The Changing Dynamics of Anti-Corruption Enforcement in Brazil

The spotlight is shining brightly on Brazilian corruption: One of Brazil’s highest-profile companies, Embraer, is being investigated by both Brazilian and American authorities in connection with alleged bribes paid to officials in the Dominican Republic and Argentina in exchange for business.  This joint investigation, the Brazilian aspect of which was uncovered by Reuters and the Wall Street Journal earlier this month, coincides with the passage and enactment of the Brazilian Anti-Corruption Act of 2013.  Recently, Robert Di Cillo, a partner at Di Cillo Advogados in Sao Paolo, and Thad McBride, a partner at Sheppard Mullin in Washington, D.C., discussed the details of the new law and its potential ramifications at a webinar sponsored by the Practising Law Institute.  See also “How the New Brazilian Corruption Law Impacts U.S. Corporations,” The FCPA Report, Vol. 2, No. 21 (Oct. 23, 2013).

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