Investigator's Guide to Brazil

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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

US court requests documents from companies tied to Petrobras scandal

A judge overseeing a class action lawsuit against Petrobras, which is at the centre of a Brazilian bribery investigation, has granted the plaintiffs' request to seek documents from five companies, including SBM Offshore and Saipem, caught up in the corruption scandal.

Operation Car Wash prosecutor: companies must settle with us first

Deltan Dallagnol, the prosecutor overseeing Brazil’s major corruption investigation linked to Petrobras, Operation Car Wash, has warned companies that they should agree deals with prosecutors before negotiating settlements with the CGU.

Deltan Dallagnol: the prosecutor behind Brazil’s Petrobras investigation

Deltan Dallagnol, the prosecutor leading the task force overseeing Operation Car Wash, recently sat down with Global Investigations Review at his base in Curitiba, from where he spoke about the possibilities of cooperating with Brazil’s main administrative anti-corruption authority, the Office of the Comptroller General (CGU), and the difficulties of prosecuting individuals in Brazil’s flawed judicial system.

Quinn Emanuel helps Pimco press charges against Petrobras

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has helped trillion-dollar US fund manager Pimco become the latest foreign company to file a lawsuit against Petrobras, the embattled Brazilian state-owned energy at the centre of Operation Car Wash.

Brazilian prosecutors vie with CGU over Car Wash settlements

Federal prosecutors overseeing the Petrobras corruption investigation are effectively settling cases with companies under Brazil’s Clean Companies Act, lawyers say, even though the country’s main anti-corruption authority, the CGU, is mandated with negotiating such deals.

CGU official: we have a coordination problem

An official at Brazil's leading anti-corruption enforcer, the CGU, has sympathised with defence lawyers’ concerns about the role of another Brazilian government agency, the federal audit court, in overseeing leniency agreements for companies accused of corruption.

CGU makes senior management the key to effective compliance programmes

Brazil’s Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) has published guidelines on corporate compliance programmes, reaffirming that upper-level management must play a central role. By Toby Luckhurst

Brazil’s Supreme Court diminishes Judge Moro’s reign over Operation Car Wash

Brazil’s Supreme Court has met defence lawyers’ demands to reduce Curitiba-based Judge Sérgio Moro’s control of the country’s widening corruption probe connected to Petrobras, by ruling that a part of the case should be judged by a São Paulo court instead.

Petrobras bribery judge casts doubt on Engevix leniency negotiations

The judge overseeing the widening corruption case involving state-controlled oil company Petrobras has questioned the integrity of Brazilian engineering company Engevix’s leniency negotiations with the CGU.

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