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Shipping and Ports

We have a commanding presence in the area of Brazilian infrastructure law, working prominently on the biggest financing, construction, and M&A cases in the maritime and shipping sector

  • With an experienced multidisciplinary team, we can provide fast and top-quality assistance for complex cases. Our clients – both Brazilian and international – range from shipping, navigation, and E&P companies, to offshore service providers, transporters, freight owners, private terminals, port leaseholders, shipyards, private equity funds, and financial institutions and associations.

    Our services include:

    • Assistance involving regulatory issues related to the maritime and shipping industry (e.g. duties and taxes, incentives, port areas, labor regulation, stowage, etc.),
    • Representing clients, providing consultancy, handling tenders and dealing with administrative proceedings before the Brazilian Water Transport Agency (ANTAQ), Ministry of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation, (MTPAC), Brazilian Navy (including the Port Authorities and Directorate of Ports and Coasts), Navy Court, Brazilian Federal Revenue, other environmental and governmental agencies, as well as port administration companies;  

    • Assistance with industry related operational agreements (cargo, construction, crews, etc.) including analyzing regulatory aspects of sector agreements (such as leasing agreements, private terminal operation agreements, etc.);
    • Auditing and negotiating M&A agreements, project finance agreements, asset sale and acquisition agreements, as well as drawing up drafts and proposing new models for carrying out activities in the maritime and shipping sector;
    • Assistance in implementing complex integrated projects, such as gas-to-power; rail to port, etc.

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