Cescon Barrieu’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.