Brazil: Anti-Corruption Enforcement In Brazil Is In High Gear

Last Updated: 8 September 2015
Article by Ryan Bonistalli and Alex J. Brackett

Headlines of Brazil's push to fight corruption are everywhere. The Petrobras scandal involves contracts worth billions of dollars, and prosecutors have uncovered a U.S. connection. The public is outraged and has called for President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, as the speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress and a former president of Brazil face recently filed corruption charges. In light of this cascading wave of corruption enforcement, companies operating in Brazil would be wise to scrutinize the adequacy of their compliance programs there and beyond. Fortunately, recent regulations further implementing Brazil's Clean Company Act provide guidance that will help them move forward with confidence.

Efforts to Fight Corruption

Some of the more significant headlines related to Brazil's recent anticorruption push include the following:

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