Sammarco Law Office

Shipping Department

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Established in 1969, the firm has built a long-established tradition working with maritime law, customs law, ports, aviation, environmental and regulatory law. It provides comprehensive services involving all practices related to maritime trade and international cargo transportation by sea, air or land. The firm’s extended expertise focuses on dealing with P&I Clubs, shipowners, charterers, NVOCC’s, freight forwarders, shipping agents, ports and terminals. The firm’s services spans across matters regarding cargo damages and faults, civil liability resulting from navigation accidents, environmental damages, collection of freight charges, demurrage, detention, port storage, and also the preparation of opinions and rendering of consultancy services. The firm is strategically located in Santos close to the largest Latin American port and can provide services throughout Brazil by counting on our network of correspondents in the country’s main capitals, ports and airports. 

Currently, SAMMARCO is providing legal assistance in the most important cases occurred in Brazil in 2017 and 2018 related to ship colision and containers dropped to sea due to bad weather as well as related to regulatory port issues with high level of complexity. Regulatory, port law, colisions and cargo claims are the most specialized areas of the office.


Sammarco, Marcelo (Head of Department)

Cavalini Junior, Jose Urbano

Sammarco, Marcelo

Sammarco, Marcus

Sammarco, Osvaldo


Brasil Terminal Portuário

Cofco Agri

Ecoporto Santos

Hapag Lloyd AG

MSC Shipping Co

P&I Clubs

Panalpina Inc.


freight forawrders


P&I Clubs

port terminals

shipping companies