Compliance and Corporate Governance

Compliance and Corporate Governance: Fundamental Tools for Successful Business Strategies

Facing increased global regulations, competition and pressure from shareholders, companies must continuously generate profits without sacrificing compliance. Almeida Advogados assists our clients to pursue and achieve both objectives concurrently. They need to be structured so as to achieve internal balance based on solid corporate governance and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements. Compliance programs remain key to avoiding government fines or damage to a company's reputation.

Between 5 and 11
Odd number of advisers recommended sitting on the companies’ board of directors by the BICG by the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC)
0.1% to 20%
of a company’s gross sales: Percentage value of fines applicable under Brazil’s Anticorruption Law (Law No. 12,846/2013)


We rely not only on our decades of collective experience, but also on the latest in established corporate governance practices in Brazil and abroad, including those published by the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (BICG).

Examples of Almeida Advogados’ compliance and corporate governance solutions include:

  • Assessing operational risks, such as those related to corruption, bribery, fraud, cartel, money laundering, internal controls and conflicts of interest;

  • Drafting, implementing and reviewing a company’s internal policies, including its code of ethics, code of conduct, governance rules and other policies aimed at reducing operational risks;

  • Preparing, implementing and reviewing compliance programs;

  • Carrying out due diligence as part of ongoing corporate operations;

  • Representing clients in negotiating leniency agreements with government authorities;

  • Helping to create channels for lodging complaints, as well as conducting internal investigations;

  • Adapting compliance and other programs for use in a Brazilian context (including culture and legislation);

  • Communicating and offering training on internal company policies.

Our Practice Areas

Corporate, M&A and Contracts
BANKING & FINANCE CAPITAL MARKETS Private Equity
Infrastructure and Project Finance
ENERGY MINING Oil & Gas
Labor, Employment and Social Security
IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
DATA PROTECTION & CYBERSECURITY