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Freitas Leite Advogados

Founded in 1996, FreitasLeite has significant expertise in providing specialized legal advice on financial and capital markets, compliance and anti-corruption, corporate and tax law, merger and acquisitions, antitrust and wealth planning matters. The firm offers a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified and experienced professionals who are able to deal with complex legal matters, by developing tailor-made solutions for the clients’ needs. Formed mostly by professionals coming from the financial markets with offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, consulting firms and renowned law firms, FreitasLeite has taken part in several relevant deals in the domestic and international markets, bringing to the firm great recognition and admiration from clients and partners.

Over the years, FreitasLeite has broadened its areas of expertise while keeping the ‘boutique’ concept and the understanding of the clients’ specific needs. Every matter handled by the firm is closely followed by a partner and treated in a truly personalized manner.

Expertise in competition compliance:

  • Counsel to the board-level in compliance compliance matters.
  • Anti-trust risk assessment.
  • Antitrust compliance programmes.
  • Competition law policy, public procurement policy and other policies.
  • Certification of compliance programmes (Pró Ética, ISO 37001, etc).
  • Pre-merger and post-closing due diligence in competition compliance.
  • Competition law training.
  • Competition audits, including in relation to third parties (distributors, agents, etc).
  • Crisis management.
  • Internal investigations and advise on attorney–client privilege, document preservation, cross-border aspects, data privacy and employment rights.
  • Remediation strategies (negotiation of leniency agreements and plea agreements) with the CADE and the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
  • Cross-border cases.
  • Judicial and administrative defense in antitrust-related cases.

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