"A discussion of the Brazilian and British anti-bribery legislation"

21 January 2014

The Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in London and Lex Anglo-Brasil presented:

"A discussion of the Brazilian and British anti-bribery legislation"

A discussion in respect of the main provisions and a comparison of the legislation introduced further to the OECD recommendations.

In light of the Financial Action Task Force recommendations – an intergovernmental body in charge of promoting the implementation of anti-money laundering measures -, Brazil has enacted law No. 12,683/12 which lays down new provisions in combating money laundry. The new law addresses several issues not covered under the previous legislation, and therefore it shall be deemed to be an important tool to combat money laundry in the country.



08:30 am

Registration and Breakfast


09:00 am

Opening remarks

Vitoria Nabas -Brazilian Chamber

09:05 am

British anti-bribery legislation

Frederico Singarajah

1 Gray’s Inn Square Barristers’ Chambers

09:20 am

Brazilian anti-bribery legislation

Daniel Varga

Nabas Legal

9:45 am

Practical view on business implications and challenges

Catherine Arnold - Deloitte

10:00 am

Q & A

Vitoria Nabas - Brazilian Chamber

10:15 am



 Frederico Singarajah is the first native Brazilian to practise at the independent Bar.  Before joining the Bar, Frederico practised as a solicitor-advocate, specialising in civil and commercial litigation. He also worked in-house in the technology, finance and pharmaceutical sectors. He specialises in cross-border issues, predominantly between UK and Brazil. His practice consists of commercial litigation, international arbitration and public law, although he has represented clients in a wide range of matters of special interest. He also advises on non-contentious commercial law. Being bilingual and a dual national, he is well placed to advise in matters relating to the two jurisdictions.

 Daniel Varga is a Brazilian lawyer specialising in Brazilian corporate law, with a broad experience in assisting foreign investors on business transactions involving Brazil. He has worked for major law firms in Brazil and is now an associate lawyer at Nabas Legal International Lawyers in London, UK. Daniel is also studying an LLM degree on International Business Law at Bradford University, UK

Catherine is an Assistant Director within the Forensic Services practice at Deloitte in London.  She is a qualified Charted Accountant with over 8 years’ experience in fraud and regulatory forensic investigations.  Catherine has experience of conducting large global investigations into matters ranging from corruption, fraud, accounting irregularities and accounting misstatement, as well as advising companies with respect to their anti-fraud and corruption policies, procedures and controls.  Catherine has an in depth understanding of bribery and corruption schemes and red flags across a range of industries and has experience of data and payment analysis in an investigative and controls context.  

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