Siano & Martins Advogados Associados

Shipping Department

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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. Thorco Shipping and Saga Welco are new clients.

Strengths Clients say: "They are very strong and it feels like everyone complements one another, thus making them a very skilled team with a lot of expertise in the shipping industry."

Another commentator adds to their praises: "The team has a more multi-jurisdictional perception of how marine law works and is able to understand the point of view of foreign clients."

Work highlights Successfully represented Zhen Hua 27 Shipping before the Maritime Court in a liability lawsuit related to a collision between vessels in Santos port.

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."