Clarissa Oliveira

Telephone: +55 11 3755-5489
Languages: Portuguese and English

Practice Area(s):
Compliance and Anticorruption
White Collar Crime Defense and Corporate Investigations
Fraud Prevention and Asset Recovery

Clarissa is responsible for the White Collar Crime, Compliance and Corporate Investigations practices at the firm. She has started to practice criminal law fifteen years ago and handles complex white-collar matters concerning bid rigging, tax evasion, corruption, financial crimes, insider trading, bankruptcy crimes, cartels and other competitive practices, environmental crimes, among others.

Besides the extensive experience in defending the interests of companies and their representatives in criminal proceedings related to business activity, she has advised companies on anti-corruption laws and regulations (Brazilian Anti-Corruption Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act), anti-bribery conventions (OECD, UN) and money laundering rules. Over the past years Clarissa has coordinated several internal and independent corporate investigations, including some responsive to subpoenas by enforcement agencies, such as the Securities Exchange Committee and the US Department of Justice.  She has also experience handling corporate investigations related to insider trading, kickback, fraud and asset recovery.

She is a frequent speaker on Cross Border Investigations, Brazilian Criminal System, Fraud and Asset Tracing at international conferences.


Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie. Post Graduation in Business Crimes from Universidade De Coimbra. Specialization in Fundamental Rights and Criminology from Universidade de Coimbra. Masters of Laws Degree (L.L.M) in Economic Crimes and Criminal Procedure from GVLaw. Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, the International Bar Association – Committees: Anticorruption, Business Crime and Criminal Law and the Brazilian Compliance Institute (Head of the Committee “Attorney Client Privilege in Cross Border Investigations). Member of the Institute of Defense of the Right to Defense (IDDD and the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCRIM).


The Legal 500 recommends Clarissa as “next generation lawyer” in White Collar Crimes (The Legal 500 Latin America 2019).

She is also listed as a standout practitioner in Investigations by Who’s Who Legal: Investigations: Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal Brasil: Business Crime Defence and Investigations.

Clarissa is listed as one of the most admired attorneys in Brazil in Criminal Law by the publication “Análise Advocacia 500” 2018.


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