Antenor Madruga

Antenor Madruga
Office:
SMDB, Cj. 17, Lt. 1, Cs 1
71680-170
City:
Brasília
Country:
Brazil
Tel:
+55 61 3966 4850

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Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence: Corporates

Antenor Madruga is founding partner at FeldensMadruga, a premier law firm with leading market practices in criminal defence, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption compliance for businesses in Latin America. Antenor is recognised in Brazil and abroad as a leading white-collar lawyer with expertise in international law and multi-jurisdictional cases. Prior to joining private practice, he served as federal attorney from 1996 to 2007, holding several positions in federal government such as national secretary of justice, having been the first director and creator of the department of asset recovery and international cooperation of the Ministry of Justice. During this time, he led the Brazilian team in negotiations of mutual legal assistance treaties with Germany, Spain, China and Switzerland, among others.

His large experience on the board of the Brazilian Financial Control Unit (COAF) and coordination of the national strategy for combating corruption and money laundering has given him profound insight into law enforcement thinking in Brazil, as well as specific knowledge in financial crimes and regulations. He currently advises the National Brazilian Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN). In the past five years, has negotiated some of the biggest leniency and plea bargain agreements connected to “Operation Car Wash”, representing leading world companies such as Rolls-Royce before Brazilian authorities, and some of the biggest national construction and infrastructure firms, among other important corporate clients.

Antenor Madruga has a PhD from the University of São Paulo (USP) and an LLM from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP). He is the author of several publications on international law and mutual legal assistance.

WWL says: Antenor Madruga is “highly recommended” by market commentators who praise his superb work handling business crime and mutual legal assistance matters for a range of corporate clients.

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Antenor Madruga is one of the founding partners of FeldensMadruga, a Brazilian law firm that specialises in white-collar crimes, compliance and crisis management.

Prior to founding FeldensMadruga he was a partner in a major full-service Brazilian firm, working in the areas of litigation, corporate ethics and business crimes. Between 1996 and 2007, prior to joining private practice, he was a federal attorney, and held various positions in the Brazilian government, such as national secretary of justice; director of asset recovery and international cooperation of the ministry of justice; and adjunct  attorney-general. He was also a member of the board of the Brazilian Financial Unit (council for financial activities control) and coordinator of the national strategy for combating corruption and money laundering.

He has led Brazilian delegations in the negotiations for mutual legal assistance in criminal matters treaties between Brazil and Germany, Spain and China, and participated in the negotiation of several other treaties. He was a consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Currently he is a member of the board of self-regulation of the Brazilian Federation of Banks; he is also a member of FraudNet and of the Roxin Alliance, international networks of lawyers specialised in fraud and white-collar crimes.

Mr Madruga has worked in several significant multi-jurisdictional corporate crime cases while in public service and private practice, and leads the firm’s compliance and criminal law international cooperation practices, among others.

He holds a doctorate from the University of São Paulo and an LLM from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. He is the author of several publications on international law, criminal law and international legal cooperation.

WWL says: Antenor Madruga is a standout name in the Brazilian investigations market, where he gains particular recognition for his strong expertise in leniency agreements. 

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