FARINON, CARVALHO DA SILVA & ADVOGADOS ASSOCIADOS is a Law Firm 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.

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Area of Activity

Maritime Law

Legal advice and assistance to shipowners, charterers, P&I Clubs, salvage companies, shipping…

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Environmental Law

Legal advice, counsel and representation in indemnity suits and public civil actions…

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Civil and Commercial Law

Legal assistance, in and out of court, in matters related to: Corporate Law, Contract Law…

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Tax and Customs Law

Court representation in Tax and Customs matters. Defence in Administrative Proceedings…

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Port Labour Law

Labour claims, personal injury claims, defence in administrative proceedings commenced …

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What the team is known for Well-regarded team operating from Porto Alegre which enjoys superb recognition for its advice on a wide variety of shipping matters. Particularly active in assisting clients with major accidents and related insurance claims.

Ruy Fernando Carvalho da Silva is highly respected for his maritime legal advice. He is experienced in wet and dry work and is described by market sources as "excellent."

Roberto Farinon enjoys widespread recognition for his long-standing experience advising on complex shipping matters, emergency response mechanisms, civil actions and liability cases. Market commentators remark that he stands out for his "competence" and "diligence."

José Augusto Mendes Marques regularly assists clients with a variety of shipping issues. Marques is described by interviewees as a "good professional who deserves recognition" for his practice in this field.

Basic facts about the department

- 5 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Distinguished Porto Alegre-based team known for its strong capabilities assisting clients with a broad range of shipping litigation related to accidents and insurance claims. Notable experience providing counsel on contractual and regulatory related to this sector.

Strengths Peers comment: "It is a regional firm based in Rio Grande do Sul which offers clients great legal knowledge of shipping issues."

Farinon, Carvalho da Silva & Advogados Associados’ Roberto Porto Farinon has a broad shipping and maritime practice specializing in contracts, accidents, foreclosures, insurance, maritime court, port issues and customs regulation.

Shipping boutique Farinon, Carvalho da Silva & Advogados Associados regularly acts on salvage operations of ships which have run aground and on other accidents. It advised Gard AS on the investigation into the spill into the sea of 2,500 litres of crude oil due to an accident caused by a storm. Founding partners Roberto Porto Farinon and Ruy Fernando Carvalho da Silva are recommended along with ‘great negotiator’ José Augusto Mendes Marques.


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