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Tauil & Chequer Advogados, in association with Mayer Brown,  is pleased to announce  the arrival in  São Paulo of  Michel Sancovski, who joins as a partner in the firm’s Anti-Corruption & Compliance practice group. Mr. Sancovski, who is joining with a group of four lawyers, was previously  a member of Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados.

"We are investing in a vital area that requires technical expertise and experience in a market that still lacks qualified professionals with seniority in the area,” said Alexandre Chequer, the managing partner of Tauil & Chequer Advogados. “Our Anti-Corruption & Compliance group is currently led by Brazil’s former Attorney General, Luís Adams, and the arrival of these highly qualified and experienced professionals is part of our strategy to strengthen practice areas within a full service structure."

Mr. Sancovski’s experience includes advising in corporate and anti-corruption compliance cases, taking into account local and foreign laws; coordinating large scale and complex corporate investigations; developing, reviewing and implementing compliance programs; and conducting anti-corruption due diligence in third parties and in the context of mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Sancovski also has extensive experience in cooperation with Brazilian and United States authorities, as well as in the negotiation of leniency agreements. As a visiting professor at renowned institutions, he often lectures in compliance training courses and has great experience in providing in-house compliance training to senior executives.

Mr. Sancovski co-led and coordinated the work of what is considered one of the largest internal investigations in the world, having occupied a prominent position in the interaction with the Special Committee of the investigation and with the company's board of directors.

"I am pleased and honored to be part of such a renowned firm as Tauil & Chequer and to  act alongside Luis Adams,” said Mr. Sancovski. “My experience in the area of compliance, which complements Mr. Adams’s 24 years of public service, is a competitive advantage that will greatly enhance our client service. I was also attracted to the firm’s impressive global platform, with resources in 25 offices around the world.”




Founded in 2001, Tauil & Chequer Advogados is one of the most successful Brazilian offices, which has shown rapid and solid growth over the last decade. It has more than 140 lawyers and offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasilia and Vitória. The firm serves clients in several areas of practice, including corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, litigation, tax, banking and finance, as well as other practices and industries.

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