Brazil's New Anti-Bribery Law: Compliance and Enforcement Trends

Navigating Key Provisions, Ensuring Compliance, Lessons From Recent Enforcement to Mitigate Legal Risks

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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This CLE webinar will examine enforcement under Brazil’s new Anti-Bribery Law and prepare counsel for companies doing business in Brazil to meet the demands of the new law. The panel will also outline effective compliance programs to minimize anti-corruption risks under the new law.

Description

Brazil’s new Anti-Bribery Law went into effect on Jan. 29, 2014. The new law puts in place a system that holds companies and individuals liable for corrupt acts against Brazilian and foreign officials and governments. There are a significant number of authorities at the federal, state and municipal levels that can investigate and enforce the law.

U.S. companies doing business in Brazil are at risk of employees and agents crossing the line and violating the new law. Companies must be prepared to meet the law’s requirements. Further, it is important to understand how the new law is being enforced, as well as the use of the law’s Leniency Agreement, to minimize risk.

As U.S. companies and their counsel navigate the new enforcement environment, it is critical to have in place monitoring and compliance programs to reduce exposure of violating the anti-corruption law.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines the new Anti-Bribery Law, drawing distinctions between it and the FCPA, and the enforcement trends. The panel will also offer best practices for complying with the new law.

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Outline

  1. Brazil’s new Anti-Bribery Law
    1. Key provisions
    2. Distinctions between the new law and the FCPA
  2. Enforcement of the Anti-Bribery Law
    1. Enforcement trends
    2. Leniency agreements
  3. Best practices for compliance

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Lessons for counsel regarding how Brazilian agencies have been enforcing the new Anti-Bribery Law
  • Types of procedures that should be adequate to serve as a defense to liability under Brazil's new law
  • Steps companies can take to minimize the corruption risks under Brazil’s anti-corruption law

Faculty

Roberto di Cillo
Roberto di Cillo

Partner
Di Cillo Advogados

Mr. di Cillo focuses on the areas of contracts and corporate governance. He has served as a regional compliance...  |  Read More

McBride, Thaddeus
Thaddeus R. McBride

Partner
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Mr. McBride represents companies and individuals in international trade regulatory, compliance, investigative, and...  |  Read More

Matthew Schreiber
Matthew Schreiber
Director of Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel
Juniper Networks

Mr. Schreiber has broad experience in strategic alliances and global partnerships, technology licensing, distribution...  |  Read More

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