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Brazil’s “10 Measures Against Corruption”: Chamber of Deputies Approves Changes to Lava Jato Task Force Proposal

The following guest post was authored by Eloy Rizzo, a partner at KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados, and Leah Moushey, an Associate at Miller & Chevalier. On March 20, 2015, members of the Brazilian Federal Prosecution Service (“MPF”) serving on the task force responsible for prosecuting the Operation Lava Jato (“the Task Force”), launched a campaign called […]

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Corporate Criminal Liability in the United States and Brazil: A Brief Comparative Analysis

Given the differences in corporate criminal liability in the United States and Brazil, companies making investments in both countries might not be aware of specific risks that apply to them. This is particularly relevant considering the levels of investment between these countries. For decades, United States companies have been operating in Brazil, taking advantage of Brazil’s […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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Political Donations in Brazil Declared Unconstitutional: compliance considerations for upcoming elections

This guest post is by Trevor Schumacher, a Sao Paulo-based partner of the Financial Advisory area of Deloitte, and Viviane Viera Coutinho Rocha, a Senior Consultant of Deloitte’s Financial Advisory area. Until recently, legal entities operating in Brazil were permitted to make political donations provided they complied with the requirements of Law 9.504 (9.504/97, arts. […]

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FCPAméricas Interviews The Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery

Drago Kos, the Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, leads the Group in its monitoring and evaluation of the laws implementing the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by its Parties. He recently told FCPAméricas what to expect about the Phase 4 Evaluation (previous phases are discussed here), where Latin America fits in the fight of […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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Lava Jato’s Judge Moro Speaks to Washington

Brazil’s Lava Jato, also known as “Operation Carwash,” is the largest anti-corruption prosecutorial effort in the world today. And perhaps the most important individual behind that effort is Sergio Moro, a federal judge overseeing several of the criminal proceedings. On July 14, 2016, Judge Moro spoke to an audience in Washington DC at the Brazil […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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