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Giovanni Paolo Falcetta

Giovanni Paolo Falcetta

Practice Groups

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


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 from different industry sectors. He also has solid expertise 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 highly skilled 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 and health products sectors in several issues, especially in the implementation of compliance programs and advisory matters. He is also a speaker in several events related to that theme. Giovanni actively participated, through IBRADEMP (Brazilian Institute of Business Law), 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 at numerous events related to compliance and the Brazilian Anti-Corruption Law, both in Brazil and abroad.


Recommended by Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, Who’s Who Legal and Análise Advocacia 500, relevant legal guides.


  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish


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

Additional activities:

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


  • "Compliance e Investigação no Mundo Moderno" chapter (co-author). In 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016, p. 109-121.
  • "O Impacto das Leis Anticorrupção Estrangeiras após a Abertura do Setor ao Investimento Estrangeiro" chapter (co-author). In Compliance na Saúde: Presente e Futuro de um Mercado em Busca da Autorregulação. São Paulo: Revista Diagnóstico e Grupo Criarmed, 2016.
  • What the Brazilian Authorities Expect of an Effective Compliance Programme (co-author). Birmingham: Financier Worldwide, 2016.
  • Addressing Five Major Compliance Issues Posed by Brazil’s 2016 Olympic Games (co-author). The Anti-Corruption Report, 2016.
  • "Investigação Interna" chapter (co-author). In Compliance, a Nova Regra do Jogo. São Paulo: Legal Ethics and Compliance, 2016.
  • "Anti-Corruption Compliance in Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Anti-Corruption Compliance in Emerging Markets - A Resource Guide. Washington: Arnold & Porter LLP, 2016.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation. London: Law Business Research, 2016 and 2017.
  • "Parâmetros Estabelecidos" article. In Revista LEC. São Paulo: Legal Ethics Compliance, 2014. 
  • "Futebol, Dinheiro e Corrupção: O Início do Fim de um Ciclo?" article. Campinas: Revista Brasileira de Direito Desportivo, vol. 22. São Paulo: Revista dos Tribunais, 2012.
  • Author of reports presented to the Special Committee created by the Brazilian Congress to analyze the Bill of Law No. 6,826/2010 (which became Law 12,846/2013, known as the Brazilian Anti-Corruption Law). São Paulo: IBRADEMP (Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Empresarial), 2011.
  • "No Direito Empresarial, Corrupção Prejudica a Livre Concorrência" article. In Consultor Jurídico. São Paulo, 2010.
  • Several articles in national publications, such as Brasil Econômico, Correio Braziliense, Folha de S.Paulo, Estado de Minas, and O Globo

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