Luciano Benetti Timm

Luciano Benetti Timm

Professional Experience
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.
Education and Academic Performance
  • Post-Doctorate Studies in the Law, Economics, and Business Department, University of California, Berkeley (2007)
  • Doctorate in Business Law and Regional Integration, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2004)
  • LLM in International Economic Law, University of Warwick – scholar of the British Council (1999)
  • Masters in Private Law, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1997)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (1994)
  • Courses in the Economics College, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1993)
Academic Performance

Luciano is the coordinator of the LLM in Business Law at UNISINOS, as well as a visiting professor of the Post-Graduate Legal Studies program at the University of São Paulo (USP) and at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), as and at the National School for Training andImprovment of Magistrates (ENFAM/CJF). Further, Luciano Timm has also been an International Private Law and Contracts professor at PUCRS (for ten years) as well asat the Law School Post-Graduate program at UNISINOS.


Lattes
Acknowledgements
  • Client Choice Awards 2016 – Recognized by his work in the área of Arbitration and ADR, cited as “the most important reference in arbitration in Brazil”.
  • 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, 2015, 2016 and 2017 -Ranked as a band 1 lawyer in commercial corporate 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." In Chambers 2017, Luciano appeared as band 1 in dispute resolution and band 2 in commercial corporate, besides having his first appearance in the national ranking as band 5 in dispute resolution arbitration. The comments affirmed he is “a great professional" and “always provides excellent and prompt support and has a high level of knowledge and experience."
  • Legal 500: Latin America 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 – 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 2016 edition, he was recommended in the area of dispute resolution, named as a “key name for arbitration”.
  • 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.
Publications
Books
Book Chapter
  • A Key for Reducing Transaction Costs. In: CISG and Latin America - Regional and Global Perspectives. Eleven International Publishing (2016) (co-author)
Articles
Professional memberships
  • Brazilian Bar Association - Rio Grande do Sul (OAB/RS)
  • Vice President of the Brazilian Arbitration Comittee (CBar)
  • President of the Arbitration, Mediation, and Concilliation Chamber of the Industries Center of Rio Grande do Sul(CIERGS)
  • Member of the Special Arbitration Commission of OAB/RS
Languages
  • English (fluent)
  • French (advanced)
  • Spanish(intermediate)
  • Italian (intermediate)