With over a decade of experience in compliance and investigations, Bruno Maeda is recognized as a leading practitioner in Brazil and Latin America.
Mr. Maeda’s experience covers all areas of anti-corruption and compliance, including assistance to Brazilian and multinational companies in all stages of the implementation of compliance programs as well as in the conduction of internal investigations and representation before authorities. Mr. Maeda acted in several complex internal investigations in Brazil and abroad, including cases of large internal investigations disclosed to US authorities, for clients in different business sectors. Among important investigations that he conducted, Mr. Maeda was part of the team that led the independent internal investigation conducted by Petrobras. Mr. Maeda’s experience also includes the coordination of several multi-jurisdictional matters covering multiple countries in Latin America.
Together with partner Carlos Ayres, Mr. Maeda founded in 2010 the Anti-Corruption and Compliance Committee at the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Law (IBRADEMP). Acting as co-chair of IBRADEMP’s Anti-Corruption and Compliance Committee, Mr. Maeda and Mr. Ayres had an active role in promoting the discussion, both in Brazil and abroad, of Bill of Law 6,826/2010, which was approved by the Brazilian Congress in 2013 and became Brazil’s new Anti-Corruption Law (Law 12,846/2013, also known as the Clean Companies Act). Still in 2011, in the early stages of the legislative process, Mr. Maeda was invited to testify in the first Public Hearing of the Special Commission in charge of analyzing the Bill of Law. The rapporteur Congressman publicly acknowledged Mr. Maeda and IBRADEMP’s contributions to the legislative process, mentioning that “the comments and recommendations were so valuable that they were incorporated into the Bill of Law.”
Mr. Maeda is the author of several articles and books published in Brazil and abroad, including the pioneer book “Temas de Anticorrupção e Compliance” (Themes of Anti-Corruption and Compliance), published in 2013 in Brazil, and the Brazilian chapter of the book “Corporate Internal Investigations: Overview of 13 Jurisdictions”. He is a regular speaker in national and international events and a professor in the post-graduate Compliance Program at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro.
Mr. Maeda was recognized as a leading practitioner by different specialized publications, including Chambers (leading lawyer in Compliance in Brazil in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and leading lawyer in Corporate Crime & Investigations in Latin America in 2016, 2017 and 2018), Latin Lawyer (Latin American Corporate Counsel Association: Approved in Anti-Corruption and Compliance), and Global Investigations Review.
Before founding Maeda, Ayres & Sarubbi, he was a partner in São Paulo at an international law firm, where he acted as the chair of the compliance and investigations practice in Latin America.