Rio de Janeiro passes new law aimed at combatting bribery in public-private partnerships

Prosecutors in Brazil are investigating allegations of bribery in projects relating to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics

Prosecutors in Brazil are investigating allegations of bribery in projects relating to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics (Credit: iStock.com/isitsharp)

A new law which requires companies who do business with the state government of Rio de Janeiro to implement a compliance programme has been welcomed by the Brazil's legal community as a step forward in tackling corruption, but some say the law is unlikely to be successful without the commitment of the local private sector.

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