Region: Brazil

People News: FCA hires new general counsel

In the latest People News round up, the UK’s financial regulator has recruited veteran civil servant Stephen Roman to serve as its general counsel, and Fried Frank, Cooley and Hughes Hubbard & Reed nab US prosecutors.

07 December 2021

Ex-head of Brazil's Olympic Committee sentenced to prison over bribery

26 November 2021

Switzerland becomes latest country to fine SBM Offshore over bribery

Swiss prosecutors have slapped SBM Offshore with a $7.6 million fine for bribery offences, closing another chapter in the Dutch oil company’s protracted efforts to put historic corruption behind it.

23 November 2021

Sergio Moro enters politics

11 November 2021

Counsel Watch: the lawyers who helped Rolls-Royce close out a Brazilian bribery probe

Lawyers in London and Brasília have helped Rolls-Royce resolve the final Brazilian strand of a long-running corruption case and Morrison & Foerster has steered a Chinese electronics company to a settlement over claims it sold millions of defective dehumidifiers.

04 November 2021

Vale facing SEC action over dam collapse

The Securities and Exchange Commission has made a preliminary determination to commence proceedings against miner Vale over alleged violations linked to the deadly collapse of the Brumadinho dam in Brazil.

29 October 2021

Rolls-Royce settles Brazilian bribery case

UK engineering company Rolls-Royce has reached a $27.8 million settlement with two Brazilian authorities over allegations it bribed public officials in the country.

27 October 2021

US orders extradition of former Peru president in Odebrecht bribery case

A US court has ordered the extradition of former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo to his home country to face corruption and money laundering charges.

30 September 2021

Brazil annuls EcoRodovias corruption settlement

A review body within the São Paulo prosecutor’s office has thrown out a 2020 corruption resolution that prosecutors signed with EcoRodovias due to a lack of evidence of illegal conduct by the transportation company.

23 September 2021

Brazilian authorities investigating JPMorgan in bribery probe

22 September 2021

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