A Boutique criminal law firm
About us

About us

CAZ assists clients all around Brazil, with professionals fluent in English, Spanish, French, and German.

CAZ is a boutique firm specialized in White-Collar Criminal Law with solid experience in high-profile complex cases.

No matter what criminal legal problem is at hand, we assure the client a personalized service.

We choose to focus our efforts at a specific area of law to harvest the required excellence of all our practitioners, enabling the team to be capable of dealing with highly complex situations.

The firm’s action dynamics qualifies our attorneys to follow-up the client from the beginning to the end of their cases, with a close and relying relationship, as well as striving for minimum or no public exposure of the parties involved.

PRATICE AREAS

PRATICE AREAS

CAZ is a boutique firm specialized in criminal law, with focus on White-Collar Crime, such as:

Tax crimes
Financial crimes
Consumer Frauds
Crimes against Public Administration
White Collar Crimes
Asset Misappropriation Frauds
Environmental Crimes
Money Laundering
Other crimes
SERVICES

SERVICES

Counselling in criminal cases

We represent companies and individuals in criminal proceedings, as defence or accusation attorneys. Our professionals provide services that encompass the entire criminal procedure, from the investigation phase all the way to the Superior Courts.

The cases are followed-up daily, with constant updates, all-around the national territory.

Criminal Law Legal Aid

The increasing criminalization of once regarded irrelevant conducts by Brazilian legislation made it necessary for companies to adapt themselves to a harsher corporate governance protocol.

CAZ identifies the company’s legal risk zones and recommends changes aiming to prevent the board’s and employees’ criminal liability.

CAZ values a discrete approach with strict confidentiality within the professional relationship, always keeping in mind the client’s reputation.

Compliance and internal investigation

Corporate internal investigations have become a relevant instrument for criminal responsibility inquiries regarding unlawful behaviour within the company. CAZ offers clients extensive know-how regarding complex cooperate investigations, using its criminal technical knowledge, as well as a dynamic methodology required in such investigations.

Attorneys

Attorneys

DANIEL ZACLIS
Daniel Zaclis

Partner

Specialist Degree in Economic Criminal Law at the Law School of São Paulo’s Getulio Vargas Foundation (GVLaw).
Master and PhD student of Criminal Procedural Law at the Law School of the University of São Paulo.
Member of the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences. Member of the Institute for the Defense of Defense Rights (IDDD).
Author of several scientific articles on Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.

Languages: English

daniel@cazadvogados.com

DANIEL GERSTLER
DANIEL GERSTLER

Partner

Graduated from the University of São Paulo.
Specialized in Economic Criminal Law from “Getulio Vargas” Foundation. Participated of the 5th German School of Criminal Sciences at Göttingen University, Germany.
Proficiency in English Certificate issued by Cambridge University (CPE). Member of the Institute for the Defense of Defense Rights (IDDD).
Author of articles published in RT magazine as well as IBCCRIM.
Member and coordinator of the American Jewish Committee in Brasil (ACCESS)
Op-ed columnist at Brasil-Israel Institute.
Languages: English and French.
daniel.gerstler@cazadvogados.com

HELENA LOBO DA COSTA
HELENA LOBO DA COSTA

Partner

Associate Law Professor at the University of São Paulo.
Master and PhD in Criminal Law from the University of São Paulo.
Associated to the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences.
Member of the Institute for the Defense of the Defense Rights (IDDD).
Author of the books “Dignidade Humana” (“Human Dignity”) and “Proteção Penal Ambiental” (“Environmental Criminal Protection”) and several articles on Criminal Law.
She was a researcher at the University of Frankfurt and the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law.
Languages: German, English and French.
helena@cazadvogados.com

MARINA COELHO ARAÚJO
MARINA COELHO ARAÚJO

Partner

President of IBCCRIM (Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences).

PhD in Criminal Law at the University of São Paulo. Specialist in Economic Criminal Law at the University of Coimbra.

Member of the Institute for the Defense of the Defense Rights (IDDD). Institutional Director of the Institute of Lawyers of São Paulo (IASP). Professor at INSPER Law. Author of the book “Tipicidade Penal: Uma Análise Funcionalista” (“Criminal Subsuncion: A Functionalist Analysis”), as well as for several articles on Corporate Criminal Law. Researcher at the University of Munich (LMU) between 2003 and 2004 and researcher at the New York University (NYU) in 2012.

Languages: German and English.

marina@cazadvogados.com

AMANDA PAPAROTO ASSIS
AMANDA PAPAROTO ASSIS

Lawyer

Bachelor of Law from University of São Paulo (USP).

Currently in a specialization course in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Academia Brasileira de Direito Constitucional (ABDConst).

Completed the extension course in Criminal Economic Law, offered by the Institute of Lawyers of São Paulo - IASP and USP – Fundação Arcadas in 2019.

Author of the article “Cryptocurrencies and criminal economic law: an analysis in the light of money laundering crime”, published in Journal of Economic Criminal Law and Compliance (RDPEC) of Journal of the Courts (RT), in September of 2020”.

Languages: English

amanda@cazadvogados.com

Phone +55 (11) 2366-1108

E-mail cazadvogados@cazadvogados.com

Address Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, nº 1461, Cj. 54. SP 01452-002.

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