Vieira Rezende

Shipping Department

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Vieira Rezende is a full-service law firm with branches in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia. The firm has strong capabilities in wet and dry matters. The Shipping/Offshore area is headed by partners Bernardo Mendes Vianna, a reputable admiralty lawyer, and Daniela Ribeiro Davila, an offshore projects pioneer.

VR has established an emergency response team that covers a broad range of issues – from casualties to cargo claims. The team advises on transportation, logistics and insurance, regulatory affairs, customs regimes and crewing issues, handling any litigation, arbitration or mediation arising thereof. We have a strong practice in transactional matters, dealing with financing, construction, chartering and operational agreements.

Key clients for this area are shipowners, oil companies and their service providers, traders, insurers, banks and other financial entities.

Recent work highlights

We have assisted a Greek shipowner on a grounding incident, liaising with the Maritime Authorities to enable the wreck removal, also advising on the local aspects of disputes arising from the interruption of charter contracts. We have assisted two different O&G players in the aftermath of explosions on board vessels resulting in fatalities, aiding from the emergency response to disputes originated from said casualties. We advised an international logistics company on contractual and insurance matters related to an incident involving special project cargo.