Criminal and Corporate Compliance

Martínez-Echevarría’s criminal law practice is formed by a group of specialised professionals supported by a multidisciplinary team, capable of offering an adequate response to the modern phenomenology of the criminal process that is known for its complexity, with an active presence in the process to achieve the best legal response. Only through solid training, extensive experience and individualised client care can we offer an effective response in the criminal process, which undoubtedly requires constant attention and due care.

Moreover, the reform of the Criminal Code through Organic Law 5/2010 entailed more serious and worrying consequences in criminal proceedings regarding legal entities, allowing the imposition of penalties to a company in which criminal behaviour may have occurred. In this context, developing crime prevention protocols inspired by the culture of corporate ethics takes on a predominant role, and is contemplated in the Criminal Code as a way of preventing the effects of criminal proceedings from being extended to commercial companies. Martínez-Echevarría has proven experience in how companies and businesses work and knows better than anyone how to care for these business needs.

Martínez-Echevarría’s criminal law practice is specialised in the treatment of criminal phenomenology of an economic and corporate nature, such as, among others:

• Money Laundering Crimes

• Crimes against the Public Treasury and Social Security fraud

• Asset stripping and punishable insolvency

• Crimes against town and urban planning

• Mismanagement, fraud and misappropriation

• Embezzlement of public funds, bribery and prevarication

• Market and consumer-related offences