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Chambers Latin America

Chambers Latin America

"He is a skilled professional with great technical and legal expertise, helping us in every way to reach our aims." - Chambers Latin America, 2016

"highly experienced, attentive and extremely competent." - Chambers Latin America, 2015

"really knows how to minimize potential losses." - Chambers Latin America, 2015

"He is an exceptional lawyer for liability litigation, and one of the most experienced and well-known figures in the game." - Chambers Latin America, 2014


"Julio Costa at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has a reputation for being one of ‘Brazil’s leading lawyers for aviation experience’. His ‘impressive clientele’ is drawn from airliners, insurers and reinsurers, manufacturers, airport and port operators." - WWL, 2015

"guru" - WWL, 2015

"exceptional" - WWL, 2015

"invaluable" - WWL, 2015


Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers 2011

Julio Costa is a partner in Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP and a member of the Insurance & Reinsurance group. Julio is Brazil’s leading lawyer for Aviation legal experience and is a member of the Board of the Associação Brasileira de Direito Aerospacial - SBDA and the Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Aeronáutico del Espacio y de la Aviación Comercial (Spain). He is also a member of the AIDA - Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances, Asociación Latino-Americana de Derecho Aeronáutico y Espacial - ALADA (Argentina) and Associação Brasileira de Direito Marítimo - ABDM.

Julio has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional litigation work and handling claims in Latin America and in regulatory matters with a focus on aviation, shipping, insurance and reinsurance.

He holds insurance qualifications as well as a private pilot’s license.

Julio handled more than 50 aviation accidents in Latin America in the last two decades and advises airlines, insurers, reinsurers, manufacturers, airport and port operators, investors and P&I Clubs. In addition to his crisis management skills , his experience also includes coverage advice and disputes, arbitration, subrogation claims, development of ADR mechanisms, negotiations with public authorities and defense of indemnification suits and class actions.

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