Event Overview


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This AIJA seminar will be held in Recife, the largest metropolitan area and one of the major economic and business centres in the North-eastern region of Brazil.  It is also known as a city with some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

Brazil was chosen to host this seminar because its theme "THE CHALLENGES OF COMPLIANCE AND ANTI-CORRUPTION" has been the main headline of all news and has rocked the foundation of its political and economic system in the past several years.

This seminar will present a general overview and discuss the current hot topics of the anti-corruption legislation and compliance programs, by discussing the critical steps involved in a best-practices compliance program, including procedures, internal controls and compliance department structure.  In addition, the scope of this seminar will include discussions on (i) the right tools to ensure an effective compliance program, taking into account global standards as well as local laws and regulations; and (ii) comparing and contrasting several compliance programs in force around the globe, especially in light of the current enforcement climate in Brazil and the main risks to be considered when doing business here.

The seminar will be held by highly qualified lawyers with a strong international background, and it has been organized having in mind lawyers as well as executives of international companies.

We therefore cordially invite you to join us in Recife.  It will be the perfect place to get to know our fellow lawyers from Brazil and vice versa, and to build a diverse network for future business opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you here!

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Business Crime and Civil Fraud
  • International Business Law (+ Sports Law)
  • Litigation


The Challenges Of Compliance And Anti-Corruption

17:00 - 18:00

18:00 - 20:00


Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Restaurant Barchef


09:00 - 09:15

Wiebe de Vries, AIJA President, BloomTax B.V., the Netherlands
09:15 - 09:30

Saverio Lembo, Bär & Karrer, Switzerland
09:30 - 11:00

This seminar will discuss the current state of the Operation Car Wash and other major corruption cases that impacted the legal universe.
Mark Beardsworth, Brown Rudnick, UK
Clara Poglia, Schellenberg Wittmer, Switzerland
Beatriz Lopes de Oliveira, Public Prosecutor, Brazil
Carolina Goldenberg, Trench Rossi Watanabe, Brazil
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

Renzo Roberti Vidal, Barrios & Fuentes Abogados, Peru
Felix Barth, Dr. Kroll & Partner, Germany
Adriana Laporta Cardinali, Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil
Leandro Pesoti Netto-Lima Júnior, Domene Advogados, Brazil
13:00 - 14:15

14:15 - 15:00

This seminar will discuss the effects on business and commercial relations.
Paulo Nasser, Miguel Neto Advogados, Brazil
Min Weaving, Mishcon de Reya LLP, UK
Tom Arntz, Citius Advocaten, the Netherlands
Rosie Wild, Cooke, Young & Keidan Law, UK
15:00 - 16:00

Leopoldo Pagotto, Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados, Brazil
Frederic Dachs, Kleiner Rechtsanwaelte, Germany
Nicolas Herren, Pestalozzi Law, Switzerland
Marielle Boezelman, Hertoghs Advocated, the Netherlands
16:00 - 16:30

16:30 - 18:00

Mariëlle Boezelman, Hertoghs Advocaten, the Netherlands
Magdalena Heyder, Homburger, Switzerland
Paulo Nasser, Miguel Neto Advogados, Brazil
Beatriz Lopes de Oliveira, Public Prosecutor, Brazil


Not includede in the registration fees, payable locally

09:30 - 10:30

María Zabala Landa, Abbantia Law Firm, Spain
Clarissa da Silva Gomes Oliveira, Stocche Forbes Advogados, Brazil
Alexandra Ologu, Sioufas & Colaboratorii, Romania
Valentina Billa
, Piccolotto & Pierobon, Italy
Giacomo Pailli, MPM Avvocati, Italy
10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:30

Maria Gritsenko, Bryan Cave, UK
Paulo Henrique Spirandeli Dantas, Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados, Brazil
Emmanuel Kaspereit
, Archipel, France
12:30 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:30

14:30 - 20:30

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Visit of Praia da Paiva and Cabo de Santo Agostinho

Not included in the registration fees, payable locally

Restaurant Beijupirá

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

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Please note that in-house counsel registrations are subject to review and confirmation by AIJA. AIJA considers in-house counsel professionals who hold a university degree in law allowing access to a bar association and practicing law as an in-house counsel in private, public, or non-profit companies, institutions or organisations. Please note that in-house counsel who are at the same time active as fee-earning lawyers or consultants are not eligible to the discounted in-house counsel fee.

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If you are a lawyer under 35 years old and meet the requirements, apply to our Scholarship Programme for this event. You can check more details here.

Practical Information


Please book your accommodation at

Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel & Convention Center

Avenida A, 4, Reserva do Paiva - Praia do Paiva

Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco 54590-000 Brazil 

T: +55 81 3312 2000

Following this LINK .

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and is at the participant’s expense.


Alternative hotel recommendation near the seminar venue (booking directly via hotel website):

Tryp Hotel (link)

Organising Committee

Jose Mauricio CARVALHO ABREU Farroco Abreu Advogados (BRAZIL)
Bruno GUARNIERI Farroco Abreu Advogados (BRAZIL)
Fernanda LEVY KLA -Advogados (BRAZIL)
Fernanda MACHADO MOREIRA Dauro Schettino Advogados (BRAZIL)
Fernanda PACHECO Gameleira, Pelagio, Fabião e Bassani (BRAZIL)
Leopoldo PAGOTTO Freitas Leite Advogados (BRAZIL)
Arthur STÜSSI Stüssi Law (BRAZIL)


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