Investigations 2019

WWL has once again partnered with Global Investigations Review to create a comprehensive guide focusing on the field of investigations, spanning a wide range of issues in white-collar crime, corporate compliance and regulatory enforcement. Our research identifies 595 lawyers from 68 jurisdictions, highlighted for their exceptional ability and outstanding work in the space.

Methodology

The Global Elite Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.
 
Who's Who Legal does not list law firms, only individual lawyers. The leading firms are those in each region whose listed practitioners received the most total nominations in our research.
 

EMEA

Global Elite Thought Leaders
1. Peter Binning  Corker Binning, London
2. Stephen Pollard  WilmerHale, London
3. Jessica Parker  Corker Binning, London
4. Louise Hodges  Kingsley Napley, London
5. Stéphane de Navacelle   Navacelle, Paris
6. Saverio Lembo  Bär & Karrer Ltd, Geneva
7. Stephen Gentle  Simmons & Simmons LLP, London
8. Richard Sallybanks  BCL Solicitors LLP, London
9. Tom Epps  Brown Rudnick LLP, London
10. Marc Henzelin  Lalive, Geneva
11. Christine Braamskamp  Jenner & Block, London
12. Jonathan Cotton  Slaughter and May, London
13. Heiner Hugger  Clifford Chance Deutschland LLP, Frankfurt

Leading Firms

Corker Binning

With five standout practitioners recognised, the firm cements its status as a leading player in the market.
Peter Binning leads our EMEA research again this year and is commended by sources who affirm that he is “absolutely a leader” in the English market for his work in contentious regulatory and fraud cases.
Global Elite Thought Leader Jessica Parker is a “great practitioner” who draws praise for her work in a wide range of investigation matters. She has impressive experience working for an array of parties, including companies and individuals and broad knowledge across the white-collar criminal field.
David Corker stands out as a major figure in global investigations, thanks to his sophisticated practice and exceptional experience, particularly in cross-border cases, and criminal matters brought by the UK agencies.
New inclusion Andrew Smith is a talented practitioner who is well known and highly thought of by peers for his skill in litigation. He proficiently assists clients with a wide variety of contentious issues and has notable experience in extradition proceedings.
Robert Brown has decades of experience in white-collar matters and is widely recommended for his skill at handling international litigation.

Herbet Smith Freehills

The firm has an enviable presence as five of its lawyers are recognised as leading lights.
Brian Spiro earns recommendations from practitioners around the world for his impressive white-collar practice, with peers commenting that defence lawyers “don’t come any better”.
Susannah Cogman is praised by sources as “an excellent practitioner” for her extensive expertise in cross-border investigations and compliance matters, including notable experience in sanctions-related issues.
Rod Fletcher is a “big presence” in the market who “understands the risks and all the key issues” in white-collar work. He has vast experience in managing and responding to investigations by regulatory authorities on both a domestic and international level.
Jonathan Mattout is a pre-eminent name in the French market, noted for his “practical and resourceful” approach to significant matters. He has standout expertise relating to financial crime.
Daniel Hudson is a strong name for regulatory investigations with an excellent knowledge of the financial services sector.

Peters & Peters Solicitors

Six highly talented lawyers are identified from this impressive firm.
Michael O’Kane is a dedicated lawyer who leverages his impressive experience to provide clients with comprehensive advice in a wide range of corruption and fraud matters. “He’s as good as it gets,” comments one impressed peer.
Keith Oliver is a key name in the firm’s practice. He draws on deep experience and “a wealth of knowledge” in the area to expertly advise clients in complex cross-border litigation and investigations.
Hannah Laming is “excellent in the area” and “really good on investigations”, comment various sources. Her broad experience covers an array of issues within the investigative sphere, with a notable specialism in the financial services sector.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

This Magic Circle firm has “really strong investigations team”, reflected in its five listings this year.
Ali Sallaway is a “fantastic practitioner” who brings “a wide range of investigations experience” and “gives insights that are spot on”. She is highly adept at managing cross-border investigations relating to a wide range of financial crime, garnering respect for her excellent knowledge of regulatory regimes.
Ian Taylor’s exceptional banking expertise is frequently put to good use in investigations in the sector, as are his top-class litigation skills.
Norbert Nolte is a strong name in the German market with superb experience handling a plethora of internal investigations.

BCL Solicitors

Distinguishes itself as a go-to firm for investigations issues with five top-flight practitioners listed here.
The “fantastic and really clever” Richard Sallybanks clearly emerges as a standout player in the field, with sources describing him as a “star person” for representing individuals. He has acted in some of the highest-profile matters in recent years, including SFO investigations into Tesco and Alstom.
Harry Travers is highlighted by interviewees as a “fantastic practitioner”, noting that he is “tireless and thorough” when advising on sophisticated investigation proceedings.
Ian Burton has extensive experience across his impressive career advising clients on high-profile white-collar crime issues and investigations on an international level.

Kingsley Napley

A well-known name in the market, the firm has four experts highlighted.
Louise Hodges is hailed as “a standout lawyer” and a “leader in her field” by peers for her top-tier work in internal investigations and in the representation of individuals in complex white-collar crime matters. “Her FCA experience really makes her stand out,” says one peer.
Jonathan Grimes is a highly experienced criminal lawyer who has deep knowledge of investigations. He is particularly well regarded for his work on behalf of individuals.

Simmons & Simmons

Three of the firm’s top names are recommended here.
The “fantastic” Stephen Gentle is “one of the best around”, according to sources, thanks to his impressive expertise in criminal law and his outstanding experience in corporate compliance and external investigations mandates. We identify Gentle as a Global Elite Thought Leader this year.
Nick Benwell is a “firm favourite” of peers, both in the UK and internationally, thanks to his long-standing experience in the market and his comprehensive expertise across fraud and other corruption-related matters.
David Schreuders is widely known in the Dutch market for his “excellent” work on behalf of individuals in sensitive investigations and criminal cases.

Slaughter and May

A well-known team that is regularly involved in some of the most important investigations in the market. Three of its practitioners are highlighted in this edition.
Jonathan Cotton is “operating on some of the biggest SFO matters” and is highly thought of by peers across the market, as reflected in his Global Elite Thought Leader status this year. He has 25 years’ experience handling a wide array of criminal and civil investigations.
Deborah Finkler is a seasoned name in international investigations with a top-quality practice featuring exceptional expertise in banking and financial services-related matters.
Richard Swallow brings strong international experience to his outstanding investigations practice, having acted on some of the most significant UK and US mandates of recent years.

Other Leading Individuals

Austria

Otto Dietrich of Dietrich Rechtsanwalts is a very well-respected lawyer and a top name in the Austrian market, with deep understanding of investigation proceedings and cross-border white-collar crime matters.  

England

Stephen Pollard at WilmerHale is variously hailed by peers as a “brilliant” and “very astute lawyer” for his profound knowledge and deep experience of SFO-led investigations as well as matters involving other agencies and internal investigations. 

Jenner & Block’s Christine Braamskamp is “an excellent strategist, with a keen legal mind”, comment sources, who identify her as one of the standout lawyers in the UK market. One interviewee adds, “Christine is the very best lawyer I have ever worked with when it came to client care and understanding.”

Roger Burlingame at Dechert continues to impress market commentators with his expert advisory work in cross-border investigations, particularly in the context of proceedings brought by US regulatory authorities.

The “very experienced, very sensible” Tom Epps at Brown Rudnick is a Global Elite Thought Leader in this year’s edition. He is considered a “go-to colleague” by peers for his work in regulatory investigations. 

Judith Seddon from Ropes & Gray is a dedicated white-collar crime and investigations lawyer who continues to stand out as a top name in the UK and international markets. She has vast experience advising clients on some of the most sophisticated internal and external investigations in the area.

Clare Montgomery QC of Matrix Chambers is “a total standout” for investigations, who is “just brilliant; super smart and quick”. Peers add that “she has significant gravitas; when she speaks, people listen”.

At Allen & Overy, Eve Giles is commended by peers as “fantastic lawyer” who is regularly seen “on a lot of high-profile matters”. Commentators add that Giles is “very collaborative, has a great manner and is very strategic”.
Arnondo Chakrabarti is a “leading name” in the space who focuses his practice on managing cross-border investigations proceedings, particularly in relation to financial institutions.

Nichola Peters at Addleshaw Goddard is a “very strong operator” who interviewees “love working with”. She combines her extensive knowledge of business crime defence with her “thoughtful, strategic and attentive approach” to adeptly represent individuals and corporate clients in investigations.

Clare Sibson QC of Cloth Fair Chambers draws praise for her work in complex corporate investigations, with sources describing her as a “really terrific barrister” who provides “clear and practical advice in a difficult area of law”.

Satnam Tumani of Kirkland & Ellis is a prominent name in the field who draws numerous plaudits from sources as far afield as Asia and the Middle East for his standout work in the investigations field. He offers clients exceptional regulatory experience, having worked for the best part of two decades at the SFO.

France

Stéphane Bonifassi of Bonifassi Avocats is a dedicated white-collar crime and investigations lawyer who remains a pre-eminent name in the French market for his skilful handling of fraud and corruption matters.

Stéphane de Navacelle from Navacelle has exceptional experience advising on high-profile proceedings relating to complex international investigations, prompting sources to describe him as “absolutely the go-to lawyer for investigations and white-collar matters in France”.

Astrid Mignon Colombet at Soulez Larivière & Associés is praised by sources who deem her a "fantastic practitioner" who is "really great" in complex investigations work.

Germany

Kai Hart-Hoenig is an independent practitioner and a “great lawyer” with extensive experience in business crime. He leverages his deep knowledge of corporate criminal matters to offer clients encyclopaedic advice in internal investigations.

Clifford Chance’s Heiner Hugger draws praise from sources as a “well-known expert in white-collar matters and investigations and one of the first movers in this field in the German market”. His prominent place in the field is reflected in his Global Elite Thought Leader status this year.

Ireland

At A&L Goodbody, Kenan Furlong is applauded by interviewees as a “fantastic” and “very experienced” investigations lawyer, who is “calm, assured and gives clients confidence, and is collaborative when on the other side”.

Italy

Fabio Cagnola at Cagnola & Associati Studio Legale is highly experienced in cross-border investigations and one of the standout names in the Italian market. Peers comment that he is “a serious and competent practitioner”.

Netherlands

Stibbe’s Daan Doorenbos is a “heavy-hitter in the area” who sources “have no hesitation recommending”. He specialises in corporate compliance and white-collar crime, offering clients weighty experience gained from numerous major investigations.

Nigeria

Babajide Ogundipe at Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore is a leading light in the Nigerian market with impressive experience in corporate investigations. Interviewees describe him as “a great lawyer to work with”.

Switzerland

Marc Henzelin at Lalive is a long-standing expert in litigation and investigation proceedings and a go-to name in the Swiss market. He has nearly 35 years of experience in the white-collar criminal space.

At Bär & Karrer, Saverio Lembo has vast experience and a stellar reputation in investigations work, with sources quick to identify him as “a highly skilled lawyer, who has a keen legal mind and offers excellent client care.”

Sonja Maeder Morvant of OHER Avocats is a highly sought-after practitioner who wins respect for her sophisticated work in investigations relating to white-collar crime matters. Clients are left “impressed by her extended knowledge of the law, and her dedication”.

Paul Gully-Hart at Schellenberg Wittmer is a first-rate white-collar practitioner with a global reputation for his expertise in regulatory enforcement and business crime matters. He brings nearly 40 years of experience to his skilful representation of clients on complex mandates.

Turkey

Gönenç Gürkaynak at Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law is a reference in the Turkish market and “a great lawyer”, according to sources. He stands out for his top-notch work in investigations arising out of white-collar crime proceedings.

United Arab Emirates

“Super” lawyer Ibtissem Lassoued at Al Tamimi & Company excels in complex investigations brought by authorities around the world, with notable experience in matters involving US agencies including the DOJ and the SEC.

 

North America

Global Elite Thought Leaders
1. F Joseph Warin  Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, DC
2. Nancy Kestenbaum  Covington & Burling LLP, New York
3. Mark F Mendelsohn  Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, Washington, DC
4. Theodore V Wells Jr  Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York
5. Robert J Cleary  Proskauer Rose, New York
6. Lanny A Breuer Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC
7. Laurence Urgenson  Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, DC
8. Kimberly A Parker  WilmerHale, Washington, DC

Leading Firms

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Nine lawyers are featured from this excellent firm, working across three states.

F Joseph Warin leads our research this year for the US, demonstrating a truly impressive practice in the space. Peers variously recognise him as a “long-time leader and certainly one of the top guys in the country” and “a legend; the real deal”.
Richard Grime focuses his outstanding practice on defending clients in actions brought by US authorities including the SEC and the DOJ, providing individuals and corporates with top-tier advice in high-stakes white-collar crime proceedings.
Patrick Stokes is an “elite lawyer handling some of the biggest matters”, comment respondents to our research. He is a top-quality litigator with vast agency and trial experience.

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

A highly impressive eight individuals are highlighted from this market-leading firm.
Theodore Wells Jr is a leading light with near-unrivalled experience advising clients in a wide range of business crime defence and corporate investigations brought by regulators.
Mark Mendelsohn is widely considered one of the US's top investigations practitioners, possessing enviable experience of the agencies and enforcement.
"Respected figure" Mark Pomerantz has decades of experience in criminal and civil investigations, distinguishing himself as an outstanding expert in high-stakes proceedings in the white-collar space.
Brad Karp is a nationally recognised litigator who leverages his deep trial experience to provide corporate clients with top-tier advice in regulatory and internal investigations.
Alex Oh has extensive expertise in the handling of regulatory and internal investigations, with particular experience of commodities and securities fraud.

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Eight lawyers earn recognition from this standout firm.
Patrick Fitzgerald is a highly talented litigator and investigator who offers clients comprehensive advice in white-collar crime matters. He has extensive experience in the public sector which he expertly translates to corporate investigations.
Colleen Mahoney is an expert practitioner who is regularly seen by peers in the market. She advises companies on sophisticated internal investigations as well as representing them in actions brought by US regulators.
David Zornow is a well-regarded and “highly respected lawyer” who brings deep experience handling regulatory and internal investigations brought by states and federal agencies.

WilmerHale

The firm has eight lawyers who excel in issues relating to white-collar crime investigations.
The “tireless” Kimberly Parker is praised by sources as “incredible” and “an excellent advocate” with “a sharp legal mind”. Her experience in the field is impressive as she advises clients on a wide range of complex investigation matters on an international level.
Sharon Cohen Levin is a specialist in white-collar crime issues, particularly in matters relating to anti-money laundering and sanctions. She is highlighted as a “great practitioner” for her work in sophisticated financial crime investigations.
Jamie Gorelick is a widely recognised litigator who possesses standout expertise in regulatory investigations, with experience expertly representing corporate clients in proceedings across a broad spectrum of industries and sectors.

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Seven individuals are recognised from this DC-based firm.
Mark Rochon wins widespread recognition on an international scale for his superb work in internal and external investigations for corporate clients, often in the context of FCPA actions. He also has extensive experience representing individuals.
“Well-known name” James Tillen is a go-to lawyer in matters relating to FCPA actions, offering clients a deep understanding of the regulatory landscape and experience across a wide variety of corporate compliance issues.
Kathryn Cameron Atkinson is a top-tier name for compliance and FCPA-related issues, with extensive experience gained across her 25-year career handling complex internal investigations and enforcement actions.

Covington & Burling

Six leading experts from the firm are listed here.
Global Elite Thought Leader Nancy Kestenbaum is one of the top names in the US in this year’s research. She is commended by practitioners as “a great lawyer” and is “widely respected for her work” offering clients comprehensive advice in sophisticated investigations.
Lanny Breuer is a standout practitioner in investigations and corporate crime work who is “extremely highly regarded” internationally. He brings vast experience to white-collar representations and is regularly involved in money laundering and financial fraud investigations.
Eric Holder Jr is a highly respected and experienced practitioner who is well known for his quality advice to clients involved in high-stakes corporate investigations.

Debevoise & Plimpton

Six impressive practitioners are highlighted from this well-known firm.
Mary Jo White is described as a “pre-eminent” figure by peers who recognise her expertise in complex investigations. She brings comprehensive knowledge of the workings of the SEC following her spell as chair of the agency.
The “terrific” Bruce Yannett is a dedicated white-collar crime practitioner who impresses sources with his ability and his profound understanding of FCPA actions and cross-border proceedings.
Kara Brockmeyer acts for both companies and individuals in an array of internal and government investigations, and offers clients exceptional SEC insight, particularly on FCPA matters, from her time at the agency.
David O’Neil has “tremendous experience of regulatory investigations and OFAC sanctions”, comment sources, who highlight his “deep knowledge of the fraud section of the DOJ”.

Other Leading Individuals

Canada

At Blake Cassels & Graydon, Mark Morrison receives praise from sources who highlight him as a “sensible, clearly very experienced practitioner” who has “excellent anti-bribery and corruption knowledge”.
Sean Boyle is an experienced and well-regarded lawyer who has impressive expertise in British Columbia securities commission investigations and general white-collar criminal defence.

From Borden Ladner Gervais, Milos Barutciski possesses enviable capability in white-collar crime investigations initiated by state authorities in both Canada and the US. Peer note his “great experience with anti-corruption and sanctions matters”
John Blair QC is a long-standing expert in the investigations space as he represents clients across a wide array of corporate litigation. Interviewees note his “strong securities commission and investigations and defence practice.”

Matthew Rose Lindsay QC from Rose is “a practical and well-respected litigator” with decades of experience in complex investigations work relating to financial crime proceedings.

USA

At Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, Gary Naftalis is hailed by peers as a "pre-eminent practitioner" for his outstanding work in high-stakes corporate investigations.
Barry Berke has extensive experience in litigation and business crime defence which he uses to provide clients with expert advice in sensitive investigations. Sources call him “a top lawyer in New York”.

Laurence Urgenson at Mayer Brown is a Global Elite Thought Leader in this year’s research, with a stellar reputation for corruption and FCPA proceedings, offering clients comprehensive representation and compliance advice in connection with regulatory investigations.

The “excellent” David Brodsky of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton impresses sources with his quality advice to clients on a wide range of issues relating to both internal and external investigations. He regularly manages proceedings brought by state authorities and federal authorities.

Susan Brune from Brune Law is “thoroughly respected” in the space for her standout knowledge in government enforcement proceedings and her strong courtroom advocacy.

At Morrison Foerster, James Koukios focuses his “very active” practice on high-value FCPA actions and internal investigations and has built “an excellent reputation from his time at the DOJ”, report interviewees.

Charles Duross is exceptionally proficient handling investigations and FCPA actions and anti-corruption-related matters, on behalf of both corporate entities and individuals.

Winston & Strawn is home to Abbe David Lowell, a highly experienced practitioner who is “near the top of the game”, according to interviewees. He is a long-standing expert in civil and criminal investigations, including complex international proceedings.
Dan Webb is a renowned figure in the market, and one of the nation’s top trial lawyers. He has represented clients in a vast array of criminal litigation and corruption investigations during his storied career.

“Respected name” Denis McInerney at Davis Polk & Wardwell is highly experienced and superbly proficient in international external investigations initiated by the DOJ, the SEC and other authorities.

Nathaniel Edmonds of Paul Hastings is a top-tier litigator with notable experience in cross-border internal investigations and advising corporate clients on their most complex white-collar crime matters. He also possesses expertise in external investigations that focus on anti-corruption matters.

Daniel Gitner from Lankler Siffert Wohl is “one of the best there is” in the field, representing a wide variety of clients, including individuals and corporates in business crime proceedings, and demonstrating a profound understanding of sophisticated corporate investigations.

Bracewell’s Paul Shechtman has decades of experience in a wide range of disputes in the corporate environment, with a particular focus on representing individuals. Sources offer widespread confirmation of his deep expertise in white-collar crime and regulatory enforcement, and his status as a leading expert in the space.

Alice Fisher from Latham & Watkins is an “extraordinary” and highly sought-after practitioner with a wealth of experience in the field. She adeptly represents clients in corporate investigations brought by US authorities including the DOJ and the SEC, including FCPA actions.

Andrew Levander of Dechert is a sophisticated and knowledgeable practitioner with a superb track record, who impresses sources with his ability in managing intricate corporate investigations.

The “excellent” Jodi Misher Peikin at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello is an impressive lawyer who stands out for her skilful work across a variety of complex white-collar criminal investigations and regulatory enforcement actions.

Clayman & Rosenberg’s Amy Millard garners widespread praise from peers in the US and internationally for her top-class work in business crime defence and related investigations into corporate entities and individuals.

 

Asia-Pacific

Global Elite Thought Leaders
1. Martin Rogers  Davis Polk & Wardwell, Hong Kong
2. Wendy Wysong   Clifford Chance, Hong Kong
3. Kelly S Austin   Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Hong Kong
4. Hamidul Haq  Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Singapore

Leading Firms

Clifford Chance

This globally recognised firm sees four lawyers from its Asia-Pacific region listed.
Wendy Wysong is a “very well-established and well-regarded” name in the market with a top-tier reputation in Hong Kong for her outstanding work in anti-corruption and other business crime investigations, acting for clients in a wide array of sectors and jurisdictions.
Harpreet Singh SC is highlighted by prominent peers as “first-rate practitioner” who has a “great client manner and gets straight to the core issues”. He focuses on high-value commercial disputes and provides clients with effective advice in relating investigations.

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Three practitioners from the firm’s Hong Kong office are identified for their ability in the area.
Martin Rogers is commended by sources who note that he is “very well known in Hong Kong and probably one of the best litigators in this area”, and describe him as a “very highly respected practitioner” for criminal work, particularly in connection with the financial services industry.
Patrick Sinclair is a “fantastic lawyer who really knows the area well”, comment interviewees. He has an impressive practice advising undertaking internal investigations and handling government-initiated proceedings as well.
James Wadham is “regularly active in the field” and is identified as “a safe pair of hands for financial services and regulatory investigations”, by peers, including cross-border matters.

Other Leading Individuals

Australia

Robert Wyld of Johnson Winter & Slattery is recognised as “a fantastic lawyer” by sources who value his highly knowledgeable approach to corporate investigations involving white-collar elements.

China

At Covington & Burling, Eric Carlson is an experienced practitioner who is “very highly thought of” by interviewees. He is noted as being “excellent at handling anti-corruption investigations”, including cross-border FCPA actions.

Hong Kong

Kyle Wombolt from Herbert Smith Freehills leads the firm’s corporate crime and investigations team and is a “very experienced practitioner” who is praised by peers for his magnificent work. He stands out for his exceptional international track record.

Kelly Austin at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is a “market fixture” who is “well regarded” for her impressive experience covering corporate compliance schemes, internal investigations and regulatory actions against corporate entities.

Mini vandePol leads the global compliance and investigations practice at Baker McKenzie and is “a well-known practitioner in the space”, comment sources. She is highlighted as “a real leader in advisory matters”, with vast experience in corporate compliance.

Singapore

Rajah & Tann’s Global Elite Thought Leader Hamidul Haq is praised by interviewees who note that he is “a market leader in the field and a go-to choice for investigations in Singapore”, thanks to his wide-ranging expertise in white-collar crime defence and corporate investigations.

Drew & Napier’s Wendell Wong is well regarded for his "focus on financial crime" and garners respect for his work in international investigations.
Davinder Singh SC is highlighted as a practitioner who “deals with clients on the key issues associated with investigation matters” and is commended as a “top-notch, hard-working lawyer who will get it done for you or your client if you have issues in Singapore”.

Latin America

Global Elite Thought Leaders
1. Shin Jae Kim  TozziniFreire Advogados, São Paulo

Leading Individuals

Argentina

Maximiliano D’Auro at Estudio Beccar Varela is widely recognised for his vast experience of business crime and investigations relating to potential white-collar criminal activity. He is commended by sources as “fantastic, a real leader and a very important player” in the field.

Brazil

At Maeda, Ayres & Sarubbi Advogados, Bruno Carneiro Maeda is described as “top-notch” and “an excellent choice” by peers familiar with his impressive work in cross-border corporate investigations.
Carlos Ayres focuses his practice on corporate compliance, internal investigations and regulatory actions against corporate entities. He has an enviable presence in the market and regularly advises clients in the context of multi-jurisdictional matters.

Isabel Franco of Koury Lopes Advogados impresses peers and clients alike with her outstanding work in investigations, prompting interviewees to note that “she lives up to her reputation as one of the top professionals in her field”.

Shin Jae Kim leads the compliance and investigations team at TozziniFreire Advogados, distinguishing herself as a standout expert in sophisticated corporate investigations, whom sources hail as “world-famous” for her work.

At Campos Mello Advogados, Juliana Sá de Miranda heads the white-collar crime, compliance and investigations practice, offering clients a comprehensive understanding of complex corporate investigations, both internal and external.

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