Thiago advises clients on a wide range of corporate ethics and administrative law matters, with a focus on internal investigations and enforcement actions, as well as corporate crisis management.
His expertise includes coordinating internal investigations, advising boards and board committees in response to allegations of corporate wrongdoing.
Thiago defends clients before government agencies in relation to administrative proceedings and assists with drafting agreements, including leniency and non-persecution agreements.
He conducts integrity audits in M&A and public stock offerings, as well as risk analysis for administrative law and public contracting matters, including public bidding, consortiums and concessions.
Thiago also supports clients in structuring and implementing integrity, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering policies and procedures.
He is a member of the firm’s International Committee and one of the coordinators of our Corporate Investigations group. He previously worked as a foreign associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s New York office of.
Officer of the Anti-corruption Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)
Full member of the Anti-corruption and Compliance Commission of the Brazilian Institute of Business Law (IBRADEMP)
Member of the Compliance and Investigation Committee of the Brazilian Institute of Studies on Competition, Consumer Affairs and International Trade (IBRAC)
Board Member of Brazil-U.S. 40 and Under White Collar Lawyers Initiative
Bachelor of Laws – Universidade de Brasília (UnB)
Master’s in law, the State and the Constitution – Universidade de Brasília (UnB)
Master of Laws (LL.M.) – Harvard Law School
Doctorate in Law (Candidate) – Escola de Direito da Fundação Getúlio Vargas em São Paulo (FGV)
Análise Advocacia 500 – Compliance (2018-2021), Concessions (2020); Food, Beverage and Tobacco (2019), São Paulo (2020-2021)
Chambers Global – Compliance (2018-2021)
Chambers Brazil (formerly Chambers Latin America) – Compliance (2016-2022)
Latin Lawyer 250 – Anti-Corruption and Compliance (2020-2021)
The Legal 500 – Corporate/M&A (2016 e 2018), Public Law (2016-2018), Compliance (2018 and 2019)
Who’s Who Legal Global – Investigations (2021-2022)
Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders – Investigations (2019-2020)
Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Business Crime Defense & Investigations (2019-2020)
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Brazilian Government creates Selo Infra+Integridade (Infra+Integrity Seal of Recognition) for companies in the land transportation sector
The Brazilian Ministry of Infrastructure launched, through Ordinance No. 102/2020, the Infra+Integrity Seal of Recognition, aimed at recognizing good compliance practices of companies in the land transportation sector that have worked in large projects for the Public Administration in the last five years.
The Seal considers large projects as those involving an initial expenditure estimate of over BRL 82.5 million. To earn the Seal, companies must demonstrate that they have good governance practices, including integrity, ethics, transparency, compliance, social responsibility, sustainability, and prevention of fraud and corruption.
The evaluation to earn the Seal was divided into three parameters, which will be evaluated upon the submission of the following documents:
|Integrity||Compliance program report showing its existence and application|
|||Code of ethics or conduct approved and published on the company’s website|
|||Proof of an available and operating whistleblowing channel|
|||Proof of the participation of managers and employees in training related to the compliance program in the last two years|
|||Evidence of the existence of a function or department responsible for the compliance program|
|||Signing of the Business Pact for Integrity and Against Corruption, promoted by the Instituto Ethos (Ethos Institute)|
|||No records on the Brazilian Registry of Punished Companies – CNEP|
|Social Responsibility||No records on the Brazilian List of Slave Labor or Work Analogous to Slavery|
|||No records on the Brazilian List of Labor Violations related to child labor of the Department of Labor Inspection – SIT|
|Sustainability||Certificate of non-involvement in environmental crimes before federal and state courts of Brazil, issued where the company is headquartered and in other states where it has active subsidiaries|
|||No records on environmental violations before the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources – IBAMA|
|||Environmental Management System Certificate, according to the NBR ISO 14.001 standards, as amended|
Companies interested in earning the Seal must register between February 1st and April 30 of each year. The first edition will be in 2021 and the registration starts with the submission of a Registration Questionnaire available online.
If granted the Seal, the company will have its name published on the website of the Ministry of Infrastructure and other means of communication and will earn the right to use the Seal in products, packaging, documents, websites, advertising, folders, plates, vehicles, etc, for one year, counted from the date of the award.
Over the past few years, Brazil has experienced nothing short of an anti-corruption revolution. Since before the beginning of Operation Car Wash in early 2014, which led to the arrest of high-profile politicians and executives, there have been significant legislative changes and increased enforcement actions that have reshaped Brazil’s business environment. This article discusses some of the recent key changes and explores how businesses are responding to this new scenario.
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