Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi is pleased to announce the absorption of Governance Latam, a compliance leading boutique. As a result of the absorption, Guillermo Jorge and Fernando Basch become partners of the firm. The Compliance and Investigations Department will be renamed as Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigations and Business Crime Department, and will be led by Guillermo Jorge.
In recent years, Argentina and the major economies of our continent have created strong incentives for the private sector to prevent fraud, corruption, the laundering of assets of illicit origin and other offenses. Corporate criminal liability regimes are expanding their reach to environmental, antitrust, and consumer protection matters, among others. Guillermo Jorge and Fernando Basch have been consulted about the design and implementation of such legal frameworks in most of the countries of the region, including Argentina.
Guillermo’s and Fernando’s integration further expands our capabilities in this practice area, placing us in an unbeatable position to respond to the dynamic legal frameworks to which our corporate clients are subject.
Guillermo Jorge is a recognized anti-bribery and anti-money laundering compliance expert at both the local and international level. His clients praise the innovative risk-mitigating strategies he designs. Prior to joining Bruchou, he was the founding partner of Governance Latam. Besides advising multinational and local companies, he is consulted in public integrity, anticorruption and laundering prevention reform processes in Argentina and most of the Latin American countries, as well as by international organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He was also a member of FIFA’s Independent Governance Committee, which oversaw the organization’s corporate governance reforms.
Additionally, Guillermo is Global Adjunct Professor at the New York University School of Law and senior researcher in the Center of Anticorruption Studies at Universidad de San Andrés. He has been a Visiting Scholar of the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University (2001), scholar of the National Endowment for Democracy (2006) and of the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University (2009). He has published on topics of his specialty in Argentina and abroad, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He received his law degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School in 1995, and is Master in Laws from Harvard University (2003).
Fernando Basch specializes in corporate criminal law, corporate governance and compliance. He advises companies and international organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Development Program, the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) and the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN). Fernando led the MACN’s remedial strategy in Argentina, which according to the network’s anonymous reporting system resulted in a 90% reduction in illegal solicitation to dry bulk carriers.
Prior to joining Bruchou, he was a partner of Governance Latam (2012-2019), where he provided legal advice to local and multinational companies operating in Argentina and other countries in the region.
Fernando is a senior researcher of the Center for Anti-corruption Studies and an associate professor of the Business Law Master program at Universidad de San Andrés. He also teaches Economic Criminal Law at Universidad de Palermo’s Master in Laws, and was a visiting scholar at Southwestern University School of Law (USA).
Fernando has published several articles on criminal law, constitutional law and anti-corruption policies, and is frequently invited as speaker in related conferences. Previosuly, he was adviser to the National Chamber of Deputies (2002-2006), Director of the Justice Reform Program of Argentina’s Association for Civil Rights (ADC) (2009-2011), and Secretary of the Human Rights Program of the National General Defender’s Office (2011-2012).
He received his law degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School (2001), completed Criminal Law graduate studies at the Universidad de Palermo (2005), and is Master in Legal and Political Theory from University College London (2008). He also obtained an Anti-bribery Specialist Accreditation (Trace International, 2012).