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 > Tax

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.

Brazil > Transport and shipping

(Leading individuals: Transport and shipping: Shipping)

Camila Mendes Vianna CardosoKincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

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.