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Malheiros Filho, Meggiolaro e Prado is a criminal law firm. Our structure allows us to pinpoint the particular needs of legal departments and individuals who see themselves involved in facts with criminal implications, which enables us to provide them close and efficient legal advice. We work alongside our clients, communicating with them in a responsive and accessible way in order to either reassure them by providing guidance and resolving everyday matters, or to assist them during any crisis.
Founded in 1980 by Arnaldo Malheiros Filho, one of the most respected criminal lawyers in Brazil, the firm handles cases before the Higher Courts of Brazil, State and Federal Courts, and before police and administrative authorities.
Our mission is to honor that legacy, in times when the demands in the criminal area are not restricted to the court system, which requires the development of new practices to detect and mitigate criminal risks. Our frequent involvement in the defense of the right to full hearing and in pro bono work is a consequence of the humanistic attitude we try to maintain. Our goal is to help people, since the criminal law practice is an instrument to protect the freedom of the citizen against state arbitrariness, as well a mechanism to come to the aid of victims of crimes.
Because of our conduct when facing the challenges of the criminal law practice, and particularly the distinction with which we handle the defense of our clients’ interests, for 10 consecutive times we have been elected by Análise Advocacia magazine one of the most admired criminal law firms in the country. We often receive international awards as well.
Renata Rodrigues de Abreu Ferreira
LL.B. from Mackenzie Presbyterian University. Master in Legal and Criminal Sciences from the University of Coimbra. Graduate degree in Compliance and Criminal Law and in Economic and European Criminal Law, both from the Institute of Economic and European Criminal Law of the University of Coimbra. Doctoral degree candidate in Legal and Criminal Sciences from the University of Coimbra.
Our practice covers mainly the field of economic criminal law, both in consulting, with the issuance of legal opinions, and in litigation, consisting in the defense of criminal proceedings, including administrative proceedings, police investigations, and criminal actions.
Always up-to-date, Malheiros Filho, Meggiolaro e Prado meets the current market demands, examples of which are the advice we give to companies and their representatives in internal investigations both in Brazil and abroad and the implementation within the corporate environment of new routines aimed at mitigating the risk of future criminal actions.
Another important activity of our firm is the assistance we provide to victims of crimes of any nature, including in recurring types of crimes nowadays, like digital fraud, stalking, bullying, among others.
We are one of the main references in Economic Criminal Law in the country, providing advice to the most varied industries, such as:
Companies and individuals acting in production, logistics, and sale of agricultural and agro-industry inputs.
Motor vehicle, shipbuilding, mining and metallurgy, construction, chemical and pharmaceutical, electrical and electronic, food and beverage, and paper and cellulose industries.
CAPITAL MARKETS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Commercial banks, investment banks, stock brokerage firms, securities distribution firms, factoring firms, institutional investors, and stock exchanges.
POLITICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL SEGMENTS
Presidents, state governors, senators, federal and state representatives, mayors, city councilmen, and ministers, judges, and prosecutors.
TRADE AND SERVICES
Retail and wholesale, transportation, telecommunications, information technology, and publishing and printing companies, advertising agencies, and audit and consulting firms.