“Associate Maria Eugenia Kanazawa is another important contact; her work experience is varied and includes corporate investigations, compliance and tax.”
The Legal 500, 2019.


Maria Eugenia Kanazawa is an associate in the Anti-Corruption & Compliance practice of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown in the São Paulo office. She has experience in the coordination of internal investigations and interaction with public authorities and provides advice in cases related to potential violation of domestic and foreign anti-corruption legislation and enforcement of disciplinary measures.

Maria Eugenia also practices in the implementation and review of compliance programs, as well as Anti-Corruption & Compliance due diligence in the context of M&A transactions and risk assessment.

With more than 10 years of experience in the tax area, Maria Eugenia has a solid background in tax matters and focuses her practice on indirect taxes and international trade, especially in trade compliance and interaction with customs and regulatory agents.
Before joining Tauil & Chequer Advogados, Maria Eugenia practiced for more than a decade in a prestigious law firm in São Paulo.

Spoken Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English


  • Coordination of internal investigations. Her experience includes investigations in multinational companies from the oil & gas, infrastructure, information technology, commodities and consumer goods sectors.
  • Conducting of Anti-Corruption & Compliance due diligence in third parties and in the context of M&A transactions.
  • Implementation and review of codes of conduct.
  • Risk assessment and elaboration, improvement, and adaptation of compliance programs and policies according to Brazilian legislation, including implementation, training and supervision of their operation.
  • Drafting and review of commercial agreements from an Anticorruption & Compliance perspective.
  • Crisis management focused on corporate reputational risk.


King's College London, LLM in International Tax Law

Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/SP), Post-Graduate Degree in Tax Law

Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)


  • Brazil
  • Recognized at The Legal 500 2023 as Rising Stars in Compliance.
  • “The department also benefits from the input of a number of experienced associates, including Maria Eugenia Kanazawa.” – The Legal 500, 2020
  • "Associate Maria Eugenia Kanazawa is another key contact; she balances a varied workload including corporate investigations, compliance and tax." - The Legal 500, 2019
  • Recognized at ITR World Tax as Highly Regarded in Indirect Tax in 2020 - 2022.
  • Recognized at ITR World Tax as Highly Regarded in Women in Tax in 2020 - 2022.