Ms Shin Jae Kim > TozziniFreire Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

TozziniFreire Advogados
CEP 04038-904
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Work Department

Compliance & Investigation, Mergers and Acquisition, Korea Desk




Head of TozziniFreire’s Compliance & Investigation practice group and member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Shin Jae Kim is a pioneer in the development of the Compliance field in Brazil. She is a specialist in the strategic coordination of initiatives that involve relationships with government bodies and corporate investigations. Respected for her leading practice and over 25 years of experience in corporate law, M&A and in the sale of companies as well, she counsels investors from several different countries in their inbound and outbound investments. She is also head of the Asia Practice Group, directly coordinating the Korea Desk. In addition, Shin chairs and speaks at several forums and international events focused on Anti-corruption, corporate governance and investigations matters. Shin co-headed the creation of the Latin American Compliance & Investigation League (LACIL), which involves the top Latin America law firms in this practice.


English and Korean.


  • Co-leader of Brazil Chapter of WWCDA (Women’s White Collar Defense Association).
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) & Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).
  • Member of the editorial board of GIR (Global Investigations Review).
  • Program Coordinator of the Inter-pacific Bar Association (IPBA).
  • Senior Board Member of the Brazil-China Business Council.


  • Studied at the Academy of American and International Law within the Center for American and International Law, USA, 1997.
  • M. in International and Comparative Law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, 1994.
  • Specialized degree in Tax Law from the Law School of USP (Universidade de São Paulo), 1991.
  • Graduate of the Law School of USP, 1990.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Compliance

(Hall of Fame)

Shin Jae Kim – TozziniFreire Advogados

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.