Received a la law degree from the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires in 2001, completed a postgraduate degree in Criminal Law from the Palermo University in 2005 and an MA in Legal and Political Theory from the University College London (2008). He also obtained an Anti-bribery Specialist Accreditation (Trace International, 2012).
Mr. Basch specializes in corporate criminal law and corporate governance and compliance. He advises companies and international organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) and the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN). Fernando leaded the remediation collective strategy for MACN in Argentina, which reduced in a 90% the illegal solicitation to bulk carriers in Argentina. Who’s Who Legal 2018 recognized his excellence as an expert consultant and recognized his expertise in criminal and anti-corruption law.
Prior to joining to Bruchou, he was partner of Governance Latam firm (2012-2019) where he provided legal advice to local and multinational companies on compliance risk management for their operations in Argentina and other countries in the region.
Fernando is senior researcher of the Center for Anti-corruption Studies and associate professor of the LLM in Corporate Law at the University of San Andrés. Moreover, he teaches Economic Criminal Law in the LLM at the Palermo University. He was visiting scholar in the 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.
Previously, Mr. Basch was adviser in the 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 is a member of the Bar Association of Capital Federal (Colegio Público de Abogados de la Capital Federal).
Area of practice
Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigations and Business Crime
Law degree from the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires (2001)
Postgraduate degree in Criminal Law from the Palermo University (2005)
MA in Legal and Political Theory from the University College London (2008)
Anti-bribery Specialist Accreditation (Trace International, 2012)