December 2014

Maersk Targeted in Petrobras Probe as Scandal Goes Global

Europe | Europe - Denmark | South America | South America - Brazil

Maersk was investigated by Brazilian and Danish prosecutors alleging the container shipping company participated in a bribery scandal involving the national oil company, Petrobras. Jim Philbin represented Maersk in the investigation as the general counsel. 

The bribery scandal is considered the largest corruption case in the world with allegations of over $3 billion in bribes paid to company executives, political parties and politicians. It has led to the impeachment of the president of Brazil as well as the arrest and conviction of dozens of company executives and politicians. 

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