Shipping Consultoria

Shipping Department

Brazil
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What the team is known for Seasoned team headquartered in Rio with robust experience assisting local and international market players with the full array of contentious and transactional shipping mandates. Recognised for its skill handling contractual matters, in addition to finance and shipbuilding mandates. Boasts additional capabilities handling sector-related disputes. Enviable clientele features importers and exporters, ship owners and cargo insurers.

Strengths Market observers say: "It is a compact firm that works a lot for P&I clubs and is also popular among domestic companies and international clients from India."

Notable practitioners

Seasoned founding partner Antonio Francisco Sobral Sampaio draws upon over 25 years' expertise to advise clients on a vast array of shipping mandates. He remains well regarded by market commentators due to his lengthy track record in this field, including litigation and arbitration arising from maritime-related issues. He additionally boasts particular expertise in claims for loss and personal injury.

Respected co-head of department Fernando Sobrino Porto receives plaudits for his long-standing expertise handling sensitive maritime-related disputes. A satisfied client endorses his capabilities, saying: "I was really impressed by him as he recently participated in a complex contentious case and helped us to avoid an arbitration with an important client of ours." He is often instructed with cargo and accident claims.