News 07/01/21

Almeida Advogados reinforces its Compliance and Corporate Governance ranks with the contracting of partner Bernardo Viana

Dear Friend of the Firm,

We are happy to announce the reinforcement of our Compliance and Corporate Governance practice area with the arrival of new partner Bernardo Viana.

Internationally trained, during the course of his career Bernardo has advised multinational and national company groups with respect to both local and global challenges, including the negotiation of leniency agreements and DPAs, having represented some of said companies in the Country’s largest investigations, including Operation Car Wash. Bernardo is also a professor at renowned Brazilian academic institutions.

Among the highlights of his professional trajectory is the negotiation of the first leniency agreement entered into concomitantly with the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU), the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPF) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), a matter global valued at over USD 300 million, which was indicated by Latin Lawyer as the Deal of the Year in 2019  and was cited by Global Investigations Review (GIR) as the “Most Important Development in the Practice or Law of International Investigations.”

The news of his joining our team has generated repercussion in specialized Brazilian publications such as Análise Editorial, Consultor Jurídico, Mundo RH and LexLatin.

Our Compliance and Corporate Governance team is available to be of assistance to you.

André de Almeida.