Our team of lawyers and consultants unite strong academic background with solid professional experience in white-collar crime, corporate ethics and compliance, administrative proceedings, litigation and mutual legal assistance and international law. Founding partners, Antenor Madruga and Luciano Feldens, have been recognized as top Latin American white-collar crime specialists by Chambers Global, receiving distinctive references for multijurisdictional cases handled by the firm, in international publications such as Global Investigation Review (GIR100), and Who is Who Legal.
Specialized in complex representation of corporate clients, working strategically to anticipate and respond to risks regarding the Brazilian legal environment for business in matters of corruption, fraud and money laundering. Respected by enforcement agencies.
Corporate Ethics and Compliance:
Works integrated with the criminal defense and civil enforcement experts, conducting internal investigations, negotiating global settlements, and facilitating cooperation with government regulators in leniency and plea bargain agreements.
Provides a one front strategy that considers the global interests of our clients since Administrative proceedings may result in serious collateral sanctions related to criminal prosecutions. Expertise in Brazilian regulatory environment related to Banking and Financing with a strong record in the Council for Financial Activities Control (COAF), Central Bank (BACEN), and Council of Appeals to the National Financial System (CRSFN), among others.
Litigation (Superior Courts)
The nature of the Brazilian legal system allows many different proceedings to reach the superior courts (STJ and STF). This is a highly specialized field of practice and we have an experienced and highly respected group of specialists representing our clients before these bodies in audiences, appeals and oral presentations.
Mutual Legal Assistance and International law:
Essential in criminal investigations and cross-border cases involving corporations. Our team has a unique knowledge and experience in this area that has been valuable to our clients especially in banking and other financial services.