Thomaz holds an LL.M from Columbia University, where he was appointed Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. He specialises in the insurance and reinsurance industries, advising clients in regulatory and corporate matters, including M&A transactions, purchases and sales of portfolios and other assets involving many players in this segment. Thomaz also assists with setting up joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and contracts for distributing insurance products (bancassurance), having been involved in many of the main transactions of this nature in Brazil.
The author of several papers and publications on insurance law, Thomaz is a member of the International Insurance Law Association (AIDA), the Insurance Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Insurance and Reinsurance Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Britcham), and director of the Alumni Representative Committee of the University of Columbia (ARC). He previously worked as an international lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (USA).
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