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Brazil Strengthens Battle Against Corruption

In August 2018, in an effort to battle corruption, Brazil enacted Decree-Law No. 9,468/18, which provides broader power to the Public Transparency and Anti-Corruption Council.  The Council’s purpose is to discuss ideas and suggestions to improve policies and strategies aimed at combating corruption and impunity within the Federal Public Administration. For a closer look at … Continue Reading

New Brazilian Anti-Corruption Law

Thanks to Paula Galhardo  in Squire Sanders’ Houston office for preparing this post on the new Brazilian Anti-Corruption Law. Boosted by the recent popular manifestation in Brazil against corruption and extreme expenses in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, the Brazilian Senate approved on July 4, 2013 a Bill of Law … Continue Reading

Anticorruption Enforcement in Brazil Takes a Step Forward, But It Needs to Take More

Bribery has been considered a criminal offense in Brazil since 1940. Since then, several other corruption-related practices also have been criminalized. Over the years, countless individuals in the public and private sectors have faced criminal charges for bribery and corruption, many of which individuals were sentenced to imprisonment. One perceived shortcoming in Brazil’s anti-corruption laws, … Continue Reading