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Luis F. Ortiz
Luis F. Ortiz

Luis F. Ortiz

Counsel

About

Luis F. Ortiz is Counsel at Gonzalez Calvillo and has over 15 years of experience in compliance, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and tax related matters.

Likewise, he has specialized in administrative compliance and procedures (public bidding, recourses, constitutional proceedings & administrative litigation), investigations and public procurement.

His practice is focused on advising international and Mexican companies in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, tax, ethics & integrity compliance; operational risks deriving from FCPA, auditing and training, FCPA internal investigations, whistleblowing management and policies; white-collar crime prevention, federal litigation and consulting for full compliance with the regulation thereof, as well as training and the design and implementation of preventive controls (i.e., policy making).

Luis has a solid tax and administrative litigation background in the private sector against tax and AML authorities, which enables him to provide comprehensive advice on his practice areas with a risk-prevention approach.

Moreover, he has experience in leading investigations and conducting anti-corruption and AML assessments in Mexico, Central and South America on bribery, extortion and anti-money laundering; specializing in advising US and European subsidiaries doing business in Latin America.

Experience

  • Assisted European and US companies in the creation of FCPA oriented compliance areas & internal investigations units in full compliance with books and record keeping provisions while doing business in Mexico.
  • Provided pre and post-acquisition anti-corruption and AML due diligence for multinationals in Mexico and contract drafting for FCPA-compliance clauses, their right to audit, KYC procedures, PEPS and third parties FCPA compliance and policies on background checks.
  • Representation of US-Mexican clients in Federal litigation matters against the Financial Intelligence Unit and Federal Tax authorities regarding white collar allegations and related criminal compliance work.
  • Constitutional Proceedings before Federal Courts on tax, AML matters and tax assessments as well as representing clients on alternative tax dispute resolution procedures and Tax Payer’s Rights Law (Ley Federal de los Derechos del Contribuyente).
  • Implementation of new compliance standards such as those provided by the General Law of Administrative Responsibilities (Ley General de Responsabilidades Administrativas), ISO 37001 and Anti-money Laundering standards based on the Mexican Anticorruption System.
  • Provided trainings and investigations throughout Mexico, Panama and Colombia for US corporations on bribery and Anti-money Laundering & Tax Compliance issues.
  • Advised & Trained the Government of Equatorial Guinea in Africa through theGroupe Dʼaction Contre le Blanchiment dʼargent en Afrique Centrale in the implementation of its own Financial Intelligence Unit against money laundering.
  • Advise to the United Nations Office in Mexico and the Ministry of Public Administration on integrity issues for small and medium businesses.
  • Representation of Mexico before the Organization of American States (OAS) on anticorruption matters affecting the civil organizations in Cali, Colombia.

Awards & Recognitions

Compliance ranked lawyer, Chambers and Partners Global Guide

Academy

Anticorruption and FCPA Compliance, Government & Transparency Professor at the Universidad Anahuac and has prior experience as such in other renowned universities in Mexico.
Professor at the ANADE’s Anti-corruption and Compliance Diploma Program.

Education

LL.M. in Master of Laws degree in Government Spending and Corporate Tax from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Florida, United States Postgraduate degree in Control and Risk Management from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Spain Postgraduate degree in International Taxation from the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain Law degree (J.D. equivalent) with honors from the Universidad Anáhuac, Mexico City, México

Memberships

Anti-corruption and Money Laundering Committee at the ANADE, Founding President International Bar Association (IBA) Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados (ANADE – Mexican Association of Business Lawyers) Ethics and CSR Committee of the Mexican Finance Executives Institute (IMEF), Former President

Languages

Spanish – English – French – Portuguese