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Warde Advogados
ALAMEDA ITU, 852, 7º ANDAR
JARDIM PAULISTA
CEP 01421-002, SÃO PAULO
Brazil

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) Tier 6

The 'very articulate' lawyers at Warde Advogados 'possess vast knowledge of litigation and business law'. Clients also praise the dispute resolution team's 'bold strategies' and 'outstanding performance'. The team specialises in corporate litigation and anti-corruption and regulatory issues, and is regularly instructed in complex cases with high stakes. Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior is 'extremely influential and proficient in different areas of law, but has a special and remarkable talent for litigation'. Associate Felipe Emmanuel de Figueiredo is a 'brilliant young attorney'. Jose Luiz Bayeux Neto, Lucas Akel Filgueiras (who was recently promoted to partner), Renato Polillo (who joined from Clifford Chance) and associate Rodrigo Jesuino Bittencourt (who joined from Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados) are also recommended.

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) Tier 6

Warde Advogados - English translation:

Os advogados ‘muito articulados’ da Warde Advogados ‘possuem vasto conhecimento em litígios e direito corporativo’. Os clientes também elogiam as ‘estratégias ousadas’ e o ‘desempenho extraordinário’ da equipe de resolução de conflitos. A equipe é especializada em litígio corporativo e questões anticorrupção e regulatórias, e é frequentemente instruída em casos complexos de alto risco. Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior é ‘extremamente influente e proficiente em diferentes áreas do direito, mas tem um talento especial e marcante para o litígio’. O associado Felipe Emmanuel de Figueiredo é um ‘advogado jovem e brilhante’. Jose Luiz Bayeux Neto, Lucas Akel Filgueiras (que foi recentemente promovido a sócio), Renato Polillo (que se juntou da Clifford Chance) e o associado Rodrigo Jesuino Bittencourt (que se junto a Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados) também são recomendados.

Warde Advogados focuses solely on corporate litigation, anti-corruption and regulatory issues. It is renowned for its combativeness, independence, and ability to operate in multiple jurisdictions throughout the world. It is also the only Brazilian law firm that has its own Lawtech, the JuriLab, that conceived the map of the corporate conflict in Brazil. All the said elements together with a team of lawyers, with solid and continuous academic and professional training, ensure the effectiveness of the services provided, and personal treatment compatible with the highest professional standards.

Areas of practice

Litigation and arbitration: Warde Advogados’ litigation and arbitration team represents clients in various corporate disputes seeking to render corporate acts null, void or ineffective; to enforce compliance by directors and officers with legal corporate duties (eg exclusion, forced removal and liquidation of assets); to seek indemnification to companies and shareholders; and to require intervention in corporate management. Warde Advogados is very active in administrative proceedings before the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), the boards of trade and the Department of National Commerce Registration. The firm develops independent theses and strategies to support clients’ claims and defenses involving key corporate and securities law issues under dispute.

Anti-corruption, regulatory and compliance: Warde Advogados’ anti-corruption, regulatory and compliance team provides advice and representation related to the negotiation and execution of leniency agreements with the General Union Controllership, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade), the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), and the Central Bank; internal investigations into violations of anti-corruption, antitrust and bidding legislation and guidance on the outcome of investigations; creation and deployment/improvement of compliance programs in accordance with the Brazilian anti-corruption laws, seeking to prevent violations and mitigate penalties in cases of violation; and due diligences. The team includes Valdir Moyses Sim?o, who is the former chief minister of Brazil’s General Comtroller’s Office, and Leandro Daiello Coimbra, who is the former director general of Brazil’s Federal Police, having directly acted in several operations, notably Operation Car Wash.

Department Name Email Telephone
Litigation and arbitration Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior E: walfrido@warde.com.br
Anti-corruption, regulatory and compliance Valdir Moyses Simão E: vsimao@warde.com.br
Photo Name Position Profile
 Alvaro Adelino Marques Bayeux  photo Alvaro Adelino Marques Bayeux
 Lucas Akel Filgueiras  photo Lucas Akel Filgueiras
 Rudi Alberto Lehmann Jr.  photo Rudi Alberto Lehmann Jr.
 Jose Luiz Bayeux Neto  photo Jose Luiz Bayeux Neto
 Rodrigo Bittencourt  photo Rodrigo Bittencourt
 Leandro Daiello  photo Leandro Daiello
 Guilherme Ferreira Coelho Lippi  photo Guilherme Ferreira Coelho Lippi
 Felipe Figueiredo  photo Felipe Figueiredo
 Pedro Henrique Adoglio Benradt  photo Pedro Henrique Adoglio Benradt
 Walfrido Jorge Warde Jr.  photo Walfrido Jorge Warde Jr.
 Renato Pollilo  photo Renato Pollilo
 Valdir Simão  photo Valdir Simão
Other fee-earners : 8
Contacts : 12

Warde Advogados focuses solely on corporate disputes, anti-corruption and regulatory matters. It prides itself on its tenacity, independence, and ability to operate in multiple jurisdictions throughout the world, and it has a team of lawyers distinguished by its continuous academic and professional training. These qualities and capabilities enable it to provide a high-quality, personal service compatible with the strictest professional standards. It is the only Brazilian law firm that has its own Lawtech, the JuriLab, which conceived the map of corporate conflict in Brazil.

Clients include major Brazilian and international companies in sectors such as food, finance / securitisation, manufacturing, real estate, biotech, transport and infrastructure, energy, R&D, media and apparel.

Areas of practice

Litigation and arbitration:

Four of the firm’s partners are active in commercial dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration), and the team is regularly involved in proceedings whose outcomes have significant ramifications, either for Brazil’s economy and its institutions, or in terms of the legal issues at stake.

The firm acts in wide-ranging corporate disputes, including proceedings to render corporate acts null, void or ineffective; proceedings to enforce compliance by directors and officers with corporate duties (e.g. exclusion, forced removal and liquidation of assets); indemnification proceedings involving companies and shareholders; and proceedings seeking intervention in corporate management. It is also very active in administrative proceedings before the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), the boards of trade and the Department of National Commerce Registration. The firm is well versed in developing independent strategies to support clients’ claims and defences in corporate and securities law disputes, drawing on its deep understanding of the sectors in which its clients operate and its experience in evaluating the macroeconomics and market regulations both in Brazil and overseas.

Anti-corruption, regulatory and compliance:

The firm set up a dedicated compliance department in November 2017 in response to the fast-evolving regulatory landscape in the country, and the demand for specialist expertise in that context. It provides advice and representation in relation to the negotiation and execution of leniency agreements with the General Union Controllership, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), and the Central Bank; internal investigations into violations of anti-corruption, antitrust and bidding legislation and guidance on the outcome of investigations; the creation and deployment/improvement of compliance programs in accordance with Brazil’s anti-corruption laws, seeking to prevent violations and mitigate penalties in cases of violation; and due diligence. The team includes Valdir Moyses Simão, who is the former chief minister of Brazil’s General Comtroller’s Office, and Leandro Daiello Coimbra, who is the former director general of Brazil’s Federal Police and in that role was involved in major operations including Operation Car Wash.

Department Name Email Telephone
Litigation and arbitration Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior walfrido@warde.com.br +55 11 3065 8207
Anti-corruption, regulatory and compliance Valdir Moyses Simão vsimao@warde.com.br +55 11 3065 8207
Partners : 8
Other fee-earners : 12
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