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Highlights of Brazil’s Regulation on the Clean Companies Act

Author: Carlos Ayres

BrazilRegsBrazil’s Clean Companies Act (an unofficial translation of the law into English is available here), in force since January 2014, requires the Brazilian Federal Government to issue a regulation on compliance programs. On March 18, 2015, President Dilma Roussef signed Decree 8.420/2015, regulating certain features of the Clean Companies Act. The Decree is now in force.

As predicted in earlier posts (see here... Read more

OECD Survey on Business Integrity and Corporate Governance

Author: Carlos Ayres

OECD2The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is conducting a Survey on Business Integrity and Corporate Governance as part of a new initiative called the OECD Trust and Business (TNB) Project. The newly initiated TNB Project is working with governments, business, and civil society to promote a discussion about the effective integration of business integrity considerations into a company’s decision making.

The Project approaches this challenge by focusing on the roles and responsibilities of the board and executive management (as defined in the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance) in ensuring their companies are able to mitigate the risk of engaging in, or being use... Read more

The United States Sanctions Venezuela (and the sanctions are expected to broaden)

Author: Guest Author

VenezuelaSanctionsThe following guest post is from Timothy O’Toole, a Member of Miller & Chevalier who focuses on sanctions, export controls, and other international regulatory and compliance issues. 

Two weeks ago, the Venezuelan government took action directed toward the United States, expelling most U.S. Diplomats from the country and requiring Americans to get visas to enter Venezuela. In response, on March 7, 2015, President Obama entered an executive order that blocked the property of seven high level Venezuelan officials, and suspended their ability to enter into the United States. The Executive Order contains a finding by the President that the current Venezuelan government has eroded human rights guarantees, persecuted political opponents, curtailed press fr... Read more


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