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Eloy Rizzo is a partner at Demarest Advogados based in São Paulo, Brazil. He is the chair of the firm’s compliance, investigations and white-collar practice group, where his practice focuses on internal investigations concerning primarily Brazil’s anti-corruption legislation and associated litigation matters. He has assisted companies from around the world with multi-jurisdictional investigations and has special expertise with US–Brazil cross-border investigations (he is ranked in Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America in Band 4 for compliance). In 2015, Mr Rizzo spent 10 months as a visiting associate in the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and international anti-corruption practice group at Miller & Chevalier in Washington, DC. He has extensive experience in conducting complex investigations focused on potential violations of anti-corruption laws, including the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act in multi-jurisdictional cases. In addition, Mr Rizzo is a leader in training management and employees, conducting compliance risk assessments, and dealing with administrative and judicial proceedings arising out of violations of anti-corruption legislation.
Mr Rizzo holds an LLB from the Faculty of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and an LLM from the University of London, King’s College.
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