Areas of Expertise


The Paraná River waterway welcomes more than 2000 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 widely experienced team knows how to deal with local and governmental agencies aiming at reducing bureaucracy to quicken domestic procedures regarding casualties’ investigation from the Maritime Authority.
We provide advice on jurisdictional issues under Argentine law, Mercosur legislation, English law and European legislation.

We adopt strong policies regarding privilege information and confidentiality.


Our team can obtain injunctions in several Courts with admiralty jurisdiction alongside the Paraná. 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 kind of judicial cooperation pursuant to international treaties ratified by Argentina.


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

  • Port Regulations
  • Marine Environment
  • Wreck Removal
  • Towage
  • Shipbuilding Contracts
  • Ship Finance
  • Purchase
  • Flag of Convenience
  • Charterparty
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Subrogation and Recoveries
  • Labour Law and Seafarers

We advice on draft contracts with special clauses tailored to swift the most usual risks in the Paraná.

International Trade:

Nearly 2000 vessels sail yearly across the Paraná River carrying dry and wet commodities.
Our team has a vast knowledge in the field of international trade combining our experience as market operators and as legal advisors. Our work covers most of the usual contracts: Cif, Fob, Inconterm Rules, Fosfa, Gafta. We advise on Bill of Ladings, Delivery Orders, Sea Waybills and Letter of Credits. We provide clients with comprehensive systems to ensure compliance with Argentine import and export regulations.

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