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Siano & Martins Advogados Associados

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What the team is known for

Outstanding boutique maintaining a top-tier position due to its vast experience assisting domestic and international heavyweights in the shipping industry with a wide range of sector-related matters. Often instructed by P&I clubs, ship owners and charterers to handle complex litigation mandates arising from cargo claims and accidents involving ship collisions and explosions. Deep bench also boasts significant expertise handling environmental damages. Grimaldi Agencies UK Ltd and Grimaldi Group SPA are new client wins.

Strengths

One commentator describes the firm as "a reference in Brazil," and also says: "They are experienced, available at all times and provide fast feedback on questions and actions if needed."

Another source confirms: "They are an internationally recognised Brazilian firm specialised in maritime law."

Work highlights

Successfully defended Eduardo Chabassus Kuhlmann Junior in a USD205,000 litigation arising from the explosion of a methanol cargo tank, which caused environmental damages.

Notable practitioners

Fabiana Simões Martins continues to show a vast amount of experience handling disputes involving ship owners, cargo claims and accidents, with one market commentator saying: "She is a very experienced lawyer who has been in the industry for a long time." One client further comments that "she keeps up to date with everything," while another adds: "She is very proactive and knowledgeable."

Distinguished partner Luiz Roberto Leven Siano continues to be viewed by market commentators as "a very competent lawyer, who gives great advice." He is held in particularly high esteem for his vast amount of experience defending P&I clubs in complex contentious mandates arising from shipping accidents and cargo claims. Interviewees confirm this, saying: "He is a very experienced shipping lawyer with particular expertise in litigation mandates."

Associate-to-watch Marcos Martins has particular expertise dealing with litigation mandates arising from cargo claims, ship collisions and environmental damages. He continues to receive good recognition from clients, who describe him as "very proactive and knowledgeable,"as well as "a very hard-working professional."

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Siano & Martins Advogados Associados

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Av. das Américas 3.500, Bl. 3

6º andar - Condomínio Le Monde

Ed. Toronto, 2000

Barra da Tijuca

Rio de Janeiro - RJ

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

CEP 22640-102

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Fabiana Simões Martins
Band 2
Luiz Roberto Leven Siano
Band 1
Marcos Martins
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