The Office

Port Corporate Practice is the label we found best to designate our area of activity and specialty. For over fifty years, working in the city of Santos, Ruy de Mello Miller Law Firm possesses the required expertise to attend to all players involved in port and shipping activities, foreign trade and offshore.

It is an office remarkable for its integrity, transparence and professionalism in conducting legal and administrative cases and for the respect and loyalty in its relationship with clients. These characteristics long recognized and respected are part of our history and heritage.

Active in the Port of Santos and other Brazilian ports, for over 50 years, our services address mostly the port shipping activity, foreign trade and offshore industry areas. Our clients are corporate entities involved with those activities: shipping lines, truckers and multimodal transport companies, logistics companies, lessors and operators of port terminals, bonded warehouses and public warehouses, shipping agents, cargo forwarders and NVOCC, P&I Clubs, importers and exporters, Customs clearing agents, controlling and certifying companies, shipchandlers, investment funds, Professional Associations, among other service providers and entities connected with foreign trade, with port and shipping activity, and offshore industry.

As of late, the office has been actively participating in investment projects in the port of Santos, assisting with and analysing merger and acquisition procedures regarding companies and port areas, joint ventures and bidding, relying on a vast network of contacts and consultants of different specialties.

Our office also renders consulting services to foreign companies, operating within the office’s specialized field, which have decided to invest in Brazil, either by purchasing Brazilian companies, or by organizing companies and/or setting up branches in Brazil.

Learn more about the history of the Office.