Claudette Christian has been at the forefront of innovative investment and financing transactions in Latin America 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 programme, the major oil and gas producer turned to Claudette as its trusted adviser 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 recognised her in 2014 as "International Lawyer of the Year". 

Education: JD, Harvard Law School, 1979; BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1976.

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