Francisco Zavalía is a partner at Beccar Varela, having joined the firm in 2012.

He focuses on white-collar & corporate crime and compliance. He has broad experience in consulting and litigation, providing integrated strategic advice to domestic and international clients in different areas: anti-corruption, anti-money-laundering, cyber crimes, embezzlement, fraud, and economic crimes, exchange crimes, environmental offenses, tax and fiscal offenses, forgery, negligence and non-intentional crimes, intellectual property, custom offenses, corporate criminal responsibility, and compliance.

In litigation, his professional practice has been focused on both conflict management in pre-trial negotiations and providing advice in procedural strategy for attendance at Courts. He acted as counsel at Central Bank, National and Federal Court (first instance and oral trial courts), and performed oral hearings at the chamber of appeal in the different stages of criminal trials. He coordinates pro bono criminal cases.

He obtained his Law degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (2008). He also completed the program “Internet and Communications Technology Law” from the Universidad de San Andrés (2016), obtained his Master’s degree in Criminal Law from the Universidad Austral (2019) and an International Diploma in Cybercrime and Digital Evidence from the Universidad Austral and the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU (2021).

Previously, he worked at Vergara & Asociados (2003-2012), a boutique law firm focused on criminal law, and at the Federal Courts (2001-2003), at the National First Instance Criminal Federal Court, Number 9/17, as a judicial intern in paralegal support.

He is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association, the San Isidro Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the Instituto de Derecho Penal de la Academia Nacional de Derecho. He is registered at the San Martín Federal Chamber and, thus qualified to practice in the City and the Province of Buenos Aires, and federal matters in all provinces of Argentina.

Francisco has been recognized by The Legal 500, Benchmark Latin America and LACCA Approved.

He speaks Spanish and English.