Anti-corruption and Compliance

The creation of the Anti-Corruption Law in Brazil reinforced the understanding that effective compliance programs are essential for all companies doing business in the country, with the legal framework structured to ensure that companies adopt measures appropriate to the specific risks of their business.

We advise our clients on the implementation of effective compliance systems through an individualised approach which takes in to consideration the specific values and culture of the company. We undertake a comprehensive analysis of the documentation as well as visiting the company and interviewing key representatives to understand their function and the specific practices and risks involved with the business. We also support our clients in putting together guidelines, policies and procedures, and undertake training and provide consultancy to the members of the company responsible for compliance.

We also assist our clients in relation to crisis management, internal investigations, negotiation of leniency agreements of the company as well as plea bargains of its executives and also defend clients in litigation relating to white collar crime. We also advise on key interactions with other companies, regulators and authorities, providing important support to the compliance function within the company.

We have strong partnerships and promote the exchange of experiences and information with firms and specialists from the U.S and U.K in order that our work is aligned with the best international practices. Our approach considers, aside from Brazilian laws and specific standards of Brazilian regulating bodies, international laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act.