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Cláudio Coelho de Souza Timm

Cláudio Coelho de Souza Timm

Practice Groups

Government Contracts and Projects - Administrative Law, Corporate Law and Foreign Investment, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Immigration, Government Relations


Office: Brasília
Phone: (55 61) 3426-8014


Professional experience

Cláudio advises national and foreign investors in corporate transactions, as well as in civil and commercial contracts. He also represents clients in regulatory and enforcement proceedings before several ministries and regulatory agencies, the Brazilian Central Bank, the Appeals Council of the National Financial System and the Federal Audit Court. He has sound experience in government relations, having handled key public policies projects for clients. Additionally, he advises clients in investigations conducted by the National Congress, including in parliamentary inquiry committees. Timm has sound expertise in assisting clients in regulatory issues and enforcement proceedings regarding several matters within Life Sciences before government entities located in Brasília, such as the Health Ministry, the Agriculture, Livestock and Supply Ministry, the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), the Medication Market Regulatory Chamber (CMED), the National Consumer Secretariat (Senacon) of the Justice Ministry, etc. Cláudio has international experience, having worked as an intern in the director’s office of the Division of Enforcement of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2009. He also worked as a foreign associate for Baker & Daniels LLP and B&D Consulting in 2009.


He is recommended in the international legal guides Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250 and Best Lawyers.


  • English
  • Spanish


  • LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University, USA, in 2009.
  • Attended the program Foundations of American Law and Legal Education from Georgetown University, USA, from July to August 2008.
  • Specialized in Economic and Corporate Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), in 2003.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Centro Universitário de Brasília (UNICEUB), in 2000.

Additional activities:

  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).
  • Associate of the Instituto Brasileiro de Governança Corporativa (IBGC).


  • Co-author of the "Brazil" chapter from the book Getting the Deal Through - Anti-Corruption Regulation. London: Law Business Research, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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