Group of Corporate Economic and Corporate Criminal Law Group (G.DPEE)

Ano de criação

The Economic and Corporate Criminal Law Group (G.DPEE) was cretaed in 2012, and is formed by professors, students, and professionals interested in this area or in areas where economic criminal protection emphasizes: banking, financial, securities, tax, environmental law, etc. Its objective is to promote debates and reflections on aspects of the General Theory of Crime applied to economic criminal law, and on other types of economic criminal offense, especially by incorporating the legal interdisciplinarity intrinsic to the criminal rules of this sector. The group's activities are diversified, and involve undergraduate and graduate levels in thematic events, research projects, seminars, etc.

The group's performance is based on three pillars:

1) critical analysis and formulation of proposals on the legal discipline of economic criminal law (dogmatic, legislative, and/or jurisprudential issues)

2) promoting debates and stimulating the study of economic criminal law

3) critical reflection on  specific problems



Heloisa Estellita

Adriano Teixeira

Marcelo Cavali

Raquel Lima Scalcon

Rodrigo de Grandis


Theodomiro Dias Neto

Aldo Romani

Celso Vilardi

Douglas Henrique Norkevicius

Felipe Longobardi Campana

Flávia Rahal

Guilherme Goes



Grupo de Estudo e Pesquisa em Direito Penal Econômico da PUCRS

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Teaching activities

Criminal Law Study Group

The Criminal Law Study Group is linked to G.PDEE and the Undergraduate Legal Practice Coordination of FGV Sao Paulo Law School. It addresses the academic study of issues related to criminal and procedural law, by putting students in contact with sensitive topics in the current debate and with important names in academia, as well as with active professionals who work in various research lines in criminal law and criminal procedure. Seeking to enrich the debate, the group is composed of students from both FGV and other law schools, forming a student body from different semesters and different paths.

Criminal Law in the Digital World: Do we need legal reforms?

In 2019, G.PDEE organized the course “Criminal Law in the Digital World: Do we need legal reforms?”, which dealt with several fundamental topics related to Criminal Law and the new challenges imposed by technology. Students should develop ideas around the topic of the impacts of the digital age on the different areas of criminal justice administration, in particular criminal liability issues resulting from the automation of procedures.

Criminal Law Competition

The offices that support the teams as coaches in this first year of the competition are Dias & Carvalho Filho Lawyers; Feldens Madruga Lawyers; Lefosse Lawyers; Malheiros Filho, Meggliolaro and Prado Lawyers; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. and Quiroga Lawyers; Rahal, Carnelós and Vargas do Amaral Lawyers; Toron, Torihara and Cunha Lawyers; and Vilardi Lawyers. The competition also includes the initiative of judges, public defenders, and members of the Public Prosecutor’s Office. Professors from other educational institutions participate in the judging panels, at the oral phase of the competition.

In the future, we intend to open the competition to all law schools, and to law firms that wish to collaborate with legal education as coaches.

In 2019, G.PDEE promoted an internal Criminal Law competition that involved students from the 2nd to the 5th year of Law from FGV Sao Paulo Law School, their professors, and also lato sensu graduate students and master's students, in addition to professionals who work in some of the most renowned law firms in the country, in the criminal area. The initiative was a pilot project developed within the scope of FGV G.PDEE, inspired by international legal competitions, which annually mobilize Law students from all over the world to resolve disputes in different areas of Law. The objective is to further the discussion on topics covered in the classroom, through a detailed analysis of a criminal case, in addition to developing in the students skills such as teamwork, in-depth investigation, exploration of arguments and counter-arguments, strategic thinking, orality, and relationship with authorities, which are essential for the performance in any legal career. Another benefit of this activity is the vertical and horizontal integration of the different courses at the school, between students and alumni, and also between students and the job market.

The teams in the competition are designated by the names of the offices that advise them. These are renowned offices in the legal market, both in the criminal area and others. It is up to them to guide the students on the defense and prosecution strategy, on the structure and writing of memorials, and also to prepare the team for the oral round. .

Hosted by: G.PDEE, Professional Master’s and GVLAW Support Theoretical Subject: Practical Economic Criminal Law (4 credits), by Profa. Dra. Heloisa Estellita

Organization: Prof. Heloisa Estellita, Prof. Adriano Teixeira, Prof. Marcelo Cavali, Profª. Raquel Scalcon, Mariana Tumbiolo Tosi, Felipe Campana, Pedro Mendonça, Douglas Norkevicius, Rudyero Trento Alves, Ana Carolina Said e Rafaella Pereira

Case Elaboration: students from the Professional Master’s in Economic Penal Law from  FGV Sao Paulo Law School

Evaluation of memorials and panel members participating in the oral round:  alumni and current students of FGVLaw in Economic Penal Law, provided they are approved in a selection process.

Panel members of the oral round and closing event: professors from FGV Sao Paulo Law School and from other educational institutions; lawyers; Judicial Branch, Public Prosecutor’s Office and Office of the Public Defender members, and from other public institutions which act in the areas involved in the competition’s case study,as long as they are invited. 

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Support to the 1st mini-competition on Economic Criminal Law of the Graduate course in Economic Criminal Law of FGV LAW

On October 19th and 26th, 2015, G.DPEE held the 1st mini Economic Criminal Law competition of the discipline. The activity involved students from class 2 of the Graduate GVLaw Economic Criminal Law Program, in a trial simulation of a specific case. The Teaching and Research Group on Economic Criminal Law provided all support for the activity, from preparation to execution and closing.

Open Class on Criminal Liability and Sanctioning of the Legal Entity

On June 6th, 2016, The Professional Master's Degree and the Study and Research Group on Economic Criminal Law (G.DPEE) held an open class to debate the topic of criminal liability and sanctioning of legal entities, with the presence of Marta Machado, Leandro Sarcedo and Julianna Nunes Targino Barbosa.

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E-seminars G.DPEE

Hello Crypto!

Webinar held on April 8, 2020, with professors and researchers from FGV Sao Paulo Law School, on the occurrence or not of capital market regulation on cryptoactives and their potential criminal consequences. The event was attended by professors Heloisa Estellita, coordinator of G.DPEE of FGV Sao Paulo Law School, and Viviane Muller Prado, coordinator of the Nucleus for Studies in Markets and Investments (MFCAP) of FGV Sao Paulo Law School , in addition to Isac Costa, professor of Corporate Law at Ibmec-SP and capital market analyst at CVM, and Marcos Galileu Lorena Dutra, professor at FGV Sao Paulo Law School, Market Monitoring Manager – 2 at CVM, and representative of the autarchy on Committee 3 of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

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Meeting with Professor Luís Greco

This meeting was organized by the Economic and Corporate Criminal Law Group (G.PDEE) of FGV P: Sao Paulo Law School. It was held on April 23rd, 2020 with Professor Luís Greco, mediated by Professor Adriano Teixeira, at the time of launching of the written paper Criminal Law - General Part, by Luís Greco and Claus Roxin.

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Joint meeting of G.PDEE and the Anticorruption Group

Meeting held on March 29th, 2017 by the Anticorruption Group and the Economic and Corporate Criminal Law Group of FGV Sao Paulo Law School, in partnership with the offices Toron, Torihara and Szafir Lawyers and Tozzini Freire Lawyers. The event was attended by Luís Greco, associate professor at the University of Ludwig-Maximilians in Munich, and professor at the School of Law, University of Augsburg, and Alaor Leite, master and PhD candidate at the University of Ludwig-Maximilians in Munich.

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Conscious Avoidance

On March 18th, 2016, G.PDEE invited Professor Luís Greco, from Augsburg Universität, to a meeting on deliberate blindness.

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