Founded in 1996, Warde Advogados has been noted for its work on many cases that have been significant for Brazil's economic development, especially complex business and corporate litigation involving anticorruption, compliance, internal investigations and regulatory intelligence matters.
The firm is well known for its combative and independent approach and its ability to operate in many different jurisdictions in Brazil and other regions. It is also the only law firm with its own lawtech, called Jurilab, which maps corporate disputes across all Brazilian courts. This map is the fastest and most reliable way of predicting how disputes will be resolved and judgments will be entered based on knowledge of prior decisions from each court and appellate court in the country.
Ours is a unique team blending experienced lawyers with former magistrates and some of the highest-ranking former public officials affording a broad palette of options for interacting with public-sector counterparties while enforcing the highest standards of integrity.
Litigation and arbitration
Led by founding partner Walfrido Warde, the Warde Advogados litigation and arbitration team represents clients from various sectors in highly complex corporate litigation, focusing on overturning or reversing corporate acts, enforcing shareholder and management compliance with obligations and/or abstention from harmful practices, liability for corporate and/or shareholder damages, and judicial intervention in corporate management. We also have a strong track record in administrative proceedings with the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), Trade Commission and the National Trade Registry Department. We develop independent strategies and arguments to support applications and defend our clients in litigation involving relevant corporate law and capital market matters.
Compliance and anticorruption
The Warde Advogados compliance and anticorruption practice is led by for the former Head of the Federal Comptroller General, Valdir Simão, one of Brazil’s leading experts on anticorruption legislation, and the founding partner Walfrido Warde. This practice assists clients from a wide range of areas in leniency agreement negotiations, in creating, implementing and improving compliance policies and programs, and in other disciplinary, anticorruption and compliance proceedings with the Federal Comptroller General (CGU), the Federal Advocate General (CGU), the Administrative Board for Economic Protection (CADE), the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), the Central Bank and the Office of the Public Prosecutor. We also advise clients on internal investigations and on government relations involving regulatory and legislative matters, administrative proceedings and public policy formulation.
Financial and capital markets
The firm provides representation on regulatory matters involving the Central Bank of Brazil, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Financial System’s Appeals Board, the BSM Markets Oversight and ANBIMA – the National Association of Financial and Capital Markets, including consultations, routine inspections, responses to official communications and disciplinary and non-disciplinary administrative proceedings. We develop innovative strategies and arguments to support applications and defend our clients in litigation involving relevant corporate law and financial and capital market matters.
Warde Advogados’ public law practice is led by Rafael Valim, one of Brazil’s foremost public law specialists. Our team represents clients on matters in judicial and administrative litigation and arbitration regarding administrative misconduct, public procurement and government contracts, infrastructure and regulation, and also in constitutional actions and before the court of accounts.
Alameda Itu, 852, 7th floor, Jardins
São Paulo, Brazil, 01421-002
Tel: +55 11 3065 8207
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