Why Corruption Will Not Pay Anymore in Brazil

  • SCI Belgrave Square, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London

Canning House and Lex Anglo-Brasil are pleased to host this high-level panel discussion: Why corruption will not pay anymore in Brazil.

Corporate anti-corruption systems are an essential element of any inward investment project in Brazil. This seminar is designed to show why that is the case and what companies from every sector need to do.

We are delighted to welcome a panel of distinguished experts. Speakers will include Neil Montgomery, giving an overview of Brazilian law; Edward Jenkins QC, explaining why compliance is necessary; and Barry Wolfe, giving practical insight into application of these laws in Brazil. The event shall be chaired by Robert Capurro, CEO of Canning House.


16:00 – 16:45 Presentations

16:45 – 17:00 Q&A

17:00 – 17:30 Drinks Reception

Speaker Biographies


Neil Montgomery - Founding and Managing Partner of Montgomery & Associados, a Brazilian law firm headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil, pioneering the concept of “lean full service”, where each lawyer offers specialty services in two or three areas of law, to keep legal teams lean and efficient and overall cost in check. Montgomery & Associados specializes in advising foreign clients on doing business in and with Brazil and Brazilian individuals and companies on investing overseas. Neil, who is British-Brazilian, is a published author and speaks at legal conferences in Brazil and overseas on a wide range of topics, including: aviation law, corporate / M & A, employment law, cross-border transactions and dispute resolution, as well as media and entertainment law (especially gaming and betting) and technology law. Neil is also the only Brazilian qualified lawyer to have been ranked in four different practice areas by Chambers and Partners of London. He is currently the Vice-President of the Brazilian Section of Lex Anglo Brasil.


Edward Jenkins QC BA[Hons] Cantab. - Edward Jenkins QC specialises in corporate crime, corruption and fraud, acting for both the State and the Defence. He has been involved in serious fraud, corruption and tax evasion cases since the early 1980s. He has recently successfully completed a case for the SFO before the UK Supreme Court on the ambit of the US/UK Extradition Treaty and Contempt of Court. He also advises on related regulatory and compliance issues. Through he reviews corporate anti-bribery and anti-money laundering systems. Internationally, Edward is instructed by the DPP of Trinidad and Tobago in the largest banking conglomerate collapse ever in the Caribbean and in various other fraud and corruption cases. He is currently advising another Government in the region, on issues of corruption. He has lectured for the Bar Council on corruption and fraud in Brazil, China, Russia, the Ukraine and the USA.


Barry Wolfe - Managing Partner of Wolfe Associates - Anti-Corruption Advisers. English Solicitor, practising international law in Brazil since 1987. Specialist in investigation of corporate crime and crisis management, advising international banks and companies facing major fraud and corruption. His career started at Herbert Smith. Educated at Edinburgh, Yale and Cambridge Universities.


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