Investigator's Guide to Brazil

Investigator's Guide to Brazil Available in digital and print versions

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

Brazilian agencies demystify leniency agreement calculations

Companies under investigation by Brazil’s AGU and CGU can now gauge the cost of resolving the probes, after the two agencies published guidelines for leniency agreement negotiations.

Brazil greenlights Keppel’s Petrobras bribery settlement

Keppel Offshore & Marine’s Brazilian leniency agreement is now official after a review body within Brazil’s Public Prosecutor’s Office approved the December 2017 settlement.

Brazil fines Facebook for withholding data

Facebook is considering whether to appeal against a $33 million fine it has received in Brazil for failing to hand over users’ WhatsApp messages as part of a fraud investigation.

Brazil’s CGU upgrades Rolls-Royce investigation

The CGU has formalised a bribery investigation into Rolls-Royce over allegations the UK engineering company bribed officials at Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras.

SBM can settle Brazil allegations for US$340 million

Brazilian authorities appear to have settled on the sum SBM Offshore must pay to conclude a long-running bribery investigation, but remain divided on the non-financial terms of the agreement.

Brazil's investigations bar 2017

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

Brazilian leniency deals have evolved but uncertainty remains, say lawyers

A lack of coordination between national authorities continues to pose a hurdle for companies looking to negotiate a leniency deal under Brazil’s Clean Company Act, lawyers said during a GIR event in São Paulo.

GIR Live: Brazilian prosecutor says WhatsApp chat group drove investigation forward

A Brazilian federal prosecutor says informal communications between enforcers around the world led to essential discoveries in the Rio Olympics bribery investigation.

Operation Zealots: not yet Car Wash

Prosecutors in Brasília face a number of challenges that keep Operation Zealots, a bribery and tax fraud investigation, from realising its full potential.

Operation Car Wash has raised the bar in Latin America's fight against corruption, survey finds

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.

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