Firm profile submitted by Siano & Martins Advogados Associados
THE FIRM:Siano & Martins Advogados Associados is a law firm, offering a personalised service and direct contact between the main partners and its clients. The team of lawyers renders specialised, updated and dynamic legal services in maritime law, which is its core activity, providing advice and legal counsel for litigation when needed. With its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, a branch office in Paranaguá and a representative in Vitória, the office is set up to act in all port cities in Brazil (including, but not limited to, Rio Grande, Porto Alegre, Itajaí, São Francisco do Sul, São Sebastião, Santos, Itaguaí, Angra dos Reis, Fortaleza, Suape, São Luiz and Manaus). In addition, the firm will open a new office in Santos by the end of 2017. The firm operates with the full involvement of its staff in the various matters related to maritime law, and it is highly specialised in major maritime accidents involving collisions, allisions, grounding, overloading, fire, explosion; and in oil pollution by ships, terminals and ports, as well as in off-shore activities.
Managing Partners: Luiz Roberto Leven Siano, Fabiana Simões Martins
Senior Partners: Luiz Roberto Leven Siano, Fabiana Simões Martins
Number of partners: 2 Number of other lawyers: 10
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Shipping: Through a strong commitment to represent the interests of P&I Clubs and their respective Members, the firm has developed a relationship of mutual trust and confidence, establishing the foundations to offer solutions and high levels of dedication. The firm’s clients receive a complete training on the particularities of claims handling in Brazil and are kept updated on all developments through prompt and precise reports. The team has a proactive attitude to claims handling by coordinating the various elements that comprise the necessary details to a holistic solution based on experience and the full understanding of the applicable law, in order to deliver successful results.
INTERNATIONAL WORK: International work is inherent to the firm’s core area of practice and it can involve different jurisdictions, laws and conventions, depending on the flag of the vessels involved, the nationality of the crew, the jurisdiction of the contracts and a number of other factors. International work also includes visiting clients abroad and providing seminars on topics such as oil pollution, handling claims, criminal liability, inquiries and procedures at the Maritime Court. P&I Clubs, international law firms in London and Asia, underwriters in Japan, Shipowner Associations in Germany and Hong Kong and the Maritime Law Association in New York are some of the institutions that have housed such seminars.
LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese, Spanish
The firm has as its major clients, Members of P&I Clubs by appointment through direct referral from the respective P&I Club.