Consistent with the growing demand for business models that offer a sustainable development alternative, we have established several systemic practices related to economic, social, cultural, and environmental concerns. These initiatives complement our Compliance, Inclusion and Corporate Governance expertise, providing consistency across our practices and adding greater meaning to our work.
Since 2006, TozziniFreire has been a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE), a North American organization exclusively dedicated to developing standards of compliance and ethics with numerous members worldwide.
When it comes to client service, our lawyers and staff share a strong commitment to ethical conduct and integrity. In line with this commitment, we were the first law firm in Brazil to develop a compliance program. Besides complying with the Bar Association of Brazil’s Code of Ethics, we established our own Code of Conduct and Ethics, which applies to all members of the organization and serves as a reflection of our commitment to employees, clients, businesses, authorities and society in general.
We have a strong commitment to ethics and integrity providing our services. The compliance program is founded on a continuous effort to educate our lawyers and staff on the importance of ethical professional conduct. We conduct regular internal workshops and training on compliance matters and firm policies. These principles define the means by which we provide client service and interact with other stakeholders.
TozziniFreire has always stood out as a pioneer in adopting inclusive policies in the workplace, besides consistently supporting social and environmental initiatives.
It is in our nature to work with ethics and responsibility, thus effectively contributing to the construction of a more prosperous, fairer and equal society, through diversity, inclusion and social responsibility. These principles are part of the firm’s institutional philosophy and are outlined by our Mission, Vision and Values.
TFInclusão is a program that brings TozziniFreire’s social initiatives together for a single purpose: to turn Law into a tool for inclusion.
TFInclusão comprises three fronts:
It involves affirmative action and respect for physical, ethnic, racial, sexual, gender, origin and other pluralities.
It makes our legal expertise available to public interest organizations.
It encourages the engagement in initiatives focused on adding value to other members of the communities assisted by us.
We thus reassert the firm’s unique attitude towards this cause and our commitment to clients, partnerships, employees and the society.
Recognized by clients and peers as a benchmark in Brazil for excellence in the management of professional services companies, we were the first major law firm to implement internal management committees and to create corporate governance policies.
Charged with managing the firm, our Executive Committee is recognized as the decision-making body within the firm. Composed of the founding partner, Chairman Jose Luis de Salles Freire, and six other members elected by a group of partners every two years, the committee is responsible for setting strategic guidelines, ensuring representation of its members’ interests and building upon the firm’s business sustainability.
Additionally, our executive subcommittees, which are composed of members of the Executive Committee and partners at our various offices, work together to maintain the firm as a cohesive entity and to ensure strategic alignment of the specific interests of our regional offices.
Our Management Committee is comprised of three members of the Executive Committee, and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s administrative departments, which is comprised of four directorates: Administration and Finance, Human and Organizational Development, Business Development and Corporate Communication, and Information Technology.
The Committee for Monitoring and Operational Integration is the firm’s operation monitoring body, and aims at recommending necessary actions in administrative matters to the Executive Committee, in addition to promoting the integration of our offices. It is composed of partners elected every two years, the Management Committee’s members, the administrative directors and the partner responsible for the Legal Support and Quality Committee.