Firm Profile > Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

Tax Tier 6

Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados has carved out a niche in the maritime, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors, where it advises leading players in contentious and non-contentious tax matters. Godofredo Mendes Vianna and Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso co-head the department.

Transport and shipping

Originally a Rio de Janeiro-based firm, Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados is expanding its São Paulo presence under the lead of the ‘proactive and well organisedLucas Leite Marques. The ‘excellentGodofredo Mendes Vianna, Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso and Iwam Jaeger are the names to note in Rio de Janeiro. The practice assists shipowners, charterers, carriers, P&I Clubs, as well as terminal and port operators with the full range of maritime matters. One of numerous foreign clients is Solstad Offshore, which the team represented in litigation filed by Petrobras concerning alleged excessive downtime of a vessel with regards to which the parties had entered into a charter and a service contract.

Established in 1932, Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados has consolidated experience in civil, commercial, corporate and tax law and, particularly, in maritime law, insurance and international litigation, arbitration, infrastructure, aviation, railway, energy and environmental law.

Areas of practice
Shipping, ports and terminals: in-depth knowledge of shipping, sea carriage of cargo and foreign trade in general, providing legal aid to shipowners, charterers, carriers, P&I clubs, insurers, maritime agents, terminals and port operators, shipyards, trading companies, shippers and consignees, assistance with ports, private terminals, licenses at ANTAQ, environmental authorities, federal revenue, concessions, permits and authorizations.

Oil and gas: strategic advice to oil and gas clients in Brazil and abroad. Services include analysis and drafting of agreements, assistance in bidding processes, due diligence, strategy and risk analysis of business opportunities, assessment and negotiations, REPETRO issues and importation of equipment.

Infrastructure: assistance to Brazilian and foreign investors interested in participating in infrastructure projects, analyzing tax, financial, environmental, contractual and corporate impacts, and regulatory issues involving public tenders, bids, concessions, permits or authorisations, especially in those involving transport, roads, railroads, ports, terminals, airports, shipyards, basic sanitation and water distribution.

Aviation: legal counsel to aviation companies on aeronautical law per se and related areas, such as corporate, contracts, infrastructure, regulatory, tax, litigation and arbitration, among others.

Insurance and reinsurance: legal consultancy on insurance and reinsurance law and administrative acts by related government agencies (SUSEP); analysis of insurance/reinsurance policies; insurance investigations, monitoring of loss adjustments and recoveries; incorporation of insurance/reinsurance companies; and administrative and judicial litigation.

Tax: legal advice covering general consultancy and the tax planning area, offering alternatives to maximize the efficiency of outbound tax structuring, restructuring transactions and operations, acquisitions, mergers, split-offs and company takeovers.

Arbitration: actively involved in domestic and international arbitration, with extensive experience in applying arbitration rules, such as CBMA, UNCITRAL, ICC, FGV, FIRJAN and ABDM, and in enforcing foreign arbitration awards in Brazil.

Litigation: strong expertise in proceedings at several court levels (Court of Appeals and Court of Justice, Federal Regional Courts, Superior Court of Justice and Supreme Federal Court) and all administrative instances of several government bodies.

Governance corporate/compliance and anticorruption: legal counsel to companies with guidelines on the Brazilian anticorruption laws, regulations and best international practices of corporate governance and compliance, evaluation of methods adopted by clients, due diligence, drafting of internal documents, and assistance in the procedures, such as drafting and contractual analysis, ascertainment and measures to mitigate risks and reparatory measures and assistance in internal investigations conducted by the authorities.

Railway: general consultancy, incorporation of companies targeting the independent railroad operator business; actions within the legislative sphere regarding railway law regulations, including but not limited to bilateral agreements; compliance with registration and formalities within the ambit of Regulatory Agency (ANTT) for the purposes of railroad operator authorization.

China Desk: our China Desk has the purpose of advising Chinese companies in the promotion of business in Brazil. We count on a lawyer who is fluent in Mandarin and specialized in Chinese Law.

Other practice areas: corporate, contracts, real estate, labor law, environment.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partners Godofredo Mendes Vianna
Partners Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso
Partners Márcio Luís Malta
Partners Iwam Jaeger
Partners Lucas Leite Marques
Partners Pedro Neiva Santana Neto
Partners Luiz Calixto Sandes
Partners Juliana Pizzolato Senna
Oil and gas
Insurance and reinsurance
Real estate
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Iwam Jaeger  photo Mr Iwam Jaeger Mr. Jaeger has almost 30 years of experience in disputes involving insurance…
Mr Lucas Leite Marques  photo Mr Lucas Leite Marques Mr. Marques has over 10 years of experience in Maritime, Insurance and…
Mr Márcio Luiz Malta  photo Mr Márcio Luiz Malta Expert in the areas of Commercial Law, Civil Law, Civil Litigation and…
Mr Godofredo Mendes Vianna  photo Mr Godofredo Mendes Vianna Mr. Vianna has more than 25 years of experience and practice in…
Mr Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso  photo Mr Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso Mrs. Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso is managing partner of Kincaid | Mendes…
Total staff : 115
Chinese (Mandarin)
IBA (International Bar Association)
AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers
Contacts : 5