Licks Attorneys' COMPLIANCE Blog

The Bidding Process and the Rehabilitation of the Bidder Declared Dishonest

The Bidding Act # 8.666 / 93 - establishes in its Article 87 the sanctions that may be applicable to those who do not comply with the administrative contracts resulting from the bid object.

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Data Protection and Privacy and the CPO

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, which has attracted attention from all over the world, issues related to the personal data protection arouse the interest of many people, especially here in Brazil, due to the force of the LGPD which was postponed by Provisional Measure 959 on April 29, 2020 to May 3, 2021.

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Data Privacy Law and the Impact on the Health Care Area

On the afternoon of July 22nd, a webinar was held, ‘‘Data Privacy Law (LGPD) and the Impact on the Health Care Area”, presented by four of our attorneys at law: Alexandre Dalmasso, specialist in compliance with experience in the pharmaceutical industry; Douglas Leite, Flávio Buzanovsky,  and Ricardo Campello specialists in LGPD.

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New Version of the U.S Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Resource Guide

The US Department of Justice(US DOJ) and the US Securities and ExchangeCommission (SEC) have released a new version of the resourceguide on the US Anti-Corruption Act(FCPA - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) after 8years since the publication´s first version.

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Transparency in Emergency Contracts

On the afternoon of July 8th, a webinar was held with the topic ‘‘Transparency in Emergency Contracts”, led by Guilherme France, research coordinator at Transparency International's Anti-Corruption Knowledge Center – Brazil, Alexandre Dalmasso and Ana Luisa Calil, attorneys at law at Licks Attorneys.

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Use of e-mails

Lots of people are unaware that e-mails already existed when companies still used the electric typewriter. The first email, which is known, was sent in 1971 by Ray Tomlison. And the first email address created is also his: tomlison @ bbn-tenexa.

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10 Mistakes that affect a compliance investigation report.

Compliance investigations have increased exponentially, since compliance programs were consolidated in companies globally.

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What drives good people to do bad things

To reflect on what can make good people do bad things, I will mention two real cases, which occurred during my career.

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TCU AND INTERNATIONAL TRANSPARENCY LAUNCH EMERGENCY CONTRACTING GUIDANCE

In May 2020, the Federal Court of Auditors - TCU, in partnership with the international non-governmental organization Transparency International marked a point in favor of tackling corruption and legal certainty for the federal, state and municipal public managers, by launching a booklet called “Recommendations for Transparency of Emergency Contracts in Response to COVID-19“. The booklet guides those professionals, in face of Act 13,979 / 2020, to adopt accurate and licit practices in the management of public resources in the pandemic scenario.

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Health Fraud! How does the US government combat this problem

On the afternoon of May 28th, a webinar was held with the topic ‘Health Fraud! How does the US government combat this problem’, led by Alexandre Dalmasso, partner and responsible for the Ethics and Compliance Practice Group.

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