Established four decades ago, Sabatino Pizzolante Abogados Marítimos & Comerciales is one of the leading law firms in maritime and port affairs throughout the country. The firm is situated in Puerto Cabello, the second largest city within the state of Carabobo, and it has correspondents in all other major Venezuelan ports, among them La Guaira, Maracaibo, Guanta, Puerto Ordaz and Caracas, offering assistance in the field of commercial and business, labour, tax, administrative and customs law, as well as litigation in the context of international trade.
In the maritime field, services are not restricted to maritime and port law, but through Associated Maritime Consultants, C.A., its sister company, services extend to the areas of managing and technical consultancy comprising, among others, construction, sale and purchase agreements, vessel registration and documentation, naval mortgages, charterparty and bill of lading disputes, marine pollution, salvage, towage and collisions, port and terminal management consultancy, port operators’ liabilities, pre-loading surveys, vessel and cargo inspections, reefer and dry container inspections, investigations (theft, fraud, etc.) and legal remedies on customs affairs. Globalpandi, S.A. is another sister company, purely acting as Commercial P&I Correspondents.
In addition, the office keeps close relations with legal firms and specialised international agencies worldwide, with periodical updates for its domestic and international clients – shipowners, protection and indemnity clubs, port operators, ship agents, etc. – through the publication of the Sabatino Pizzolante Newsletter, fully searchable alongside an important number of articles and papers on the firm’s website.