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Lava Jato, PDVSA: The latest decisions of the Swiss courts

The Odebrecht case and its ramifications around the world are reaching the Swiss justice system. The Federal Criminal Court and the Federal Supreme Court have recently taken several decisions on mutual assistance which we summarise here. Doleiro Roberto Douer’s funds remain blocked in Switzerland In August 2018, Brazil had transmitted to Switzerland a request for assistance concerning …

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Swiss attorney general’s office points Brazil to Marcelo Odebrecht’s brother-in-law

The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Brazil announced several raids and arrests on August 21 as part of the 63rd phase of corruption probe Lavo Jato. Among its targets was Mauricio Ferro, former legal director of Braksem oil company and brother-in-law of Marcelo Odebrecht, the man at the centre of one of the biggest corporate corruption …

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Swiss Bombardier accounts targeted by Swedish authorities

Swiss banks have been implicated in the sprawling bribery and money laundering scandal surrounding Canadian manufacturing giant Bombardier and a lucrative contract in Azerbaijan. The banks’ involvement emerged in a Federal Supreme Court judgment dated June 28, 2019. Following a Swedish request for legal assistance, Switzerland agreed to provide bank documents to the Swedish justice authorities linked to four …

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