The View From a Brazilian Prosecutor

With significant roles in international corruption settlements such as Embraer, Odebrecht and now Keppel, Brazil is one of the United States’ closest anti-corruption collaborators. In 2017, various U.S. regulators singled out Brazil as a valued partner. At a program hosted by the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section’s Global Anti-Corruption Committee, Boni de Moraes Soares, the Director of the International Department of Brazil’s Attorney General Office, discussed the complex legal system in Brazil, details of the mammoth Operation Car Wash, including factors in its success and how companies can coordinate interactions within the complex Brazilian legal system, as well as the challenge of dividing the proceeds from multilateral settlements. See “Overcoming the Challenges of Conducting Third-Party Diligence in Brazil” (Oct. 4, 2017).

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