Luciano Benetti Timm

Luciano Benetti Timm

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Luciano Timm has been a corporate lawyer since 1994, focusing his professional practice both in the South of Brazil and in São Paulo, built on experiences as in-house counsel, in court, as well as in top law firms in the country. Apart from having a solid national and international academic background, his practice centers in the strategy of complex cases, as well as in the commercial and economic impacts of the operations he assists in, bringing elements of his academic experience in law and economics to the legal profession. He is currently the head of CMT’s dispute resolution department, which includes negotiations, mediations, arbitrations and litigation. It this field, he is strategically involved in oral arguments, drafting of documents and legal opinions, and in the national leadership of the firm’s litigation team. Agribusiness, paper and cellulose, machinery and equipment, food and beverage, civil liability, real estate, and civil construction are some of the sectors where his works stands out.

  • OAB/RS 37.400
  • OAB/SP 170.628A
  • OAB/PR 72.966
  • OAB/RJ 216.452
  • OAB/SC 59.763
  • OAB/DF 66.482
  • OAB/MG 208.787
  • OAB/PE 54.851
  • Post-Doctorate Studies in the Law, Economics, and Business Department, University of California, Berkeley (2007)
  • LL.D. in Business Law and Regional Integration, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2004)
  • LL.M. in International Economic Law, University of Warwick – scholar of the British Council (1999)
  • LL.M. in Private Law, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1997)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (1994)
  • Courses in the Economics College, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1993)
  • Latin American Corporate Counsel Association – The partner Luciano Benetti Timm has been elected one of the leading lawyers in Latin America by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), with emphasis in the area of arbitration.
  • Chambers and Partners: Latin America 2013, 2014 and 2015 – Ranked as a band 1 lawyer in corporate and commercial law in South Brazil, being praised by his “brilliant client service and sharpness in business”. He was also ranked as a band 2 lawyer in dispute resolution, having received high praises from clients: “he is available, agile, assertive and technically knowledgeable”.
  • Legal 500: Latin America 2012, 2013 and 2014 – Recommended in the areas of Corporate/M&A, he was mentioned as an “extremely competent and solid” professional, as well as a “pro-deal professional and an excellent business collaborator”. In the 2014 edition, he was mentioned as an “Excellent lawyer” who has built a strong reputation as an arbitrator.
  • Análise Advocacia 2012 and 2013 – In 2012, was recognized as one of the three most admired lawyers in Brazil, in the areas of commercial contracts, litigation, and import and export, and in 2013, was once again received a commendation as one of the ten most admired attorneys in Brazil.
  • Best Lawyers in Brazil 2014 – Luciano Timm was selected for inclusion in the practice areas of: Arbitration and Mediation and Corporate and M&A Law.
  • A panorama of arbitration in Rio Grande do Sul (co-author). Unisinos (2012)
  • Law and Economics in Brazil (organizer). Atlas (2012)
  • Arbitration in contracts: corporate, international, and public. Livraria do Advogado (2009)
  • International Commerce Law (co-author). Editora FGV Rio (2009)
  • The new civil law. Livraria do Advogado (2008)
  • The new Brazilian contracts law. Atlas (2008)
  • Services Agreements: from the civil code to the consumer defense code. Forense (2006)
  • The choice of venue clause versus the arbitration clause in international contracts. Revista do Advogado, v. 119 (2013)
  • Viena Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) in a economic analysis perspective. Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação, v. 37 (2013)
  • Brazilian Bar Association – Rio Grande do Sul (OAB/RS and OAB/SP)
  • Vice President of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr)
  • President of the Arbitration, Mediation, and Concilliation Chamber of the Industries Center of Rio Grande do Sul (CIERGS)
  • Member of the body of arbitrators of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CAM-CCBC), CIESP/FIESP, CAMARB, CIEP, CIERGS, and CBMAE
  • Member of the Special Arbitration Commission of OAB/RS
  • English (fluent)
  • French (advanced)
  • Spanish (intermediate)
  • Italian (intermediate)

CMT Lawyers occupies a prominent and leading position in the area of ​​business law, with a growing presence and distinction in the main business centers of the country, recognized by the main national and international publications of law firm rankings, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Análise Advocacia and Chambers & Partners as one of the best law firms in the south of the country in business law.


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