Ms Claudia Elena Bonelli > TozziniFreire Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

TozziniFreire Advogados
CEP 04038-904
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Work Department

Government Contracts and Projects - Administrative Law , Infrastructure, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Defese and Aerospace, Shipping & Logistics, Water and Sewage, Corporate Social Investment


Head of TozziniFreire’s Administrative Law practice group, Claudia has a deep knowledge of 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.


Joined TozziniFreire in 1997. Claudia became partner in 2000.




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

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

TozziniFreire Advogados has an ‘excellent network and reputation‘, and is ‘capable of mobilising a large scope of competencies on a sole project‘. The team assisted development finance institution Proparco on the granting of a €90m loan to Enel Green Power for a photovoltaic power plant. The group regularly advises Saab and gained Acciona as a new client. Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra handles project finance matters; the ‘dedicated and professional‘ Pedro Seraphim approaches projects from the corporate perspective; and Claudia Elena Bonelli adds public law expertise to infrastructure, water and sewage undertakings.

Brazil > Public law

The ‘business-oriented‘ public law department at TozziniFreire Advogados covers government contracts, public procurement, administrative improbity cases and regulatory matters; its diverse client roster includes household-name companies. Claudia Elena Bonelli has vast experience in this field. The team was further strengthened in 2019 with the promotion of José Augusto de Castro to partner.