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Giovanni Paolo Falcetta

Giovanni Paolo Falcetta

Practice Groups

Compliance & Investigation, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Life Sciences & Healthcare


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5279


Professional experience

Giovanni has wide experience in conducting internal investigations and structuring and implementing compliance programs in both domestic and foreign companies in different industry sectors. He also has solid experience in performing training sessions, pre- and post-acquisition due-diligence, and advisory matters, especially those involving risk mitigation in compliance and anti-corruption. In litigation, he is experienced in complex proceedings, involving national and foreign law, working in close partnership with North-American law firms. In the Life Sciences & Healthcare area, Giovanni has been assisting companies in the pharmaceutical, hospital, health products sectors in several matters, especially in the implementation of compliance programs and advisory matters. He is also a speaker in several events related to that matter. Giovanni actively participated through the Brazilian Institute of Business Law (IBRADEMP) in the legislative process that led to the approval of the Brazilian Anti-corruption Law. His role involved presenting reports to a Special Committee created by The Brazilian Congress to analyze the Bill of Law, leading to several modifications that were incorporated in its final version. He has also been frequently invited as a guest professor and speaker in numerous events related to compliance and the Brazilian Anti-Corruption Law, both in Brazil and abroad.


Recommended in the international legal guides Chambers Latin America and Latin Lawyer 250.


  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Studied Best Practices in Corporate Governance at the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC), 2015.
  • Studied at the International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy, Austria, 2014.
  • Master in European Private Law, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", 2006.
  • Post-graduate degree in Civil Procedural Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP).
  • Graduate of the Law School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), 2003.

Additional activities:

  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).
  • Co-chair, Anticorruption and Compliance Committee of Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Empresarial (IBRADEMP - Brazilian Institute of Business Law).
  • Guest professor and coordinator, Compliance Officers formation course, Legal, Ethics and Compliance (LEC).
  • Guest professor, Fraud Risk Management postgraduate course, Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA).
  • Guest professor, Infrastructure Law course, Brazilian Bar Association’s Rio de Janeiro branch (OAB-RJ).
  • Guest professor, Compliance course, Executive Education branch of Insper.


  • Co-author of the chapter "Compliance e Investigação no Mundo Moderno", from the book 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016, p. 109-121.
  • Co-author of the chapter "O Impacto das Leis Anticorrupção Estrangeiras após a Abertura do Setor ao Investimento Estrangeiro", from the publication Compliance na Saúde: Presente e Futuro de um Mercado em Busca da Autorregulação. São Paulo: Revista Diagnóstico e Grupo Criarmed, 2016.
  • Co-author of the publication What the Brazilian Authorities Expect of an Effective Compliance Programme. Financier Worldwide, 2016.
  • Co-author of the publication Addressing Five Major Compliance Issues Posed by Brazil’s 2016 Olympic Games. FCPA Report, 2016.
  • Co-author of the chapter "Investigação Interna", from the publication Compliance, a Nova Regra do Jogo. Legal Ethics and Compliance, 2016.
  • Co-author of the chapter "Anti-corruption Compliance in Brazil", from the publication Anti-corruption Compliance in Emerging Markets - A Resource Guide. Arnold & Porter LLP, 2016.
  • Co-author of "Brazil" chapter from the publication Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation. London: Law Business Research, 2016 and 2017.
  • Co-author of the article "Compliance e Concorrência, um Casamento que já Deu Certo". Folha de S.Paulo, 2015.
  • Co-author of the article "Sim, Compliance já é uma Realidade". Brasil Econômico, 2014.
  • Author of the article "Lei Anticorrupção em São Paulo". Correio Braziliense, 2014.
  • Co-author of the article "Mudanças à Vista". Estado de Minas, 2014.
  • Author of the article "Parâmetros Estabelecidos". Revista LEC, 2014.
  • Author of the article "Lei contra Corrupção Altera Modo de Negociar". Brasil Econômico, 2013.
  • Author of the article "O Novo Jeito de Fazer Negócios". O Globo, 2013.
  • Author of the article "Futebol, Dinheiro e Corrupção: O Início do Fim de um Ciclo?". Revista Brasileira de Direito Desportivo,  vol. 22. Revista dos Tribunais, 2012.
  • Author of reports presented to the Special Committee created by the Brazilian Congress to analyze the Bill of Law n. 6,826/2010 (that became law 12,846/2013, known as the Brazilian Anti-Corruption Law). Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Empresarial (IBRADEMP), 2011.
  • Author of the article "No Direito Empresarial, Corrupção Prejudica a Livre Concorrência". Consultor Jurídico, 2010  (

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