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Toron Advogados holds a prominent and widely recognized position in the field of criminal law. With over 40 years of dedicated legal practice led by its founding partner, Alberto Zacharias Toron, added to the performance of an equally experienced and qualified team, enables Toron Advogados to provide its clients with exceptional criminal strategies, personalized attention, and outstanding results.

As a result of its tenacious and meticulous representation in various criminal cases across the national territory, Toron Advogados has emerged as a key player in the most significant legal debates brought before Brazilian courts, having been appointed by a study carried out by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) for achieving the highest number of victories in habeas corpus cases before the Superior Courts among private law firms.

Moreover, Toron Advogados is consistently recognized by specialized publications, both nationally and internationally, as the main reference in criminal law in Brazil, owing to its ethical and unwavering commitment to defending the rights of its clients.

The firm also operates in the advisory and consensual areas, having expertise in advising legal entities and individuals, in the assessment of criminal risks and in the development of compliance programs, as well as in the preparation of opinions, award-winning collaboration agreements, leniency, and non-criminal prosecution services.

Moreover, with a deep sense of social responsibility and a dedication to helping the less fortunate, the firm established the Alê Szafir Project, in memory of partner Alexandra Lebelson Szafir, now deceased. This project is entirely focused on providing pro bono services.

In every case they undertake, regardless of its nature or public attention, Toron Advogados is renowned for its commitment to delivering excellent criminal strategies, personalized attention, and exceptional outcomes.


Toron Advogados operates broadly in the criminal field, with a team of professionals specialized in various facets of the area. Our practice spans across three main areas:


  • Monitoring and acting in inquiries, ministerial investigations and criminal actions

  • Acting in appeals and habeas corpus before all instances of the Judiciary

  • Acting in cases within the competence of the Jury Court

  • Acting as Prosecutor’s Assistants


  • Criminal compliance

  • Elaboration of opinions and legal opinions

  • Criminal risk assessment

  • Internal investigations and defensive investigations


  • Criminal non-prosecution agreement (ANPP)

  • Leniency agreements

  • Criminal settlement and conditional suspension of proceedings


For nearly four decades, Toron Advogados has garnered recognition and accolades from numerous specialized publications. Additionally, the firm has consistently been recommended and praised by its clients and peers, establishing itself as one of the most esteemed and respected names in the field of criminal law. Below are some of the awards and distinctions received by the firm:

Chambers Brazil

The Toron Advogados law firm, along with its partner Alberto Toron, holds the first place among specialists in Corporate Criminal Law in both Brazil and Latin America. This prestigious recognition is conferred by the Chambers Brazil ranking, which is a part of the renowned international publication Chambers and Partners, is considered one of the most reliable reference sources in hiring legal services worldwide, due to its independence and seriousness.

Who’s Who Legal

Our partner, Alberto Toron, has been distinguished by the prestigious international publication, Who’s Who Legal, as a leading professional in criminal, business, and investigation fields. Notably, he has been ranked as a “National Leader” and “Global Leader” in these areas, earning him the coveted status of “Thought Leader.”

This exclusive group comprises only ten lawyers in Brazil who embody the qualities of “leadership, perception, experience, and wisdom,” as recognized by the publication. It highlights individuals with “expertise and experience in handling some of the most significant and cutting-edge legal issues in the world”.

Leaders League

The law firm Toron Advogados, together with its partner Alberto Toron, holds the first position among the foremost law firms specializing in conflict resolution within the realm of corporate criminal law, according to the specialized publication Leaders League. Headquartered in France and with a physical presence in seven countries, including Brazil, Leaders League’s law rankings carry global significance owing to their esteemed methodology.

Análise Advocacia

Since its inaugural edition in 2007, the main ranking of the Brazilian legal market has consistently identified Toron Advogados as one of the most esteemed law firms in the country, particularly in the field of criminal law. Moreover, partner Alberto Toron has received well-deserved recognition for several years as one of the most distinguished professionals in this domain. Also, partner Luiza Alexandrina Vasconcelos Oliver has been nominated as one of the most admired lawyers in criminal law in the country, as recognized in the Análise Advocacia Mulher edition. The firm’s reputation extends beyond national borders, as it also features in the Análise Advocacia Regional ranking, earning its place among the most respected law firms in the state of São Paulo.

Santo Ivo Medal

Partner Alberto Toron received, in 2021, the Santo Ivo Medal, awarded annually by the Federation of Lawyers Institutes of Brazil to professionals who provide relevant services to Brazilian law.
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