Sylvia Urquiza

Partner +55 11 99933-0936 Languages: Portuguese and English

Graduating in 1992, Sylvia specialized in White Collar Crimes at Coimbra University (2000). She started her career in Muylaert and Livingston law firm, where she worked for eight years. Later, in her own office, she developed her expertise in the defense of liability crimes committed by politicians. In 2003, she created the White Collar Crime and Compliance practice group at Trench, Rossi e Watanabe (associated with Baker & McKenzie) where she was a partner and coordinator until May 2013. At that time, she left the firm to open Urquiza, Pimentel and Fonti Law Firm.
Sylvia is a member of the Lawyers Association of São Paulo (AASP) and Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCrim) and has been registered with the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – São Paulo since 1992. She was vice-president of the Brazilian chapter of ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) during 2013 and has been listed by Chambers Latin America since 2009 as one of the best criminal lawyers in Brazil (band one). In 2012 and 2013 she was nominated by Latin Lawyer as being among Brazil’s best criminal lawyers(band one), and in 2012, 2013 and 2014 she was named by Análise Advocacia 500 (the major Brazilian directory) as one of the most admired criminal lawyers in the country. She was also nominated by other international publications, as LACCA, GIR – Global Investigations Review 2015, Latin Corporate Client Choice Awards 2014, etc. Sylvia is also a professor in graduation courses, lectures and academic and corporate seminars. Currently she is teaching internal investigation at INSPER – Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa.

Débora Pimentel

Parner  +55 11 99933-4121 Languages: Portuguese and English

Graduating in 1999, Debora specialized in Criminal Procedural Law at the School of Magistrates in São Paulo (2003) and in White Collar Crimes at Coimbra University (2004). She began her career at Carnelós Garcia law firm, later creating and coordinating the criminal area at Bueloni and Pimentel law firm, where she remained for five years before becoming an associate with Oliveira Lima, Hungary, and DallAcqua Furrier law firm. In 2005, she joined Trench Rossi e Watanabe (Baker &McKenzie) for a period of 8 years, before leaving the firm In May 2013 to open the Urquiza, Pimentel and Fonti Law Firm. Debora is a member of the Lawyers Association of São Paulo (AASP), the Brazilian Association of Law and Information Technology – Internet crimes (ABDI) and the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCrim). She is also registered with the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – São Paulo since 2000.

Carolina Fonti

Partner  +55 11 99933-4121 Languages: Portuguese and English

Carolina graduated in 2007. She specialized in White Collar Crimes at Coimbra University (2008) and is currently undertaking a Masters in criminal law at the University of São Paulo – USP. She began her career with Moraes Pitombo law firm and joined Trench Rossi e Watanabe (Baker & McKenzie) in 2008, where she remained until May 2013, before leaving to open Urquiza, Pimentel and Fonti Law Firm. She has been registered with the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – São Paulo since 2008 and is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCrim).

Rodrigo Carril

Associate Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish

Graduating in 2010. Rodrigo specialized in Law and Economics by at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, in 2011. He is currently undertaking a degree in Business Administration at the University of São Paulo – USP. Rodrigo is a researcher with emphasis on market regulation issues, self-regulation and corporate compliance. He is a professor in graduation courses, lectures and academic and corporate seminars. He began his career in Zenkner Schmidt, Poet and Feldens law firm in 2009 then worked in Oak, Machado, Timm and Deffenti law firm, before joining Ricardo Breier law firm, all of which were located in Porto Alegre. He has been registered with the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo since 2011. **Rodrigo is a Collaborator lawyer at NGO Lawyers Without Borders and Trust Law Connect with Thomson Reuters Foundation for assistance to NGOs. He joined Urquiza Pimentel Fonti Law Firm in 2014.

Henrique Barbosa

Associate Idiomas: Portuguese and English

Henrique graduated in 2014. He is an associate with the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences – IBCCRIM and has been registered with the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – São Paulo since in 2014. He began his career with Oliveira Lima, Hungary, Dall’Acqua Furrier law firm before joining the Urquiza Pimentel Fonti Law Firm in 2013.

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