Region: Brazil

Reuters: Vitol settles with Mexican state energy company over bribery claims

03 October 2023

Novonor asks Brazil’s Supreme Court to keep Odebrecht leniency agreement intact

Novonor, the successor company to Odebrecht, has asked a Brazilian Supreme Court justice to uphold a 2016 bribery settlement with the country’s federal prosecutors, after previously invalidating all evidence stemming from the agreement.

28 September 2023

Mexico Attorney General accuses judges of bias in Odebrecht case

A recent decision to dismiss evidence in the bribery case against the former chief executive of Mexico’s state oil company Pemex has drawn the ire of local prosecutors.

26 September 2023

Counsel Watch: Kirkland steps in to challenge SEC subpoena lawsuit

In the latest counsel watch, Kirkland is advising a company that is challenging the release of its identity to the Securities and Exchange Commission following a cyber-hack on its lawyers’ files.

21 September 2023

Brazilian lawyers concerned about judicial uncertainty following Supreme Court Odebrecht decision

A recent Supreme Court justice’s decision to nullify the use of any information stemming from engineering company Odebrecht’s leniency agreement could jeopardise numerous other Operation Car Wash resolutions, lawyers said.

20 September 2023

Ex-SBM Offshore lawyer to sue company over blackmail claims

“This time I am in search of justice on a personal level,” said Jonathan Taylor, who claims SBM Offshore tried to ruin his reputation after he published documents detailing the company’s handling of a bribery scandal.

18 September 2023

Brazil’s CGU fines Miami-based company $15 million for tender fraud

18 September 2023

GIR Awards 2023: Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year and Boutique or Regional Investigations Practice of the Year

GIR unveils the first shortlist for its ninth annual awards ceremony, which will be held in Washington, DC, on 16 November.

11 September 2023

Brazil Supreme Court annuls evidence from Odebrecht resolution

A Supreme Court judge described President Lula’s conviction as “one of the worst judicial mistakes in the history of the country” and took aim at the Operation Car Wash prosecutors who brought the case.

07 September 2023

Connecticut oil executive charged in Petrobras bribery scheme

Prosecutors say Gary Oztemel conspired with his brother and a Brazil-based fixer to bribe Petrobras officials and launder proceeds of the scheme.

30 August 2023

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