Thomaz Braga de Arruda


Qualified lawyer with a bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB, 2019) and Social Communication (BA, 2017), a post-graduate specialization degree in European Corporate Finance Law from Maastricht University (2021) and a Specialized Master’s degree in European Financial Law from Bocconi University (2021), where also recipient of a Merit Scholarship Award.

Over 4 years of professional experience with regulatory banking and financial law, M&As and cross-border investments in a leading firm in Latin America (Chambers Tier 1, IFRL 1000), with relevant experience also in international organizations such as the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in New York (2020) and the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC (2021). Recent experience also in banking supervision in an EU level at the European Central Bank’s Supervisory Methodology Division (2021-22), dealing with non-financial risks, climate-change related risks, internal governance and micro-prudential risk management.

Author of several articles published in books and scientific reviews in Europe and abroad regarding banking supervision, digital finance, sustainable finance, crypto-assets, fintech and payments. Constantly involved in academic research, contributing to publications, conferences and international research centers.

Languages: English, Italian, Portuguese, French and Spanish.