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The Firm has a growing ABC and compliance multi-disciplinary practice which has been evolving in line with the national and international regulatory development on the subject. Our practice team is comprised by attorneys with corporate, transactional, regulatory and litigation expertise to offer creative and solid advice to our clients.
Our practice includes the design, drafting, review and implementation of policies regarding compliance, ethics, anticorruption, whistleblowing, anti-bribery, best practices, gifts and hospitality, among others, as well as training of managerial teams and employees regarding those policies.
Moreover, we advise our clients in compliance matters on commercial transactions, including M&A, with a particular emphasis on specific, tailored compliance due-diligence. Our team has experience advising our clients on compliance with FCPA, UKBA, OECD Anti-bribery Convention, as well as other international and local laws and regulations regarding anticorruption.
We provide support and advise to our clients through processes of investigations and reporting, including advice in connection with local implications for international companies which are under multi-jurisdictional investigation procedures.
Our practice also focuses on advising our clients on their relationships with third parties, including commercial partners, distributors, facilitators and suppliers, in order to design customized risk protection structures against potential breaches to anticorruption and anti-bribery laws.
We guide our clients through the drafting and implementation of specific compliance, anticorruption and ethics clauses to which all third parties dealing with our clients shall abide. Implementation of those clauses include monitoring of compliance and design of compliance certificates to be periodically issued by those third parties, as well as Know Your Client (KYC)formats and procedures.
In essence, we provide advice to create and implement robust protections in order to mitigate risks of corporate criminal, civil and administrative liability, which entail diverse sanctions such as fines, disbarment, prohibition to participate in public contracts and even imprisonment.
Our services are focused on providing companies and management with corporate governance tools to prevent compliance risks. We consider ABC as a culture to be adopted by companies and we offer solutions to help management, in-house counsels and Compliance Officers to achieve that goal.