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Karla Lini Maeji

Karla Lini Maeji

Practice Groups

Compliance & Investigation


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5121


Professional experience

Partner in TozziniFreire’s Compliance practice group, Karla has conducted numerous complex and cross-border investigations, especially regarding corporate fraud and corruption, and participated in several cartel investigations. She has wide international experience, not only assisting foreign companies in compliance matters, particularly in the development of trainings and internal policies, but also conducting due diligence for several clients from different industry sectors. As for the litigation area, Karla regularly represents and defends clients in regulatory and criminal cases, especially matters regarding corruption, corporate fraud, cartel, bid rigging, unfair competition and tax crimes.


Recommended by the international legal guide Latin Lawyer 250.


  • English


  • LLM from the Law School of Columbia University School of Law, New York, USA, 2013.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, 2008.

Additional activities:

  • CCEPI (Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional International).
  • Visiting professor for the Masters Compliance Program of the Law School of FGV-RJ (Fundação Getulio Vargas - Rio de Janeiro).


  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review. London: Law Business Research Ltd., 2013.

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