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OUR TEAM

Camila Pepe

Anti-corruption Compliance and Corporate Investigations, White Collar, Fraud Prevention and Asset Recovery

  • Advised a publicly traded company in the coordination and conduction of an internal investigation to investigate potential irregularities that could have damaged one of the company's subsidiaries due to potential accounting fraud issues, waiver of revenues from customers and suppliers and bid rigging.

  • Advised a publicly traded company from the energy sector in conducting a compliance risk assessment, focusing on issues such as government relationships, internal fraud, privacy, internal controls, sanctions/embargoes, among other aspects. In addition, we supported the client with the implementation of improvements to their compliance program based on benchmarks and the authorities' understanding of compliance best practices.

  • Coordination of an internal investigation at a company in the retail sector to identify possible practices of accounting fraud.

  • Advised an investment fund focused on private equity, infrastructure and real state in conducting compliance due diligences on its business partners, including relevant recommendations for mitigating risks in the relationship.

  • Advised a Canadian investment fund in the conduction of a compliance due diligence in a company in the sanitation sector, with emphasis on an investigation into the impacts resulting from “Operação Lava Jato” and its consequences. 

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

Chambers and Partners recognizes Camila in Compliance on the Global and Brazil guides. A Client says: “She has a broad understanding of the Brazilian and international legislation. She knows anti-corruption law very well”.

The Legal 500 recommends Camila in Compliance.

Camila is listed as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil by the publication Análise Advocacia and Análise Advocacia Mulher.

RECOGNITION

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).

  • Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) from University of California, Los Angeles. 

EDUCATION

Camila has extensive experience advising Brazilian and foreign clients from different business segments on anti-corruption compliance matters. She conducted several highly complex internal investigations, including cases involving reports to authorities, both Brazilian and North American. 

The subjects vary from kickbacks to accounting fraud and harassment. Camila also has extensive expertise in implementing and reviewing compliance programs, conducting compliance risk assessments, assisting clients with compliance certifications, and anti-corruption and anti-money laundering trainings. 

She is also a reference for her clients in conducting compliance due diligence in corporate and capital market transactions, notably in strategic cases with specific risks, such as transactions involving critical sectors - such as infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and agribusiness - or those involving foreign jurisdictions companies subject to the FCPA or UK Bribery Act. 

Also, together with Stocche Forbes’s Environmental and Labor teams she has took a significant role in the assistance to clients in ESG initiatives, including the draft of policies, risk assistance, trainings and compliance due diligences focused on the carbon market.

Effective member of the IBRADEMP Anti-Corruption Commission.

She teaches the course "Corporate Internal Investigations" at LEC.

 

Guest speaker at several editions of the International Compliance Congress promoted by LEC.

BIO

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