Claudette M Christian is the office managing partner of Hogan Lovells’ offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil, having relocated to Rio de Janeiro from Washington, DC in 2013. She has over 30 years of experience in complex cross-border corporate and finance transactions. Her clients are a mix of Brazilian and international companies, many of whom are involved in large infrastructure projects. She has played a key role in the development of Brazil’s oil and gas industry, representing key players in multibillion dollar project finance, structured finance and capital market transactions. She is known in Latin American legal and business circles for her client focus and ability to run large and complex transactions. She is a frequent speaker on corporate and finance transactions, and has won multiple awards and recognitions, including Latin Lawyers’ ‘International Lawyer of the Year’ in 2014.
Latin Lawyer Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment, 1st Edition
Investment in infrastructure and energy is essential for all governments in Latin America as they seek to boost their economies and service growing middle class populations. It is this sector, perhaps above all others, where most opportunities abound in the region. Yet it is also this sector in which complex regulation, conflicting needs and potential corruption issues complicate every deal.
Published in December 2016, the Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment is the first in a new Latin Lawyer series, providing valuable information for potential investors, legal advisors and policymakers operating in the field of project finance in Latin America.
“One would be hard pressed to think of another issue that will play a more decisive role in the trajectory of the region and its citizens than its ability to tackle infrastructure challenges” Anthony Harrington – Albright Stonebridge Group