Compliance & Investigation

One of the pioneering and leading practices in Brazil, our Compliance & Investigation area is headed by seasoned professionals and is known for having an eye on global trends and in-depth knowledge of the legal landscape and best practices for managing compliance issues. Far more than anti-corruption experts, we approach problems with a commercial mindset, understanding, anticipating, and mitigating reputational risks to our clients. We represent clients in different sectors and industries. We are also recognized for our ability to understand and advise listed foreign multinationals and work in cross-border cases. 


TozziniFreire has vast experience in acting for companies, boards of directors, and independent committees in preventing, identifying, and resolving compliance and potential violations of anti-corruption and anti-bribery statutes, as well as internal fraud cases. Our team has been involved in most of the largest-in-scale corporate investigations conducted in Brazil and is prepared to assist corporate clients facing governmental investigations, conducting internal investigations and representing them in non-trial resolutions, and designing strategies that safeguard their interests. Relying on TozziniFreire’s strong multidisciplinary culture, our compliance partners lead and coordinate teams to provide comprehensive service with a tailored and efficient approach.


Our services comprise:


  • Implementation, structuring, and review of compliance programs and integrity systems;
  • Compliance consulting in strategic corporate decisions, including for executive boards and C-level management;
  • Risk assessments;
  • Internal and government investigations, including complex cross-border investigations;
  • Investigations for multilateral development banks;
  • ABC and ESG due diligence;
  • Interaction with authorities in leniency agreement negotiation, cooperation with authorities and defense in administrative proceedings;
  • Crisis management;
  • Assistance in compliance matters.

Our Compliance and Investigation practice is led by partners Shin Jae Kim, Renata Muzzi, Giovanni Falcetta, and Karla Maeji, all CCEP, and CCEP-I by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), who coordinate a group of experienced associates fully dedicated to compliance and investigation matters.


Their long-standing experience in the public and private sectors and involvement in high-profile cases combined with their different backgrounds, which encompass administrative misconduct, criminal, corporate, and litigation in general, made them the go-to advisors for sophisticated compliance issues.


TozziniFreire is the only Brazilian law firm recommended by Chambers Global and Chambers Brazil as Band 1 for Compliance. The practice is also recognized by GIR 100, a guide to the world's leading firms for corporate investigations, since its first edition, and by Latin Lawyer 250, a directory of the leading business law firms in Latin America. The Compliance & Investigation partners are also recommended by LACCA and Who’s Who Legal.


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