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Vieira Rezende

Shipping

1 ranked lawyersBand 3BrazilLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Multidisciplinary firm with a maritime department often instructed by P&I clubs and ship owners to assist with litigation involving cargo claims and accidents. Particular expertise assisting clients with contentious mandates involving dry shipping issues, most notably financing contracts. Also experienced in dealing with oil and gas-related matters. Sistac is a new client win.

Strengths

One market commentator says: "They are a full-service firm with a growing shipping department."

Work highlights

Represented North of England P&I Association in a USD350,000 litigation to release M/V 'Star Amethyst' following its arrest in preparation for an arbitration case.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of the shipping department Bernardo Mendes Vianna has in-depth experience dealing with significant contentious shipping mandates, as one source remarks: "He has a great history in the maritime industry." He focuses his practice on wet shipping matters, frequently assisting clients with casualties, ship arrests and cargo claims. He most frequently caters to maritime companies and insurance clients.

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Bernardo Mendes Vianna
Band 2