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Uncertainty looms over MPF lawsuit following SBM leniency agreement

By Emily Casswell

03 August 2018

Uncertainty looms over MPF lawsuit following SBM leniency agreement  Ministry of Justice (Ministerio da Justica) building in Brasilia iStock.com/rmnunes

Brazilian lawyers have questioned whether a recent Supreme Court decision, which arguably stops authorities from punishing a company twice over the same misconduct, could prevent federal prosecutors from pursuing a lawsuit against SBM Offshore.