Mr Iwam Jaeger > Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados
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Work Department

MaritimeCorporateLitigation and Arbitration and Insurance and Reinsurance.


Mr. Jaeger has almost 30 years of experience in disputes involving insurance underwriters and companies, assureds and foreign reinsurers, trading companies, importers and exporters, drilling companies, shipowners and charterers, including legal consultancy in commercial and civil contracts involving companies in general – Insurance, Maritime Law and Foreign Trade. Mr. Jaeger Jr. has received recognition by international publications such as Chambers and Partners and Who’s Who as Leading Lawyer.


Mr. Iwam Jaeger is senior partner of law offices Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados – one of the most traditional law offices in Brazil, founded in 1932. He joined Kincaid in 1990 and became a partner in 1993. Vice-Chair of the OAB´s Maritime and Port Law Committee since 2013; Arbitrator of the FGV Chamber of Conciliation and Arbitration; Professor of Commercial Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC/RJ) from 1998 to1999 and Visiting Professor of Post-graduate studies at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/RJ). International work experience: Clifford Chance, London, Shipping Department, foreign training lawyer, 1989.


Portuguese and English.


Ibero American Institute of Maritime Law (IIDM) Member of the IIDM Brasil. London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA) Supporting Member. International Bar Association (IBA). Brazilian Association of Maritime Law (ABDM). International Chamber of Commerce Brazil (ICC BRAZIL).


Mr. Jaeger received his law degree from Fundação Universidade of Rio Grande (FURS/RS) in 1983, holds a Post-graduate studies in Corporate Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/RJ) and a Post-graduate studies in Company Law, IAG-Master, from Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC/RJ). He is a regular speaker at events and seminars in Brazil and abroad in his areas of expertise.


Reading and travelling.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Insurance

(Firms to watch)

Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados stands out for its good track record in maritime insurance claims, an area in which Rio de Janeiro-based partner Iwam Jaeger has particularly strong credentials.

Brazil > Transport: Shipping

Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados fields a ‘hands-on, knowledgeable, efficient and practical’ team, with practitioners who are among ‘the best maritime lawyers in Brazil’. The practice covers every aspect of the market, from insurance, cargo and charterparty disputes, through to debt recovery proceedings and maritime accidents and ship arrests. On the non-contentious side, it provides corporate advice on the launch of new shipping companies, and assists in shipbuilding and financing agreements, as well as related employment, registration, environmental and customs issues. The firm’s deep bench of partners includes disputes expert Godofredo Mendes Vianna (‘a star individual’), and Camila Mendes Vianna Cardoso and Lucas Leite Marques, who ‘maintain constant contact to position cases, recommend strategies and warn of possible problems that may arise’. Iwam Jaeger is also active in contentious and non-contentious insurance matters.