White Collar crime

The closeness and involvement of the lawyers in the cases is highly valued. They are agile and committed lawyers as well as well prepared.

Chambers & Partners Europe

Our lawyers in the Criminal Law practice area have positioned themselves as leaders in the sector due to their degree of technical specialization, as well as their proven experience in the main proceedings related to economic crime at the national level in recent years.

Given the diversity of matters that come together in the criminal jurisdiction, they have the technical support of experts from the firm in other practice areas such as environment, tax, employment, town planning and public authorities.

Among the members of our Criminal Law practice area, we have a Prosecutor on leave, a former member of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, as well as a Judge on leave from the Provincial Court of Barcelona.

Our team, in addition to its technical training, is accessible and generates trust in our clients, two key aspects that essential in a criminal lawyer.

In relation to the activities carried out, they are focused not only on the exercise of criminal prosecution or defence before the courts of law, but also on preventive advice, issuing reports or opinion aimed at avoiding risks in the decisions that may be taken by the companies' governing bodies.

For this reason, we have formed a practice area dedicated to Compliance, providing comprehensive advice in this area, from the creation of organizational and management models for the prevention of criminal risks, to the development of specific internal control systems, management or employee training or advice to the control body (Compliance officer).

We provide advice on the following matters:

1. Defence in criminal proceedings, especially those related to business activities, such as:

  • Fraud: embezzlement, disloyal administration, misappropriation
  • Corporate offences
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy offences
  • Tax, accounting
  • Money laundering
  • Against workers' rights
  • Environmental and town planning
  • Public and corporate corruption
  • Intellectual property
  • Compute
  • Against the market and consumers


2. Defence of honour, privacy or image

3. Representation of foreign citizens before Spanish and Portuguese courts

4. Extradition proceedings


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Carlos Sáiz Díaz



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Chambers & Partners Europe 2022. Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime

The Chambers Global 2021. Dispute Resolution – Spain

Chambers Global 2021. Dispute Resolution – Portugal

The Chambers Europe 2020. Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime – Spain

"They are always available." "very good advice and high level of service"

Legal 500 2020. White Collar-Crime – Spain

Legal 500 2020. Fraud and white-collar crime – Portugal

The Legal 500 2019. White-collar crime

«The 'flexible' team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo 'adapts to clients' needs' and is 'clear and transparent'»

The Legal 500 2019. Fraud and White-Collar Crime

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