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Relevant Laws

  • Brazilian Anti-Corruption Law or Clean Companies Act (Lei da Empresa Limpa or Lei Anticorrupção) (Law No. 12,846/2013):The Brazilian Anti-Corruption Law establishes judicial and administrative liability for legal entities that commit corrupt acts (the legislation also prohibits fraud in public tender processes). 
  • Law on Administrative Improbity (Lei da Improbidade Administrativa) (Law No. 8,429/1992
  • Federal Criminal Code: Article 333 of the Federal Criminal Code criminalizes bribery of domestic public officials and Article 337-B criminalizes bribery of foreign public officials.

Enforcement Authorities

  • Federal Prosecution Service (Ministério Público Federal) (“MPF”)
  • Federal Police (Polícia Federal)
  • Comptroller-General of the Union (Controladoria-Geral da União) (“CGU”)
  • Office of the Attorney General (Advocacia-Geral da União) (“AGU”)
  • Federal Court of Audit (Tribunal de Contas da União) (“TCU”)
  • Council for Financial Activities Control (Conselho de Controle de Atividades Financeiras) (“COAF”)

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