Machado Meyer and ETCO discuss impacts of the Anti-Corruption Law


Part of the companies' agenda since it came into force last January, the Anticorruption Law has generated new demands in the Brazilian business environment. The issue, which still raises many doubts and questions, was debated on Friday, 19/09, in an event promoted by Machado, Meyer, Sendacz and Opice Advogados, in partnership with the North American firm Norton Rose Fulbright and the Institute Brazilian Competition Ethics Committee (ETCO).

During breakfast, lawyers, members of the public sector and the private sector discussed cases and mechanisms to face corruption within the business environment. At the event “Investigate or prevent? How authorities and companies are reacting to anti-corruption laws ”, ETCO's chief executive, Evandro Guimarães, said that corruption is behind crimes, such as piracy, smuggling and counterfeiting, which cause billionaire losses to the Brazilian business environment .

For him, although the Anti-Corruption Law was initially created to protect the public agent from corporate harassment, it caused the private sector to be concerned with internal integrity, minimizing the occurrence of illicit practices. The implementation of the law, believes the leader, will be more difficult in the municipalities. “It is in this sphere that there is a risk of misuse of the rule, especially the initiation of processes based on empty complaints. It takes common sense for everyone ”.

In addition to Guimarães, the leader of the Compliance area of ​​Machado Meyer, Leonardo Machado, the partner of the Labor area of ​​the office, Sólon Cunha, the coordinator of the intelligence center of the Secretariat of Public Security of São Paulo, Fábio Bechara, Norton Rose Andrew Raines, attorney and Canadian SNC Lavalin compliance officer, Diogo Moretti.