Region: Brazil

Counsel Watch: Glencore’s lawyers for global bribery investigations

In the latest Counsel Watch, a round-up of the lawyers acting for Glencore in the US, the UK, Brazil, Switzerland and the Netherlands in corruption investigations that have so far led to criminal resolutions in three continents.

13 June 2022

Company directors found guilty of £37 million green investment fraud scheme

31 May 2022

Glencore pays more than $1 billion in four-agency resolution

The Swiss commodities trader admitted paying bribes throughout Africa and South America in resolutions with four agencies in the US, UK and Brazil. Corruption probes in Switzerland and the Netherlands, however, continue.

25 May 2022

Martinelli brothers get three years for Odebrecht

The sons of former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli will also pay a fine of $250,000 each for their role in Latin America’s highest profile bribery scheme.

23 May 2022

SEC charges Vale over Brazil dam collapse

The US securities regulator has accused Vale of making false statements in its ESG disclosures in connection with one of the deadliest environmental disasters in Brazil’s history.

28 April 2022

Waste management company agrees foreign bribery settlement

Stericycle will pay at least $84 million to resolve US and Brazilian investigations into an international bribery scheme in Latin America.

20 April 2022

Wood Group reveals foreign bribery investigation legal fees

20 April 2022

Dutch authorities investigate Glencore

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01 April 2022

NGO asks French prosecutors to investigate SBM Offshore for corruption

22 March 2022

Clifford Chance lawyer defends due diligence on Steinmetz deal

A US-based Clifford Chance partner said his firm relied on “substantial” on-the-ground research when it advised a client on whether a mining deal could be tainted by corruption.

08 February 2022

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