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The Federal Republic of Brazil and another (Respondents) v Durant International Corporation and another (Appellants) (Jersey)
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[2016] AC 297 and 6 others


This appeal concerns the doctrine of tracing. The effective plaintiff is the Municipality of Sao Paulo ("the municipality"). The Federal Republic of Brazil is nominally a plaintiff because its Constitution requires it to be a party to any action brought outside Brazil by a Brazilian public authority. The defendants ("Durant" and "Kildare") are companies registered in the British Virgin Islands. Kildare is a wholly owned subsidiary of Durant and both companies are or were at the relevant time under the practical control of Mr Paulo Maluf and/or his son Mr Flavio Maluf. From 1993 to 1996 Mr Maluf senior was mayor of the ...

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