Law Offices Carl Kincaid, was founded in 1932 and has become one of the most traditional law offices in Brazil.
The firm currently operates under the name of Mendes Vianna Advogados Associados. It has extensive experience in the civil, commercial and business law areas, notably in the areas of shipping and international trade, with emphasis on litigation and arbitration. It handles every aspect of maritime law, including collisions, salvage, charterparty, carriage of goods, ship finance, general average, personal injury and pollution.
The expansion of new sectors of the economy, such as the services sector for the offshore and oil and gas industry, including LNG, concurrently with the joining of new partners and associate lawyers in recent years, enabled the firm to expand its practice areas into new fields such as environmental and energy law, providing legal and commercial advice and services for projects and enterprises, with major emphasis on commercial agreements, joint ventures, shipbuilding and finance agreements through Brazilian and foreign finance entities.
The firm office is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, has branch offices in São Paulo, Brasilia and Vitoria and operates in the major Brazilian cities through a network of correspondents and associate offices. Through an experienced team of lawyers the firm provides legal assistance to local and foreign law offices, being most of our lawyers fluent in English, French and Spanish.