Areas of Expertise

Injunctions (Commercial Disputes):

Our team can obtain injunctions in several Courts with maritime jurisdiction along the Paraná River. We have experience with actions in rem and in personam, freezing orders and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment and arbitral awards. Our expertise covers all kinds of judicial cooperation pursuant to international treaties ratified by Argentina.


The Paraná River waterway welcomes more than two-thousand vessels per year. Although most of the port terminals are considered safe port/berth, sailing this river could be challenging even for local pilots. Strong current, a narrow navigation route, shallow waters, sand banks, curves and twists, and low visibility are some of the perils these skilful local mariners have to deal with along the waterway around the port terminals.

Our team has intervened in the following cases: the drafting of rider clauses of salvage contracts regarding ships grounded in the Paraná River; the drafting of towage contracts for mooring and unmooring operations; protecting owner’s interests in cases of collisions during STS operations; advised owners with regards to Coastguard proceedings related to engine failures; advised owners with regard to the death of seafarers and stevedores during loading and unloading operations.

International Trade and Commerce:

The Paraná River welcomes thousands of vessels every year carrying dry and wet commodities. Our office offers vast knowledge in the field of international trade combining our experience as traders and as legal advisors. Our work covers most of the usual contracts: CIF, FOB, Inconterm Rules, FOSFA and GAFTA contracts, COGENBILL, VEGOILVOY, among others. We advise clients on Mate Receipts, Bill of Ladings, Delivery Orders, and Letters of Credit. We provide clients with comprehensive systems to ensure compliance with Argentine import and export regulations.


Venetucci & Asociados offers the sophisticated legal advice you need to solve your disputes. We provide legal services in many areas of maritime law:

Updated Port Regulations


Marine Environment

Flag of Convenience

Wreck Removal



Insurance and Reinsurance

Ship Finance

Subrogation and Recoveries

Labour Law and Seafarers


We also advise on draft contracts with special clauses tailored to swift the most usual risks in the Paraná. Protecting your business is our main concern; prevent yourself from running into contract disputes that could end up costing time and money.