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Davi Tangerino Advogados
Rua Pitu
72, conj. 41/47.

Brazil > White-collar crime and investigations Tier 1

Despite its relatively recent history, Davi Tangerino Advogados has already become one of the main forces in the Brazilian white-collar crime and investigations legal market. Founded in 2018 by renowned criminal law experts, the outfit, which experienced a rebranding in February 2022 when former partner Salo De Carvalho left to establish his own firm, continues to attract new instructions from a strong corporate client base operating in a range of industries, including energy, technology, banking, infrastructure and life sciences. Singled out for its capabilities in acting for defendants and victims of crime, the firm has recently expanded its services on the litigation front with the opening of its office in Brasília, which strengthened its profile in proceedings before the superior courts. Founding partner Davi Tangerino combines ‘strategic thinking and technical knowledge in criminal law‘; he leads the team, which also includes the ‘excellentAndré Filibe Kend Tanabe, and senior associate Patrícia Dannebrock Águedo. Lucas Albuquerque Aguiar, who previously worked as a law clerk to the president of the Brazilian Supreme Court and as chief of staff at the Ministry of Justice, is the name to note in Brasília.

Practice head(s):

Davi Tangerino


‘Davi Tangerino Advogados is a firm that combines innovation with experience and solid knowledge in the area in which it operates. The office culture is one of collaboration and diversity. DTA has transformed the way support is provided in matters related to technology and law enforcement, and has accumulated intelligence in this sector that is hardly shared by its competitors.’

‘André Tanabe is one of the most committed professionals I have ever met. He spares no effort and deals with the various challenges of law with extreme elegance.’

Technical preparation well above the market average; concern and commitment to diversity and inclusion.’

‘Davi Tangerino is the one who best combines focus on client concerns, strategic thinking and technical knowledge in criminal law in Brazil.’

‘They are always available and aware of cases, providing good advice and always taking into consideration the client’s business model.’

‘Davi Tangerino and André Tanabe are excellent partners with a great reputation in the market.’

Key clients

Grupo Nós




Meta Platforms

American Tower do Brasil

Corning Comunicações Ópticas

Procter & Gamble

ATG Americas Trading Group

NR Sports (Neymar Jr.)

Faro Energy



Work highlights

  • Defending American Tower against claims that the client allegedly installed telecommunications towers without the proper licenses.

Davi Tangerino Advogados offers a unique blend of extensive practice with corporate related criminal matters (praxis) and theoretical depth acquired in a solid established academic career. The great value on legal services in criminal law stems from the capability of understanding how any serious, complex, corporate problem is actually entangled with several other practices of law; and offering creative, forthcoming alternatives in an area of practice rapidly changing and very prone to external pressure (as media coverage and political agendas). Our firm founding partner Davi Tangerino is among the most renowned criminal and white-collar attorneys in Brazil. Our professionals combine solid academic background with substantial legal experience, offering a unique service to their clients.

Main areas of practice
White-collar and criminal: Assistance to companies as well as individuals facing potential criminal liability, relying on expertise from interaction with other areas to address criminal issues from a broader perspective. DTA well-recognized white-collar crimes practice group owes its success to the technical knowledge, deep academic background, assertiveness, creativity, and agility of its professionals, who benefit from extensive experience in complex negotiations and litigation involving domestic and international companies from a wide variety of industries.

Our white-collar practice defends clients for crimes committed within the corporate environment and involving, among others:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Brazil’s financial system and capital markets
  • Free competition and bid-rigging
  • Consumer relations
  • Frauds
  • Environment
  • Money laundering
  • Social Security
  • Corruption
  • Public health
  • Tax

Anti-corruption investigations and compliance: Our firm advises companies and individuals in preventive measures aiming at avoiding criminal liability arising from its clients’ businesses. Our team is experienced in structuring crisis management programs, focused on dawn raids, corruption, cartel, and money laundering.

International work: Our client basis includes various foreign clients. One of the firm’s main clients is headquartered in the US and our team interacts with the client’s US attorneys in a daily basis in order to define client’s strategy and planning. Before founding DTA, Davi Tangerino was the head of the corporate criminal law practice at one of the largest Brazilian firms, which is associated with a renowned international law firm, and rendered services to client’s from various jurisdictions, managing their expectations and local practices vis-a-vis Brazil’s courts, laws and legal praxis.

Clients: Our client base includes a wide range of industries such as banking and finance, oil, chemicals and pharmaceutical, infrastructure, food and beverages, health care, insurance, real estate, fashion, media and technology, and also individuals.

Pro bono: Davi Tangerino Advogados has as one of its institutional cores its pro bono practice, an activity historically performed by its founding partner. Our firm’s pro bono practice aims at defense (litigious actions) and support for the defense (opinions) of vulnerable people and groups who are unable to bear autonomously with the costs inherent to the criminal process.

Offices:  São Paulo/SP and Braília/DF

Department Name Email Telephone
Criminal Law, White-Collar Crime, Compliance and Investigations Davi Tangerino davi.tangerino@davitangerinoadv.com.br +55 (11) 98707-6187
Criminal Law, White-Collar Crime, Compliance and Investigations André Filipe Tanabe andre.tanabe@davitangerinoadv.com.br +55 (11) 997987888