Shipping & Ports

Shipping & Ports

We advise local and international companies across a diverse range of sectors, including all forms of navigation and offshore services, public and private terminals, freight owners, as well as private equity funds, financial institutions and associations.

Our unique approach to the shipping and port industries combines outstanding service with a deep and pragmatic understanding of our clients' business.

Our main services

We assist with regulatory issues for the shipping and port industry, such as the Freight Tax for Renewing the Merchant Marine (AFRMM), pre-registration and special Brazilian registration (REB), REIDI, the REPORTO tax framework, and labor-related issues. We represent clients in consultations, bidding processes and administrative proceedings before the Brazilian Waterway Transport Agency (ANTAQ), the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Brazilian Navy (including port and coastal authorities), as well as Brazil’s Shipping Courts, Federal Revenue, environmental authorities and other bodies (CESPORTS/CONPORTS).

We advise on general shipping industry contracts (chartering, construction, crew) and port contracts (dredging, take or pay), including analysis of regulatory aspects of contracts within the sector.

We assist in implementing complex integrated projects, such as gas-to-power and rail-to-port projects.

We advise on M&A contracts, project financing, asset purchase and sale, as well as project modeling and proposing new models for shipping and port activities.


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Awards and Recognitions

Chambers Global – Projects (2012 – 2024);

Chambers Global – Oil & Gas (2012 – 2024);​

Chambers Global – Power (2013 – 2024);

Chambers Global – Shipping (2017 – 2024);​

Chambers Global – Mining (2023 – 2024)​;

Chambers Brazil – Aviation (2021 – 2023);​

Chambers Brazil – Mining (2022 – 2023)​;

Chambers Brazil – Oil & Gas (2012 – 2023);

Chambers Brazil – Projects (2012 – 2023)​​;

Chambers Brazil – Power (2013 – 2023);

Chambers Brazil – Public Law (2016 – 2023);

Chambers Brazil – Shipping (2017 – 2023)​;

Chambers Brazil – Law Firm of the Year – Oil & Gas (2023 – 2024);

Chambers Brazil – Law Firm of the Year – Power (2024);

Chambers Brazil – Law Firm of the Year – Energy & Natural Resources (Mining, Power and Oil & Gas) (2022)​;

The Legal 500 – Energy: Electricity; Mining; Hydrocarbons (2012 – 2024);

The Legal 500 – Projects and infrastructure (2013 – 2024);

The Legal 500 – Public Law (2013 – 2024);

The Legal 500 – Transport: Aviation and Shipping (2016 – 2024);

The Legal 500 ​- Energy and Natural Resources: Power and Renewables Law Firm of the year (2024)​;

The Legal 500 ​- Deal of the year: Eletrobrás (2024);​

IJ Global Latin American – Midstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year pelo caso da NTS e Petrobras (2017);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Energy (2012 – 2024); Project Finance & Infrastructure (2012 – 2024); Administrative Law (2013 – 2024); Maritime (2017 – 2020); Mining & Metals (2013 – 2019, 2024);

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – Eletrobras (2023)​​;

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – Barra Energia and Enauta Energia vs. Dommo Energia (2020)​;

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – Brazil raises USD 16 billion in transfer-of-rights oil auction (2019)​;

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – Constellation Oil Group (2019);

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – CESP – Votorantim Energia (2018)​;

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – Brookfield – Petrobras (2017)​​;

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – Odebrecht Óleo e Gás (2017)​;

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – Embraer (2016);

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – Brazil’s first pre-salt “Libra” bid round (2013);

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – OAS (2014);

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações (2014);

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – Centrais Elétricas do Pará S.A. – CELPA (2012);

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – Independência Case (2010);

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – Embraport (2011);

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações (2011);

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – Petrobras (2010);

Latin Lawyer Deal of The Year – OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações (2008);

Latin Finance – Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year – Brazil (2016; 2019; 2023)​​;

Latin Finance – BRK Ambiental’s Sustainable & Blue Bonds (2023)​​;

Latin Finance – São Paulo Metro Linha 6 (2023);

Latin Finance – Tocantinzinho Gold Mine Financing (2023);

Latin Finance – Aegea SLB (2022);

Latin Finance – Araguaia Nickel Project (2022);

Latin Finance – GNA I Refinancing (2022);

Latin Finance – Raizen’s acquisition of Biosev (2021);

Latin Finance – Eixo SP (2021);

Latin Finance – Gás Natural Açu (2019);

Latin Finance – Structured Financing of the Year: CCEE (2021);

Latin Finance – TAG Pipeline (2019);

Latin Finance – GNA II Power Financing (2023);

Latin Finance – Gás Natural Açu (2019);

Latin Finance – BRK Ambiental (2019);

Latin Finance – Port Financing of the Year: Itapoá (2019);

Latin Finance – Salvador Bahia Airport (2019);

Latin Finance – Rodovias do Tietê (2014)​​;

Análise advocacia 500 – Business Contracts, Financial Transactions, and Regulatory (2006 – 2023);

Análise advocacia 500 – Aeronautical (2013 – 2023);

Análise advocacia 500 – Concessions (2018 – 2023);

Análise advocacia 500 – Construction & Engineering (2014 – 2023);

Análise advocacia 500 – Power (2014 – 2023);

Análise advocacia 500 – Shipping & Ports (2015 – 2017);

Análise advocacia 500 – Oil & Gas (2014 – 2023);

Análise advocacia 500 – Steel & Mining (2014 – 2023);

Análise advocacia 500 – Transport & Logistics (2014 – 2023);

IFLR 1000 – Project Finance (2012 – 2023);

IFLR 1000 – Project Development (2019 – 2023);

IFLR 1000 – Energy & Infrastructure (2015 – 2016);

IFLR Americas Award​ – National Banking and Finance Firms of the Year – Brazil (2020 – 2021);​

IFLR Americas Award​ – National Law Firms of the Year – Brazil (2020);

IFLR Americas Award​ – São Paulo Metro Linha 6 (2023)​;

IFLR Americas Award​ – LATAM Airlines (2023);

IFLR Americas Award​ – McDermott Internacional (2021);

IFLR Americas Award​ – Constellation Oil Services (2020);

IFLR Americas Award​ – Oi Group (2019);

IFLR Americas Award​ – Citibank-Odebrecht (2018);

IFLR Americas Award​ – Embraport transaction (2012);

IFLR Americas Award​ – Pecém Thermoelectric (2010)​;

Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica – Certificate of Excellence (2020)​;

The Latin American Lawyer​ – Energy & Infrastructure Awards: Law Firm of the Year (2023);

Proximo – Latin America Refinancing – TAG Gas Pipeline (2023);

Proximo – Latin America Oil & Gas – Trident Energy (2020);

Proximo – Latin America Water – Sabesp Green Capex (2020)​;

IJ Global Awards – LATAM Legal Adviser of the Year – Local (2021 – 2023)​;

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Renewable – Feijao Wind Complex (2023);​

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Water Distribution – Aguas Do Rio (2023);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Bloc 3 PPP (2022);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – São Paulo Metro Line 6 (2022);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – EKF, Finnavera, SEB – Araguaia Ferronickel Mine (2022);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Araguaia Nickel Mine (2022);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Açu Petróleo Refinance (2022);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – US EXIM Bank – Angra 1 Nuclear Power Plant (2022);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – GNA I Refinancing (2021);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Aegea and Igua Sanaemento’s Concessions (2021);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – GNA I and GNA II (2021);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Project Serrote (2020);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – CSP Ceará Steel Mill (2015);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – UTE Marlim Azul Financing (2020);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Sabesp (2020);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – BRK Ambiental (2019);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – GNA I – Port of Açu (2019);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – TAG Pipeline Acquisition (2019);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Logum Logistica (2019);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Petrobras e NTS (2017)​​;

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Trident Acquisition Finance (2019);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Pirapora II Solar PV (2019);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Pirapora Solar Holding SA (2017);

IJ Global Deal of the year​ – Hidrovias Norte (2016)​​.

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