Claudette M. Christian
Name: Claudette M. Christian
Firm Name: Hogan Lovells
Jurisdiction: Brasil
Leader in: Infrastructure Law

Telephone: +55 21 3550 6672
Fax: +55 21 3550 6671

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Professional Biography:

Claudette Christian has been at the forefront of innovative investment and financing transactions in Latin America and Africa for decades, and her imprint is large in many milestone cross-border transactions in energy, telecommunications, aviation, and infrastructure.

For almost 20 years, Claudette has played a key role in the development of Brazil’s oil and gas industry. When financial scandal and adverse market conditions threatened Brazil’s ambitious investment program, the major oil and gas producer in the country turned to Claudette as its trusted advisor across a wide array of financing, corporate, and arbitration issues.

As the founding managing partner of Hogan Lovells’ two Brazil offices, she is known in Latin American legal and business circles for her client focus and ability to run large and complex transactions. Latin Lawyer recognized her in 2014 as “International Lawyer of the Year” and Petroleum Economist named her a “Top Lawyer” in Brazil for oil and gas matters. Prior to opening the firm’s Brazil offices, she served as the co-chair of Hogan Lovells’ Global Board.

Claudette’s focused dedication to client matters has enabled her to become a trusted advisor to clients. Her clients value her counsel, not only to organize and drive their transactions to closing but also to advise them on the business and management aspects that can spell the difference between success and failure.

Claudette is active in many professional organizations and is a frequent speaker at energy industry and cross-border investment events in Brazil and the United States. She is regularly sought after by the media and professional groups to speak on topics related to developments in the energy industry and cross-border transactions.


Hogan Lovells:

Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organizations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions, and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help. The firm’s lawyers are straight talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

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