Castro Barros Advogados

Olympio José de Carvalho e Silva

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Practice Areas

Shipping and Transport and Dispute Resolution, with focus on complex domestic and international disputes involving shipping and transport, insurance/reinsurance, finance and insolvency/restructuring. On the transactional side, he advises domestic and foreign companies especially regarding shipbuilding, finance, cargo claims, charterparty, COA, operation of foreign OSVs in Brazil, ship insurance and reinsurance matters.


Head of Shipping and Transport practice of Castro Barros Advogados, and also a Partner in its Dispute Resolution team.

Professional Memberships

Brazilian Bar Association (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo Sections); International Bar Association – IBA (being an officer of its Maritime and Transport Law Committee since 2020); Institute of the Brazilian Lawyers – IAB; Brazilian Arbitration Committee – CBAr; Ibero-American Institute of Maritime Law– IIDM; Lex Anglo-Brasil.


He has published several articles on IBA’s shipping and arbitration newsletters, newsletters on banking law, etc., as well as a chapter on arbitration and status of limitation, co-authored with his partner Marco Deluiggi, in the book “The New Brazilian Arbitration – Law no. 13,129/2015”.