History

Corporate Defense is a law firm specialized in white-collar criminal and regulatory practice. We have represented major financial institutions and multinational corporations, as well as their boards of directors and senior executives, in a broad range of the most complex and typically high-profile white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, both nationally and internationally. Our professionals combine significant technical expertise with extensive practical experience. A distinct feature of the firm is the ability to provide these services in Spanish, English, German and French.

Corporate Defense was established in early 2007 in response to the first legislative draft aiming at introducing corporate criminal liability into the Spanish legal system. All that time, the concept of “Corporate Defense” was unknown in Spain and abroad was mainly referred to civil litigation. The firm coined the term in Spain to specifically signal the distinct defense strategies a corporation must undertake to minimize exposure to corporate criminal liability risks i.e., the distinct feature in the areas of compliance programs, internal investigation and procedural litigation. Since then, the use of this concept in the Spanish criminal justice system has proliferated significantly, and it is now widely used to refer the design of compliance programs. We believe that an adequate global strategy will significantly hedge enforcement risks.

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Corporate Defense es una firma de abogados especializados en Derecho penal económico y procedimientos penales multijurisdiccionales, caracterizada por la excelencia y la eficacia en el servicio.

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