Special Committees in Real Life: Key Updates on Their Scope of Authority, Functions, and How They Work

May 23, 2019 9:05am

Dr. Andreas Pohlmann
Partner (Member of Investigation Special Committee, Petrobras)
Pohlmann & Company (Germany)

Julio Sergio Cardozo
Coordenador de Comitê de Auditoria Estatutário
Cia. Paulista de Trens Metropolitano
Member of Audit Committee
Santander Financial Conglomerate

Carlos Ayres
Maeda, Ayres e Sarubbi Advogados

Fernanda Barroso
Managing Director and Brazil Office Head

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  • When and under what circumstances should a special investigation committee be instituted?
  • How to define the special committee’s level of authority
  • How to select its members and define their duties
  • To whom does a special committee report and what is the nature of interaction between the special committee and the company it oversees?
  • How to manage the delicate relationship between in-house counsel, outside counsel and the special committee with regard to sensitive matters such as the preservation of attorney-client privilege