Catch 2002: Why Sarbanes-Oxley might be unethical for Brazilian lawyers

New SEC regulations stemming from Sarbanes- Oxley require lawyers to report any violation of US securities law. But this might clash with Brazil’s Code of Ethics for lawyers, creating a dilemma for local attorneys. Marcelo Godke Veiga, head of international and corporate practice at Siqueira Castro Advogados in São Paulo, details the conundrum.

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