Investigator's Guide to Brazil

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Alstom and Siemens facing punishment in Brazilian cartel probe

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.

Norwegian oil companies dragged into Petrobras corruption probe

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.

Dramatic double arrest marks turning point for Petrobras corruption case

The Petrobras probe is on course to envelop Brazil’s financial sector and the higher echelons of government following the surprise double arrest of a prominent ruling party senator and a respected banking CEO, local lawyers say.

30 foreign companies under investigation in Brazilian Petrobras corruption probe

In total, 285 foreign companies are known to have done business with Petrobras officials or agents who are under investigation in the widening corruption probe known as Operation Car Wash. Of those 285 companies, 30 are under investigation, a spokesperson for the Curitiba Prosecutor’s Office told GIR.

The agents linked to the Petrobras corruption scandal

With 285 foreign companies now linked to suspects in the widening corruption investigation involving Petrobras, GIR looks at 12 of the agents who have been caught up in the case for allegedly facilitating bribery at the state-controlled oil company.

Brazil opens more Car Wash proceedings months after leniency application

Brazil’s competition enforcer has opened administrative proceedings against companies and individuals suspected of rigging bids for construction contracts at the Angra 3 power plant.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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