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Compliance, White-Collar and Investigations

Compliance and criminal matters didn’t use to be a matter of concern for Brazilian companies. However, in the last two decades, major operations have changed this belief. The use of technology, international cooperation and modern investigation methods changed this perception, and risk management became part of the company's daily affairs, especially when the Brazilian Congress enacted the country's first anti-corruption law in 2013.

The recent developments in the public and private sectors have repeatedly shown the importance of regulatory adoption and that compliance, and that its disregard has immediate consequences for the company's shareholders, executives and employees.

In recent years, our team has increasingly been retained by clients for assistance in a wide array of compliance and investigation matters, including investigations involving supposed bribery and money laundering practices, implementation of codes of conduct and compliance programs, as well as internal investigations, in addition to assisting the company in managing integrity risks.

Our lawyers help our clients identify and anticipate trends in regulatory standards that may be critical to their businesses, working closely with other main practice areas of the firm to ensure continuing conformity with the highest quality standards in all transactions. We are also frequently retained to perform investigations for our clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, financings, and other corporate transactions.

“The group is active on behalf of a solid list of clients […] on a reasonable collection of work highlights that incorporate a range of compliance advice and anti-corruption investigations.”
Chambers and Partners (2018)

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