Brazilian Maritime Lawyer Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo

With years of experience as a Maritime Lawyer, Alves Jacob Law Firm has reached the zenith and received the honor of maritime law. In the journey of the legal field, we have dealt with almost all the types of virtual legal issues that affront the maritime sector that range from environmental litigation and the most complicated casualty to general liens. Nevertheless, with the passage of time, Alves Jacob Law Firm has expanded its wings beyond the boundaries of the actual roots of maritime. Now, our practice covers many other related practice areas. Mentioned below are the details of the practice areas of the firm:

  • Cargo Loss and Damage

    A wide range of our practice is engrossed with the protection of claims for cargo loss and casualty on behalf of the charterers and ship owners. In our journey, we have carried many claims and litigations that included almost all the types of cargos. Many of the cargo losses take place due to different incidents such as handling damage, theft and failure of reefer machinery. On the other hand, other claims happen because of major incidents such as groundings, fire, collisions and explosions, sinking and boarding seas that cause damage of deck cargo overboard. We take care of the need of keeping our clients assayed of the important advancements and work with them so that the required facts that are needed to be assessed and the merits of each claim can be established. In regard to this, our main aim is to make a decision at an early phase if a specific lien can be protected in the best manner or should be solved in an ideal way to prevent the basic charges of litigation.
  • Collision and Casualties

    When a serious incident takes place, the basic investigations and evidences are collected so that these can be used to leave an important impact on the final result of the case. Crewmembers and the witnesses should be interviewed in the proper manner and also the vessel’s owners should be made to appear for the investigations and hearings by the National Transportation Safety Board or the Brazilian Coast Guard.
  • We strongly believe that incidences should be handled in the perfect manner and not just dragged into court. Some of the cases may certainly be tried but the others must be solved profitably. Our goal matches our experience and we intend to work with our potential clients so as to evolve the strategies for almost each case, consistent with the law and verity of the case along with the client’s business principles.
  • Contract Drafting and Analysis

    The Law firm of Alves Jacob is experienced in the litigation of contract disputes. This helps the attorneys of the firm to provide effective advice so as to draft for numerous types of contracts. Our years of experience help us to develop drafting clauses which will defend the clients in almost all the situations that can help to take the recent changes and alterations in the law, into account.
  • Our firm is bestowed with the assistance of commencing with an account of forms that already exists and have been developed after long years of practice. This guarantees that our major efforts will be spent altering the agreement as per the requirements of the clients. When it comes to the typical maritime contracts, this results in cost savings for the clients as well.

The law firm of Alves Jacob has a record for advising clients on many types of contracts. A few of the types are discussed herein below:

  • Electronic bills of lading and electronic signature procedures for major carriers
  • Liner bills of lading for major carriers
  • Service contracts
  • Passenger tickets for cruise ships, ferries and other vessels carrying passengers
  • Time, voyage, and bareboat charter parties
  • Specialized tug and barge agreements
  • Contracts of affreightment
  • Vessel sharing agreements
  • Ship management contracts
  • Ship operation contracts
  • Manning agreements
  • Ship construction contracts
  • Ship repair contracts
  • Shipper Association Agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Terminal contracts
  • Stevedoring contracts
  • Employment agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Boarding and Indemnity Agreements
  • Commercial contracts on various topics, i.e. use of a fertilizer plant, communication services, sale of steel pipe, coal supply contracts, etc.

General Commercial Litigation

Our firm provides information of general commercial litigations that include both domestic and international. Be it any area of practice, our basic goal is to investigate the requirements of the client and also look at whether a reasonable and responsive commercial explanation to any issue can be found, sans dragging it to any kind of litigation. On the other hand, when a next to impossible situation arises in which a client’s defense comes to a point of risk, then we make sure to protect the rights of that client. Apart from this, we also help our clients to get over the debt collection in commercial cases, both domestic and international. We have thorough experience in classifying services to either meeting the existing debts or to make sure the collection of an assumed judgment, often in association with a different proceeding. We have a wide network that connects us to many experienced law firms and helps us to follow assets in the international level and provide information on different locations for the recovery of debt if the treasures are moved from the local administration. We also have significant knowledge that helps us in following improvements through primary or secondary corporations.

  • Occupational Disease Defense

    Over the years, we have developed a longstanding network of experienced divisional guidance all through Brazil with numbers of environmental veterans, cleanup surveyors, accountants, media consultants and claims adjusters. The firm has also played the role of lead counsel for more than 20 cases. These cases have helped the firm to obtain exposure in the array of pollution and other environmental loss. We believe that our team members are known for their quick response and with their fast acknowledgement; they have also made a record.
  • Personal Injury

    There is hardly any changeable area in maritime law as compared to the defense of Brazil personal injury cases. Maritime laws are mainly used by longshoremen, seamen or other workers who are associated with the marine sector. Seamen are not provided with any kind of workers’ compensation benefits and if they recover themselves from the personal injuries, they should go for prosecution against the employer. However, the Longshoremen have the right to claim their compensation by filing a third-party lien opposed to the ship owner for all the injuries and losses that they have come across on the vessels on which they were associated.
  • We have extensive experience in filing for maritime personal injury cases with the help of appeal and trial in both state and federal courts of law. We also have a distinctive record of protecting such cases. We have over twenty-five years of experience and our firm has three partners who deal with cases of protection of personal injury cases. Out of these three partners, one has an experience of fifteen years and the other two partners have ten years of experience in this field.
  • Our approach is different from any other law firm as we aim to endow with a defense that is as comprehensive as possible and economic as well. If during any situation, our study shows that a settlement is authorized, without wasting time we inform our clients and also look for authority to start fruitful negotiations. By following this approach, we have not only got rid of disastrous upshots, but also successfully manage to keep away the claimants with uncertain liens.
  • We have extensive experience in filing for maritime personal injury cases with the help of appeal and trial in both state and federal courts of law. We also have a distinctive record of protecting such cases. We have over twenty-five years of experience and our firm has three partners who deal with cases of protection of personal injury cases. Out of these three partners, one has an experience of fifteen years and the other two partners have ten years of experience in this field.
  • ALVES JACOB LAW FIRM has aviation lawyers in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and other Brazilian cities, we assist companies and families dealing against airline companies and aviation securities from a variety of aviation cases, from personal injury and passenger rights to wrongful death.

Memberships:

Brazilian Bar Association/RJ-128.041
International Bar Association-1008212
American Bar Association-01537008
Union Internacional des Avocats-MI021876
Creci/RJ-43.190



Rio de Janeiro



Av. Presidente Wilson 231 / Salão 902 Parte - Centro - CEP 20030-021 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ
+55 21 3816-8723

São Paulo



Rua Joaquim Manuel de Macedo, 101 / 7º andar - Barra Funda - CEP: 01451-001 - São Paulo - SP
+55 11 3280-2197


United States: Voip Phone: (305) 851-7982

United Kingdom: Voip Phone: (020) 8133-8623

Languages: English, Portuguese, French and Spanish

Contact Lawyer Alessandro Jacob alessandro@alvesjacob.com