Giovanni Paolo Falcetta

Areas of expertise: Compliance & Investigation, Corporate Governance, Crisis Management, Education, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Pharmaceutical Industry
Languages: Spanish
Location: São Paulo
Telephone: +55 (11) 5086-5279

Giovanni advises boards of directors, companies and independent committees on prevention, detection, response and remediation of highly complex matters related to compliance, anti-corruption and corporate crisis. He coordinates internal investigations related to fraud, corruption and violation of internal policies, in constant interaction with various jurisdictions, for domestic and foreign clients. Additionally, he assists clients with complex issues involving simultaneous multiparty interaction with regulators, third parties, disputes and market. He constantly represents clients in the interaction with domestic and foreign government authorities, especially in cooperation and leniency agreements contexts. Giovanni also performs compliance focused on risk analysis and M&A due diligence, implementing/reviewing compliance programs and structuring training plans for specific audiences. Along with partner Shin Jae Kim, Giovanni co-headed the creation of LACIL (Latin American Compliance and Investigation League), which involves the Latin America’s leading law firms in this practice, maintaining synergy and proximity to region’s top players. In the Life Sciences & Healthcare area, Giovanni has been assisting companies in the pharmaceutical, hospital, medical equipment, health products sectors in several matters, especially in the internal investigations, implementation of compliance programs and advisory matters, and is a speaker at various event related to those issues. He is a lecturer and professor in several national and international institutions. Giovanni actively participated through IBRADEMP (Brazilian Institute of Corporate Law) in the legislative process that led to the approval of the Brazilian Anti-corruption Law.

// Academic education

Crisis Management & Business Continuity at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), 2019. Best Practices in Corporate Governance at IBGC (Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance), 2015. International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy, Austria, 2014. Master"s degree in European Private Law from Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", 2006. Graduate of the Law School of PUC-SP (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo), 2003.

// Recognition

Recommended by Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Análise Advocacia 500, relevant legal guides.

// Additional Activities

CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional) by SCCE (Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics). Co-chair of the Anti-corruption and Compliance Committee of IBRADEMP (Brazilian Institute of Corporate Law). Guest professor at the following institutions: IBGC (Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance) - "Compliance and Corporate Governance" and "Corporate Governance in the healthcare sector" courses; INSPER - "Compliance" and "Compliance management" courses; FGV-RJ (Fundação Getulio Vargas - Rio de Janeiro) - "Compliance" in the LL.M. program; CBEXs (Healthcare executives" Brazilian school) - "Compliance certification" course.

// Publications

"The Advantages of a Robust Compliance Programme in the Event of an External Investigation" chapter (co-author). In The Guide to Corporate Compliance. London: Latin Lawyer/LACCA (Law Business Research), 2020. "Compliance em Empresas Estatais. Padrões Internacionais e Legislação Brasileira" chapter (co-author). In Compliance: Gestão de Riscos e Combate à Corrupção. São Paulo: Forum, 2018. "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation. London: Law Business Research, 2016 and 2017. "Compliance e Investigação no Mundo Moderno" chapter (co-author). In 40 Anos de Direito Empresarial no Brasil. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2016. "O Impacto das Leis Anticorrupção Estrangeiras após a Abertura do Setor ao Investimento Estrangeiro" chapter (co-author). In Compliance na Saúde: Presente e Futuro de um Mercado em Busca da Autorregulação. São Paulo: Revista Diagnóstico e Grupo Criarmed, 2016. What the Brazilian Authorities Expect of an Effective Compliance Programme (co-author). Birmingham: Financier Worldwide, 2016. Addressing Five Major Compliance Issues Posed by Brazil"s 2016 Olympic Games (co-author). The Anti-Corruption Report, 2016. "Investigação Interna" chapter (co-author). In Compliance, a Nova Regra do Jogo. São Paulo: Legal Ethics and Compliance, 2016. "Anti-Corruption Compliance in Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Anti-Corruption Compliance in Emerging Markets - A Resource Guide. Washington: Arnold & Porter LLP, 2016. "Parâmetros Estabelecidos" article. In Revista LEC. São Paulo: Legal Ethics Compliance, 2014.  "Futebol, Dinheiro e Corrupção: O Início do Fim de um Ciclo?" article. Campinas: Revista Brasileira de Direito Desportivo, vol. 22. São Paulo: Revista dos Tribunais, 2012. Author of reports presented to the Special Committee created by the Brazilian Congress to analyze the Bill of Law No. 6,826/2010 (which became Law 12,846/2013, known as the Brazilian Anti-Corruption Law). São Paulo: IBRADEMP (Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Empresarial), 2011. "No Direito Empresarial, Corrupção Prejudica a Livre Concorrência" article. In Consultor Jurídico. São Paulo, 2010. Several articles in national publications, such as Brasil Econômico, Correio Braziliense, Folha de S.Paulo, Estado de Minas, and O Globo

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