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KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados

AV. BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA 1355, 18º ANDAR, CEP 01452-002 SÃO PAULO, SP, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 3799 0000
Fax:
Fax +55 11 3799 8200
Web:
www.klalaw.com.br
Brasilia, Sao Paulo

Isabel Franco

Tel:
Work (+55 11) 3799 8189
Email:
KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados

Work Department

Anti-corruption, Compliance & Investigation; Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions.

Position

Partner

Career

Demarest & Almeida, São Paulo, 1981-1987; Freshfields, Hong Kong, 1988-1990; Demarest & Almeida, New York, 1990-2003; Demarest & Almeida, São Paulo, 2003-2009; KLA, 2009-to date.

Languages

English.

Member

Chair of the Section of International Law, New York State Bar Association, NYSBA, 2001 and Brazil Chapter Chair, 2008-2011; Councillor, American Bar Association, ABA – Section of International Law, 2001-2008; American Chamber of Commerce, AMCHAM, São Paulo, Board of Directors, 2003-2007, Legal Counsel, 2003-2005; Rapporteur, Ethics and Discipline Tribunal (TED), Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), São Paulo, 2009-2010; Member of the International Law Comission, Brazilian Bar Association, OAB, International Law Comission, 2011; Vice-Chair of the Anti-Corruption Committee, IBA, International Bar Association, 2011. Bar Admissions: Brazil (São Paulo, 1979 - Rio de Janeiro, 2003), New York, 1996.

Education

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo, LLB, 1978; Fordham Law School, LLM, (New York) 1996.


Brazil

Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados was among the first firms to establish a compliance and anti-corruption practice; Isabel Francois extremely well versed in the FCPA, and has helped to tailor FCPA compliance programs for companies operating in Brazil’. She and Eloy Rizzo are noted for their ‘spectacular English skills, deep familiarity with US culture and rigorous standards’. In M&A, the team remains busy and is a popular choice for clients in the TMT, pulp and paper, and life sciences sectors. Melissa Kanô acted for Bamboo Capital Partners on its acquisition of Compara Online, a Chilean company with two Brazilian subsidiaries. Karin Alvo’s expertise includes venture capital matters, and Tania Liberman is also recommended. Miriam Machado left to join Felsberg Advogados in 2018.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Administrative and environmental law experts Paulo Prado and Vanessa Tafla co-head the practice at KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados, which saw the departure of Marianne Albers to Felsberg Advogados. Isabel Franco has a strong compliance and anti-corruption practice.

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