Claudette Christian

by LP Green, II
Claudette Christian
Head of Brazil Practice, O ce Managing Partner, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo
Hogan Lovells

Claudette Christian is the founding Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells’ two Brazil offices. Previously, she served as the Co-Chair of Hogan Lovells’ Global Board. For almost 20 years, she 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 program, the major oil and gas producer in the country turned to Claudette as its trusted advisor across a wide array of financing, corporate and arbitration issues. Her clients value her counsel, not only to organize and drive their transactions to closing, but also to advise them on the business and management aspects that can spell the difference between success and failure.


Claudette is active in many professional organizations and is a frequent speaker at energy industry and cross-border investment events in Brazil and the United States. Latin Lawyer recognized her in 2014 as International Lawyer of the Year and Petroleum Economist named her a Top Lawyer in Brazil for oil and gas matters.


Claudette earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

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