Giovanni advises boards of directors, companies and independent committees on prevention, detection, response and remediation of highly complex matters related to compliance, anti-corruption and corporate crisis. He coordinates internal investigations related to fraud, corruption and violation of internal policies, in constant interaction with various jurisdictions, for domestic and foreign clients. Additionally, he assists clients with complex issues involving simultaneous multiparty interaction with regulators, third parties, disputes and market. He constantly represents clients in the interaction with domestic and foreign government authorities, especially in cooperation and leniency agreements contexts. Giovanni also performs compliance focused on risk analysis and M&A due diligence, implementing/reviewing compliance programs and structuring training plans for specific audiences. Along with partner Shin Jae Kim, Giovanni co-headed the creation of LACIL (Latin American Compliance and Investigation League), which involves the Latin America’s leading law firms in this practice, maintaining synergy and proximity to region’s top players. In the Life Sciences & Healthcare area, Giovanni has been assisting companies in the pharmaceutical, hospital, medical equipment, health products sectors in several matters, especially in the internal investigations, implementation of compliance programs and advisory matters, and is a speaker at various event related to those issues. He is a lecturer and professor in several national and international institutions. Giovanni actively participated through IBRADEMP (Brazilian Institute of Corporate Law) in the legislative process that led to the approval of the Brazilian Anti-corruption Law.
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