Corporate Investigations

Corporate Investigations

We advise our clients in internal investigations linked to allegations or reports of irregularities, as well as in response to government investigations, representing them in all forms of litigation and negotiations for collaboration, non-prosecution and leniency agreements.

Our team unites professionals from different areas of the firm with the experience required to conduct multidisciplinary corporate investigations

Our main services

We advise boards of directors and their committees, independent committees or managers in conducting and supervising internal investigations.

We assist in investigating allegations or complaints related to various areas of law, including: 

  • Improper use of privileged information, accounting fraud, market manipulation and other illicit acts against the capital market; 
  • Cartels and other violations of competition law; 
  • Misconduct linked to labor relations, such as verbal, psychological and sexual harassment; 
  • Unfair competition;
  • Corruption, political misconduct, and other crimes and violations involving the government; 
  • Money laundering, financing of terrorism and economic sanctions; 
  • Data leaks or theft, and information security breaches; 
  • Fraud and violations of internal controls; 
  • Accidents, major disasters and environmental crimes.

We assess contractual obligations and advise on corporate governance and information disclosure to the capital markets as a result of internal and governmental investigations or other related matters.

We identify and analyze information to support strategic corporate court litigation and arbitration.

Awards and Recognitions

Chambers Brazil – Band #1 Competition/Antitrust (2012 – 2022);

Chambers Brazil – Compliance (2018 – 2022);

Chambers Global – Compliance (2018 – 2021);

Chambers Brazil – White Collar Crime (2022);

The Legal 500 – Compliance (2022); Competition and antitrust (2013 – 2022); White-collar crime and investigations (2019 – 2022);

GIR 100 – as a top cross-border investigations practice (2016 – 2020);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Antitrust & Competition (2012 – 2024); Anti-Corruption Investigations and Compliance (2017 – 2024);

Latin Lawyer – Deal of the Year – Regulatory Deal of the Year: Corporate governance and disclosure issues in Brazil in relation to an internal investigation and the resulting leniency agreement (2017);

GCR 100 – as a competition law firm elite in Brazil (2019 – 2022);

GCR – Americas Firm of the Year (2015).

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