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Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida

Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida

Practice Groups

Compliance & Investigation


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5441


Professional experience

Partner at TozziniFreire’s Compliance & Investigation practice group since 2011, Renata focuses her practice on compliance matters, with particular expertise in internal investigations. Her experience includes general counseling in anti-corruption and compliance matters, development of compliance programs, trainings, risk assessments and anti-corruption audits in the context of M&A transactions. Renata frequently advises companies on a broad array of anti-corruption and anti-bribery matters, including conducting internal investigations and formulating compliance and anti-corruption programs. She was the first Brazilian to obtain the certification Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) granted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) in 2008. Before working with compliance matters, Renata advised clients on mergers and acquisitions, sales and joint ventures. 


She is recognized in Chambers Latin America and Latin Lawyer 250, relevant international legal guides. Renata is LACCA Approved: Latin America’s leading private practitioner for Anti-Corruption & Compliance.


  • English


  • Specialized in Business Management from Business School São Paulo, 2007.
  • Specialized in Corporate Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), 2001.
  • Graduate of the Law School of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo in 1999.
  • Attended the 52nd Annual Academy of American and International Law, Dallas, USA.

Additional activities:

  • Certified at the FBI Compliance Academy of the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Transparency International’s Country Law Expert 2014
  • Transparency International’s representative in Brazil for the preparation of the "Progress Report 2014: Assessing Enforcement of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery".
  • Member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). 
  • Member of the Anti-corruption Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).
  • Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.


  • Co-author of the "Compliance e Investigação no Mundo Moderno" chapter of the book 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016, p. 109-121.
  • Co-author of the "Brazil" chapter from the book Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation. London: Law Business Research, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Co-author of "Brazil" chapter from the book Corporate Internal Investigations. Oxford University Press, 2013.

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