Brazil’s Five-Year Anti-Corruption Plan: Takeaways for In-House Counsel and Anti-Corruption Lawyers

Brazil has announced an ambitious Five-Year Anti-Corruption Plan that contains a number of new initiatives likely of interest to in-house counsel and anti-corruption practitioners who work with companies doing business in Brazil. This guest article by Jay Darden, Corinne Lammers, Bryan Parr, Harry Morgan and Hortênsia Medina, attorneys at Paul Hastings, highlights select elements of the plan: initiatives potentially impacting due diligence and investigations; guidance for compliance programs; leniency agreements; enhancements in federal compliance programs and whistleblower initiatives that may lead to greater enforcement; and increased cooperation with other countries in Latin America. See “Eight Tips for Performing Effective Corruption Investigations in Brazil” (Nov. 15, 2017).

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