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Claudio Coelho de Souza Timm

Claudio Coelho de Souza Timm

Practice Groups

Administrative Law and Government Contracts, Corporate Law & Foreign Investment, Consumer Affairs, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Immigration, Government Relations, Privatizations, Government Sales, Gaming & E-sports


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


Professional experience

Claudio advises national and foreign investors on corporate transactions, as well as on 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 broad expertise in government relations, having handled key public policies projects for clients. Additionally, he assists clients in investigations conducted by the National Congress, including in parliamentary inquiry committees. Timm is highly skilled 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. Claudio has international experience, having served as an intern in the director’s office of the Division of Enforcement of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2009. He has also worked as a foreign associate for Baker & Daniels LLP and B&D Consulting in 2009.


He is recommended by legal guides Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers and Análise Advocacia 500.


  • English
  • Spanish


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

Additional activities:

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


  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through - Anti-Corruption Regulation. London: Law Business Research, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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