Veirano Advogados

Shipping Department

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Veirano Advogados has been active for the past two decades as a one-stop provider of legal solutions in the shipping sector, assisting clients with contractual, tax, labor, arbitration, and litigation matters with seamlessly integrated support from other practice groups in the Firm.

We handle all types of agreements, including: 

  • Shipbuilding contracts
  •  Charter and sub-charter contracts
  • Financing and security package contracts
  • Issuance of opinions
  • Mutual hold harmless agreements
  • Quiet enjoyment letters

Our team provides specialized services to shipyards, Brazilian and foreign ship owners, Brazilian and international financial institutions, and multilateral agencies, among other entities. We have been a pioneer in transactions involving Merchant Marine Fund (FMM) financing for the execution of shipping projects, and participated in financial negotiations for the construction and operation of one of Brazil’s largest shipyards.

Veirano’s service portfolio encompasses full advisory services in connection with engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the construction of shipyards, drilling rigs, and vessels in general – including guidance through the negotiation and drafting of technology transfer, technical assistance, and engineering project agreements.


Carneiro, Otávio (Head of Department)

Ribeiro Mattos, Marcelo (Head of Department)

Arruda Gomes, Rebeca

Mendonça de Resende Campos, Rogério

Rezende, Elisa


Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

Centro Nacional de Navegação Transatlântica (Centronave)


Heerema Marine Contractors BV

Hidrovias do Brasil

Navig8 Limited

NIBC Bank N.V. and ING Bank N.V.

Nordea Bank Norge ASA

Standard Chartered Bank




Construction & Materials

Financial Services


Industrial Engineering

Mining & Metals