Managing Partner: Roberto Porto Farinon
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 8
Languages: English, Portuguese
Farinon, Carvalho da Silva & Advogados Associados was founded in 1972 with vast experience in the fields of commercial, civil, tax, and labour law. In addition to its practice in the main areas of law, the firm is traditionally renowned for providing legal services and counsel in the areas of maritime law, environmental law and foreign trade issues.
Within its scope of practice, the firm is capable of advising and assisting shipowners, charterers, P&I clubs, salvage companies, shipping agencies, port operators, import and export companies, and all other segments of the shipping industry.
The law firm is based in Porto Alegre, the capital city of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, and has a branch office in the city of Rio Grande, RS, where one of the main ports of the country is located. Farinon, Carvalho da Silva & Advogados Associados has also developed a network of correspondents in all major port cities of Brazil, in addition to having a representation office in London, UK.
Main Areas of Practice:
Legal advice and assistance to shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs, salvage companies, shipping agencies, port operators, import and export companies, and all other segments of the shipping industry in matters pertaining to:
■Cargo Claims (Shortages and Damages)
■Freight & Demurrage Collections
■Charter Party Disputes
■Port Captaincy & Federal Police inquiries
■Maritime Court - Port Labour Issues
■Import & Export Issues
Legal advice, counsel and representation in civil and criminal actions arising out of environmental issues.
■Administrative Defences (Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Natural Renewable Resources)
■IBAMA and State and Municipal Environmental Agencies) in proceedings related to marine pollution by oil or other harmful substances carried by sea or land
■Representation in Federal Police & Port Captaincy Inquiries
■Legal advice, counsel and representation before the Maritime Court
Civil & Commercial:
Legal assistance, in and out of court, in matters related to:
■Collections & Enforcements
■Lease, purchase and sale of real estate
■Legal representation in tax matters
■Administrative defences (Notices of Infringement) before direct and indirect Public Administration agencies and entities
■Recovery of taxes and non-tax debts unduly paid
■Legal representation of employers in labour and employment matters.
■Administrative defences (Notices of Infringement) before Regional Labour Bureaus and the Labour Public Prosecution Service.
■Port Labour issues