Brazil: Business Crime Defence & Investigations 2018

This year 16 top-tier lawyers are highlighted for their skills leading investigations and representing companies and individuals in a wide range of corporate criminal matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Shin Jae Kim TozziniFreire Advogados, São Paulo
2. Renato Tastardi Portella Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo

Full-service firm Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados performs well, achieving two nominations this year.
Renato Tastardi Portella boasts stellar expertise in the anti-corruption compliance space, an area in which he has “vast experience and knowledge”. He is held is high regard by clients, who commend his “calm temperament and superb negotiation skills”.
Rogério Fernando Taffarello wins praise for his “technical expertise and responsiveness” and is recommended for his comprehensive understanding of complex corporate criminal matters.

Sources call Shin Jae Kim at TozziniFreire Advogados “a great compliance practitioner”, commending her “great experience handling due diligence”. She is an incredibly knowledgeable lawyer and is “highly recommended” for her expertise.

At KLA - Koury Lopes Advogados Isabel Franco leads the white-collar crime and investigations practice and is widely recognised as a leader in the field. She is a “very strong lawyer” who frequently handles high-profile investigations.

Bruno Carneiro Maeda of Maeda, Ayres & Sarubbi Advogados is “a fantastic lawyer” who is well respected in the market for his impressive knowledge of corporate investigations involving allegations of fraud.

Sources effusively recommend Antenor Madruga at FeldensMadruga as a top practitioner for complex investigations work. His anti-bribery knowledge in outstanding, having been involved in the creation of Brazil’s first leniency agreements.

Eduardo Reale Ferrari at Reale e Moreira Porto Advogados Associados is “an excellent lawyer” according to sources, who praise his strong track record handling a wide range of corporate criminal matters.

Miguel Reale Júnior of Miguel Reale Junior Advogados is a widely recognised criminal lawyer who is held in high esteem by commentators for his experience of corporate criminal matters.

Dora Cavalcanti Cordani at Cavalcanti & Arruda Botelho Advogados is a highly regarded practitioner who regularly represents high-profile corporates in a wide range of matters, including white-collar crime, money laundering and corruption.

Antônio Sérgio Altieri de Moraes Pitombo at Moraes Pitombo Advogados is a leading business crime specialist who garners praise for his excellent work representing corporations and individuals in an array of high-profile cases.

Juliana Sa de Miranda of Campos Mello Advogados receives wide-ranging endorsements from commentators for her first-class white-collar crime practice. She also boasts extensive experience handling complex internal investigations concerning allegations of corruption, fraud and antitrust violations.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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