COPENHAGEN, Denmark--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Battea Global Research, Inc. has published a comprehensive report assessing how a recent court ruling has significantly increased Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.’s (Petrobras) potential exposure to multi-billion dollar claims from international and Brazilian shareholders and investors.
On May 26, 2021, the District Court in Rotterdam in the Netherlands issued an order resolving contested procedural issues in favor of Petrobras shareholders and investors in the long-running collective action. The matter now moves forward toward adjudication on the merits of the case.
The report explains
- The significance of the litigation moving forward in the Netherlands after having moved past preliminary battles over jurisdiction and standing.
- How the Dutch litigation, in all likelihood, will now squarely focus on the allegations of bribery, fraud, wrongdoing, and damages which Petrobras faced in the United States, where it entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) with the U.S. Department of Justice. In the DPA, Petrobras admitted to several violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and also admitted to violating shareholder disclosure regulations under the Sarbanes Oxley Act. Petrobras previously agreed to a US $853.2 million criminal penalty in the United States, as well as a US $3 billion civil settlement with US American Depository Receipt (“ADR”) investors.
- The correlation between the damages asserted in the US ADR and Bond litigation resulting in the US $3 billion settlement and the potentially even larger damages of international and Brazilian shareholders and investors that are alleged in the Dutch action.
Publication: Court Hands Down Strong Ruling in Favor of International and Brazilian Petrobras Shareholders and Bondholders, suffering Petrobras Stock Price (PETR3 PETR4) and Certain Bond Price Losses from the Lava Jato Scandal: Click here to access the report
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