Mr Giovanni Paolo Falcetta > TozziniFreire Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

TozziniFreire Advogados
CEP 04038-904

Work Department

Compliance & Investigation, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Education, Crisis Management




Giovanni advises boards of directors, companies and independent committees on prevention, detection, response and remediation of highly complex matters related to compliance, anti-corruption and corporate crisis. He coordinates internal investigations related to fraud, corruption and violation of internal policies, in constant interaction with various jurisdictions, for domestic and foreign clients. Additionally, he assists clients with complex issues involving simultaneous multiparty interaction with regulators, third parties, disputes and market. He constantly represents clients in the interaction with domestic and foreign government authorities, especially in cooperation and leniency agreements contexts. Giovanni also performs compliance focused on risk analysis and M&A due diligence, implementing/reviewing compliance programs and structuring training plans for specific audiences. Giovanni co-headed the creation of the Latin American Compliance & Investigation League (LACIL), which involves the top Latin America law firms in this practice.


English, Italian, Spanish


  • CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional) by SCCE (Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics).
  • Co-chair of the Anti-corruption and Compliance Committee of IBRADEMP (Brazilian Institute of Corporate Law).
  • Guest professor at the following institutions: IBGC (Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance) – “Compliance and Corporate Governance” and “Corporate Governance in the healthcare sector” courses; INSPER – “Compliance” and “Compliance management” courses; FGV-RJ (Fundação Getulio Vargas – Rio de Janeiro) – “Compliance” in the LL.M. program; CBEXs (Healthcare executives’ Brazilian school) – “Compliance certification” course.


  • Crisis Management & Business Continuity at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), 2019.
  • Best Practices in Corporate Governance at IBGC (Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance), 2015.
  • International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy, Austria, 2014.
  • Master’s degree in European Private Law from Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, 2006.
  • Graduate of the Law School of PUC-SP (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo), 2003.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Compliance

A pioneer in the field of compliance, TozziniFreire Advogados stands out for its longevity in the market, and is noted for its ‘unique knowledge of the Brazilian compliance ecosystem‘. The firm has been particularly focused on crisis management, where it deploys multidisciplinary teams to assist clients in the context of environmental disasters, cyberattacks and other investigations. It also stands out for its active practice in internal investigations, in which it is frequently sought by well-known companies in a range of industries in sensitive matters. Co-founder of the Latin American Compliance & Investigation League (LACIL) and board member of The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), Shin Jae Kim leads the team, which includes internal investigations expert and ‘excellent professionalKarla Lini Maeji; Giovanni Paolo Falcetta, who has taken a lead role on numerous fraud and corruption internal investigations recently; and Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida, whose track record includes insider trading and corruption cases. The already sizeable team grew further in June 2021 with the hire of Marcelo Zenkner, a former prosecutor in the state of Espírito Santo. Associate Brunna Ortega de Almeida also receives praise; senior associate Fábio Heilberg is another key contact.