GIR 100 2019

Koury Lopes Advogados

Koury Lopes Advogados

Professional notice

KLA is a young and dynamic full-service law firm, established in …

KLA is a young and dynamic full-service law firm, established in 2002. What makes the firm different and places it among the most modern law firms in Brazil is its way of applying legal knowledge to the business of its clients. The firm not only works with transactional and complex operations, but also dedicates the same effort to daily matters, offering full-time support. It aims to understand the business of the clients and respond with the necessary agility, clarity in communications and practicality. The firm tries constantly to anticipate relevant trends and novelties, aggregating value to its legal services. The partners participate or personally manage all steps of the work and do not distance themselves from the client, since long-lasting relationships are part of the firm’s philosophy. The right professionals are allocated for each matter, with the purpose of obtaining the maximum efficiency in the formation of the teams dedicated to each client and matter, assuring effectiveness and cost control. A top-level team of motivated professionals is located in its São Paulo and Brasília offices, many with academic and professional experience abroad.

KLA’s compliance, investigations and white-collar practice is on the rise in view of a growing concern with corporate responsibility and business sustainability. KLA is one of the pioneers in the area as international directories attest. KLA´s compliance, investigations and white-collar team is multidisciplinary, an essential feature to assist our clients in government investigations with implications in different areas of law. We strive to achieve best practices, suitability for the client’s sector, tailor-made implementations and holistic approaches through the interaction of our team with professional experts from other areas such as regulatory, antitrust, labour, corporate, data protection, among others.

We have unquestionable experience in the following services: coordination of highly complex multi-jurisdictional internal investigations; design, implementation and monitoring of compliance programmes; drafting and revision of policies, codes, guidelines and internal governance controls; compliance training; conduct of risk assessments; assistance with third-party and M&A due diligence; negotiations with local and international authorities and external monitoring.

KLA is ranked as Band 3 in Compliance by Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America and recommended by Latin Lawyer, Legal 500, Leaders League, Who´s Who Legal, among others.

Our team is dynamic and committed to the education and dissemination of the compliance culture. In this sense we actively participate in forums and commissions, promote monthly events and write articles on the subject in the broadest range of publications.

Practice description

  • Day-to-day counselling on anti-corruption compliance
  • Anti-corruption due diligence in connection with international business relationships, including mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures
  • Internal investigations
  • Development of compliance programmes to prevent, detect and deter violations of anti-corruption laws and that are tailored to each client’s business and structure, including risk assessment, creation and implementation of codes of conduct, training at all levels and implementation and supervision of programmes
  • Independent monitorships
  • Risk assessments
  • Litigation related to anti-corruption legislation, including the potential negotiation of leniency agreements with Brazilian enforcement agencies such as the Ministry of Transparency and the Federal Prosecutor´s Office.

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