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Press Release

8.August.2022

Lefosse announces expansion of Compliance, Investigations and White-Collar law practice

Adriana Dantas joins the office with three more lawyers working in Compliance, Investigations, Government Enforcement, and International Trade Matters

On this Monday (8th), Lefosse announces its new head partner of the Compliance, Investigations and White-Collar law practice, Adriana Dantas. She joins the office with three other professionals, all of them with expertise in Compliance, Investigations, Government Enforcement, and International Trade Matters.

Adriana has more than 20 years of experience in Compliance, Internal Investigations (with a focus on multi-jurisdictional investigations), White-Collor Defense and International Trade Matters. Chairperson of the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), an international administrative court of appeals for cases involving corruption, fraud, or formation of a cartel in projects financed by the Bank in Latin America. She is the first woman to hold such an office.

“The operations carried out by publicly traded companies increasingly require compliance with legal regulations and integrity-related requirements. With her international expertise, Adriana shall hold a strategic position in our firm to offer tailored services to our clients, considering the business environment is undergoing deep and positive cultural transformations around the world,” said Rodrigo Junqueira, Lefosse’s managing partner.

Adriana, who recently left the Integrity Committee of Petrobras’ Board of Directors, says: “My objective is to support the growth of the firm’s work in multi-jurisdictional transactions and processes, as well as to advise clients in administrative accountability cases. I believe Lefosse is a growing player formed by people and professionals that I admire and with whom I relate. Here I may build lasting relationships, reaching this new stage of my career with a synergy of goals and values, after completing my work in the federal public administration.”

Our new partner holds a Ph.D. in International Economic Law from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) Law School, a Master’s degree from the University of London, King’s College and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Universidade de Brasília (UnB). She advises national and multinational clients on matters including administrative defenses, negotiation of leniency agreements, internal investigations, crisis management, designing, implementing, and monitoring integrity and compliance programs, as well as matters related to sanctions and commercial defense. She also worked as a lawyer in Washington (USA), between 2006 and 2011, in Geneva (Switzerland), from 2002 to 2003, and in London (United Kingdom), in 2001.

She has been recognized by prominent international directories, is the chairwoman of the Compliance Subcommittee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is an independent supervisor appointed by the Federal Prosecution Office in the context of a leniency agreement entered into by a publicly traded company, in the aftermath of Operação Lava-Jato (Operation Car Wash).

About Lefosse

Lefosse is a full-service law firm that offers expert consultancy in all areas of Law with solid experience in sophisticated legal services in domestic and international scenarios. It has 58 partners with extensive experience in strategic markets, and it has been recognized in the main global legal awards and rankings, such as Chambers Brazil 2022, The Legal 500, and Escritório Elite 2021, by Latin Lawyer. Lefosse invests in inclusion, diversity, and a multidisciplinary work approach in the areas of Law.

Practice areas: Environmental; Banking, Transactions, and Financial Services; Competition and Antitrust; White-Collar Defense, Compliance, and Regulatory Investigations; Public Law and Regulations; Energy; Investment Funds; Real Estate; Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Healthcare; Stock Markets; Oil and Gas; Reorganization and Insolvency; Heritage Wealth Planning; Dispute Resolution; Insurance, Reinsurance, and Private Pension; Corporate and M&A; Technology, Data Protection, and Intellectual Property; Labor and Tax.


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