Brazilian lawyers hope that anti-corruption reform proposals supported by the country’s incoming justice minister will be approved by Congress three years after similar measures floated by prosecutors were blocked.
News of the hire comes shortly after the CGU published what local lawyers say is a helpful guide on how the agency will evaluate company compliance programmes.
Since the launch of the Clean Companies Act, and the surge of Operation Car Wash, Brazilian firms have struggled to keep up with the demand for high-quality investigative teams. Roger Hamilton-Martin reports
The vast majority of Latin American professionals believe the region’s anti-corruption laws are ineffective, but Brazil serves as an example of how this can change, a survey by Miller & Chevalier has found.
Prosecutors in Brasília face a number of challenges that keep Operation Zealots, a bribery and tax fraud investigation, from realising its full potential.
Suspects caught up in the ever widening Petrobras corruption investigation have been forced to hire lawyers already heavily involved in the case, raising ethical dilemmas and increasing the likelihood of conflicts.
New rules that sweeten leniency deals for companies in Brazilian corruption cases have caused widespread confusion and disagreement.
Brazilian prosecutors have questioned how companies can claim privilege over the contents of internal interviews when lawyers have given interviewees Upjohn warnings.
Alstom, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Toshiba and four other electronics companies should be punished for participating in an international energy cartel, Brazil’s competition enforcer has said.
An increasing number of Norwegian oil services companies are becoming caught up in the corruption case involving Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras, as Brazilian authorities turn their attention to foreign businesses involved in the scandal.