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White Collar Crime

18 March 2019
Renato Tastardi Portella New government measures to tackle corruption: does the buck stop here?

Brazil - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Despite the steps taken by Brazil to fight corruption in recent years, it remains one of the main challenges for the country. Mindful of this, the new government – which came into power in 2018 on the back of its vow to fight corruption – has promised a series of measures to tackle the issue. The measures include toughening prison sentences for corruption-related crimes, separating investigations involving high-level officials and making illegal campaign donations a criminal offence.

Author: Renato Tastardi Portella
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Peter S Spivack Justice Manual and FCPA enforcement

USA - Hogan Lovells

Throughout 2018 the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued to ring the clarion call for cooperation and sought to provide some certainty, consistency and coordination regarding the incentives offered to companies that provide voluntary disclosures. In particular, the DOJ centralised its guidance memoranda into what is now known as the Justice Manual. The DOJ's goals were to identify redundancies, clarify ambiguities, eliminate surplus language and update the manual to reflect current law and practice.

Authors: Peter S Spivack, Lillian S Hardy
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Brazil - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

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USA - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Indonesia - Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro

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Mexico - Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC

Author: Abigail Ruiz