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

May 23, 2019 9:05am

Andreas Pohlmann

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

Julio Sergio Cardozo

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

Carlos Ayres

Carlos Ayres
Maeda, Ayres e Sarubbi Advogados

Fernanda Barroso

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