Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
(Augustus Hare)


Publications and Conferences:

“Brief Considerations about Cruise-Related Legislation”, Guia Marítimo, 2012.

“Vessel Seizures: A brief comparative study of the current and new system set forth in the proposed Commercial Code” in “New Reflections on the Proposed Commercial Code”, Fábio Ulhoa Coelho, Tiago Astor Rocha Lima and Marcelo Guedes Nunes (Organizadores), Saraiva, 2015.

Brief Considerations on the Unconstitutionality of Section 313(VII) of the New Code of Civil Procedure: Suspension of a Judicial Process based on an Administrative Case involving the Maritime Court’s Jurisdiction.”, Revista Direito Aduaneiro, Marítimo e Portuário (Edição Especial Novo CPC), Ed. Sintese, 35th edition, November/December 2016.

Frequently recognized as a leading lawyer in renowned international legal publications (Who’s Who Legal and The Legal 500).


Breno Garbois specializes in shipping law, and specifically, disputes involving cargo ships, cruise ships, foreign trade in general and commercial disputes. He also practices commercial, civil, international and consumer law, as well as litigation, arbitration and administrative law, foreign trade and insurance/reinsurance. He represents shipbuilders, freight forwarders, logistics companies, P&I clubs, insurance companies, shipping agents, port terminals and operators, shipyards, trading companies, shipping companies and cargo consignees and owners. He also handles litigation matters before administrative and judicial entities, and most particularly, the Office of Ports and the Maritime Court.

Academic Background

Bachelor's Degree in Law, Rio de Janeiro State University.

Specialization Course in Shipping Law, Fundação Getulio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro).

Master’s Degree in Private Trusts and Estates Law, Pontifical Catholic University (Rio de Janeiro).


Portuguese and English.


  • Brazilian Bar Association (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo Sections).

  • Ibero-American Shipping Law Institute.

  • Vice-President of the Brazilian Shipping Law Association (2017 – 2018).

  • Shipping Law Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association (Rio de Janeiro Section, 2013 – 2015) (São Paulo Section, 2016 – 2018).

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