GIR travelled to São Paulo in November for some local knowledge on investigations. From our conversations with Brazilian lawyers and prosecutors, we bring you the 2017 Investigator’s Guide to Brazil.
The CGU in Brazil has opened an investigation into dozens of public officials accused of accepting bribes in relation to high-profile football tournaments.
With its active enforcement and untarnished reputation, Brazil’s CGU may now be the first port of call for foreign authorities investigating Brazilian companies.
Brazil’s CGU and AGU have agreed an almost 2 billion reais settlement with construction company OAS to resolve bribery allegations tied to the sprawling Operation Car Wash investigation.
Brazil’s highest court has ruled to block a money laundering case against a defendant who was convicted in Switzerland for the same crime.
The FBI’s Brazilian office has asked the US Department of Justice for extra resources to handle requests for information from local authorities, according to a senior official.
Brazil’s Supreme Court has ratified an agreement that sees the proceeds of a bribery penalty handed to state-controlled oil company Petrobras put towards extinguishing Amazon wildfires.
Brazilian prosecutors are targeting the former chief executive of petrochemical company Braskem as part of a new phase of the sweeping Operation Car Wash corruption investigation.
Brazil’s financial markets authority will soon be able to levy larger fines and enter into leniency agreements to resolve investigations.
An investigation into Brazil’s largest iron producer over a dam collapse that caused over 200 deaths could see the company face far tougher penalties than those caught up in Operation Car Wash.
The prosecutors say the ruling could jeopardise all past and current Operation Car Wash cases, including the case against former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.