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Brazilian Federal Prosecutors Issue Guidance on Leniency Agreements

Author: Carlos Ayres

MPFOn August 24, 2017, the 5th Chamber of Federal Prosecutors, the body of the Brazilian Federal Prosecution Service dedicated to providing integration and coordination in the fight against corruption and responsible for ratifying leniency agreements signed by federal prosecutors, issued guidelines 07/2017 on leniency agreements for Brazilian Federal Prosecutors.

There is no new and significant information in the guidelines for those handling leniency agreements with federal prosecutors in Brazil. The guidelines formalize in a written document some practices that Federal Prosecutors have been adopting in settlement negotiations and agreements they sign in bribery-related cases. The guidelines, however, are a welcome development as they provide helpful information for compan... Read more

Tainted Anti-Graft Institutions Threaten Recent Anti-Corruption Progress in Latin America

Author: Guest Author

ColombiaCorruptionThis guest post is from Tony Ji, a student at Harvard Law School who worked as a Summer Associate at Miller & Chevalier in the Summer of 2017.

A prior post highlights positive developments in the fight against corruption in Latin America, including public sector reforms and business compliance programs. This post discusses one threat that could derail the progress – corruption within the anti-graft authorities – and how international cooperation may be part of the solution.

Anti-corruption institutions such as special p... Read more

Anti-corruption Progress in Latin America: Reasons for Optimism

Author: Guest Author

DialogueThis guest post is from Tony Ji, a student at Harvard Law School who worked as a Summer Associate at Miller & Chevalier in the Summer of 2017.

The past few years seem to offer scant reasons for optimism in the fight against corruption in Latin America. Given the slew of corruption scandals, it is tempting to conclude that corruption has become worse and more widespread in the region. However, a February 2017 report (hereinafter the “Report”) by Kevin Casas-Zamora and Miguel Carter at the Inter-American Dialogue sounds a more positive tone. Their report credits institutional reform and changing social attitude for bringing more corruption to light. Improving corporate complia... Read more


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