Founded in 1966, Warde Advogados has been noted for its work on many cases that have been significant for Brazil's economic development, especially complex business and corporate litigation involving anticorruption, compliance, internal investigations and regulatory intelligence matters.
Led by founding partner Walfrido Warde, the Warde Advogados litigation and arbitration team represents clients from various sectors in highly complex corporate litigation. It also has a strong track record in administrative proceedings with the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), Trade Commissions and the Trade Registration Department.
The Warde Advogados Compliance and Anticorruption practice is led by for the former Head of the Federal Comptroller General, Valdir Simão, one of Brazil’s leading experts on anticorruption legislation, and Walfrido Warde, one of the firm’s founding partners. This practice assists clients from a wide range of areas in leniency agreement negotiations and in creating, implementing and improving compliance policies and programs.
The firm provides representation on regulatory matters involving the Central Bank of Brazil, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Financial System’s Appeals Board, the BSM Markets Oversight and ANBIMA - the National Association of Financial and Capital Markets, including consultations, routine inspections, responses to official communications and disciplinary and non-disciplinary administrative proceedings. We develop innovative strategies and arguments to support applications and defend our clients in litigation involving relevant corporate law and financial and capital market matters.