Carlos Costa e Silva Shipping Law - Portugal

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Barrocas & Associados
Amoreiras, Torre 2, 15th floor
1070-102 Lisbon

Tel: (+351) 21 384 33 00
Fax: (+351) 21 387 02 65


Carlos Costa e Silva joined the firm in 1997. He is currently a partner.

He provides legal advice in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Insolvency, Shipping, Transport and Energy (Oil and Gas). He regularly represents clients in court and arbitral proceedings as well as in insolvency matters. His expertise in the area of Shipping and Transport is highly recognized both at a domestic and international level. He is regularly engaged in representing clients in shipping matters involving both litigation and contractual issues and provides legal advice in the structuring and preparation of ship finance projects. He has also expertise in the area of energy (Oil and Gas).

Since 2006, he has been in charge of preparing and giving annual lectures in association with IIR, one of Portugal’s most popular training programs, on the fundamentals of shipping law to Portuguese in house counsels and corporate officers.

He has been with the firm since the start of his career as trainee in 1997 and in 2001 he began to work as in-house Counsel for the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Angola with specific responsibility for Tax issues arising from the import/export of Oil.

He is recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers & Partners Europe.

Shipping Law Practice:

The firm has a dedicated team of shipping lawyers specializing in all aspects of shipping law and related disciplines, such as vessel acquisition and asset finance, international tax planning and employment, all within an integrated practice. It offers specialist shipping advice in the areas of wet and dry litigation, mortgage enforcement and arrest, and pollution and insurance. It has acted for banks, owners, charterers, carriers, P&I Clubs, insurers and all other intermediaries and agents involved in the shipping market.

Barrocas & Associados:

The firm offers a full range of legal services with particular strengths in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, commercial contracts, banking and finance, capital markets, energy, telecommunications, commercial dispute resolution, real estate, transport law and labor law, among others. The firm’s lawyers are qualified in both common and civil law jurisdictions.

It has been referred to in international legal directories such as the Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and PLC’s Which Lawyer. Several of its lawyers have also been specifically distinguished as leading experts in their fields by reputed law directories and international specialists.

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