Brazil's New Anti-Corruption Law: FCPA Compliance is No Longer Enough

Understanding Key Provisions, Ensuring Compliance and Mitigating Legal Risks

New law effective Jan. 28, 2014

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


Conducted on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Program Materials

This CLE webinar will prepare counsel for companies doing business in Brazil to meet the demands of the country's new anti-corruption law. The panel will outline effective compliance programs to minimize anti-corruption risks under the new law.

Description

With the approaching World Cup and Olympic Games, Brazil has taken steps to fight corporate corruption. On Aug. 1, 2013, Brazil enacted an anti-corruption law that puts in place a system that holds companies and individuals liable for corrupt acts involving Brazilian and foreign officials and governments.

The new law is effective late Jan., 2014. U.S. companies doing business in Brazil must update anti-corruption programs now to ensure employees and agents understand the boundaries of the new law.

Counsel must advise businesses to have in place anti-corruption programs that include procedures and monitoring to ensure compliance with Brazil's new anti-corruption efforts to remove or mitigate the company's and employees' legal risks.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the new anti-corruption law, examining the distinctions between it and the FCPA. The panel will also discuss how the new law will be enforced and offer best practices for complying with the new law.

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Outline

  1. Brazil’s new anti-corruption law
    1. Key provisions
    2. Distinctions between the new law and the FCPA
  2. Enforcement of the new anti-corruption law
  3. Best practices—complying with the new law

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • Who is covered under Brazil's anti-corruption law? How does the act differ from the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?
  • What types of procedures should be adequate to serve as a defense to liability under Brazil's new law?
  • What steps can companies take to minimize the corruption risks under Brazil's anti-corruption law?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.

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

Thaddeus R. McBride
Thaddeus R. McBride

Partner
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

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