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Felipe Rocha dos Santos: New guidance for Brazil anti-corruption settlements

In August 2013, Brazil’s game-changing Clean Companies Act introduced the leniency agreement, a deferred prosecution deal for companies willing to plead guilty and settle corruption charges.

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SFO confirms investigation of KBR

The UK Serious Fraud Office confirmed that it has opened a new investigation into KBR, Inc.'s United Kingdom subsidiaries for suspected bribery and corruption.

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Geert Vermeulen: With U.S. help, Dutch enforcement makes dramatic leap

For many years the Dutch government lagged behind countries like the United States, the UK and Germany enforcing anti-corruption laws. But that has recently changed in a dramatic way.

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Cathalijne van der Plas: Once a laggard, the Netherlands finally tackles overseas bribery

First the good news. The Netherlands ranked fifth on the latest Corruption Perceptions Index, up from eighth last year, and now trailing only Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and New Zealand on the CPI.

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SMB Offshore in $342 million settlement with Brazil prosecutors and Petrobras

Image courtesy of SBM OffshoreProsecutors in Brazil and state-owned oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA signed a settlement agreement Friday with Netherlands-based oil and gas services firm SBM Offshore NV to resolve allegations of corruption.

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Unaoil: We're victims of theft and extortion, suing Fairfax Media for reputational damage

Image courtesy of UnaoilUnaoil said in a statement Tuesday that it has instructed its lawyers to start legal action against Fairfax Media and its partners for "malicious and damaging allegations negligently published" by them.

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Core Labs says DOJ asks questions about Unaoil

An Amsterdam-based oil services company said in a U.S. securities filing last week the DOJ has asked it questions in connection with the Unaoil investigation.

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SBM Offshore: DOJ re-opens overseas bribe probe

SBM Offshore confirmed Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice has re-opened its investigation into the alleged bribery of government officials in Angola, Brazil, and Equatorial Guinea between 2007 and 2011.

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SBM Offshore chief and board member settle Petrobras allegations with Brazil prosecutors

Image courtesy of SBM OffshoreThe chief executive of SBM Offshore, Bruno Chabas, and supervisory board member Sietze Hepkema, have reached an out of court settlement with Brazilian authorities tied to the ongoing Petrobras corruption probe, with small fines and no admission of guilt.

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More from 2015: Five sleazy pieces

We already talked about some of the biggest compliance and enforcement stories from the year just ended. Here are five more. 

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Former Allen & Overy partner charged in Petrobras-SBM Offshore bribe case

Sietze Hepkema (image courtesy of SBM Offshore)A former Allen & Overy partner who led the firm's Amsterdam office was among a dozen people charged last week by prosecutors in Brazil as part of the corruption investigation into Petrobras, the state-owned oil company.

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Operation Black Blood: Brazil charges 12 in SBM, Petrobras bribe probe

Brazilian prosecutors charged 12 people Thursday after a new probe into alleged bribery involving SBM Offshore and Petrobras.

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