Compliance and Investigations

The Compliance & Internal Investigations area of WFaria Advogados and its founding partner, Wilson de Faria, head of the Compliance area, have been recognized since 2009 in the first places of the select list of most admired law firms and lawyers in the country.
Since 2018, the Compliance area has been awarded the number 1 Compliance office in Brazil. In 2022, Wilson de Faria was ranked as the most admired lawyer in the Compliance area in the country.
In 2019, the Compliance & Investigations area was ranked by the Leaders League.
In addition, since 2021, WFaria's Compliance & Internal Investigations area has been ranked in the Latin Lawyer 250 as a "Recommended Firm".

Our team of fraud investigation specialists

WFaria's Compliance area has extensive experience in exceptional and commonplace internal investigations in companies threatened by acts of corruption, deviations and corporate fraud, as well as behavioral issues that represent misconduct.

With a multidisciplinary team, the Compliance area is one of the largest and most experienced in the country, having acted in cases of enormous national relevance such as the investigation of the Lava Jato operation at Eletrobrás in 2015 and the internal investigation at Vale S.A. about the case of Brumadinho in 2019.

Implementation of FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act)

We are also pioneers in the implementation of FATCA with Brazilian financial institutions, working in partnership with offices from various countries to adopt compliance rules in foreign companies with operations in Brazil.

FATCA is an American law that requires foreign financial institutions to report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS, the US federal tax agency) information about accounts held by US taxpayers - or by foreign entities in which these taxpayers have a shareholding.

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