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The value of corporate governance versus greenwashing
In addition to monitoring internal processes, companies must be aware of the conduct of third parties involved with their business.
Criteria for reducing the fine in the leniency agreement
CGU and AGU edit ordinance listing objective and measurable criteria to limit the power of authority in negotiations.
CGU edits regulations on early trial of PAR
New rule applies to administrative accountability proceedings involving violations of the Anti-Corruption Act.
Anti-corruption stamps and business value creation
Recognition boosts credibility and values branding, but should be seen as a consequence of effective and effective integrity practices, not as a purpose in itself.
Decree No. 9,764/19 and donations of movable property and services to the federal Public Administration
Among the actions taken this year to combat corruption, one of the main goals of the federal government, the promulgation of Decree No. 9,764/19 certainly represents one of the most relevant milestones in improving public-private interaction and dialogue. In summary, the decree regulated how bodies and entities that are part of the structure of the direct federal Public Administration can receive donations of movable goods and services from private individuals or legal entities without costs or charges.
The role of the whistleblower in the new Anticrime Package
The professionals who work in the area of corporate integrity have raised great expectations regarding the beginning of the new federal government this year, especially regarding the performance of the new justice minister, former magistrate Sergio Moro, who became known for the judgments in the largest corporate corruption case in Brazil, Operation Carwash.
Impacts of Provision No. 188/2018 of the Federal Board of the Brazilian Bar Association for corporate investigations
Effective since January of 2014, the Anti-Corruption Law (Law No. 12,846/13) has built a legacy of changes in corporate culture over the past five years. The scenario today is very different from the one observed at the beginning of its enactment, when corruption risks seemed far from the corporate reality, and companies still saw megaoperations of the Federal Police and the Public Prosecutor’s Office as episodes restricted to political agents.
Handbook for the evaluation of integrity programs brings advancements in terms of legal certainty
In September, the Ministry of Transparency and Comptroller-General of the Union (MTCGU) published the Practical Handbook for the Evaluation of Integrity Programs in the Administrative Accountability Procedure of Legal Entities (PAR). The document seeks to provide guidance and assurance for public servants with the Federal Executive Branch responsible for conducting the PAR, instituted by Law No. 12,846/2013 (the Anti-Corruption Law), especially members of the Administrative Accountability Procedure Committee (CPAR).
Fighting corruption in Brazil - recent developments and challenges ahead
Law No. 12,846, also known as the Anti-Corruption Law, was enacted five years ago, on August 1[1]. Not only an important improvement in the legal framework to combat corruption, it has led to the strengthening of a culture of integrity and corporate governance in both private and state-owned companies.
In what situations may integrity programs be mandatory
The Brazilian Clean Company Act or the Anti-Corruption Law (No. 12,846/2013) became noteworthy due to the creation of a normative framework that allows for punishment of companies for acts of corruption carried out on their behalf or benefit. Following market trends and global best practices, the same law also established an incentive to create and implement integrity (or compliance) programs within companies.
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