Antenor Madruga
Madruga BTW


Antenor Madruga is Partner at Madruga BTW Law Firm, with expertise in the areas of Criminal Law, Administrative Law and International Legal Cooperation. A doctorate-level practitioner with a PhD from the University of São Paulo (USP), Madruga has been a member of the Brazilian Bar since 1991. He practices in the areas of Litigation, corporate Ethics and Business Crimes, specializing in multijurisdictional cases. Has worked extensively on plea-bargain and leniency agreements unfolding from “Operation Car Wash." Prior to joining private practice, Madruga was a federal attorney (1996 to 2007), holding various positions for the federal government. These included National Secretary of Justice, Director of Assets Recovery and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Justice, Adjunct Attorney-General, member of the Board of the Brazilian Financial Unit (COAF) and coordinator of the National Strategy for Combating Corruption and Money Laundering (ENCCLA). During this time, he led the Brazilian team in negotiations of mutual legal assistance treaties with the United States and Switzerland, among others.

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Monday, February 07, 2022

New Partnership for Madruga

Congratulations to Antenor Madruga on his firm’s expansion: Madruga BTW.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Rolls-Royce Settles Brazilian Bribery Case

Antenor Madruga acted for the CGU and AGU in the groundbreaking Rolls-Royce $27.8 million settlement.


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Blogs, short articles and series by Fellows of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators.

The official blog of the "International Enforcement Law Reporter," edited by Bruce Zagaris.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

FeldensMadruga with UNIDROIT Establish Internship for Brazilian Students

Antenor Madruga’s firm, FeldensMadruga, in partnership with UNIDROIT (International Institute for the Unification of Private Law), is accepting applications from Brazilian nationals at a late-stage undergraduate, postgraduate, or PhD level, for the FELDENSMADRUGA-UNIDROIT Internship, tenable in 2021 at UNIDROIT Headquarters in Rome, Italy. 

Friday, June 25, 2021

Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited Agrees to Pay Over $18 Million to Resolve Charges Related to Bribery Scheme in Brazil

Antenor Madruga was part of the team acting for Wood Group who spearheaded the first trilateral settlement recently executed involving the DOJ, the SFO and Brazilian authorities over Amec Foster Wheeler bribes.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Impact of illegal wildlife trade on business

The first in a series in a series of joint publications with the Basel Institute on Governance looks at the impact of illegal wildlife trade on business. See the perspective of Academy Fellow Antenor Madruga on this topic.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Analysis on Legality of Exchange of Financial Intelligence

Antenor Madruga co-published an analysis on the legality of the exchange of financial intelligence by Financial Intelligence Units, Egmont Group members and the efficacy of such data in money laundering crimes.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Necessary Balance Between Public Interest and Private Protection

Antenor Madruga writes on the need to strike a balance between public interest and private protection in compliance programs. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Collection of Articles About Compliance Set to Launch Later This Month

Antenor Madruga contributed to the book "Specific Themes on Compliance,” a collection of articles about compliance set to launch in Brazil on 26 June and 1 July. The publication explores compliance in a systemic way, explaining how companies must be proactive in protecting themselves against the risks associated with non-compliance.