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Petrobras sovereign immunity claim fostered leniency, lawyers say

By Clara Hudson

11 October 2018

Petrobras sovereign immunity claim fostered leniency, lawyers say Petrobras Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The DOJ may have shied away from a more severe deal with Petrobras because of the Brazilian state-owned oil company’s assertion that it should be immune from prosecution, lawyers say.