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Claudia Elena Bonelli

Claudia Elena Bonelli

Practice Groups

Administrative Law and Government Contracts, Infrastructure, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Defense & Aerospace, Shipping & Logistics, Water & Sewage, Corporate Social Investment, Privatizations , German Desk


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5380


Professional experience

Head of TozziniFreire’s Administrative Law practice group, Claudia has wide expertise in public sector-related matters. She works on issues related to bids, contracts and administrative covenants, public service concessions, public-private partnerships and governmental permits, as well as administrative laws and regulations such as the Fiscal Responsibility Act. With a thorough knowledge of public-private relations and broad experience in the infrastructure sector, she has worked on many of Brazil´s largest infrastructure projects.


Claudia is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Who’s Who Legal, IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers. Claudia is recognized as LACCA Thought Leader: Administrative Law, and she is LACCA Approved.


  • German


  • LLM in International Law from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, 1994.
  • Graduate of the Law School of UFSC (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina), 1988.


  • "As Relações Público-Privadas no Brasil: Projetos e Contratos Governamentais" chapter (co-author). In 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through - Public Private Partnership. London: Law Business Research, 2015 and 2016.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through - Public Procurement. London: Law Business Research, 2015, 2016 and 2017. 
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Latin Lawyer Reference - Public Procurement. London: Law Business Research, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through - Market Intelligence: Project Finance. London: Law Business Research, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • "Licitaciones" chapter. In Cómo Hacer Negocios en Brasil. Spain: Cámara Española de Comercio en Brasil, 2014.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Public Procurement. London: Global Legal Group, 2012 and 2013.

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