Mr Salim Jorge Saud Neto > Saud Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Saud Advogados

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Salim Saud is recognized as one of the leading professionals in the field with 20 years of experience in large law firms throughout the Americas, including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, New York, and Houston. Salim has worked in major corruption and compliance cases, including some of the largest corruption scandals in History. Mr. Saud has engaged in the negotiation of leniency agreements, being responsible for the first – and so far the only – global settlement involving Brazilian and US authorities, conducted internal investigations, assisted clients in connection with Congressional Investigations, developed and implemented compliance programs and advised clients on general compliance matters. Mr. Saud litigation and dispute resolution experience includes acting in different arbitrations and litigation cases and he has advised in complex multijurisdictional corporate and M&A transactions.

Salim Saud has also assisted companies in the context of data protection law, in particular for compliance with the European Union GDPR and Brazilian LGPD.

Salim Saud is also a lecturer on several topics relating to compliance, including some of the main seminars and conferences in Brazil and around the world. He also leads and is a professor of the compliance LLM program of the prestigious university Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and teaches Arbitration and Compliance at the post-graduate courses of the Brazilian Bar, Rio de Janeiro Section.

Previously, Salim was a partner and the leader of the anticorruption practice of Mayer Brown LLP in Latin America, and an associate with Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP (now Squire Patton Bogs).


Portuguese, English, Spanish and French


Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – Rio de Janeiro
Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – São Paulo 
The New York State Bar Association

US District Court for the Southern District of New York


Columbia University, LLM; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Parker School Certificate of Achievement in International and Comparative Law, Director Columbia Latin America Business and Law Association
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)
Yale University (Law Seminar, 1999)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Compliance

(Leading individuals)

Salim Jorge Saud NetoSaud Advogados

Boutique firm Saud Advogados has a well-established practice in the field of compliance, and as such continues to attract instructions from new clients, as well as maintaining longstanding client relationships. Recent mandates have seen the team advising clients on anti-money laundering policies, compliance reviews and internal fraud investigations. It is also equipped to assist in cross-border investigations, where its association with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is another draw. In addition, the firm has expanded to provide advice on data privacy matters, where Ana Carolina Chaves is the name to note. Admitted in both Brazil and New York, name partner Salim Jorge Saud Neto has a strong reputation in the market; prior to establishing the firm, he gained experience working at large law firms in Rio de Janeiro, Houston and New York. Patricia Zebulum, who draws on over 20 years of experience in both private practice and at the Public Prosecutor’s Office, is another key contact.