2018 CLS Brazil Forum - Program

April 20, 2018

09:00 AM       Registration and breakfast

09:30 AM       Opening Remarks

  • Dean SYLVIA POLO, Columbia Law School

10:00 AM       Opening Speech

  • MODESTO CARVALHOSA, Modesto Carvalhosa Advogados; Author of the books “Considerations on the Clean Company Act” and “Black Book of Corruption”

10:30 AM       Panel #1 - Anti-Corruption and Compliance: Car Wash Legacy; Compliance Programs

  • Moderator: ANTONIO J. PEREZ-MARQUES, Davis Polk
  • RODRIGO JANOT, Former Brazil’s Prosecutor General, in charge of the Operation Car Wash
  • MODESTO CARVALHOSA, Modesto Carvalhosa Advogados; Author of the books “Considerations on the Clean Company Act” and “Black Book of Corruption”
  • LUCIA CASASANTA, Chief Compliance Officer - Eletrobras 
  • THIAGO BOTTINO, Professor and director of the Undergraduate Course of Law at the Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School; Postdoc at Columbia Law School

12:00 PM        Lunch

02:00 PM        Panel #2 - Economy and Banking: Regulatory Aspects; Political Contexts; Brazilian

                      Investment Grading

  • Moderator:  Dean MARTA RICARDO, Columbia Law School
  • ARY OSWALDO MATTOS FILHO, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados 
  • CARLOS MELLO, Lefosse Advogados
  • GUGA CHACRA, Globo News
  • LISA SCHINELLER, S&P Global Ratings

03:30 PM         Coffee Break

04:00 PM         Panel #3 - Capital Markets and Investments in Brazil

  • Moderator: Professor MARK VECCHIO, Columbia Law School
  • CARLOS LOBO, Veirano Advogados  
  • FRANCISCO MÜSSNICH, Barbosa Müssnich Aragão
  • LEONARDO PEREIRA, Former CVM Chairman
  • LUIZ ILDEFONSO SIMÕES LOPES, Brookfield Latin America Chairman
  • WILL LANDERS, BlackRock

05:30 PM         Closing Speech

  • RODRIGO JANOT, Former Brazil’s Prosecutor General, in charge of the Operation Car Wash

06:00 PM         Reception at Drapkin Lounge (Columbia Law School)


10:00 AM - Opening Speech

Dean of Graduate Legal Studies at Columbia Law School

10:30 AM - Panel #1 - Anti-Corruption and Compliance: Car Wash Legacy; Compliance Programs


Davis Polk

Mr. Perez-Marques is a partner at Davis Polk’s Litigation Department. His practice spans complex commercial litigation, including securities and M&A-related litigation, as well as securities enforcement and white collar matters. He also has extensive experience advising Spanish, Latin American and other foreign clients concerning U.S. litigation matters, and domestic clients concerning overseas and cross-border disputes.


Former Brazil’s Prosecutor General

Former Brazil’s Prosecutor General from 2013 to 2017; In charge of the Operation Car Wash from 2014 to 2017;  Mr. Janot received his bachelor and master degrees from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 1979 and 1986, respectively.  He holds a specialization degree from Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento S. Anna, Pisa/Italy in 1989.


Modesto Carvalhosa Advogados

Founding partner of Modesto Carvalhosa Advogados; Author of the books “Considerations on the Clean Company Act,” “Black Book of Corruption,” “The New Corporate Law,” “Comments on Brazil’s Civil Code – Company Law,” among several others; President of the Ethics Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo section; Associate Professor at Universidade de São Paulo; Legal advisor to B3 (São Paulo Stock Exchange) and arbitrator on its arbitration chamber; Doctor of Law at the Universidade de São Paulo; Postdoc at the Universidade de Camerino.



Chief compliance officer and coordinator of the integrity system committee at Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. – Eletrobras; Member of the board of directors of Furnas; Member of the compliance committee of Brazilian Fast Food Corp.; Member of the coordination of chapter RJ and of the Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute (IBGC) corporate risk management committee; Former partner at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen, with more than 30 years of experience in accounting and consulting in risk management of different businesses segments.


Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Professor and director of the Undergraduate Course of Law at Getúlio Vargas Foundation Law School; Visiting researcher at Brazilian Institute of Research in Applied Economics; Visiting scholar at Columbia Law School; Member of the Brazilian Law Institute and of several committees in the Brazilian Bar Association (Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Bar Exam); Member of the Governance and Compliance Committee in the Commercial Chamber of Rio de Janeiro; Postdoc at Columbia Law School; Vice-president of the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences.

02:00 AM - Panel #2 - Economy and Banking: Privatization; Regulatory Aspects; Political Contexts Brazilian Investment Grading

Columbia Law School

Senior director of alumni and international career services at Columbia Law School; Former managing director at HSBC Securities, where she was responsible for credit card and students loan ABS origination, Latin American structured finance, and covered bond product introduction to U.S. banks; Active member of the National Association for Law Placement and served as the founding co-chair of the Alumni Career Services Interest Group; Serves as a negotiation workshop adjunct faculty member.


Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Founding Partner of Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados; Member of the Board of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and the Brazilian Capital Markets Institute (IBMEC); Visiting scholar at Harvard Law School; Former Dean and currently senior professor of the Business School and the Law School at Fundação Getulio Vargas; Former Chairman of Brazil's Securities Commission (CVM); Judge of the Administrative Court of Taxes and Rates of the State of São Paulo; Member of Brazil's National Monetary Council (CMN); and President of the Federal Commission for Fiscal Reform.


Lefosse Advogados

Partner and head of the corporate finance practice at Lefosse Advogados. Mr. Mello has acted as leading counsel on several of the most important equity deals in Brazil in the past years. He has been elected by Chambers Latin America as one of the leading individuals in capital markets in Brazil and by IFLR1000 as one of the leading lawyers in Brazil. Mr. Mello obtained his Bachelor Degree from University of São Paulo, his Master Degree from Columbia University and was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 2002.

Globo News

Brazilian journalist based in New York; International commentator for GloboNews.

S&P Global Ratings

Managing Director for S&P Global Ratings. Ms. Schineller is a Lead Analyst for Sovereign and International Public Finance Ratings in the Americas, and responsible for sovereign analysis covering key credits such as Brazil, Colombia, and the United States. Lisa was an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs from 2006 to 2009.

04:00 PM - Panel #3 - Capital Markets and Investments in Brazil

Columbia Law School

Partner and co-chair of Venable’s New York Corporate Group; Strategic International Commercial Transactions Professor at Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School; Member of the International Law and Practices Section of the American Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. 


Veirano Advogados

Partner and head of the private equity and capital markets practice at Veirano Advogados. Mr. Lobo routinely provides advice to issuers and underwriters in IPOs, follow-ons, issuance of debt instruments in the international and domestic capital markets, fund formation, mergers & acquisitions, tender offers and private equity investments; Member of the Brazilian Private Equity Association (ABVCAP); Member of the Entrepreneurship Committee - Latin American Private Equity Association (LAVCA). 


Barbosa Müssnich Aragão

Founding Partner of Barbosa Müssnich Aragão; Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and Fundação Getulio Vargas; Legal counsel to the Local Organizing Committee for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil since its bidding process; Corporate Law Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and FGV; Visiting Professor for International Mergers and Acquisitions at the Vanderbilt Law School; Arbitrator for the Ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad – Rio 2016; Author of “Letters to a Young Lawyer” and “Insider Trading in Brazilian Law”.


Former CVM Chairman

Former Chairman of the Brazil's Securities Commission (CVM) from 2012 to 2017. Prior to becoming CVM Chairman, Mr. Pereira was Executive Vice President / CFO and Member of the Executive Board of Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. He has worked at Citibank for 13 years, in a number of roles in Brazil, Asia, Latin America and the United States, including Vice President leading a team responsible for Aviation in Latin America, and Director of Portfolio Management Review for Northern Latin America (from Mexico to Ecuador).



Brookfield Latin America executive chairman; Member of the board of directors of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce; Member of the board of trustees of Fundação Getúlio Vargas; Former chief executive officer of Magliano CTVM; Former managing director of Fiat Leasing and Banco Fiat.



CFA, Managing Director, is head of BlackRock’s Fundamental Active Equities Latin American team; Mr. Lander’s service with the firm dates back to 2002, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006.  At MLIM, Mr. Landers managed the firm’s Latin American equity funds and was a member of the Global Emerging Markets equity portfolio management team.  Prior to joining MLIM in 2002, he spent seven years as a Latin American research analyst at Lehman Brothers and CSFB.  He was also Director of Latin American research at Lehman Brothers in 1999.

This program is subject to changes without prior notice; other bios are soon to be released.