Wednesday, 1 November 2017, São Paulo, Brazil


Latin Lawyer and Global Investigation Review are delighted to present the fifth edition of Anti-Corruption & Investigations conference on Wednesday, 1 November 2017.

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Andrew Levine

Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

Andrew Levine is a litigation partner who focuses his practice on white collar and regulatory defense, internal investigations and a broad range of complex commercial litigation. He regularly defends companies in criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement matters and has conducted numerous investigations throughout the world.Mr Levine frequently advises companies on compliance matters, including with respect to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the assessment and management of risks presented by potential mergers, acquisitions and other transactions.

Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida

TozziniFreire, São Paulo

Partner at TozziniFreire's Compliance & Investigation practice group since 2006, 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.

Shin Jae Kim

TozziniFreire, São Paulo

A member of TozziniFreire's Executive and Management Committees, Shin heads TozziniFreire's Compliance & Investigation Practice Group. Well respected for her leading practice, Shin has about 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and other transactional work, and advises investors from various countries in their inbound and outbound investments. She also counsels clients on their relationships with government bodies and corporate investigations. Shin is the head of the Asia Practice Group, directly coordinating the Korea and China groups.

Past programme 2016

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

8.45: Chairs' welcome 

Andrew Levine, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

9.00: Brazil’s Enforcement Tsunami

As the Car Wash operation proceeds, government investigations in Brazil continue to multiply, with the use of new investigative techniques. More companies from a wider range of sectors are implicated in the various scandals and ensuing cases. Meanwhile, many questions and concerns remain regarding Brazil’s enforcement efforts, particularly authorities' overlapping demands and what some fear may be the “new normal.” How much longer will the storm last, and what lies ahead? Lawyers from Brazil and abroad will debate the unfolding situation and address both the legal and commercial realities.

Shin Jae Kim, 
TozziniFreire, São Paulo

Francisco Cestero, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, São Paulo  
Fernando Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco, São Paulo
Marcelo Marchetti, General Counsel, Toyo Setal, São Paulo
Mariana Villela, Veirano, Rio de Janeiro

10.00: Morning address – Leniency Agreements under Brazil’s Anti-bribery Law

Fábio Medina Osório, Partner, Medina Osório, Rio de Janeiro

10.30: Coffee break

11.00: Compliance 2.0

With increased global scrutiny and an undeniably challenging enforcement environment, the work of compliance professionals in Latin America has become increasingly complex. In short, the risks of non-compliance have expanded dramatically, while resources to ensure compliance may have not. Regulators around Latin America and beyond have growing expectations about what constitutes an effective anti-corruption compliance program. In-house counsel from both regulated and non-regulated companies will compare notes, providing insights and advice on best practices, current worries, and maintaining the correct risk balance in this brave new world of Compliance 2.0. 

Ruti Smithline, 
Morrison & Foerster, New York

Lance Croffoot-Suede, Linklaters, New York
Paulo Dantas, Demarest, São Paulo
Olga PontesChief Compliance Officer, Odebrecht, São Paulo
Luís Fernando Radulov Queiroz, Vice President, General Counsel & Integrity Officer - South America, ABB, São Paulo

12.00: Coffee break 

12.25: Regional Regulators discussion: Brazil, Chile and Mexico

While not yet qualifying as an Olympic sport, anti-corruption enforcement continues to expand and deepen within and beyond Latin America. New laws and related enforcement initiatives have yielded an increasingly fertile anti-corruption landscape across the region, and one that continues to evolve and mature. Within this ever-challenging enforcement environment, we will hear directly from regulators leading the way in their respective countries. This unique forum will include officials from Brazil, Chile and Mexico discussing their country’s anti-corruption enforcement journeys, including challenges encountered along the way, and near-term priorities. Considerations include the ramifications for companies operating in the region and how best to meet the increasingly high expectations of regulators. 

Andrew Levine, 
Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

Alejandro Galván Illanes, ‪Legal and Operations Director of Transparency and Access to Information, Secretariat of Governance, Mexico City
Claudia Ortega, Legal Advisor, Anticorruption Unit, Public Prosecutor's Office, Santiago
Carlos Bruno Ferreira da Silva, Federal Prosecutor, International Cooperation Unit, Ministério Público Federa, Brasilia

13.25: Networking lunch

14.40: Countering M&A Risk in the Age of Lava Jato

If practitioners thought that anti-corruption due diligence had become complicated before Lava Jato, then the current environment poses challenges – both to companies and their lawyers – which were previously unimaginable. And yet in the current economic situation, restructuring and consolidation are matters of survival to many companies. This panel of experts will discuss how to lead clients through the transactional maze, including best practices for conducting anti-corruption due diligence, factors to consider in voluntarily disclosing to regulators, and the possible risks of successor liability. At a time where hardly anyone one wants to buy an anti-corruption problem with enforcement authorities, how can prudent companies proceed, and what is expected in terms of post-closing integration?  

Fernando Almeida, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Washington DC

William Barry, Richards Kibbe & Orbe, Washington DC
Suzana Fagundes Ribeiro de Oliveira, Head of Legal, Compliance and Institutional Relations for Central & South Americas, ArcelorMittal, Belo Horizonte 
Renato Tastardi Portella, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga, São Paulo
Victor Ramacciotti, Senior Manager, BDO Brazil, São Paulo

15.40: Coffee break

16.00: Afternoon Q&A - USA

Leo Tsao, Assistant Chief, Fraud Section, Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Washington DC with Andrew Levine, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

16.40: Investigations and Crisis Management

Cross-border, cross-disciplinary, complex and expensive – many companies in Latin America have had a short, sharp lesson in how difficult large-scale investigations can be. In-house and private practice lawyers will discuss how best to prepare for and manage the investigative process, including complexities such as crisis management and data privacy protections. How much investigating is enough, and what may different regulators require? In addition, from these larger-scale investigations, what lessons can be extracted for in-house counsel and compliance professionals looking to right-size smaller internal investigations?  

Daniel Fridman, White & Case, Miami

Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida, TozziniFreire, São Paulo
Camila von Ancken, Regional Ethics & Compliance Counsel LATAM, Google, São Paulo
Alex ParkerDebevoise & Plimpton, London
Flavia Ribas, Director, Global Head of Compliance, BRF, São Paulo

17.40: Chairs' closing remarks

Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida, TozziniFreire, São Paulo
Shin Jae Kim, TozziniFreire, São Paulo

17.45: Close of conference

17.45 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Richards Kibbe & Orbe

São Paulo, Brazil


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    Caterpillar Inc.

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Ticket prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early $650  22 Sept 2017
Early $750 20 Oct 2017
Standard $850 1 Nov 2017


Type Price Until
Standard $350  1 Nov 2017