Mr Olympio J. M. L de Carvalho e Silva > Castro Barros Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Castro Barros Advogados

Work Department

Arbitration & Litigation
Insurance and Reinsurance
Maritime Law
O&G, Energy and Mining


Head of the maritime and transport law practice of the firm, area in which he has been recommended by Chambers and Partners since 2018, indicating that the is “well versed in both contentious and transaction matters”, by Legal 500 since 2014, and by Who’s  Who Legal and Best Lawyers in 2020. He is also a member of our law firm’s Arbitration & Litigation team, for which he has been recommended by Legal 500 since 2017. Olympio’s experience in disputes is broad and it also includes insurance and reinsurance court disputes and arbitrations, and more than 15 years of experience representing banks and other creditors in complex disputes, recovery of high-value claims and in the leading bankruptcy and court reorganization cases in Brazil.


Partner with Castro Barros Advogados since 2012


Portuguese, French, English and Italian


Brazilian Lawyers’ Institute (IAB)
– Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration Committee (2014)
Lex Anglo-Brazil
– Subcommittee of Maritime Law (2014)
Iberian-American Institute of Maritime Law (IIDM) (2012)
International Bar Association, (IBA) (2012)
Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAR) (2011)
Brazilian Bar Association
– São Paulo Chapter (2010)
– Rio de Janeiro Chapter (2003)


Maritime Law – Short Course – Institute of Maritime Law – University of Southampton (2013)
Master’s degree in International Law – State University of Rio de Janeiro (2011)
Negotiation Program for Lawyers – Harvard Law School – Cambridge (2008)
LL.M. in International Business Law – London School of Economics (2006)
Bachelor of Laws – State University of Rio de Janeiro (2002)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Transport and shipping

Castro Barros Advogados is a popular choice for wet and dry shipping disputes. The firm acts for a mix of banks, P&I clubs and maritime services companies in a broad range of claims. The team has also established connections with several leading international shipping firms. The highly rated Olympio Carvalho leads the team, with strong support from well-regarded associate Camilla Werneck. Clients also benefit from the input of other experienced litigators at the firm, including Alexandre Espínola Catramby and insurance specialist Daniela Alves Portugal Duque Estrada.

Brazil > Dispute resolution: Litigation

The disputes team at Castro Barros Advogados covers commercial, banking, and corporate disputes. José Augusto Leal focuses on commercial and corporate litigation, demonstrating extensive experience in cases involving financial services-sector clients. Credit recovery is an area of expertise for Alexandre Espínola Catramby, while Marco Deluiggi specialises in corporate and insurance disputes. Olympio Carvalho is proficient in cross-border matters, as well as in the resolution of conflicts concerning the transport sector.