HNAVES Advogados

Escritório de Advocacia e Boutique



Fernanda has a Master’s Degree on Corporate Criminal Law (Fundação Getulio Vargas / Brazil) and is specialist in Criminal Law and Anti-Corruption Compliance (Law School at University of Coimbra / Portugal). She has more than 12 years of practice in Law, both as in-house counsel at large companies and specialist lawyer at renowned law firms, mostly in consulting areas. Areas of expertise are Corporate Criminal Law and Regulatory and Anti-Corruption Compliance matters.

Fernanda assists her clients in dealing with corporate risks and complying with legal and regulatory obligations and governance best practices, including anti-corruption and anti-money laundering measures. She acts as consultant for Legal and Compliance Departments at her clientes.

Her expertise includes the performance of risk assessments / risk matrix and development, implementation, review and monitoring of policies and procedures within client’s compliance programs. She conducts training of employees, due diligence procedures for third-parties management and M&A projects. She has experience in interacting with judicial and regulatory authorities, providing support in cases of reporting information to board of directors, stakeholders and public authorities. Fernanda assists in the management of hotline channels and internal investigations (including multi-jurisdictional) and provides specialized assistance in cases of violation of local and foreign anti-corruption laws and Brazilian criminal laws. Fernanda provides legal opinions for clients from different industries in order to support their decision-making.

Fernanda is member of Centro de Estudos de Integridade e Desenvolvimento (CEID) from Instituto Não Aceito Corrupção and is associated in the Compliance Womem Committee, Chapter São Paulo.

In October 2023, she was appointed Deputy Coordinator of Compliance and Corporate Governance at the OAB/RJ School of Law, a position she will hold until the end of 2024.