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Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

Work +55 21 2132 1855
Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Olympio Carvalho

Work +55 21 2132 1855
Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados

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Dispute Resolution, Shipping and Transport, Bankruptcy and Restructuring


Partner. Head of Shipping and Transport department. Member of the Dispute Resolution and Bankruptcy and Restructuring groups.


Joined CBSG in May 2000 and became partner in 2012. He heads the Shipping and Transport practice, area in which he acts both in disputes and transactional work, especially in complex cases with international ties. On the disputes’ side, however, he has a broader practice, which includes insurance and reinsurance litigation and arbitration and more than 10 years of experience representing banks and other creditors in high profile disputes, high stake credit recovery litigation and some of the largest bankruptcy and restructuring cases in the country.


Portuguese, English, French and conversational Italian.


Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Section (2003) and São Paulo Section (2010); International Bar Association – IBA; Institute of the Brazilian Lawyers – IAB, where he is a member of the Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration Committee and of the Oil and Gas Committee; Brazilian Arbitration Committee – CBAr; Ibero-American Institute of Maritime Law – IIDM; Lex Anglo-Brasil, where he is a member of the Maritime Law Sub-committee.


UERJ – University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (LL.B., 2002); LSE - London School of Economics (LL.M. in International Business Law, 2006); Program on Negotiation for Lawyers, Harvard Law School (2008); UERJ – University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Master degree in International Law, 2011); Southampton Maritime Short Law Course (2013). 


Travelling. Jogging.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados has a ‘helpful, very available’ dispute resolution team led by senior partner José Augusto Leal. It recently represented Hortifruti in litigation concerning the termination of a shopping centre’s lease agreement. Alexandre Espínola Catramby is ‘aware of his cases’ every last detail’, and Olympio Carvalho is ‘very knowledgeable’.

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Transport and shipping

Within: Transport and shipping

With an excellent reputation for shipping-related disputes and accidents, the team at Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados is ‘responsive and knowledgeable’. Its client portfolio includes shipping companies Brasbunker Participações and Fugro Brasil, as well as international carriers such as SwissMarine. Olympio de Carvalho e Silva is recommended.

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