Esther Flesch


Esther Flesch founded Flesch Advogados in 2018 with a team of lawyers with extensive experience in some of Brazil’s largest law firms, offering highly specialized services and personal dedication to each case.

With a bachelor's from the University of São Paulo (USP), Esther Flesch also holds a LLM from the University of Michigan Law School and a doctorate in international law from USP. She was a researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

Esther Flesch is a seasoned lawyer with 30 years of experience in business law and a recognized professional in the compliance field. Throughout her career she has received dozens of national and international awards in several areas of practice, having also developed in-depth work in the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector as well as in the digital and IT industries. Esther has worked on some of the most relevant corporate leniency cases involving Brazilian companies and executives in Brazil and the USA. Among her clients are some of the world’s leading corporations with a strong focus in the american and european markets.

The 2018 edition of Chambers Latin America ranked Esther as the only “star individual” in the Brazilian compliance field and she was also amongst the 100 women in the Women in Investigations report, promoted by the Global Investigations Review. In Brazil she is recognized by the publication Análise Advocacia 500 as one of the most admired lawyers in the country, and in the 2018 edition was cited as a highlight in the Financial sector.

As managing partner at Flesch Advogados, Esther leads a multidisciplinary team of lawyers and strategic partners in dispute resolution and prevention. In addition to the compliance practice, the firm also provides services on matters of regulatory and administrative law, digital and privacy law and other areas of business law, such as tax and labor.

Languages: English, Portuguese and German.

Main expertise

  • Anticorruption and AML
  • Compliance
  • Government Enforcement
  • Internal investigations

Awards and recognitions

  • Chambers Latin America • “Star Individual” in Compliance
  • Análise Advocacia 500 • Admired lawyer (2011/18)
  • Chambers Latin America • First tier in Corporate Crime and Investigations
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