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Brazil: Business Crime Defence & Investigations 2016

In an increasingly active area of practice, we recognise 13 individuals as the standout names in business crime law, as well as in the conduct of internal and regulatory investigations. Below we highlight some of the most highly regarded names. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Leopoldo Pagotto Trench Rossi e Watanabe
Antenor Madruga FeldensMadruga
Jorge Nemr Leite Tosto e Barros

Trench Rossi e Watanabe is top-ranked in our research for a prolific practice led by Leopoldo Pagotto, the country’s foremost practitioner in relation to acting for foreign multinational in internal investigations in relation to anti-corruption, antitrust and fraud. He is regarded as “a fantastic operator with a comprehensive understanding of the law”. Meanwhile, Heloisa Estellita is highly recommended for her corporate crime and compliance practice.

Based in Brasilia, FeldensMadruga is a leading business crime and corporate compliance boutique. Co-founder Antenor Madruga stands out in the country for his “preeminent practice”. A former federal attorney and the national secretary of justice, Madruga’s expertise in corruption, fraud and money laundering matters and related investigations is regarded as “second to none”.

Leite Tosto e Barros Advogados’ Jorge Nemr is certainly a well-known name in the market and is involved in some of the country’s most infamous business crime matters including the Car Wash scandal, as well as advising on internal investigations and on the formation of compliance programmes, particularly in relation to the new company act.

Antônio Sérgio Altieri de Moraes Pitombo, founder of Moraes Pitombo Advogados, is a reputed business crime lawyer with a history of high-profile mandates in defence of corporations and individuals before the state and federal courts. A source remarks, “He is very sharp and knows his practice area back to front.”

TozziniFreire Advogados’ Shin Jae Kim has one of the top investigations and compliance practices in the country, particularly in relation to advising Asia clients on Brazilian enforcement matters. Known as “an outstanding lawyer”, respondents praise her “responsiveness, knowledge and extremely quick turnaround”. 

Co-founder of the business crime boutique Campos & Antonioli Philip Antonioli is regarded as “a professional with indisputable technical quality”.

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