André Fonseca

André Fonseca


Phone: +55 (11) 3141-9185

City: São Paulo

Language: Portuguese, English and Spanish

Linkedin: André Fonseca

Practice Areas:

  • Compliance
  • White-Collar Crime and Corporate Investigations


André is the Head of the White-Collar Crimes and Corporate Investigations and Compliance departments. He has vast expertise in litigation and consulting in criminal law, with special emphasis on anti-corruption, money laundering, administrative and regulatory, tax, environmental, labor, antitrust, and intellectual property. In his 25 years of experience, André has worked on criminal cases, police investigations, search and seizure operations, and presented oral arguments before superior courts.

He has renowned expertise in conducting internal investigations in companies and has worked in the main operations and investigations carried out by Brazilian authorities in recent years.

André also acts as a consultant to both national and international companies during the implementation and adjustment of anti-corruption compliance programs, pursuant to Law No. 12,846/13. He assists companies in local matters related to foreign legislation (FCPA and UKBA) and in training their staff to behave appropriately in the event of an investigation conducted by the authorities. André has been recognized by Análise Advocacia 500 for three consecutive years, is a LACCA Approved Attorney for anti-corruption investigations and compliance, and is also recognized by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Leaders League, and Benchmark Litigation.

Professional Associations

  • Admitted to the São Paulo branch of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP)


  • LL.M. in Common Law Studies, Georgetown University
  • Specialization in Economic Criminal Law, Universidade de Coimbra
  • LL.B., USP – Universidade de São Paulo


  • Fonseca, A. and Lima, M. (2019). Country Question and Answer Chapters: Brazil. The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Investigations 2019, 3rd Edition


André’s recent experience includes advising:

  • On a whistleblower report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in relation to the automotive industry;
  • A financial institution on its internal investigation into suspicious contracts and payments, which allegedly represented money laundering and other illegal practices; and
  • A construction company on establishing its Compliance and Corporate Integrity program, analyzing the company’s needs, formulating a plan of action and providing training to staff in general.

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