Panel discussion on corruption, a topic that is at the forefront of Brazilian society, politics, and the economy. Judge Marcelo Bretas of the 7th Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro delivered keynote remarks, based on his perspective from the bench. Since 2015, Judge Bretas’ court has played a leading role in judging crimes against Brazil’s financial system, concealment of assets, and corruption of public power, including Operation Carwash (Lava Jato).
Fernanda Burle of Instituto Advocacy Brasil, discussed the anti-corruption initiatives and compliance frameworks that are being developed as a consequence of Lava Jato. Also participating was Andrew Levine of Debevoise & Plimpton who has extensive experience in compliance and due diligence in Brazil and shared some considerations on doing business in Brazil, following Lava Jato.
Judge Marcelo Bretas, 7th Federal Court, Rio de Janeiro
Fernanda Burle, Member of the Board, Instituto Advocacy Brasil
Andrew M. Levine, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton