João Accioly

João Accioly
Rua Rodrigo Silva 126/12
Rio de Janeiro
+55 21 3852 5027


Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Lawyers

For over 15 years, Accioly has dealt with financial and capital market fraud, corporate and commercial disputes and insolvency proceedings.

He is a founding member of Sobrosa & Accioly, a boutique law firm in Rio, with flexibility to form the best team required by each case. Prior to that, he worked at another small law firm in which he started as an intern, and partnered before graduating from law school.

A member of ICC FraudNet, the world’s premier asset recovery network, he leads multidisciplinary investigation teams, forensic accountants and multi-jurisdictional coordination between top-level law firms to identify and recover valuable assets for clients. Co-leading the asset recovery sector in his law firm, he has currently more than US$1.5 billion under recovery, in complex claims that frequently involve ancillary proceedings in various jurisdictions.

João focuses in creditor and investor protection, financial and capital markets crime and administrative violations, fraud and asset tracing, as well as legal counsel to large insolvency and bankruptcy estates, especially from the financial sector. Clients regard João as “friendly, creative and pragmatic”.

He graduated in law with full scholarship for academic performance from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and holds a master’s degree in economics from the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (IBMEC-RJ), with focus on corporate governance and finance. João is also a founding member and fiscal board director for Instituto Millenium, a respected Brazilian intellectual think-tank promoting the rule of law, free markets and property rights.

A Portuguese native speaker, João is fluent in English, with good knowledge of French, Italian and Spanish.

WWL says: João Accioly is a "highly competent lawyer with real integrity" who is "focused on quality", according to interviewees.

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