Brazil: Shipping and Maritime 2017

Seventeen leading lawyers are highlighted for their expertise across a wide array of contentious and non-contentious matters ranging from charter party disputes and salvage cases to construction and financial matters. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Pedro Calmon Filho Pedro Calmon Filho & Associados, Rio de Janeiro
2. Godofredo Mendes Vianna Kincaid - Mendes Vianna Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
3. Fernando Sobrino Porto Shipping Consultoria, Rio de Janeiro
4. Artur Carbone Escritório Jurídico Carbone, Rio de Janeiro

Three outstanding lawyers from KINCAID - MENDES VIANNA ADVOGADOSwell-established maritime law practice are included this year.
Godofredo Mendes Vianna is a highly regarded maritime lawyer and occupies a prominent position at the forefront of the Brazilian market. Market sources commend his sophisticated knowledge of a broad range of maritime matters, noting, “He plays a very important role in the industry.”
Peers endorse Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso for her outstanding expertise in maritime dispute resolution. There is “absolutely no doubt that she is a leading name in the Brazilian market”, says one market commentator.
Iwam Jaeger receives wide-ranging endorsements for his vast “hands-on experience” in high-stakes international disputes. 

PEDRO CALMON FILHO & ASSOCIADOS performs well this year, achieving two listings in this chapter.
Pedro Calmon Filho is “a leading authority” and “very significant player” in Brazil, say peers. He is a longstanding expert with an impressive depth of experience in the field.
Henrique Oswaldo Motta enjoys a superb reputation in the market and stands out for his well-developed shipping and maritime practice.

This year’s research recognises two leading lawyers from SHIPPING CONSULTORIA.
Fernando Sobrino Porto enjoys a great reputation for his work in the shipping and maritime industry. Peers comment that he is often relied upon in complex and high-value matters.
The “outstanding” Antonio Francisco Sobral Sampaio is a prominent expert in the space and draws praise for his comprehensive and analytical counsel. 

Two impressive experts from ESCRITÓRIO JURÍDICO CARBONE are highlighted here. 
Artur Carbone is described as “a top name and authority” in the region. He stands out for his broad experience in shipping law and highly specialised expertise in maritime liability claims.
Luís Felipe Galante is a go-to lawyer and “a reference in the market” when it comes to complex shipping law matters.

At FARINON, CARVALHO DA SILVA & ADVOGADOS ASSOCIADOS, founding partner Roberto Porto Farinon is one of the foremost experts in maritime casualty disputes. He represents a wide array of clients and peers praise his “excellent performance” in complex litigations.

Stirling Leech leads CLYDE & CO’s Latin American practice. He is an esteemed expert in cross-border contracts in relation to shipping and offshore matters.

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