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Brazil - Corporate Governance

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Beto Vasconcelos is a public law and public policy specialist who brings vast experience working within government and policy-making environments to his work in private practice.

Biography

Beto Vasconcelos is partner and founder of Xavier Vasconcelos Valerim Advogados. The firm is specialised in constitutional law, administrative and regulatory law, policy and legislative matters, compliance and integrity. Beto Vasconcelos has vast experience both in the public and private sectors. He served as vice-minister and general counsel of the presidency, coordinating the legislative agenda of the executive branch of the federal government and the approval of various regulations in areas such as infrastructure, logistics, telecommunications, technology, internet, data protection, energy, oil and gas, health and education. Also, as general counsel, he coordinated the legal strategy for Brazilian Supreme Court in order to support federal public policies. He was also National Secretary of Justice of the Ministry of Justice and coordinator of the Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering National Strategy (ENCCLA). In this role, he participated directly in the development of legal frameworks for fighting corruption, money laundering and cartels and supervised the international cooperation activities on behalf of the Brazilian state. In the federal government, he was a member of the Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX), the Interministerial Intellectual Property Group (GIPI), the Drug Market Regulation Chamber (CMED) and the National Biotechnology Committee (CNB). In the private sector, he has worked in large and renowned law firms in São Paulo. He holds graduation and post-graduation degrees from the University of São Paulo Law School (USP), and a postgraduate degree from the University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). He was a visiting researcher at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in New York. He is a member of Transparency International’s Brazil chapter board and Human Rights Watch’s board in Brazil.
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