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Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados is a top-flight shipping firm with deep experience representing a wide range of high-profile clients in complex matters. The team is particularly recognised for its ability to handle sophisticated judicial and administrative disputes, including those arising from charter contracts, cargo damage claims and shipping accidents. Its strong team boasts additional capabilities assisting with financing transactions and regulatory licensing matters. CELBA - Centrais Elétricas Barcarena is a new client win for the department.
A market commentator says: "It is undisputable that they are one of the best law firms."
A client attests: "They are specialised in the area and their lawyers are points of reference."
Kincaid represented TMS Offshore in a lawsuit against Petrobras relating to the early termination of a charter contract.
Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso has experience advising clients on both dry and wet shipping mandates. A client highlights her holistic approach to problems, saying: "She can visualise the system as a whole, has a good sensibility based on her experience and can do a broad analysis of the area." Another adds: "She has an in-depth level of knowledge of maritime law in Brazil."
Godofredo Mendes Vianna remains a highly respected name owing to his longstanding presence in the industry and enviable ability to handle highly complex shipping mandates. He draws upon more than 25 years of experience in litigation and arbitration to represent multinational companies in an array of maritime-related disputes. A market commentator calls him "an authority," while a satisfied client applauds him for his "very strong knowledge."
Co-head of department Iwam Jaeger is well versed in dealing with contentious mandates arising from charter agreements disputes and maritime accidents. A client appreciates his mastery of the subject matters and his assertiveness. Another interviewee says: "He is an excellent lawyer who has been in the industry for a long time," adding: "He is an admired figure."
Up-and-coming partner Juliana Furtado Senna assists shipping clients with regulatory matters before the National Agency for Waterway Transportation (ANTAQ). She also advises on financing mandates. A client says: "She is specialised in maritime law and has a lot of experience in the area."
Partner Lucas Leite Marques draws upon more than ten years of experience in maritime, insurance and international law to advise clients on a range of sector-related matters. An interviewee appreciates "the objective way in which he deals with matters and his good advice and knowledge."