Brazil: Shipping & Maritime 2018

In this chapter we highlight 20 practitioners as the country’s top lawyers in the field of shipping and maritime law. They provide extensive expertise advising and representing clients including shipyard operators, ship and cargo owners, and insurers on a broad range of issues in the field.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Roberto Porto Farinon Farinon, Carvalho da Silva & Advogados Associados, Porto Alegre
2. Pedro Calmon Filho Pedro Calmon Filho & Associados, Rio de Janeiro
3. Fernando Sobrino Porto Shipping Consultoria, Rio de Janeiro

Kincaid - Mendes Vianna Advogados boasts a strong shipping and maritime practice and sees four lawyers nominated here.
Godofredo Mendes Vianna, a lawyer that “everyone respects”, is “very well known” in the space, and is “highly recommended” by respondents for his work advising cargo owners and shipyards on a range of issues.
Iwam Jaeger gains recognition from sources, one of whom describes him as a “leading name” in the field. He provides clients with a strong expertise in related insurance and litigation matters.
Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso comes highly recommended by sources who praise her "very commercial" practice as well as her great expertise handling shipping disputes in both litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Lucas Leite Marques is an "excellent lawyer" who stands out for his deep knowledge of shipping disputes and related insurance matters.

Pedro Calmon Filho & Associados also performs well in this chapter.
Pedro Calmon Filho is described by respondents as “a senior statesman of the field” and a “top lawyer in Brazil”. He has a top-tier practice that sees him advise clients across the gamut of shipping matters.
Henrique Oswaldo Motta is “an experienced lawyer” who enjoys an excellent reputation in the Brazilian market for his work on shipping and maritime matters.
Pedro Calmon Neto is described by colleagues in the market as a lawyer who “will go far in the field of shipping law”. He is particularly recognised for his expertise in related corporate matters and litigation.

Shipping Consultoria’s Fernando Sobrino Porto is one of the foremost shipping lawyers in the country. He provides deep expertise and extensive experience to clients on matters across the field of shipping law.
Antonio Francisco Sobral Sampaio is an excellent practitioner with a strong reputation in the Brazilian shipping space. He has a “great” practice, covering a broad range of issues in the field.

Roberto Porto Farinon of Farinon, Carvalho da Silva & Advogados Associados is “one of Brazil’s most admired lawyers in the shipping sector” according to sources. He “has an exceptional success rate”, particularly when it comes to marine salvage and vessel hire contracts.

At Almeida Advogados, Breno Garbois is praised by market players for his great experience in shipping matters. Sources note that he is particularly adept on matters relating to cruise ships.
André de Almeida is described by commentators as "a smart lawyer" who is noted for his "innovative" approach and the “high quality” of his work.

Clyde & Co’s Stirling Leech boasts outstanding expertise in the market, advising clients on English law matters. Sources continue to view him as a favourite for contractual matters and disputes.

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