Antenor Madruga

Antenor Madruga
SMDB, Cj. 17, Lt. 1, Cs 1
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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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