Contact information

+54 11 4021-2979
+54 11 4021-2301
fernando.basch@bruchou.com

MR. Basch received a law degree from the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires in 2001, completed a postgraduate degree in Criminal Law from Palermo University in 2005, and earned an MA in Legal and Political Theory from 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). Mr. Bach led remediation collective strategy efforts for MACN in Argentina, which resulted in a 90% reduction in illegal solicitation to bulk carriers in Argentina. Who’s Who Legal 2018 recognized his excellence as an expert consultant and his expertise in criminal and anti-corruption law.

Prior to joining Bruchou, he served as a partner at Governance Latam (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.

Mr. Basch is a senior researcher at 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 program at Palermo University. He was a visiting scholar at the Southwestern University School of Law (USA).

Mr. Basch has published several articles on criminal law, constitutional law and anti-corruption policies, and is frequently invited as a 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 the Federal Capital (Colegio Público de Abogados de la Capital Federal).

Area of practice

Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigations and Business Crime

Education

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)

Languages

Spanish
English