Siano & Martins Advogados Associados

Shipping Department

Brazil
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What the team is known for Prestigious boutique rising to the top tier due to glowing praise provided by clients. Boasts robust experience assisting national and international sector heavyweights in the shipping industry, including a number of P&I clubs. Often called upon to handle complex litigation mandates related to maritime accidents, involving collision between vessels and cargo damages. Deep bench also advises clients on multi-jurisdictional financing cases and sector-related environmental issues.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Fabiana Simões Martins remains active assisting prominent ship owners and P&I clubs with litigation and arbitration cases arising from shipping accidents and cargo claims. One interviewee notes that "she is very well organised and considers cases thoroughly," while a client reports: "I feel very comfortable talking to her because she fully understands my needs and is able to see things from my point of view."

Top-tier partner Luiz Roberto Leven Siano is applauded by interviewees, who admire his extensive experience in the maritime industry. One client states: "Luiz Roberto is very well known and has the ability to get things done with practical solutions," while another highlights that "he is a creative thinker." He stands out at representing P&I clubs in disputes relating to cargo claims and shipping accidents. Sources further praise "his excellent skills and experience in legal analysis and negotiations."

Clients describe associate-to-watch Marcos Martins as "a bright lawyer who is very knowledgeable and flexible." He receives plaudits from peers and clients alike in connection with his solid support in contentious maritime cases. Another source appreciates that "he is always open to dialogue and provides clear explanations."