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Posts Tagged: Clean Company Act

Ten years after the Clean Company Act, what’s changed?

On August 1, 2013, the Clean Company Act (Law 12,846) was enacted by the Brazil National Congress to fill a legal gap in the country’s anti-corruption enforcement power compared with laws like the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, and standards set by the OECD anti-bribery convention.Continue Reading

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).

Michel Temer, pictured left, who assumed office yesterday following Dilma Rousseff’s removal to stand trial for impeachment, approved the Provisional Measure No.… Continue Reading

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.

Merrill Brink (a subsidiary of Merrill Corporation) is certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO/IEC 27001:2005 and ISO 13485:2003; and compliant to EN 15038:2006 and ISO 14971:2007.… Continue Reading

Anti-corruption compliance: Meeting the global standard

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.

For example, the so-called “BRIC” countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — all recently enacted, and have begun taking initial steps to enforce, more stringent anti-corruption laws.… Continue Reading

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.

Recall that though Brazil was among the original 1997 signatories to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery, its eventual statute imposed liability only on natural persons and not on companies.… Continue Reading