Date: May 8 to 10, 2018
May 8 - Workshop Day
May 9 and 10 - Main Event

Venue: AMCHAM – American Chamber of Commerce

Address: Rua da Paz, 1431, Chácara Santo Antônio - São Paulo, Brazil


Inspiration, learning, and high-impact networking are highlights at the International Compliance Congress organized by LEC, the largest and most important compliance event in Latin America.

It is a must-go occasion for more than 600 experts from around the world, who annually get together for 3 days in São Paulo to discuss new challenges facing the field, especially at this time of greater maturity and complexity in compliance in Brazil.

The business environment has changed, compliance has developed, and the Congress has evolved to become even more innovative and interactive. This year you can choose what to watch between simultaneous presentations, organized by learning tracks. You will have the opportunity to create your own schedule to enjoy a unique and truly transformative experience.

On the Workshop Day, the first day of the event, the 10 hottest compliance topics will be discussed with a hands-on approach in 5 rooms simultaneously. In each room, experts will share knowledge and techniques on how to overcome the challenges of implementing and managing effective compliance programs.
The following days will host the Main Event, addressing the development and implementation of an improved culture of governance, risk and compliance in Brazil and Latin America, including panels and talks with experts, authorities, and journalists. Leading Brazilian and international names will provide important insights into trends and prospects for compliance in 2018, focusing on compliance with applicable regulations, supervision, and the potential impact of extraterritorial legislation in the Latin American market.

Take this unique journey with LEC Community and meet new professionals, strengthen relationships, build partnerships, and develop both your career and business.

#ComplianceNeles (#ComplianceWins)


The Congress attracts professionals from many different industries, such as lawyers, CFOs, CEOs, CTOs, controllers, auditors, consultants, public servants, HR, supply, and internal control staff, in addition to compliance officers, who of course return to the event every year.

Most of the content is general in scope and applies to all industries, especially including:





Trade Finance

Investment Fund








1. Inspiration
Inspiring debates, talks and panels. You will have access to international compliance cases and trends presented by leading market players and will achieve important insights that can be applied to your daily life.

2. Learning
Constant updating is a challenge for an effective compliance program. Many companies have chosen to take entire teams to the Congress as a source of refreshment and learning by taking advantage of special conditions for group registrations.

3. Networking
A unique opportunity to expand your contact network, share experiences, and close deals. You will be side by side with all the leading players in the compliance industry in Brazil and a number of international guests.

4. Professional development
Being ready for new opportunities is a must for anyone looking to develop professionally. Inspiration, learning, and networking achieved at the Congress are key to your career development.


Events like the one organized by LEC this year help support the movement towards integrity in our country as it opens up the debate to the various players in the Compliance universe to promote an enriching exchange of experiences and good practices, in addition to warning about new risks and bad practices that may arise. I congratulate LEC for the organization and I hope to see more and more initiatives like this across Brazil!
Roberta Codignoto - Head of Legal & Compliance Latam na Staples
LEC Congress, due to its magnitude, relevance of the topics addressed, and massive attendance, is for Brazil comparable to what the FCPA Conference in Washington means internationally.
Salim Saud - Founding Member of Saud Advogados law firm in cooperation with Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP
LEC is always seeking to inform – with its magazine and blog, to educate – with its wide range of courses, and to gather – with community and events, and the Compliance Congress is the culmination of this philosophy. It gathers hundreds of compliance and law professionals in Brazil to discuss relevant topics for Brazilian companies and supports the exchange of experiences that may be directly applied. Size does not mean quality, but in the case of LEC Congress, quality led to the huge size, which is an indication of the relevance and quality of each session, panel, and workshop in the congress.
Alexandre C. Serpa - CCEP, CFE - LACan Regional Compliance Head
Since 2013, I have participated in the international congresses organized by LEC - Legal, Ethics & Compliance, which have become better every year and are already part of the calendar for the Brazilian compliance community. It is a unique opportunity not only to learn the ultimate and latest in compliance practices and techniques from around the world, but also for top quality networking. The event, therefore, is indispensable for all practitioners in the field and also for those planning to enter this market.
Marcelo Zenkner - Public Prosecutor and former Secretary of Control and Transparency of the State of Espírito Santo
I had the pleasure and honor to participate briefly in LEC Congress in 2017. SECONT/ES was then awarded the title of best Brazilian public institution in controlling and fighting corruption. I was able to verify the quality of the debates and how deeply compliance topics are covered by the event organizers and speakers. During this delicate period Brazil is going through, LEC has shed some light on measures that certainly can be good alternatives for Brazil’s profound ethical crisis; investing in integrity and preventive policies are just a few examples very well covered at LEC Congress.
Eugênio Coutinho Ricas - Director of Organized Crime Investigation and Enforcement in the Federal Police Department and former Secretary of Control and Transparency of the State of Espírito Santo
When I decided to participate in the 3rd International Compliance Congress, I had no idea it was the largest and most important event on the topic in Latin America. The best market players discussing controversial points and necessary improvements, in addition to lots of benchmarking and networking. I recommend it to anyone wanting to be a successful compliance professional.
Matheus Cunha - Partner of T4 Compliance and former Associate Secretary of the Transparency and Anti-Corruption Office of the State of Mato Grosso