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Brazil - Corporate Governance

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

 Former national secretary of justice Beto Vasconcelos has a prominent reputation in the field and offers clients deep experience working with government.


Beto Vasconcelos is partner and founder of Xavier Vasconcelos Valerim Advogados. The firm is specialised in public law, public policy, regulatory, compliance and corporate criminal law. Before founding XVV, Beto Vasconcelos gained vast experience in the public and private sectors. He was National Secretary of Justice of the Ministry of Justice and coordinator of the National Strategy to Combat Corruption and Money Laundering (ENCCLA). He has also worked as deputy chief of staff of the Presidency of the Republic, participating in the development and implementation of public policies and regulatory frameworks on several sectors, such as logistic infrastructure, telecommunications, internet, energy, oil, health and education. He was the head of legal affairs of the Presidency, leading the legal analysis and drafting multiple normative acts to be submitted to the president. In this role, he participated directly in the development of legal frameworks for fighting corruption, money laundering and cartels. In the federal government, he also integrated the Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX), the National Biotechnology Committee (CNB) and the Interministerial Intellectual Property Group (GIPI). In the private sector, he has worked in large and renowned law firms in São Paulo. He has graduate and postgraduate 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. His experience in the public and private sectors makes Beto Vasconcelos a point of reference in Brazil for public law and public policy matters.

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