Corporate Ethics and Compliance

Ulhôa Canto is aware of the evolution of Brazilian and foreign laws concerning the adoption of effective anticorruption practices by companies.  The firm is focused on the evaluation of compliance corporate policies, the development of manuals and codes of business conduct and ethics, the guidance on the fulfillment of requirements provided by the competent regulation, as well as in the identification of non-conforming practices in the corporate environment.

Our Corporate Ethics and Compliance sector works together with other practice areas of our firm, notably Mergers and Acquisitions, Regulatory and Antitrust.

Our firm provides its clients with a customized assistance in Corporate Ethics and Compliance, based on the needs of each one and considering their respective areas of activity, type of business and other particular circumstances. The adoption of procedures to prevent fraud and illicit business is increasingly prominent in the corporate environment and our team seeks to develop solutions adequate to the profile of each client.

In the Corporate Ethics and Compliance sector, our legal practice comprises the following activities, among others:

  • Development of compliance corporate policies and adaptation of global corporate practices in multinationals to the Brazilian regulation standards;
  • Review and negotiation of terms of commitment and contractual clauses required especially by investors and lenders with respect to the compliance with the applicable anticorruption legislation, including in the context of public tenders;
  • Drafting of internal practices and manuals for prevention of sanctions under the anti-corruption legislation, also comprising in-house trainings and other related activities;
  • Company’s support in the continuous monitoring of compliance programs in order to improve its effectiveness and make adaptations to market requirements and standards;
  • Evaluation of internal practices related to compliance legal requirements and effectiveness of internal policies; and
  • Legal due diligence with respect to compliance issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions transactions.