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Economic and Corporate Criminal

Economic and Corporate Criminal

As lawyers specialized in the criminal defense of the company, at Forcam Lawyers we can prepare a corporate compliance program for your organization and, where appropriate, defend it in court.

Thanks to the regulatory compliance plan we will minimize criminal risks in your company. And in the event that one of your employees or administrators circumvents the security system, we will be able to reduce and even exonerate your company's criminal liability. 

Since the Criminal Code was reformed so that companies could be criminally responsible subjects, it became a necessity to have the support of lawyers with extensive experience in corporate criminal law

In our firm we have lawyers who are experts in economic criminal law, which is why we become benchmarks in terms of regulatory compliance and corporate criminal law from the outset.

If you are concerned about the legal security of your company or have been the subject of an accusation, and want to receive quality advice, contact us.

Professionals with experience in Corporate Criminal Law

As lawyers specialized in economic criminal law, we cannot but insist on the importance of preventive criminal advice. And it is that the Criminal Code admits the possibility of exonerating from criminal responsibility companies that have fulfilled their duties in terms of prevention.

Precisely for this reason we offer criminal compliance programs for your company. But if you do not have one of these systems and your company has been the subject of a complaint or lawsuit, all is not lost yet. We can defend you in all criminal proceedings and trials to try to minimize or avoid conviction, as is the case of the crime of money laundering in Spain.

The criminal liability of the company

Article 31 bis of the Criminal Code allows corporates to be criminally responsible for crimes committed in their name or on their behalf and for their direct or indirect benefit. 

Once the company (legal entity) is sentenced, the applicable penalties will involve the imposition of fines, closure of premises, suspension and prohibition of activities, disqualification from obtaining subsidies or aid or contracting with the public sector... However, probably the most serious penalties are the judicial intervention and dissolution of legal personality.

In other words, the attribution of criminal responsibility to the corporate may lead to its extinction. This is why it is essential for the corporate to have lawyers with extensive experience in corporate criminal law in Spain, as is the case of Forcam Lawyers, who will help them solve the problem.

Prevention in matters of criminal liability of the company

In order for the company to be criminally liable, the Criminal Code requires that the company does not have adequate means of prevention. Thus, this liability can be exonerated as long as the company certifies that it has an updated and effective criminal corporate compliance program

In summary, the adoption of criminal compliance programs that comply with the structure and requirements outlined in the Criminal Code can be the best defense in economic criminal law for the Corporation, exonerating it from its criminal responsibility avoiding the corresponding sentences.

Economic and Corporate Criminal

Do you need an expert economic criminal lawyer in Spain?

We are expert lawyers in company criminal law. From our office we can guide you in preventive matters or defend your company before the Courts. We implement regulatory compliance models that, in addition to criminal protection for the company, introduce high added value in fields such as CSR, equality or tax and labor security. 

Contact us at Tel. +(34) 936 26 49 49, or send us an email to info@forcamabogados.com

We have a team of highly qualified professionals. We offer advice on corporate criminal law throughout Spain. In our firm we have:

Law office in Barcelona
Law office in Madrid
Law office in Reus

Frequently asked questions about Economic and Corporate Criminal

Economic and business criminal law in Spain is a branch of law that regulates and punishes crimes related to economic and business activity. This includes crimes, corruption, money laundering, and other illegal acts that affect the economic and business environment in Spain.

The criminal liability of legal persons in Spain refers to the criminal liability that can be attributed to a company. This means that in Spain the company can be prosecuted and sentenced for crimes committed by its employees or managers.

To avoid the criminal liability of the administrator of a company, it is important that all legal and fiscal regulations are complied with, and that criminal detection and prevention measures are established for possible crimes and responsibilities of the company.

Money laundering is the process of turning illegally obtained money into 'clean' or legal money, through a series of financial and commercial transactions. Money laundering is a serious crime in Spain and in most countries, and is punishable by law. For more information, contact us.