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Iokoi Advogados

Brazil > White-collar crime and investigations Tier 1

The ‘highly trained and qualified team‘ at white-collar crime boutique Iokoi Advogados offers representation and advice to clients across the entire spectrum of matters, including corporate and economic crime, and mandates involving fraud, bribery, embezzlement, tax evasion and money laundering. Combining ‘objective and precise legal solutions in the face of complex matters typical of highly regulated markets’, such as finance and energy, the team is especially well placed to handle criminal investigations, but is also frequently seen acting in internal fraud investigations, and complex cases, including appeals in the higher courts. Department head Pedro Ivo Gricoli Iokoi, whose ‘strong understanding of the corporate environment and business needs‘ is highlighted by clients, is seasoned in anti-fraud work and in the defence of C-suite executives and politicians. Other key individuals include Bruno Lambert de Almeida, Caio Cesar Tomioto Mendes and Ricardo Capelli, the latter of whom oversees the telecoms and payment methods team. Associate Maria Luiza Maluf Novaes, who regularly assists companies from the education, retail and services sectors, was recently promoted to coordinator of the team.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Ivo Gricoli Iokoi


‘Firm with highly qualified people, resulting in quality service. Collaborative attitude.’

‘Caio Cesar Tomioto Mendes, Bruno Lambert de Almeida and Pedro Ivo Gricoli Iokoi are highly qualified, proactive, and up-to-date with current trends and issues.’

‘The firm stands out for its agility in meeting clients’ criminal legal demands, maintaining high standards of quality, diligence and integrity in the conduct of services. In addition, it combines objective and precise legal solutions in the face of complex matters typical of highly regulated markets.’

Pedro Iokoi’s professional background allows him to present objective and simple legal solutions for complex issues in the area of corporate criminal law. Strong understanding of the corporate environment and business needs.’

‘The team is unique for having a lot of experience in the area of corporate criminal law and investigations arising from situations in the construction and infrastructure segment. Highly trained and qualified team.’

‘Pedro Iokoi: highly qualified professional. He is always willing and able to respond to requests.’

‘Highly specialised team that offers differentiated treatment to its clients.’

‘Highly qualified, flexible professionals and partners.’

Key clients



Banco ABC


DXC Technology

Royal Canin



Banco Rodobens

Sascar (Michelin)


Solar.BR – Coca-Cola


Mercado Livre


Banco Itaú Unibanco

Record TV




United Airlines






Telefônica | VIVO




Work highlights

  • Assisting OLX in a police investigation into fraud involving post office shipping fees.
  • Acting for Cielo in a police investigation into alleged theft by deception involving a restaurant located in the city of Paraopeba.
  • Advising a rural union of the Bastos municipality (São Paulo) on a procedure that investigates corruption crimes involving farm owners.

Iokoi Advogados is a white-collar crime boutique. Founded in 2006 by Pedro Iokoi, the firm has always strived to provide high-quality and strategic advice that is also discrete and effective.  The 24-strong team is available to its clients around the clock and is known for the positive results it achieves. Iokoi Advogados has over 200 correspondent lawyers on duty, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the whole country.

The firm acts mainly for large- and medium-sized companies, at both national and international level. It is also frequently sought-after by individuals, usually, C-suite executives and politicians.

It covers the full-spectrum of white-collar crime matters, such as corporate crime, economic crime, fraud prevention, bribery, embezzlement, tax evasion and money laundering, for example.

Due to the nature of corporate crime-related issues, it is also well-equipped to provide advice on environment, public liability and labour matters.

The firm strongly represents its clients at all stages: from the inquisitorial and investigative phase until the last appeals court, covering both public and private criminal proceedings.

Department Name Email Telephone
White-Collar Crime Pedro Ivo Gricoli Iokoi +55 11 3672-9383
White-Collar Crime Adriano Scalzaretto +55 11 3672-9383
White-Collar Crime Bruno Magosso de Paiva +55 11 3672-9383
White-Collar Crime Bruno Lambert Mendes de Almeida +55 11 3672-9383
White-Collar Crime Caio Nogueira Domingues da Fonseca +55 11 3672-9383
White-Collar Crime Gustavo Jonasson de Conti Medeiros +55 11 3672-9383
Partners : 24
English (fluent)