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
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.
Warde Advogados’ Public Law practice is led by Rafael Valim, one of Brazil’s
foremost public law specialists. Our team represents clients on matters in judicial
and administrative litigation and arbitration regarding administrative misconduct,
public procurement and government contracts, infrastructure and regulation, and also
in constitutional actions and before the court of accounts.