Maeda, Ayres & Sarubbi Advogados

Compliance Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded compliance boutique with proven skills in internal and governmental investigations, often collaborating with international firms in cross-border cases. Talented team is adept at negotiating leniency agreements, as well as monitoring its execution. Also advises on the implementation of compliance programmes for the prevention of corruption, money laundering and fraud. Client roster includes national players hailing from the construction, energy and natural resources industries.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Bruno Carneiro Maeda has impressive experience handling complex anti-corruption government investigations, often involving the USA and other Latin American jurisdictions. He has additional capabilities structuring and implementing compliance programmes for large publicly and privately owned companies, also conducting internal investigations. He is described by interviewees as "a very active practitioner."

Founding partner Carlos Ayres is much admired by interviewees for his noted skills handling cross-border investigative mandates and is described as "a very thoughtful, careful lawyer who has a sophisticated judgement and a practical, problem-solving attitude." One market source points out his "deep knowledge of anti-corruption compliance matters worldwide," while another highlights his "dedication, technical expertise and calm attitude."

Name partner Erica Sarubbi is endorsed by a satisfied client for her "extreme focus and efficiency." The same source adds: "I think she is a top-of-the-line lawyer who understands what is essential and what is auxiliary, and that is truly helpful." She has broad experience assisting both domestic and multinational companies with internal and government investigations, as well as negotiating leniency agreements.