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Brazil: Shipping & Maritime 2016

We identify impressive individuals for their leading work in the sector. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Pedro Calmon Filho Pedro Calmon Filho & Associados
Artur Carbone Escritório Jurídico Carbone

At his own firm, the “outstanding” Pedro Calmon Filho emerges as the leading shipping and maritime lawyer in our research and is regarded as a statesman-like figure at the bar. Henrique Oswaldo Motta is “a real favourite” among clients who praise his handling of labour issues, cargo claims and purchase agreements, among others.

Escritório Jurídico Carbone is very prominent in both contentious and non-contentious maritime matters. Artur Carbone is highly sought after for his “intricate knowledge of the Brazilian maritime industry”, with respondents highlighting his broad expertise. Luís Felipe Galante impresses with his “sharp legal mind”, and is regarded as a “true expert” in shipping reinsurance matters.

Fernando Sobrino Porto at Shipping Consultoria runs a “prestigious practice” that regularly handles matters relating to shipping accidents, pollution and maritime litigation. The “terrifically talented” Antonio Francisco Sobral Sampaio is recommended for his “innovative and strategic counsel”.

At Siano & Martins Advogados Associados, founding partner Luiz Roberto Leven Siano is known for boasts a “distinguished reputation” among peers. Considered a “first-class maritime litigator”, Fabiana Simões Martins is highlighted for her “adept handling of complex cases”.

The “brilliant” Godofredo Mendes Vianna at Kincaid Mendes Vianna & Advogados is widely recognised for his “strong expertise in the market”, as well as his ability to “fully understand a client’s needs”. Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso is a “real star” when it comes to Brazilian maritime and port law according to clients, who include ship-owners, carriers, insurers and charterers.

At Almeida Advogados the “superb” Breno Garbois is esteemed for his “notable expertise” regarding the maritime transport of cargo. His practice also encompasses legal matters related to cruise ships, commercial shipping disputes and international trade law. Alongside him, André de Almeida runs a “first rate international trade practice” and is highly regarded for his “creative and bespoke solutions”. 

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