Region: Brazil

Former Stericycle VP to plead guilty to FCPA charge

The DOJ accuses Mauricio Baez Gomez, a former senior vice president for the waste management company, of conspiring to pay millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. He would be the first known individual to plead guilty in the scheme since the company settled with US authorities in early 2022.

16 February 2024

CGU weighs declination-style resolutions

Brazil’s civil anti-corruption enforcer is considering a new mechanism allowing companies that self-report misconduct to avoid a financial penalty.

08 February 2024

Brazil’s Supreme Court halts Odebrecht bribery settlement payments

Brazil’s highest court has ruled that construction company Odebrecht, now known as Novonor, can renegotiate the leniency agreement it signed with local prosecutors in 2016 to resolve allegations of widespread bribery.

02 February 2024

People News: Binance hires a new compliance chief in the US

Crypto firm Binance has appointed a new chief compliance officer in the US following a major resolution in November and Switzerland’s Finma has a new chief executive.

31 January 2024

Brazil prosecutors seek to revive Michel Temer bribery case

15 January 2024


Featured in The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations - Edition 8

There are several government and law enforcement agencies with the power to conduct investigations. Unlike countries where the investigative authority is concentrated in a few public bodies, in Brazil this is distributed among several agencies at federal, state and municipal levels.

10 January 2024

Petrobras investigates allegedly undervalued refinery sale to Mubadala

Brazil’s state oil company is investigating the sale of a refinery to an Abu Dhabi investment fund after the Office of the Comptroller General flagged issues with the timing and price of the transaction.

08 January 2024

People News: Former CPS head receives knighthood

In the latest roundup of people news, a veteran Skadden partner in London has announced her retirement and the former top prosecutor for England and Wales was named on the New Year honours list.

04 January 2024

Counsel Watch: Shein enlists Quinn Emanuel in trade secrets lawsuit

In the latest counsel watch, a well-known litigator is advising Chinese low-cost retailer Shein in a lawsuit against a competitor, and Amal Clooney is working on a human rights lawsuit against French cement maker Lafarge.

03 January 2024

GIR’s post-holiday season news roundup

A very Happy New Year from all of us at Global Investigations Review. Catch up on the news you may have missed over the holidays, including OFAC’s last settlement of 2023, and a new investigation in France linked to BNP Paribas.

02 January 2024

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