ADVOCACIA ROCHA BAPTISTA is a law firm established according to the terms of the Brazilian Statute of the Practice of the Law (Law No. 8.906/94) and registered before the Brazilian Bar Association – Rio Grande do Sul State (RS) Section under No. 3.236.
Our office was founded in 2007 in the port city of Rio Grande (RS), primarily to assist ship-owners, insurers and agents, besides assisting importers, exporters and freight forwarders of goods carried over Brazilian ports.
With the establishment of shipbuilding and energy industries in the Rio Grande do Sul State, as well as the arrival of foreign companies, the demand for specialized legal services has emerged in such economic sectors. We were pioneers on legal assistance to large ventures, such as the construction of one of the biggest shipyards in Latin America; besides that, we are accredited as providers for legal services to PETROBRAS.
We are a dynamic and modern firm, managed within the best business practices and committed with a policy of quality and excellence management. We render customized, uncomplicated and efficient services at competitive rates.
We consider we are in the right path. In 2013, Análise Advocacia® yearbook endorsed us as a highly specialized law firm, appearing among the law firms most admired by the largest Brazilian companies. We were also listed by the international publication The Legal500© among the best offices in transport and shipping fields.
ADVOCACIA ROCHA BAPTISTA is partner of the Rio Grande do Sul’s Quality and Productivity Program (Programa Gaúcho de Qualidade e Produtividade – PGQP), hosts the Royal Consulate of Norway in Rio Grande and, as a pro bono activity, works together with civil associations, institutions and charity commissions.
In addition to that, we take part in several associative entities, among which: International Bar Association (IBA), Associação Brasileira de Direito Marítimo – ABDM (Brazilian Association of Maritime Law), Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Maritimo – IIDM (Ibero-american Institute of Maritime Law), Associação dos Advogados Aduaneiros do Brasil – AAAB (Brazilian Customs Lawyers Association), APL do Polo Naval e Offshore de Rio Grande e entorno (Naval Complex and Offshore Cluster of Rio Grande and surroundings), UK Trade & Investment Brazil, Sociedade dos Amigos da Marinha – SOAMAR (Society of the Friends of the Navy), and Câmara de Comércio de Rio Grande (Rio Grande Chamber of Commerce).
Our mission is to assist and guide our clients in Law issues, in order to deliver legal security, to solve disputes and to prevent contingencies in their business activities.