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Brazil formalises leniency agreement protocols for individuals

Brazil formalises leniency agreement protocols for individuals

14 May 2020

Brazilian authorities have allayed lingering confusion about whether individuals can be included in corporate leniency deals in a move welcomed by practitioners.

Senior Peru prosecutor: coronavirus shouldn’t get corruption suspects out of pre-trial detention

Senior Peru prosecutor: coronavirus shouldn’t get corruption suspects out of pre-trial detention

06 May 2020

The senior Peruvian prosecutor addressed the immediate challenges that the coronavirus has presented for the country’s justice system, Peru’s progress in Odebrecht-linked investigations, and what the country can learn from Brazil to improve anti-corruption enforcement.

Coronavirus reveals shortcomings in Peru’s prosecutorial system

Coronavirus reveals shortcomings in Peru’s prosecutorial system

16 April 2020

Peruvian lawyers hope prosecutors will be able to conduct investigations more efficiently after being forced to work remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil’s prosecutor general asks to divert Petrobras bribery settlement funds to fight coronavirus

Brazil’s prosecutor general asks to divert Petrobras bribery settlement funds to fight coronavirus

20 March 2020

Brazil’s prosecutor general has requested that some of the $682 million paid by state-controlled oil company Petrobras to resolve a bribery probe be allocated to financing the fight against the coronavirus.

Brazil ends Braskem monitorship

Brazil ends Braskem monitorship

12 March 2020

Brazilian prosecutors have said petrochemical company Braskem has fulfilled the compliance obligations from its record-breaking $2.6 billion foreign bribery settlement.

Graña y Montero withdraws arbitration claim after prosecutor’s deal

Graña y Montero withdraws arbitration claim after prosecutor’s deal

07 January 2020

Peruvian construction group Graña y Montero has withdrawn a US$300 million arbitration claim against Peru over a gas pipeline project that collapsed in the wake of the Odebrecht corruption scandal after reaching a deal with the country’s prosecutors.

Brazil signs second Operation Car Wash leniency agreement in a week

Brazil signs second Operation Car Wash leniency agreement in a week

14 November 2019

Brazil’s CGU and AGU have agreed an almost 2 billion reais settlement with construction company OAS to resolve bribery allegations tied to the sprawling Operation Car Wash investigation.

Odebrecht-linked company charged with corruption in Spain

Odebrecht-linked company charged with corruption in Spain

31 October 2019

Spain’s National Court has approved charges against construction company FCC for alleged corruption linked to €82 million it paid as part of a series of construction projects in Panama.

Peruvian prosecutors raid law firms in Car Wash probe

Peruvian prosecutors raid law firms in Car Wash probe

19 July 2019

Three Peruvian law firms, including Baker McKenzie member firm Estudio Echecopar, were raided last week by investigators probing alleged bribes paid by scandal-hit Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

Peru leads the charge against Odebrecht bribery

Peru leads the charge against Odebrecht bribery

31 May 2019

Research recently published shows which Latin American countries have been proactive and which have lagged behind in tackling corruption tied to Odebrecht after the company resolved a foreign bribery scandal in 2016.

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