Speakers from UBS and CVM to attend ACI summit in Brazil

The compliance head at Brazilian investment bank UBS and the commissioner of Brazil’s Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) will speak at Latin Lawyer and GIR Live: Anti-Corruption and Investigations Brazil next month.

The event will take place at the Renaissance São Paulo Hotel on 17 October. To view the full programme, click here.

TozziniFreire Advogados partners Shin Jae Kim and Renata Muzzi Gomes de Almeida and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Andrew Levine are co-chairing the conference.

CVM commissioner Otto Eduardo Fonseca Lobo has been announced to speak at the event alongside Fernando Ribeiro, head of compliance and internal controls for UBS Brazil.

David Last, a white-collar crime partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP will also participate in panels, along with María González Calvet – the co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s Latin America and global anti-corruption and international risk groups.

Tickets are available to purchase at an early rate until 19 September. The event is free to attend for in-house counsel and government representatives, just make sure to sign up here.

Other panellists include Mariana Tumbiolo, a partner at Brazilian firm Madruga BTW, which specialises in criminal and administrative law, and María Fernanda Mierez, who co-leads Beccar Varela’s ESG department. More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Baker McKenzie LLP, BDO, Cleary and Docket Navigator are gold sponsors of the event, while Mattos Filho is a silver sponsor. LACCA and Lexology are supporting organisations.

Debevoise & Plimpton and TozziniFreire are sponsoring the drinks reception, while Madruga BTW is sponsoring the speakers’ dinner. International firm Ropes & Gray is sponsoring the networking lunch.

The event will kick off with opening remarks from the co-chairs before diving into a roundtable session where speakers look back at developments ten years on since Brazil’s Clean Company Act was first implemented in the wake of the infamous Lava Jato scandal. The panel will discuss the challenges and realities of enforcing the law and the importance of collaborating with global enforcement agencies.

Following a short coffee break, the second panel will see experienced defence practitioners share their own analysis and unique perspective of how Brazil has evolved a decade since the anti-corruption law was introduced, responding to points made in the previous panel and providing a future outlook on what lies ahead for the South American country.

The third panel will see leading anti-corruption lawyers from multiple Latin American jurisdictions speak about the most relevant developments in the region’s enforcement trends.

After the networking lunch, delegates are invited to a discussion focusing on financial fraud. The speakers will touch upon the current high level of scrutiny with respect to disclosure obligations reserved for companies, prominent financial fraud cases in the US, and the rise of white-collar crime in post-pandemic Brazil.

The final panel of the day will focus on ESG compliance in corporate strategy and decision-making. It will cover how ESG compliance has witnessed a shift from soft law to hard law, while speakers will also discuss ways of sharpening legal guidelines and compliance programmes to ensure that companies meet ESG obligations effectively.

The day will conclude with the closing remarks from the events’ co-chairs, before attendees are invited to join the drinks reception.

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