Investigator's Guide to Brazil

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Brazil's use of settlement funds to fight covid-19 pandemic in limbo

Brazil’s Supreme Court is set to decide whether the country can continue to put money received from corporate settlements towards combating the coronavirus.

Brazil's MPF accuses J&F of violating leniency agreement

Brazilian authorities say J&F Investimentos, which owns meatpacking company JBS, has committed violations that could invalidate the terms of a $3.18 billion leniency agreement.

Brazil’s proposed compliance certification law deemed inadequate

A Brazilian draft bill seeking to introduce an obligatory certification for corporate compliance programmes is too vague to be effective, according to experts.

Brazil formalises leniency agreement protocols for individuals

Brazilian authorities have allayed lingering confusion about whether individuals can be included in corporate leniency deals in a move welcomed by practitioners.

Brazilian lawyers decry short reporting period for companies targeted under Clean Companies Act

Lawyers in Brazil say a recent change to the country’s flagship anti-corruption law requiring local and multinational companies accused of corruption to submit three sets of detailed documents within 30 days is too burdensome.

Ruling in frozen orange juice dispute may strengthen Brazil’s jurisdiction over foreign companies

A spokesperson for the CGU told GIR that the ruling “reaffirms” the agency’s understanding of its jurisdictional reach.

Brazilian prosecutor presses Facebook for data disclosure

Brazilian prosecutors have told an appeals court that Facebook should be forced to disclose information for a criminal investigation.

CGU launches probe into officials allegedly bribed with football tickets

The CGU in Brazil has opened an investigation into dozens of public officials accused of accepting bribes in relation to high-profile football tournaments.

CGU boosts international profile amid MPF controversy

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 rules in favour of double jeopardy principle

Brazil’s highest court has ruled to block a money laundering case against a defendant who was convicted in Switzerland for the same crime.

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