromental liabilities. Colisions and cargo claims are the most specialized areas of the office.






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Since 1969 Sammarco Law Office has been providing legal assistance to multinational shipping companies and P&I Clubs in matters related to port and martime law which confirm our huge experience in attending international clients. 


Siano & Martins Advogados Associados - Shipping

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Shipping boutique firm regularly sought after to provide counsel on matters relating to complex accidents. Particularly admired for its considerable litigation and broader disputes expertise. Frequently retained by a variety of clients, including P&I clubs and a wide range of foreign shipping companies operating in Brazil.

Luiz Roberto Leven Siano has notable experience attending to liability mandates for international clients, and specialises in international law and economic integration. Market sources commend his growing presence in the sector's most relevant cases, and offer particular praise for his litigation skills. He is described by observers as "very hard-working," and clients add: "He can put himself in the position of others and consider a variety of possible interpretations of a matter."

Fabiana Simões Martins regularly represents clients in shipping disputes and collisions. Interviewees describe her as a "very capable" practitioner in this field. Martins has an LLM in International Law from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro and is well versed in disputes with cross-border implications.

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Vieira Rezende - Shipping

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What the team is known for Respected practice group with specialised knowledge of the full range of wet and dry shipping matters, and frequent activity advising on prominent accidents. Also noted for its strong shipping finance practice. Maintains a strategic alliance with the Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein, boosting its international capabilities.

Bernardo Mendes Vianna is a seasoned litigator and a well-regarded maritime lawyer. He is regularly retained by shipowners and P&I clubs, as well as insurers and offshore suppliers. Market sources note his experience in wet work, saying: "He is a brilliant lawyer - experienced, confident and with an excellent knowledge of maritime law." He also has recognised experience handling large-scale calamities.

Associate-to-watch Flavia Carvalho Melo has caught the attention of market sources due to her dedication to shipping matters. Interviewees praise her "concise and straightforward advice" and add that she is "very good and experienced."

Joyce Souza Jacobsen is a senior associate specialised in international contracts regarding oil, gas and offshores. She holds an LLM in Maritime Law from the University of Oslo and worked at Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein for several years. Jacobsen is fluent in English, Spanish and Norwegian.

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Advocacia Rocha Baptista - Shipping

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What the team is known for Respected shipping team that concentrates its practice around the southern port of Rio Grande. Has experience advising on accidents and general shipping litigation and arbitration. Acts for shipowners, charterers and operators, as well as P&I clubs. Noted involvement in matters relating to shipbuilding contracts. Regularly acts as a negotiator in cross-border agreements and arbitration proceedings involving vessel and cargo claims.

Arthur Rocha Baptista is regarded as a point of reference for shipping matters in the Rio Grande port vicinity. He frequently acts on accidents and also handles dry work. Market sources describe him as a "young and respected practitioner" who is "very involved in this sector." Baptista holds a master's degree in maritime law from the University of Southampton.

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Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice - Shipping

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第三等

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What the team is known for Full-service firm fielding a solid team that regularly advises on high-profile transactional work involving offshore structures and shipping finance. Retained by both shipping companies and financial institutions. Also has experience in a variety of legal fields related to the shipping sector including tax, disputes and general corporate work.

José Ribeiro do Prado Júnior and José Virgílio Lopes Enei are the key client contacts at the firm.

Department profile by Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

Essential for Brazil's economic development, the airport sector has a great need for private investment. At the same time, airlines are experiencing a challenging time, which makes room for transactions with foreign investors and restructuring.

Our professionals have extensive experience regarding the legislation, the technical aspects of these industries, and business context, to meet the entire range of legal needs and support the definition and implementation of effective growth strategies.

We provide advisory services on the structuring of purchase and sale transactions, leasing and financing of aircrafts, engines and other equipment. We assist with concessions, financing and regulatory aspects of airports and in operations that are peculiar to those industries, such as aircraft leasing and mortgage, structured transactions, engine maintenance contracts, interchange agreements and time sharing of helicopters.

We are prepared to support mergers and acquisitions, alliances with foreign investors, restructuring and industry consolidation movements. We have tradition and leadership also in project financings. They are quite complex structures, requiring vast experience in international contracts, corporate and tax matters, among others. We use our knowledge of public regulatory law to understand the rules of these segments, our expertise in the negotiation and drafting of complex contracts and experience in all other fields of law where Machado Meyer operates.

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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados - Shipping

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第三等

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What the team is known for Well-regarded practice frequently assisting shipowners, cargo companies and carriers. Advises on dry work, including regulatory matters, M&A deals and corporate disputes. Also assists banks and investors with shipping finance mandates.

Giovani Loss and Pablo Sorj are the key client contacts at the firm.

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Assistance to major industry players, including ship-owners, carriers, terminals, cargo owners, brokers, service providers, private equity funds and financial institutions; counsel on the Brazilian regulatory framework applicable to all types of navigation (including matters related to carriage of goods by sea and exploration of port terminals); advice to clients on different shipping-related transactions, contract negotiations (especially concerning demurrage, consumption, speed, lay days and INCOTERMS) as well as project finance; litigation (both in courts and administrative levels); M&A deals regarding the shipping and shipbuilding industry.

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Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados - Shipping

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第三等

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What the team is known for Acts on shipping finance matters and sector-related transactional work. Regularly advises offshore drilling contractors on a range of operations, including the financing of vessels and offshore oil platforms. Also assists with regulatory mandates and disputes.

Maurício Teixeira dos Santos and Rafael Baleroni are the key client contacts at the firm.

Department profile by Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados

Souza Cescon’s Shipping team has comprehensive expertise in financings, corporate transactions, commercial
agreements, tax and regulatory matters in the shipping, maritime and offshore industries. The team is built from specialists in areas such as project finance, corporate, tax and customs, disputes resolution, labor, environmental and infrastructure regulation to provide the highest level of advice to clients in these industries.

The firm is one of the most active and experienced in shipping and offshore financing in Brazil, with particular focus on the drilling and other offshore assets used in the oil and gas industry. It has large experience in handling all kinds of financing transactions, including local and international loans, covered and uncovered facilities, Merchant Navy Fund financings (Fundo da Marinha Mercante or FMM), bonds and other capital market financings.

The contentious shipping practice excels in strategic and sophisticated matters, particularly in cross-border disputes. The group advises clients in industry matters such as enforcement of security packages, environmental liabilities, shipbuilding and other contractual disputes, cargo damage and demurrage costs, either in arbitral tribunals or courts of law.

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Veirano Advogados - Shipping

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第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Notable shipping finance practice that acts for a variety of clients, such as financial institutions and offshore service providers. Advises on numerous shipping mandates, including structured finance matters, particularly those relating to the oil and gas industry. Experienced in contractual disputes and debt restructuring operations.

Otavio Borges Carneiro focuses principally on project and shipping finance and is recognised by market sources for his strengths in these areas. Carneiro is a former international consultant for US law firm Alston & Bird.

Marcelo Ribeiro Mattos heads the team and is regularly sought after by banks to advise on shipping finance matters. Mattos recently acted for DNB Bank on a refinancing deal for Odfjell. He has previously worked as a foreign associate at White & Case's office in New York.

Department profile by Veirano Advogados

Veirano Advogados has been active for the past two decades as a one-stop provider of legal solutions in the shipping sector, assisting clients with contractual, tax, labor, arbitration, and litigation matters with seamlessly integrated support from other practice groups in the Firm.

We handle all types of agreements, including:

• Shipbuilding contracts
• Charter and sub-charter contracts
• Financing and security package contracts
• Issuance of opinions
• Mutual hold harmless agreements
• Quiet enjoyment letters

Our team provides specialized services to shipyards, Brazilian and foreign ship owners, Brazilian and international financial institutions, and multilateral agencies, among other entities. We have been a pioneer in transactions involving Merchant Marine Fund (FMM) financing for the execution of shipping projects, and participated in financial negotiations for the construction and operation of one of Brazil’s largest shipyards.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in bidding processes before the Petrobras group of companies, in activities such as:

• Analyzing bid documentation
• Analyzing competitor qualifying documentation
• Analyzing the tax aspects of a project
• Guiding the formation of joint ventures
• Negotiating memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and pre-bidding agreements with partners
• Preparing administrative appeals
• Preparing risk matrices
• Requesting clarification from the bid commission

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Our practice in shipping and oil & gas sectors has multi-disciplinary characteristics and our group of clients is composed of foreign financial institutions, multilateral agencies and/or international organisms, foreign and national shipping and offshore companies, E&P companies, shipyards and other entities of the offshore sector which are attracted by our innovative approach to current issues.

A leading player in legal assistance to the offshore industry, our team is ready to provide full coverage to clients' multiple needs and includes the elaboration and analysis of financing and investment structures, assistance in M&A transactions, conduction due diligences with the elaboration reports encompassing all relevant aspects of operations, obtainment licenses and authorizations for activities regulated by the National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuel (ANP) or by the National Agency for Maritime.

Our firm also has a long track-record in cross-border shipping finance transactions, with a highly reputable practice in advising international banks, non-bank financial institutions, multi-lateral and development agencies, as well as large international and local shipowners and shipyards in such transactions.

Veirano Advogados has strong relations with major U.S. and European law firms in this sector and has been one of the leading Brazilian law firms in this sector for decades.

We also represent clients internationally with the support of a broad network of key partners and relationships around the world, including members of top legal organizations like World Services Group (WSG).

German Desk

The Firm’s German Desk consists of a team of 14 attorneys fluent in German, which offer a wealth of experience and services to companies from the German speaking world, helping them achieve their business objectives in Brazil.

In the other direction, with the support of colleagues from the German speaking world, we assist Brazilian companies, in the protection of their interests and investments in countries, such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Some of the characteristics that make our Desk unique in the market include:

• Former experience as in-house within multinationals and as attorneys at leading German law firms
• Thorough understanding of German law, as well as German, Austrian and Swiss business environment, ethics and corporate governance
• Profound expertise in Brazilian law
• Depending on the necessities of each client, can function as a one stop full service firm for certain projects, act as a “virtual” legal department for those that do not have their own department, or render advice on particular cases and matters of interest

Whilst the head of our Desk is licensed to practice law in Germany, most of our Brazilian members have concluded part of their law degrees in Germany. Hence, they gained professional fluency in the German language and proximity to the German legal system and business mindset.

Track Record

Veirano Advogados has been providing a vast array of legal advice to German clients in Brazil, as well as to Brazilian clients invested in the German speaking world and in their commercial relations with German parties.


PROMARE - Shipping

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Shipping boutique firm based in Fortaleza. Noted for advising on accidents in the North East region of the country. Frequently retained by a wide range of market players including P&I clubs, shipbuilders and port operators as well as insurance companies.

Larry Carvalho is the key client contact at the firm.

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Senior Statesmen

Pedro Calmon Filho

Pedro Calmon Filho & Associados (PCF&A)

From the Chambers Global guide

Pedro Calmon Filho is a well-respected figure, known for his abilities in representing P&I clubs and for acting in high-value arbitrations. He has over 50 years of practice in the shipping sphere and is a former president of the Brazilian Association of Maritime Law. Interviewees see him as "an eminence in the Brazilian market."

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Senior Statesmen

Escritório Jurídico Carbone

From the Chambers Global guide

Artur Carbone receives widespread commendation from sources for his long-standing contribution to the shipping industry in Brazil. He has considerable knowledge of the market and an impressive academic profile, as well as maintaining an active practice.

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Ruy Fernando Carvalho da Silva

Farinon, Carvalho da Silva & Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Global guide

Ruy Fernando Carvalho da Silva is highly respected for his maritime legal advice. He is experienced in wet and dry work and is described by market sources as "excellent."

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Farinon, Carvalho da Silva & Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Global guide

Roberto Farinon enjoys widespread recognition for his long-standing experience advising on complex shipping matters, emergency response mechanisms, civil actions and liability cases. Market commentators remark that he stands out for his "competence" and "diligence."

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Luís Felipe Galante

Escritório Jurídico Carbone

From the Chambers Global guide

Luís Felipe Galante is admired by sources for his dedication to shipping matters in Brazil and is considered a "reference in the market." He has considerable experience in the sector including recently advising Thorco Shipping on the legal implications of a vessel collision.

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Godofredo Mendes Vianna

Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

The highly experienced and "excellent" Godofredo Mendes Vianna is praised by market sources for his leading practice in the shipping sector. He frequently advises on complex mandates, including prominent disputes and high-value transactions.

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Henrique Oswaldo Motta

Pedro Calmon Filho & Associados (PCF&A)

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very experienced" Henrique Oswaldo Motta "knows how to solve a problem," according to market sources, who also praise him for his "well balanced" approach. He is a very active player in the Brazilian market and is particularly well regarded for his work in freight arrangements and sector-related disputes.

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Sammarco Law Office

From the Chambers Global guide

Osvaldo Sammarco is a leading lawyer for shipping matters. He has considerable experience advising shipowners and P&I clubs in a variety of mandates, including maritime accidents and environmental issues. Market commentators praise his diverse practice and consider him a "knowledgeable" practitioner.

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Fernando C Sobrino Porto

Shipping Consultoria

From the Chambers Global guide

Fernando Sobrino Porto is widely regarded by sources as an "excellent lawyer." He has notable experience in disputes, and market commentators single him out for his negotiation skills. He has solid knowledge of accident claims and is often retained by insurance companies. Porto has well-regarded experience assisting clients with cross-border disputes and complex contractual arrangements.

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Flávio Infante Vieira

Escritório Jurídico Carbone

From the Chambers Global guide

Flávio Infante Vieira is respected for his constant activity representing players in the shipping market, with particular skills in maritime accidents and environmental matters. Market sources report that he is a dedicated and focused member of the team.

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Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Iwam Jaeger is well regarded for his significant experience assisting with shipping contracts and complex casualties involving vessels. Market commentators note: "He is a very skilful negotiator and knows how to ease a complex situation, but can also be aggressive when it is required."

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Luiz Roberto Leven Siano

Siano & Martins Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Global guide

Luiz Roberto Leven Siano has notable experience attending to liability mandates for international clients, and specialises in international law and economic integration. Market sources commend his growing presence in the sector's most relevant cases, and offer particular praise for his litigation skills. He is described by observers as "very hard-working," and clients add: "He can put himself in the position of others and consider a variety of possible interpretations of a matter."

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Bernardo Mendes Vianna

Vieira Rezende

From the Chambers Global guide

Bernardo Mendes Vianna is a seasoned litigator and a well-regarded maritime lawyer. He is regularly retained by shipowners and P&I clubs, as well as insurers and offshore suppliers. Market sources note his experience in wet work, saying: "He is a brilliant lawyer - experienced, confident and with an excellent knowledge of maritime law." He also has recognised experience handling large-scale calamities.

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Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso

Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso maintains a noted shipping practice and is a well-known player in the market. Her recent experience includes advising on a major shipping contract for the oil and gas industry. Cardoso frequently handles disputes related to vessels and cargo claims for multinational clients.

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Antonio Francisco Sobral Sampaio

Shipping Consultoria

From the Chambers Global guide

The "excellent" Antonio Francisco Sobral Sampaio is a well-respected shipping practitioner. He is frequently described by market sources as "a very good professional" and has considerable experience advising on shipping-related disputes, large-scale judicial cargo claims and liability matters.

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Otavio Borges Carneiro

Veirano Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Otavio Borges Carneiro focuses principally on project and shipping finance and is recognised by market sources for his strengths in these areas. Carneiro is a former international consultant for US law firm Alston & Bird.

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Escritório Jurídico Carbone

From the Chambers Global guide

Claudia Iabrudi is described as a "very good lawyer" by market sources. As head of the litigation practice, she focuses on representing shipping clients in sector-related disputes.

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Marcus Alexandre Matteucci Gomes

Felsberg Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Marcus Alexandre Matteucci Gomes of Felsberg Advogados has a wealth of experience representing shipping clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Interviewees say: "He has a brilliant legal mind and grasps issues very quickly." They add: "He is reliable and has a very practical and sound approach to any issue."

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José Augusto Mendes Marques

Farinon, Carvalho da Silva & Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Global guide

José Augusto Mendes Marques regularly assists clients with a variety of shipping issues. Marques is described by interviewees as a "good professional who deserves recognition" for his practice in this field.

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Marcelo Ribeiro Mattos

Veirano Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Marcelo Ribeiro Mattos heads the team and is regularly sought after by banks to advise on shipping finance matters. Mattos recently acted for DNB Bank on a refinancing deal for Odfjell. He has previously worked as a foreign associate at White & Case's office in New York.

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Arthur Rocha Baptista

Advocacia Rocha Baptista

From the Chambers Global guide

Arthur Rocha Baptista is regarded as a point of reference for shipping matters in the Rio Grande port vicinity. He frequently acts on accidents and also handles dry work. Market sources describe him as a "young and respected practitioner" who is "very involved in this sector." Baptista holds a master's degree in maritime law from the University of Southampton.

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Fabiana Simões Martins

Siano & Martins Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Global guide

Fabiana Simões Martins regularly represents clients in shipping disputes and collisions. Interviewees describe her as a "very capable" practitioner in this field. Martins has an LLM in International Law from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro and is well versed in disputes with cross-border implications.

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Up and Coming

Pedro Calmon Neto

Pedro Calmon Filho & Associados (PCF&A)

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming partner Pedro Calmon Neto continues to impress interviewees with his rapid ascendance in the shipping market. Market commentators assert that "he is very dedicated, very serious and is really doing well." They go on to describe him as "excellent, intelligent and articulate."

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Up and Coming

Lucas Leite Marques

Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming partner Lucas Leite Marques is a new addition to the table. Sources praise his skills, with one saying: "He is able to put himself in the shoes of the opposing side, which helps to facilitate the deal." Marques regularly advises international companies on Brazilian damage claims legislation.

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Associates to watch

Juliana Furtado Senna

Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

From the Chambers Global guide

Associate-to-watch Juliana Furtado Senna is recognised by market sources for her regular activity in shipping deals. Interviewees describe her as a "very good lawyer." She has experience handling cross-border contractual matters with particular focus on commercial deals.

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Associates to watch

Vieira Rezende

From the Chambers Global guide

Associate-to-watch Flavia Carvalho Melo has caught the attention of market sources due to her dedication to shipping matters. Interviewees praise her "concise and straightforward advice" and add that she is "very good and experienced."

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