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, 3rd Edition
The ability to tackle infrastructure challenges will play a decisive role in the trajectory of Latin America. Citizens and businesses need universal access to electricity; to water and indoor plumbing; to improved reach and quality of telecommunications coverage; and to improved transportation options that will reduce the costs and time it takes to move products through the value chain. Meanwhile, the region’s potential as an energy producer, both from traditional and renewable sources, is enormous and could fuel the region’s continued economic and social development.
The third edition of The Guide to Infrastructure and Energy Investment examines the many aspects involved in the complex task of modernising and revitalising infrastructure and energy systems throughout Latin America.
Part I: Public-Private Partnerships
Brazilian Infrastructure and Energy under a New Mandate: The End of a Cycle and Perspectives Ahead
Peru: Towards a Model for Developing Public–Private Partnerships in Accordance with International Practices and Standards
Part II: Project Finance Models
The Role of Project Finance in Developing a Region: Trends and Considerations
How to Build Up a Region: Development Banks and Multilateral Financing
Part III: Dispute Resolution’s Evolving Role in Major Transactions
Two Key Considerations on Infrastructure and Energy Disputes with the Arbitral Seat in Latin America
Investment Treaty Arbitration
Part IV: The Impact of Compliance on Project Development and Financing
Balance of Power between Local and International Partners in Infrastructure and Energy Projects in Latin America
The Impact of Compliance on Project Development and Financing: A New Environment
Navigating Corruption Risks in the Brazilian Infrastructure Sector: New Trends to Guide Investors
Part V: Securing the Future of the Oil and Gas Sector
The Future of the Oil and Gas Sector in Latin America is Now
Part VI: Transport Infrastructure
Developing Transport Infrastructure to Support Industry: Mexico
Moving Project Finance In Latin America Forward, Issues and Prospects