Practice Areas

Criminal

Corporate criminal law is a segment of the modern criminal law, deriving from the reorganization of government control structures, focused on the adequation of the legal and justice systems to the reality of complex business structures and the criminal demands arising from them. In this attempt of adequation, several specific criminal laws were created that, in a supplementary way to other rules (tax, environmental, administrative etc.), started to be used to limit certain aspects of business. Therefore, in parallel to the customary corporate legal demands, criminal law has become a daily reality in the business environment, demanding fast, specialized and directed action to safeguard the interests of the company, both as a victim and as the subject of an investigation. For this reason, Iokoi Advogados has specialized over more than 14 years of history in providing this type of service to its clients.

The consulting work in the corporate criminal field is concentrated on meeting specific and punctual demands brought by clients, with a preventive or strategic focus, through the preparation of Opinions, Legal Opinions or Answers to Enquiries, taking a detailed review on the subject under the criminal point of view, with the recommendation of possible lines of action and the corresponding risks involved.

The litigation services provided by the Firm consist of effective representation of clients in inquiries and lawsuits conducted before the Brazilian Police Authorities (both Federal and State Police Departments), the Public Attorneys Office and the Courts, whether as a victim, subject of the investigation or interested third party. The Firm represents its clients since the initial police inquiry or Public Attorney’s Office investigation, the following criminal lawsuit, and up to the last possible appeal before the Brazilian Supreme Court, always suggesting and establishing the best representation strategy according to the client’s and case’s particularities.

In addition to business hours, our law office is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, assuring the provision of legal service and the presence of a lawyer anywhere in the domestic territory.

  • The law office is specialized in cases involving frauds committed against companies, providing services of:
  • Review and strategic advice in the internal investigation stage;
  • Preparation and filing of formal requests before the Public Attorney’s Office and Police Authorities, for the opening of inquiries of the crimes committed;
  • Negotiations with the competent authorities for necessary writs of prevention and preliminary measures in order to preserve evidence and prevent the continuation of the criminal practice;
  • Active follow up at the inquisitorial stage, providing subsidies to the Police Authority and the Public Attorney’s Office, in order to identify who committed the crime and the circumstances of the crime;
  • Work as an Assistant to the Prosecution during the judicial stage, seeking the sentencing of the defendant and the awarding of the minimum amount of compensation.

In addition to litigation work in cases of fraud, the office also provides consulting services, so that the company can take advantage of tax deductibility of losses arising from thefts, diversions and appropriations, in accordance with Article 376 of the Income Tax Regulation.

Strategic work in the pre-inquisitorial, inquisitorial and judicial stage in cases involving all types of crimes provided for in the Brazilian Criminal Code and Supplementary Legislation, especially:

  • Money laundering
  • Corruption
  • Crimes against the environment
  • Crimes against the tax system
  • Cybercrimes
  • Crimes against public health
  • Crimes against consumers
  • Unfair competition crimes
  • Crimes against the intellectual property
  • Crimes against the financial system
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Occupational accidents
  • Crimes against public bid regulation
  • Social security frauds
  • Cartel and other practices against fair market
  • Crimes against the honor.

Labor

The area was incorporated to the firm’s structure to provide a qualified joint work in cases involving employees and service providers in illegal acts committed against companies that were already clients of the firm. After the incorporation and the remarkable success in the joint work, the department also began to provide its services to the broad public, both in consulting and litigation specialties. Good service quality, closeness to the cases and prompt responses were maintained. In order not to detach from their origins, the partners adopted the premise of servicing lean portfolios, which allows for a greater understanding of legal issues and advice that is well focused on clients’ needs and businesses. The high level of success shows the result of this work in the demands and in the proven satisfaction of its clients. The following services are provided by the labor department, among others:

  • Occupational accidents
  • Filing of lawsuits against employees
  • Strategic legal advice in Courts
  • Extra-judicial agreements
  • Consultancy for financial liability reduction
  • Advisory and drafting of legal documents (agreements, contracts, non-competition and non-soliciting contracts, foreign language contracts, codes of conduct, professional dress codes, professional travel codes, expenses restitution rules, among others)
  • Due diligence
  • Contingency and provision management
  • Legal opinions
  • Outsourcing, contract management and risk assessment
  • Human resources advisory
  • Monitoring of inspection procedures
  • Counseling in the defense of public civil actions and labor inquiries
  • Counseling in labor disputes

  • Advisory in employment process and discharge
  • Specialized advisory for healthcare professionals
  • Specialized advisory for insurance market professionals
  • Specialized advisory for sales professionals
  • Specialized advisory for IT professionals

Practice Areas

Criminal

Corporate criminal law is a segment of the modern criminal law, deriving from the reorganization of government control structures, focused on the adequation of the legal and justice systems to the reality of complex business structures and the criminal demands arising from them. In this attempt of adequation, several specific criminal laws were created that, in a supplementary way to other rules (tax, environmental, administrative etc.), started to be used to limit certain aspects of business. Therefore, in parallel to the customary corporate legal demands, criminal law has become a daily reality in the business environment, demanding fast, specialized and directed action to safeguard the interests of the company, both as a victim and as the subject of an investigation. For this reason, Iokoi Advogados has specialized over more than 14 years of history in providing this type of service to its clients.

The consulting work in the corporate criminal field is concentrated on meeting specific and punctual demands brought by clients, with a preventive or strategic focus, through the preparation of Opinions, Legal Opinions or Answers to Enquiries, taking a detailed review on the subject under the criminal point of view, with the recommendation of possible lines of action and the corresponding risks involved.

The litigation services provided by the Firm consist of effective representation of clients in inquiries and lawsuits conducted before the Brazilian Police Authorities (both Federal and State Police Departments), the Public Attorneys Office and the Courts, whether as a victim, subject of the investigation or interested third party. The Firm represents its clients since the initial police inquiry or Public Attorney’s Office investigation, the following criminal lawsuit, and up to the last possible appeal before the Brazilian Supreme Court, always suggesting and establishing the best representation strategy according to the client’s and case’s particularities.

In addition to business hours, our law office is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, assuring the provision of legal service and the presence of a lawyer anywhere in the domestic territory.

  • The law office is specialized in cases involving frauds committed against companies, providing services of:
  • Review and strategic advice in the internal investigation stage;
  • Preparation and filing of formal requests before the Public Attorney’s Office and Police Authorities, for the opening of inquiries of the crimes committed;
  • Negotiations with the competent authorities for necessary writs of prevention and preliminary measures in order to preserve evidence and prevent the continuation of the criminal practice;
  • Active follow up at the inquisitorial stage, providing subsidies to the Police Authority and the Public Attorney’s Office, in order to identify who committed the crime and the circumstances of the crime;
  • Work as an Assistant to the Prosecution during the judicial stage, seeking the sentencing of the defendant and the awarding of the minimum amount of compensation.

In addition to litigation work in cases of fraud, the office also provides consulting services, so that the company can take advantage of tax deductibility of losses arising from thefts, diversions and appropriations, in accordance with Article 376 of the Income Tax Regulation.

Strategic work in the pre-inquisitorial, inquisitorial and judicial stage in cases involving all types of crimes provided for in the Brazilian Criminal Code and Supplementary Legislation, especially:

  • Money laundering
  • Corruption
  • Crimes against the environment
  • Crimes against the tax system
  • Cybercrimes
  • Crimes against public health
  • Crimes against consumers
  • Unfair competition crimes
  • Crimes against the intellectual property
  • Crimes against the financial system
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Occupational accidents
  • Crimes against public bid regulation
  • Social security frauds
  • Cartel and other practices against fair market
  • Crimes against the honor.

Labor

The area was incorporated to the firm’s structure to provide a qualified joint work in cases involving employees and service providers in illegal acts committed against companies that were already clients of the firm. After the incorporation and the remarkable success in the joint work, the department also began to provide its services to the broad public, both in consulting and litigation specialties. Good service quality, closeness to the cases and prompt responses were maintained. In order not to detach from their origins, the partners adopted the premise of servicing lean portfolios, which allows for a greater understanding of legal issues and advice that is well focused on clients’ needs and businesses. The high level of success shows the result of this work in the demands and in the proven satisfaction of its clients. The following services are provided by the labor department, among others:

  • Occupational accidents
  • Filing of lawsuits against employees
  • Strategic legal advice in Courts
  • Extra-judicial agreements
  • Consultancy for financial liability reduction
  • Advisory and drafting of legal documents (agreements, contracts, non-competition and non-soliciting contracts, foreign language contracts, codes of conduct, professional dress codes, professional travel codes, expenses restitution rules, among others)
  • Due diligence
  • Contingency and provision management
  • Legal opinions
  • Outsourcing, contract management and risk assessment
  • Human resources advisory
  • Monitoring of inspection procedures
  • Counseling in the defense of public civil actions and labor inquiries
  • Counseling in labor disputes

  • Advisory in employment process and discharge
  • Specialized advisory for healthcare professionals
  • Specialized advisory for insurance market professionals
  • Specialized advisory for sales professionals
  • Specialized advisory for IT professionals