Investigator's Guide to Brazil

Investigator's Guide to Brazil

Investigator's Guide to Brazil

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.

Highlights

Philips resolves Brazilian medical device bribery probe

Dutch multinational Philips has agreed to pay $11.6 million to resolve a bribery investigation related to the inflation of the costs of medical device contracts.

Sérgio Moro: Brazilian government resisted anti-corruption reforms

Brazil’s former justice minister spoke to GIR about his time in government, the landmark Operation Car Wash probe and the country’s anti-corruption efforts.

Vitol bribery settlement to aid Brazilian scrutiny of oil trading sector

Brazilian authorities say that evidence supplied by commodities trader Vitol as part of its recent bribery settlement will advance ongoing probes targeting other companies in the sector.

Brazil sues Trafigura and top executives over Petrobras bribes

Brazilian prosecutors allege that two current Trafigura executives, including its chief operating officer, helped bribe Petrobras officials for lower prices on foreign oil trades.

After extension, Odebrecht monitorship ends

The Brazilian company announced that its FCPA monitorship has ended after it was extended earlier this year.

MPF provides much-needed clarity for civil settlement tool

New guidance issued by Brazil’s federal prosecutors lays out the conditions for companies to qualify for civil settlements in fraud and corruption cases.

Tenaris in settlement talks over Petrobras corruption investigation

The steel pipe manufacturer is discussing a possible FCPA settlement with the DOJ and SEC.

Brazilian Rolls-Royce bribery investigation drags on

Rolls-Royce will have to wait until at least the new year to resolve a remaining strand from its blockbuster 2017 global bribery settlement after a Brazilian agency investigating the matter extended its probe once again.

Brazil grants Operation Car Wash task force a short extension

Brazil’s prosecutor general has extended the mandate of the country’s largest-ever corruption case, days after the head of the task force resigned.

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