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Entries in Clean Company Act (11)

Tuesday
May302017

Ariel Ramirez: New incentives to self-report in Brazil

In 2014, Brazil enacted the Clean Company Act to counter widespread corruption in both the private and public sectors.

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Friday
May132016

Acting Brazil President Dissolves Anti-Corruption Agency

The first formal act of Brazil’s interim president has been a Provisional Measure that completely dissolves Brazil’s main anti-corruption enforcement agency, the Comptroller General (CGU).

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Thursday
Oct082015

Practice note: Multiple guidance from Brazil for compliance programs

In a prior post earlier this year for the FCPA Blog, I talked about what Brazil is doing to clean up graft. This post continues that discussion, with a focus on official guidance from agencies and regulators about new anti-corruption laws and regulations and how to comply with them.

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Thursday
Jul232015

Brazil: What's being done to clean up the graft?

In two earlier posts, I looked at enforcement in Brazil during the prior calendar quarter. The first post described some of the enforcement actions and investigations that are ongoing, and the second post focused on graft scandals that could have a particular impact on the government.

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Tuesday
Apr072015

Resource alert: English translation of new Brazil regulations under the Clean Company Act 

Language solutions provider Merrill Brink International is making available to readers of the FCPA Blog an English translation of the new Brazil regulations under the Clean Company Act.

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Wednesday
Mar252015

More details on Brazil’s Clean Company Act regulations

As we mentioned in an earlier post on the FCPA Blog, on March 18 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff issued a presidential decree regulating the Clean Company Act, as a part of a series of anti-corruption measures to counter the increasing number of protests against the federal government.

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Thursday
May012014

Anti-corruption compliance: Meeting the global standard

Keith M. Korenchuk, partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

While much attention is paid to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K. Bribery Act, an array of other anti-corruption laws apply to multinational companies.

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Tuesday
Jan212014

Aaron Murphy talks about global bribery law and how the feds can help COs

I spoke with Aaron Murphy, author of the book, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Practical Resource for Managers and Executives and, as of 2014, a partner in the litigation practice of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's office in San Francisco.

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Sunday
Aug042013

Brazil's President Dilma Takes a Stand

The ongoing saga of Brazilian anti-corruption reform has reached a glorious crescendo. On Thursday, President Dilma Rousseff exercised her line-item veto power (a power the U.S. president lacks) to selectively approve Brazil's Clean Company Act. As a result, this long-time party to the OECD Convention has adopted legislation that creates corporate liability for bribery, cooperation credit for voluntary disclosure, a potential penalty reduction for the existence of a compliance program, and a host of very serious penalties.

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Tuesday
Jul092013

Brazilian Democracy in Action

The protests of the Brazilian people have moved their Parliament to action. Late last week, after a protracted procedural history, the Brazilian Senate approved the Clean Company Act. It now goes to President Dilma Rousseff for final approval.

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Tuesday
Apr302013

Brazil anti-corruption bill moves forward, sort of

A key vote has occurred in the Brazilian legislature on its anti-corruption bill, the Clean Company Act. And anti-corruption advocates may deem it only a partial success.

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