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Thiago Sombra

Thiago Sombra


Thiago’s expertise is focused on technology, compliance and public law, particularly in regard to anti–corruption, data protection, cybersecurity and digital platform investigations conducted by public authorities and regulators. He also advises clients on public law issues with a focus on infrastructure, assisting with contracting state-owned companies, administrative sanctioning proceedings, concessions, public tenders, and administrative contracts in general.


Thiago is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the Global Digital Economy Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Technology Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce and the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Federal Senate’s Commission of Jurists for drafting a bill on artificial intelligence and is CIPP/Europe-certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.


A law professor at the Universidade de Brasília (UnB), Thiago has also authored books including Fundamentos da Regulação da Privacidade e Proteção de Dados Pessoais (2019), Adimplemento Substancial e Cooperação do Credor (2011), and Eficácia dos Direitos Fundamentais nas Relações Privadas (2010).


Thiago also has a background working in the public sector, both as a prosecutor for the State of São Paulo and as an advisor to a judge in Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court (STJ).


Bachelor of Laws – Centro Universitário de Brasília;

Master of Private Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-SP);

Doctorate in Law, Technology and Regulation – Universidade de Brasília (UnB);

Post–Doctoral Fellow in Anti–Corruption – Universidade de São Paulo (USP);

Specialization in Cyberlaw, focusing on privacy protection and data protection – London School of Economics (LSE);

Postgraduate Degree in Private Law – Università degli Studi di Camerino, Italy;

Leadership Executive Program – Singularity University.


Chambers Brazil – Technology (2019 – 2023), Data Protection (2021 – 2023) and Public Law (2022 – 2023);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Anti-corruption & Compliance (2019 – 2024), Administrative Law (2018 – 2024), Data, technology and Privacy Law (2019 – 2024) and Telecoms & Media (2023 – 2024);

The Legal 500 – TMT: Cybersecurity & Data privacy: Next Generation Partner (2020 – 2024), Brasília: Public Law and Regulation: Next Generation Partner (2024) and Public Law: Next Generation Partner (2024);

Análise Advocacia – Compliance (2019 – 2024), Digital (2018 – 2024), Regulatory (2018, 2019, 2022 – 2024), Technology (020 – 2024) and Distrito Federal (2018 – 2024);

CIPP/Europe certification – International Association of Privacy Professionals (data);

Global Data Review – 40 under 40 (2018, 2020);

Global Investigations Review – 40 under 40 (2020);

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Administrative litigation (2018 – 2023), Data (2018 – 2023) and Thought Leaders Brazil: Data (2020 – 2023);

Who’s Who Legal Global – Data privacy and protection (2020 – 2023), Data Security (2023), Information Technology (2021, 2023), Telecoms & Media (2023), Investigations (2023), Thought Leaders Global Elite: Data (2023) and Thought Leaders Data Privacy & Protection (2022 – 2023).

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