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Heloísa Barroso Uelze joined the firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2005. She is currently the head of the Brazilian public law, government relations and regulatory, and ethics, compliance and investigations practice group. Mrs Uelze has vast experience of working in compliance matters, representing clients both before public administration and the judiciary department. On numerous occasions she has dealt with the federal and state public prosecutors’ offices in negotiating deals in matters that involved Brazil’s Improbity Law and Anti-Corruption Law. She has also defended clients’ interests before several courts of accounts (at federal, state and municipal levels). Mrs Uelze also works with clients in strengthening their compliance areas, by improving both the internal rules and the mechanisms to enforce those rules. She prepares and reviews internal policies and guidelines, and also provides speeches and training to clients’ teams, to make sure everyone is aware of the applicable rules.
Mrs Uelze is recognised as a leading practitioner in such areas of law by various international publications, such as Chambers, LACCA, Análise Advocacia and PLC. She graduated at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo Law School and is a specialist in administrative law, constitutional law, tax law and civil procedure.
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