Investigations and Criminal Compliance
We have an experienced team to conduct internal investigations under strictest confidentiality, while striving to respect the guarantees of employees or suppliers.
Whether or not the investigation is prosecuted, it is essential to have the advice of our experts in criminal matters, regarding the collection of evidence. Otherwise, it may be considered null in a lawsuit or violate the right of privacy of employees, which is punishable by imprisonment. We also work with a team of accounting and cyber specialists in the forensic area, for the preservation, recovery and processing of the obtained evidence. In this regard, the partner Nicolas Durrieu described the matter for the magazine ICLG in the article “Corporate Investigations in Argentina 2019”.
As specialists in criminal matters, we are in a better position to identify the criminal risks a company has (fraud, corruption, etc.) and how to deal with them. For this reason, we advise on the correct implementation of integrity programs of a company.
In this regard, the partner Nicolas Durrieu had legal advised to the Senate of the Nation in the final drafting of law 27.401, on criminal liability of legal persons for acts of corruption. He was Co-Director of the Book of Compliance and Anti-Corruption and Corporate Criminal Liability of Thomson Reuters, published in May 2018. In this regard, it should be noted that the Anticorruption Office relied in general terms on this document when it drafted some guidelines of the Law 27.401, as quoted by the organization itself in its bibliography. Partner Nicolas Durrrieu is currently Co-Director of the Compliance Program of La Ley / Thomson Reuters.