Patricia Almeida


Patrícia is a Civil Procedural Law Specialist with a Postgraduation at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

Patricia has recently joined SMA team. She has sound knowledge in Maritime Law and Civil Procedure Law, having experience in representing shipping companies, P&I Club and others major players in the shipping industry

Patricia is part of the Litigation Department, always working in the best interest of the shipping companies, being successfully in cases involving cargo claim, oil spillage, casualties and contractual matters.

Also, she regularly defends owners in administrative proceedings at Maritime Court, INEA, ANVISA, ANTAQ, Port Captaincy and IBAMA, limiting, and sometimes excluding, the owner’s liability for casualties or pollution.

She graduated at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) in 2019, being registered with the Brazilian Bar Association at Rio de Janeiro and given lectures in Maritime Law courses.


Portuguese and English.


  • Registered with the Brazilian Bar Association at Rio de Janeiro.


  • Representation of shipping companies in matters concerning accidents before administrative and judicial courts.
  • Representation of owners and chatterers in recovery lawsuits filed by insurance companies, due to the occurrence of allege damages to the cargo during the maritime carriage.
  • Representation of owners before environmental authorities in case of pollution, especially in oil spillage cases.

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