Isabel Costa Carvalho
Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP
Isabel Costa Carvalho understands how business and markets work, and is recognised as a leading international capital markets lawyer for the great majority of Brazilian financial institutions. Over the past 20 years, she has assisted Brazilian companies in international transactions, including listing their shares on the NYSE, guiding them in corporate governance structuring and compliance, raising capital to fund business development, or assisting on complex cross-border M&A transactions. Isabel advises and speaks extensively on anti-bribery laws and corporate governance issues, an area in full development in Brazil. She assists clients in setting up compliance programmes to fit their unique needs, industries and risks, and guides them in solving problems when they arise, including leading investigations and dealing with relevant authorities. She received her LLB from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) and her LLM from King’s College London. Isabel is regularly quoted in journals and featured at seminars concerning corporate governance, compliance and anti-bribery laws, and is a lecturer at the well-known FGV Law postgraduate course on compliance. She’s recognised as an outstanding practitioner by publications including Chambers and Best Lawyers.