Marcos Simões Martins Filho, Asssociate

Marcos has been an associate lawyer at Siano & Martins since 2012. He regularly defends maritime carriers in cargo claims before Courts of Appeal and Superior Court through their respective P&I Clubs. He is actively present at the Maritime Court and in the offices of environmental authorities in the defense of Owners. He has successfully defended Brazilian exporters in proceedings at ANTAQ the regulatory office for waterborne transport. He also has experience representing owners, NVOCC´s and  agents in judicial claims. He is registered with the bar at Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo.

Marcos graduated at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) where he then took a master's degree in Civil Procedure Law. In 2014 and 2015 he took courses with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARB). In 2015 he attended the 42nd Maritime Law Course at the University of Southampton.

Between 2007 and 2012 he lectured Civil Procedure Law, with emphasis on enforcement suits and special  procedures. Back at UFES he specialized, as a lecturer, in Maritime Law. Due to his sound knowledge of Maritime Law and Civil Procedure Law he was recently consulted about the possibility to enforce mortgage contracts against foreign ships in Brazil.

He was the Executive Secretary for the Iberoamerican Institute of Maritime Law (IIDM) from march 2014 to march 2016. He is member of the Maritime Law Association in Brazil (ABDM) .

Marcos often gives lectures in Maritime Law courses.

Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Organizations

  • General Secretary of Iberoamerican Institute of Maritime Law – IIDM (March/2014 to March/2016).
  • Member of Brazilian Maritime Law Association - ABDM.
  • Member of Bar Association Maritime Law Committees at São Paulo.
  • Registered with the Brazilian Bar Association at Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo.

 

 

 

 

Experiences 

  • Defence of maritime carriers in cargo claims before Courts of Appeal and Superior Court through their respective P&I Clubs in case of accidents and pollution
  • Defence of Owners before Maritime Court and the offices of environmental authorities
  • Defense of Brazilian Exporters at the waterborne transport regulatory offices ANTAQ
  • Representing owners, NVOCC´s and agents in judicial claims
  • Enforcement of maritime contracts