Bernardo has experience in the areas of maritime and port law, notably in dealing with disputes involving maritime transport of cargo and foreign trade in general: shipowners, charterers, transporters, P&I Clubs, insurance companies, maritime agents, terminals and port operators, shipyards, tradings, shippers and consignees and cargo owners.
He also has a long experience in administrative and judicial litigation, especially towards the Port Authority, Maritime Court and Courts throughout Brazil.
Bernardo is recognized among the leaders in his practice area in Brazil by Chambers Brazil, Chambers Global, Latin Lawyer 250 and The Legal 500 guides in the "Shipping" category, and by the Análise Advocacia guide in the "International Trade" category.
Member of several Chambers of Commerce, notably Norwegian and French.
In the French Chamber he is in his third term as Counselor, during the periods of 2014-2016 and 2018-2020, being re-elected for the period of 2020-2023. He acts as Coordinator of the Legal Commission since 2011, and is also a mediator in commercial disputes, certified by the Center for Mediation and Arbitration of Paris (CMAP).
Vice-President of the Ibero-American Institute of Maritime Law, Brazilian Section - IIDM-BR for the 2016-2017 biennium and President of the Ibero-American Institute of Maritime Law, Brazilian Section - IIDM-BR for the 2018-2019 biennium.
Member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Brazilian Maritime Law Association (ABDM) and the International Association of Lawyers/Union Internationale des Avocates (UIA).
Member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Maritime Law Association (ABDM) for the period of 2021-2024.
Effective Member of the Special Commission on Maritime and Port Law of Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Section (OAB SP).
Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
Specialization in Public International Law from AVM Faculdade Integrada.
Executive Education Program in Maritime Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-Rio).
English, Spanish and French.