Region: Brazil

Brazil prosecutors air corruption investigation concerns

Brazilian federal prosecutors have spoken about the challenging environment they face when conducting corporate corruption investigations.

15 September 2022

Glencore’s US resolution delayed by monitorship, restitution issues

Federal courts in Manhattan and Connecticut have delayed Glencore’s respective sentencings linked to the US portion of the Anglo-Swiss commodity trader’s global bribery and market manipulation resolution.

02 September 2022

Inter-American Development Bank debars Brazilian construction company for bribery

Copasa do Brasil is the second company to be debarred for its involvement in a million-dollar bribe to a public official in a road construction project in São Paulo.

12 August 2022

Brazil to vote on retroactive application of administrative misconduct law

Brazil’s highest court is considering the retroactivity of two main aspects of the country’s Administrative Improbity Act used to establish civil liability against companies and public officials in bribery or public corruption cases.

12 August 2022

Brazil’s Lefosse builds on compliance and investigations team

Brazilian lawyer Adriana Dantas has joined Lefosse as head of its compliance and investigations practice in São Paulo, in what she describes as a “natural progression” for the boutique she started three years ago.

10 August 2022

Brazil modifies CGU’s corporate settlement tool

Brazil has added monitorship requirements and the possibility of tougher fines in the first update in seven years to the corporate settlement tool used by the CGU.

18 July 2022

Lawyer not immune from prosecution in Odebrecht-linked bribery case

A Brazilian court has ruled that a new law regulating the reach of Brazil’s legal watchdog doesn't protect lawyers from prosecution for their roles in bribery schemes.

06 July 2022

IDB debars Brazilian construction company for paying $1m in bribes

The Inter-American Development Bank debarred Construcap CCPS Engenharia e Comércio (Construcap) for 18 months for paying $1 million in bribes related to a road construction project.

06 July 2022

Ecuador fines Odebrecht $57 million for corrupt agreement with state power company

22 June 2022

Brazil scales down corruption task forces after Car Wash criticism

Brazillian prosecutors are moving away from large-scale corruption investigations to smaller and more focused task forces, a Brazilian lawyer told audience members at GIR Live: Women in Investigations on Thursday.

16 June 2022

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