Anti-corruption study group brings together professors from BRICS countries to debate compliance
In November, the FGV Sao Paulo Law School’s Anti-Corruption Study Group received a visit from professors from India, China, Russia and South Africa who are participants in the Corporate Compliance in BRICS Countries research project. This initiative is under way at member institutions of the Law Schools Global League (LSGL) and it is supported by the Brazilian government’s CAPES PrInt education funding program.
The visiting professors were Zhiyuan Guo, of the College of Criminal Justice at China University of Political Science and Law; Tebello Thabane, of the University of Cape Town, South Africa; Eduard Ivanov, of the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Russia; and Vesselin Popovski, of Jindal Global University, India.
During their visit to Sao Paulo, the professors from BRICS countries attended a conference, which also featured Carolina Yumi Souza, of the Brazilian Federal Attorney General’s Office, and Marina Coelho Araújo, of law firm CAZ Advogados and the Sao Paulo Lawyers’ Institute (IASP). Professors Wanderley Fernandes and Paulo Dorón Rehder de Araújo, of the FGV Sao Paulo Law School, moderated the conference.
The visiting professors also gave a short course for the school’s students, titled Anti-Money Laundering in BRICS Countries, which also featured professors Heloisa Estellita and Mariana Tumbiolo Tosi, who discussed issues related to Brazil.
As well as the conference and course, the group also met to finalize the book “Combating Corruption and Money Laundering in BRICS Countries: Legal Frameworks and Institutional Arrangements,” which will be launched during the Academic Conference of the Law Schools Global League in Sydney, Australia, in February 2020.