Mr Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso > Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados
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Rio de Janeiro


Mrs. Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso is managing partner of Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados, a traditional Brazilian law firm established in Rio de Janeiro in 1932. Mrs. Cardoso has longstanding experience in litigation, with emphasis on shipping matters, acting for shipyards, shipowners, charterers, insurers, P&I clubs and transportation agents. Camila has advised on many financing projects of construction, loans for building vessels and shipyards, private port recent projects in Brazil and corporate restructure. Accredited international publications such as Chambers and Partners, Legal500 and Who’s Who have recognized Camila as Leading Lawyer in her field.


Mrs. Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso was a trainee at Baker & Mackensie and after graduation joined the office Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados where presently she is managing partner. Mrs. Cardoso is Vice President of Maritime and Port Law Committee of the Brazilian Center Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA), Member of International Law and Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration Law Committees of the Brazilian Lawyers’ Institute (IAB) and Member of Ship Finance Security International Working Group of the Comité Maritime International (CMI).


Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Brazilian Bar Association – States of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Vitória – Member of Maritime and Port Law Committee of the Rio de Janeiro´s Bar Association. Brazilian Association of Maritime Law (ABDM). International Bar Association (IBA). International Chamber of Commerce Brazil (ICC BRAZIL). Brazilian Lawyers Institute (IAB) – Member of International Law and Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration Law Committees. Comité Maritime International (CMI) – Member of Ship Finance Security International Working Group.


She holds a law degree from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC/RJ), a LLM in maritime law, marine insurance, carriage of goods by sea and international law of natural resource from London School of Economics and a certificate in Leadership in Law Firm Program from Harvard Law School. Camila is a regular speaker at events and seminars in Brazil and abroad in her areas of expertise.


Swimming, reading, movies and travelling.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Transport and shipping

(Leading individuals: Transport and shipping: Shipping)

Camila Mendes Vianna CardosoKincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados has established an excellent reputation in wet and dry shipping claims. The firm counts shipowners, charterers, P&I clubs, port operators and shipyards among its clients. Cargo, charterparty and collision claims remain high on the agenda, and the firm is also strong on administrative disputes, including related environmental and pollution issues. The firm fields a large team, with talent from top to bottom. Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso, Godofredo Mendes Vianna and Iwam Jaeger are all key players in the market, and they are backed up by a strong team of younger partners and associates. Lucas Leite Marques in São Paulo and the recently promoted Juliana Pizzolato Furtado Senna are both well regarded, as are associates Rodrigo Figueiredo da Silva Cotta and Jeniffer Adelaide Marques Pires.

Brazil > Tax

Based in Rio de Janeiro, Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados is focused entirely on representing clients in the oil and gas, shipping and infrastructure sectors. Tax support covers all areas, including strong expertise in special tax and customs regimes. Godofredo Mendes Vianna and Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso are the main partners.