FELDENSMADRUGA PUBLISHES BRAZIL CHAPTER IN THE LATIN LAWYER 2019 ANTI-CORRUPTION REFERENCE

Latin Lawyer has just released the new edition of its 2019 Anti-Corruption Reference that provides answers to key legal and regulatory questions in Latin America, in this area. Specialists from FeldensMadruga, Ana Maria Belotto and Mariana Tumbiolo, wrote the chapter regarding the regulatory framework for anti-corruption in Brazil. The guide covers 20 areas of practice and has an interactive format that allows for quick-and-easy comparisons across jurisdictions. The answers are provided by leading practioners and firms across the region. The chapter by FeldensMadruga´s specialist can be accessed in the link Anti-Corruption Reference 2019. The whole publication is available at https://latinlawyer.com/know-how/topics/1000392/anti-corruption-

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INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEGAL COOPERATION LAUNCHED IN BRASILIA

FeldensMadruga hosted the launching ceremony of the International Institute for Legal Cooperation (ICJI) with headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal and in Brazil. During a cocktail in honor of Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Coimbra, Anabela Miranda Rodrigues, in visit to Brazil, specially to participate in the first academic-professional debate promoted by the Institute as part of the series: "Dialogues between the Public and Private Sectors", with the theme: "The Processual value of  Financial Intelligence Information received through the Egmont Group". The meeting, for guests only, gathered lawyers, public prosecutors, professors and public enforcement agents at Royal Tulip Hotel on the 18th of September.

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CAMPAIGN FINANCING AND CORRUPTION

Latinlawyer.com just published, as part of its coverage of Brazilian national elections, an article by partner Antenor Madruga, from FeldensMadruga and Adriano Teixeira, associate and researcher at FM. The authors highlight the importance of increasing the clarity of current campaign finance regulation in order to avoid unfair accusations of corruption from befalling  on individuals. The article shows that this is not an exclusively Brazilian problem, but one that exists in many democracies where a grey line between campaign financing and corruption exists.

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PRIVATE CORRUPTION IN BRAZIL, IN DEBATE

The Anticorruption and Compliance Committee of the Brazilian Institute of Business Law (IBRADEMP) gathered in São Paulo to discuss the criminalization of private corruption in Brazil, with a focus on the different juridical models that may be adopted, and on their potential impacts.

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GIR RELEASES NEW “EMPLOYEE RIGHTS KNOW-HOW” EDITION

The Global Investigation Review (GIR) released the new edition of its “Employee Rights Know-how”. The publication has become a reference for the work of attorneys and in-house counsels around the globe when it comes to handling internal investigations. The chapter on Employee´s Rights for Brazil was written by the experts from FeldensMadruga, Ana Maria Belotto and Carlos Wehrs.

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ANTICORRUPTION ACT IN DEBATE

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In less than five years of existence, the law 12.846/2013 better known as the “Brazilian Anticorruption Act” has posed great challenges to the national juridical system of public prosecution as well as to the application of civil and administrative sanctions. The law did not introduce the criminal responsibility of companies, but only its objective culpability for acts of corruption.In a public debate organized by FRONT (Study Group of Transnational Criminal Processual Law) from the Institute of Public Law of Brasilia (IDP), legal authorities on this matter discussed the main questions of the moment concerning the Anticorruption Act, with focus on the coordination between institutions and legal cooperation among countries.

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OPERATION CARWASH: THE AFTERMATH OF COLLABORATION WITH AUTHORITIES IN BRAZIL

The “8th Anti-corruption Brazil Summit” promoted by the American Conference Institute (ACI) in Sao Paulo, on the 23rd and 24th of May, gathered experts from private and public sectors. Antenor Madruga, founding partner of FeldensMadruga law firm, chaired the panel discussion: “How New Cases are Evolving and How Brazil´s Enforcement Authorities are Collaborating”, that had Henirque Machado Moreira, from the Securities and Exchange Committee (CVM), Carla Veríssimo, from the Federal Prosecutor´s Office (PGR/MPF) and Beatriz Lopes de Oliveira, from the Sao Paulo State Prosecutor´s Office (MPE-SP).

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COUNSELORS FROM FM DEBATE CLAUDIA HOERING´S EXTRADITION

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Antenor Madruga, partner at FeldensMadruga Law Firm and associated lawyer, Maria Rosa Loula, discussed at Instituto de Direito Público (IDP), last night, the case of the first Brazilian national to be extradited in history. Claudia Hoering was turned over to United States authorities last January to stand trial for the murder of her former husband and air force hero, Karl Hoering.  The roundtable was coordinated by IDP´s professors, Maria Rosa and Vladimir Aras, Federal Prosecutor who also worked in the case, and had as guest speakers Paulo Cesar Rodrigues, federal judge that participated in the instruction of the process in the Supreme Court, and Tácio Muzzi, Adjunct Director of Assets Recovery and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Justice (DRCI-MJ), central authority in cases of extradition.

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FM CELEBRATES PIONEER WOMEN LAWYERS

State Prosecutor of Rio Grande do Norte, Zélia Madruga, and Federal Attorney, Jovita Wolney Valente were the first women to receive honors from FeldensMadruga Law Firm. On March 2nd, family, friends and colleagues gathered in a cocktail to unveil their photos that became part of the hall of honor in  the office´s library, alongside Mr. Carlos Mathias and Mr. Maurício Bastos.

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