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Castro Barros Advogados
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Shipping and Transport, Bankruptcy and Restructuring


Partner. Head of Shipping and Transport department. Member of the Dispute Resolution and Bankruptcy and Restructuring groups.


Joined CBSG in May 2000 and became partner in 2012. He heads the Shipping and Transport practice, area in which he acts both in disputes and transactional work, especially in complex cases with international ties. On the disputes’ side, however, he has a broader practice, which includes insurance and reinsurance litigation and arbitration and more than 10 years of experience representing banks and other creditors in high profile disputes, high stake credit recovery litigation and some of the largest bankruptcy and restructuring cases in the country.


Portuguese, English, French and conversational Italian.


Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Section (2003) and São Paulo Section (2010); International Bar Association – IBA; Institute of the Brazilian Lawyers – IAB, where he is a member of the Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration Committee and of the Oil and Gas Committee; Brazilian Arbitration Committee – CBAr; Ibero-American Institute of Maritime Law – IIDM; Lex Anglo-Brasil, where he is a member of the Maritime Law Sub-committee.


UERJ – University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (LL.B., 2002); LSE – London School of Economics (LL.M. in International Business Law, 2006); Program on Negotiation for Lawyers, Harvard Law School (2008); UERJ – University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Master degree in International Law, 2011); Southampton Maritime Short Law Course (2013). 


Travelling. Jogging.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)

Premium law firmCastro Barros Advogados is praised for its ‘availability, legal technique, business experience and negotiation skills‘. Under the leadership of senior partner Jose Leal, the team is equipped to handle a significant number of lawsuits, including complex and high-stakes disputes. Marco Deluiggi and a team are representing Aeropuerto de Salvador in a high-value compensation claim filed by major telecoms companies. Alexandre Espínola Catramby and Olympio Carvalho are also highly recommended.

Brazil > Transport and shipping

Under the lead of ‘swift and effective coordinator‘ Olympio CarvalhoCastro Barros Advogados ‘ team acts for numerous international shipping law firms as clients. Frequently acting on contentious cases, the group represented Brasbunker Participações in litigation against Maridive & Oil Services concerning the non-compliance with vessel operating agreements.