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Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

Shipping

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What the team is known for

Top-flight boutique boasting deep experience representing a wide range of high-profile clients in complex shipping matters. Particularly recognised for its ability to handle sophisticated disputes arising from charter contracts and other industry-specific agreements at both judicial and administrative levels. Also boasts longstanding experience defending companies against cargo damage claims and shipping accidents, as well as advising on sizeable finance transactions.

Notable practitioners

Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso maintains a position of esteem among peers and clients alike as a result of her longstanding experience in the market. She regularly acts for ship owners, insurers and P&I clubs in arbitration and litigation mandates, as well as dealing with contract negotiations for other shipping clients. One commentator appreciates "her ability to come up with creative solutions to problems."

Outstanding partner Godofredo Mendes Vianna maintains his top-tier position and continues to be viewed by interviewees as "one of the most well-known shipping lawyers in Brazil." He has vast experience advising multinational companies on a range of matters, particularly judicial disputes involving contractual matters. Sources confirm this by saying that "he has a large amount of knowledge in shipping mandates," and "he is present in the biggest litigation cases in the sector."

A source describes co-head of department Iwam Jaeger as "a very dedicated and available professional." He is recognised for his wealth of experience assisting clients with a range of contentious mandates in the shipping industry, with one market commentator highlighting: "He is particularly knowledgeable about matters related to P&I clubs, insurance and reinsurance."

Up-and-coming Juliana Furtado Senna moves up the rankings following her recent appointment as partner and the positive feedback received from sources. She boasts particular expertise in dealing with contractual disputes and other industry-related agreements. One interviewee attests: "She's been doing a good job developing the maritime practice at the firm."

Lucas Leite Marques has significant experience assisting clients with industry-related litigation and arbitration mandates. One market commentator confirms: "He is particularly skilled at contentious disputes in the shipping industry," adding: "He is a great lawyer." Another source attests: "He is very knowledgeable and active in this sector."

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Overview

The year was 1932 when Mr. Kincaid established the office in Rio de Janeiro, together with a Brazilian partner, Mr. Britto.

Since then, the Firm has been delivering unique solutions to domestic and foreign clients that aim to invest and perform business in Brazil. 

Kincaid provides a full range of assistance in international law, shipping, insurance, oil and gas, corporate, regulatory, labor and tax, in addition to litigation and arbitration.

The Firm’s Shipping practice is often recognized as a top tier by most of the specialized publications. Our partners are well known experts in the field and together with a highly qualified team of lawyers we are ready to offer legal assistance 24/7 to shipowners, charterers, carriers, P&I Clubs, shipping agents, port terminals and operators, shipyards, trading companies, shippers, consignees, among other companies of the industry. 

Kincaid is in constant development, delivering unique solutions based on longstanding sector expertise and aggregating value to clients’ business. In fact, only a business oriented firm could develop a first class service during all these years.

Shipping Department

Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

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Avenida Rio Branco, 1/14º floor

Edifício RB1

Centro

Rio de Janeiro - RJ

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

20090-003

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Shipping


Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso
Band 2
Godofredo Mendes Vianna
Band 1
Iwam Jaeger
Band 2
Juliana Furtado Senna
Up and Coming
Lucas Leite Marques
Band 3