Region: Brazil

Brazilian Sembcorp subsidiary under CGU probe

Brazil’s anti-corruption agency is investigating “alleged irregularities” at the local subsidiary of Singapore oil rig construction company SembCorp Marine.

27 March 2023

Behind Brazil’s new administrative settlement tool

GIR looks at a new corporate settlement mechanism in Brazil that provides an alternative avenue for companies in instances where they cannot qualify for a leniency agreement.

21 March 2023

SFO secures forfeiture of Operation Car Wash-linked funds

A London court has granted the Serious Fraud Office its largest-ever account forfeiture order for funds allegedly stemming from a Brazilian corruption scandal.

17 March 2023

Brazil aims to join EU law enforcement cooperation group

08 March 2023

Connecticut oil trader and intermediary charged with Petrobras bribery scheme

A former trader who reportedly worked for Connecticut-based Freepoint Commodities allegedly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to a broker who bribed officials of the Brazilian state oil company for business.

21 February 2023

Spain charges ex-Odebrecht employee with money laundering

20 February 2023

Ex-Petrobras official denies knowledge of Odebrecht bribes

A former engineer at Brazilian state energy company Petrobras has told a London court that he didn’t know that payments he received from construction company Odebrecht were intended as bribes.

16 February 2023

SFO seeks to seize funds allegedly linked to Operation Car Wash

The Serious Fraud Office has asked a court to grant the largest account forfeiture order the agency has ever sought for funds allegedly linked to a Brazilian corruption scandal.

13 February 2023

Lefosse recruits MPF prosecutor with international profile

The former deputy head of international cooperation at Brazil’s Federal Prosecution Service told GIR that companies should keep pressing prosecutors for clarity and consistency in their decisions.

02 February 2023

CGU fines US company over role in attempted vaccine sale

01 February 2023

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