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Brazil’s anti-corruption law – expensive and ineffective?

By David Vascott

21 February 2014

Brazil’s anti-corruption law – expensive and ineffective?

This month, the Clean Company Act came into effect in Brazil, making legal entities liable for corrupt acts for the first time, and dramatically increasing the government’s powers to investigate and punish corruption. But confusion on how the law can be applied and criticisms of the enforcement structure have dogged the law’s first few days. Clare Bolton reports.