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Legalworks with a new area of expertise: Maritime and Port Law

News 29 October 2019

With a view to developing, along with its clients, a service of excellence, LEGALWORKS, fruit of the partnership established with ARRAES & RIBEIRO, ADVOGADOS ASSOCIADOS, a company governed by Brazilian law, is providing the capacity and professional knowledge of Caubi Arraes Júnior, a lawyer in Brazil and Portugal, with extensive experience in the area of Maritime and Port International Law, with a solid academic background (Law degree from the Catholic University of Pernambuco, with a specialization in Port Management, who has also been a University Professor, State Counselor at the OAB EP and Member of the Maritime, Port and Petroleum Law Commission, who is currently a Member of the International Relations Committee (OAB-PE).
In this regard, we would add, as regards PORT LAW, the ability to intervene in administrative and judicial areas, in strategic litigation, collection and debt recovery arising from storage and other port services, in the preparation, review and analysis of storage contracts and port operations contracts, as well as the possibility of providing consultancy services to Regulatory Bodies in the port sector, Port Authorities and other stakeholders, as well as specialized consultancy in areas such as cargo claim, environmental damage arising from port operations, and compensation arising from accidents to crew and port workers, among others.

In addition, in the area of MARITIME LAW, we have added competencies to our team, in order to act in the administrative and judicial areas, as well as in the defence of the interests of shipowners, charterers, cargo agents, multimodal transport operators, terminal and port operators, in order to respond to our clients’ requests in situations as diverse as navigational accidents (collisions, including breakdowns, beachings, shipwrecks and fires), actions before the Courts, namely Maritime, cargo claim (common defects), material and non-material environmental damage, arising from shipping and port operation activities, compensation based on accidents to crew and port workers, collection and maritime debt recovery (container and ship demurrage, detention, freight, among others), seizure and embargo of vessels, drafting, review and analysis of storage contracts, transportation contracts, charter party bill of lading, charter contracts, agency contracts and bills of lading, approval and enforcement of foreign decisions, consultancy to Regulatory Bodies (Ministries, Maritime Courts, Merchant Navy and other stakeholders), studies and opinions on maritime legislation, as well as international conventions and their application.