Region: Brazil

Vitol bribery settlement to aid Brazilian scrutiny of oil trading sector

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Brazilian authorities say that evidence supplied by commodities trader Vitol as part of its recent bribery settlement will advance ongoing probes targeting other companies in the sector.

04 December 2020

People News: former SDNY chief moves to Fried Frank

In the latest people news roundup, Manhattan’s former top federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman has moved into private practice, while Australian casino chain Crown Resorts has hired a new compliance department head amid a money laundering investigation.

02 December 2020

Brazil sues Trafigura and top executives over Petrobras bribes

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Brazilian prosecutors allege that two current Trafigura executives, including its chief operating officer, helped bribe Petrobras officials for lower prices on foreign oil trades.

01 December 2020

Former Operation Car Wash judge moves to private practice

Alvarez & Marsal has hired Sérgio Moro, who rose to prominence for presiding over Brazil’s blockbuster Operation Car Wash bribery investigation, to its disputes and investigations group.

30 November 2020

Oil executives admit to bribing Petrobras officials

27 November 2020

MPF provides much-needed clarity for civil settlement tool

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New guidance issued by Brazil’s federal prosecutors lays out the conditions for companies to qualify for civil settlements in fraud and corruption cases.

13 November 2020

UK SFO reaches £1.2 million settlement with former SBM Offshore middleman

The UK’s anti-fraud agency has reached a civil recovery settlement with a Brazilian national linked to a major bribery scheme over a £4.3 million London property.

12 November 2020

Counsel Watch: the lawyers behind the Goldman Sachs settlement

In the latest counsel watch, the lawyers who ushered Goldman Sachs to its historic 1MDB settlement and an ex-head of FARA enforcement at the DOJ registers as a foreign agent.

23 October 2020

Odebrecht loses attempt to freeze Dominican Republic bribery fine

A Brazilian court has ruled that Odebrecht must continue paying a bribery fine to the Dominican Republic that the construction company had tried to list as a debt to be restructured in its reorganisation proceedings.

21 October 2020

Brazilian Rolls-Royce bribery investigation drags on

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Rolls-Royce will have to wait until at least the new year to resolve a remaining strand from its blockbuster 2017 global bribery settlement after a Brazilian agency investigating the matter extended its probe once again.

16 October 2020

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