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  • 30 January 2023

Lefosse announces new partner for Compliance, Investigations and White-Collar in Brasília

The full-service law firm Lefosse announces on this Monday (January 30) that the partner Marcelo Ribeiro is joining its Compliance, Investigations and White-Collarpractice, based in Brasília (DF) and São Paulo (SP).

Coming from the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office, the professional has experience in handling complex cases covering various aspects of Corporate Criminal Law, which includes multi-jurisdictional investigations, proceedings related to various crimes that occur in the business environment, such as corruption, money laundering, environmental crimes, crimes against the economic and tax orders, financial system and capital markets, among others, including active and passive international cooperation measures and asset recovery. His practice will also include civil disputes, acting before higher courts and regulatory agencies.

Throughout his 16 years at the MPF, Marcelo has held several important positions, having been a member of the staff of the Attorney General’s Office at the Supreme Court and one of those responsible for the investigation and trial of criminal cases at that Court. He is also a member of the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office Money Laundering Group, the Permanent Advisory Committee on Leniency and Collaboration and the Working Group on Cryptoactive Securities.

“Marcelo joining us is part of the consolidation of our practice in the area of Compliance, Investigations and White-Collar, as well as our strategy of institutional expansion in Brasília. It strengthens the investment in supporting clients in their legal challenges in different countries, encompassing advisory support and litigation”, comments Rodrigo Junqueira, Lefosse’s managing partner.

“Sanctioning issues, both administrative and criminal, are becoming increasingly complex, not infrequently involving more than one country. For the necessary legal security, support is needed at all times for investors, executives, and companies, both in preventive actions and in police and administrative investigations, and before the Judiciary, if necessary, up to the higher courts. I am motivated to work on these fronts, in synergy with the other practices,” says Marcelo.

The new partner holds a post-doctorate in Law from the University of Salamanca, a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Lisbon, a Master’s degree in Law and State, and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Brasília. He worked in private law for six years before joining the Federal Public Ministry.

During this period, he was one of those responsible for the International Cooperation of the Federal Prosecutor’s Office and was part of the criminal team of the Attorney General’s Office from 2017 to 2019, as well as Brazilian delegations to the OECD working group on bribery. He was active in the implementation of the OAS Convention against corruption and in the actions of ENCCLA (National Strategy to Fight Corruption and Money Laundering). He also coordinated the anti-corruption network of AIAMP (Ibero-American Association of Public Prosecutors) and the anti-corruption network of the Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP) and was a member of the IAP – International Association of Prosecutors.

About Lefosse

Lefosse is a full-service law firm that offers specialized advice in all legal practices, with solid experience in sophisticated legal services in the national and international arenas. It has 59 members with extensive experience in strategic markets and is recognized in major global legal rankings and awards, such as Chambers Brazil 2022, The Legal 500, and Escritório Elite 2022, by Latin Lawyer. Lefosse is committed to inclusion, diversity, and a multidisciplinary practical approach to the areas of law.

Practices: Environmental; Banking, Operations and Financial Services; International Trade; Competition and Antitrust; Compliance, Investigations and Corporate Criminal; Public Law and Regulation; Energy; Investment Funds; Real Estate; Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Healthcare; Capital Markets; Oil & Gas; Restructuring and Insolvency; Asset Reorganization and Succession; Dispute Resolution; Insurance, Reinsurance and Private Pensions; Corporate and M&A; Technology, Data Protection and Intellectual Property; Labor and Tax.



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