Antenor Madruga

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Practices in Litigation, corporate Ethics and Business Crimes, specializing in multijurisdictional cases. Has worked extensively on plea-bargain and leniency agréments in Brazil unfolding from “Operation Car Wash, using his combined experience in the private and the public sector to better serve clients global needs in all areas of possible government sanction.

Antenor Madruga , when still serving as Federal Attorney and prior to joining private practice, played a pivotal role, in the late 1990´s, in promoting changes in anti-money laundering law enforcement and policy in Brazil. At the time, he coordinated and executed the Brazilian strategy in the cross-border litigation, that ended with the conviction of former judge Nicolau dos Santos Neto, a groundbreaking case not only for white-collar crime prosecution, but also for cross-border litigation and international legal cooperation.

PhD from the University of São Paulo (USP) with specialization in Business Law from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Madruga is regarded by specialists as a visionary pioneer in the field of international legal cooperation. He led the team that founded the Department of Assets Recovery and International Legal Cooperation of the Ministry of Justice and started the National Strategy for Combating Corruption and Money Laundering (ENCCLA).