White Collar & Corporate Crime

Beccar Varela is the first full-service firm in Argentina to have integrated a White Collar and Corporate Crime Department, and since then our team has been recognized as a market leader thanks to our in-depth experience in internal investigations and criminal proceedings.

We offer guidance on frauds and swindles, corporate fraud and embezzlement, economic crimes, cybercrimes and piracy, foreign exchange offences, anti-money laundering and the financing of terrorism, tax and fiscal offences, forgery, customs offences, antitrust investigations, environmental offences, intellectual property and trademark offences, property crime, negligence and non-intentional crimes, extradition and international criminal law, general criminal law and criminal procedural law.

Focusing on prevention strategies, our team works seamlessly with the Compliance Department to provide integrated advice to national and international clients on anti-corruption efforts and on compliance issues determining corporate criminal responsibility, assessing criminal liability for a company, its shareholders and directors.

Our experts have extensive litigation expertise including conflict management in pre-trial negotiations and procedural strategy for court attendance. With experience in both the public and private sectors, our team of specialized criminal lawyers includes former members of the federal and provincial judiciaries and of agencies such as the criminal investigation unit of Buenos Aires province. Our professionals have represented corporations and individuals as defendants or plaintiffs in the most relevant criminal cases in Argentina for the last 20 years.

We advise on corporate crime issues at the national, provincial and municipal level, and our network of correspondents throughout the country ensures clients’ operations are well-served nationwide.

We are the first and only leading law firm in Argentina to join the United Nations Global Compact, and we are a member of the B20 Task Force on Integrity and Compliance.

Members of our white-collar and corporate crime team have been recognized by Latin Lawyer 250, LACCA Approved, GIR 100 and Benchmark Latin America, among others.  Beccar Varela is the only law firm from Argentina to have been recognized by Global Investigations Review.  Our professionals also dedicate time to pro bono criminal cases.