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Compliance and Internal Investigations

Compliance and Internal Investigations

Posse Herrera Ruiz has ample experience in advising its clients in Compliance and Internal Investigations matters with the aim of preventing, controlling and reacting to compliance situations triggering legal, operative, reputational, and contagion risks that affect the most to client’s businesses.

Our practice includes the following topics:

  • Conducting and advising on internal investigations regarding alleged corruption, fraud, money laundering and finance of terrorism. Advise in criminal, labor and corporate actions against involved employees and advise in matters related to privacy and habeas data in connection therewith.
  • Implementation (identification and measurement of risks, and creation and monitoring of policies and procedures) of new internal compliance systems in order to manage the risks associated to money laundering, finance of terrorism, (SAGRLAFT), corruption and transnational bribery (Ethics Code), and/or operative risks (Good Corporate Governance Code) according to the national and international regulations.
  • Audits to currently implemented anti-money laundering systems (SARLAFT), Ethics Code, or Good Corporate Governance in order to determine their effectiveness and their compliance with applicable Colombian regulations. Additionally, we advise in the implementation of correction, mitigation, or actualization the abovementioned compliance programs.
  • Revision and drafting of compliance clauses in commercial agreements with the purpose of covering compliance risks.
  • Training sessions to compliance officers, board members and employees regarding the regulations about prevention, control, and reaction in situations of possible money laundering, finance of terrorism, corruption, and transnational bribery.
  • Compliance due diligence in M&A transactions.
  • Due diligence procedures in the process of dealing with new customers or suppliers, in order to determine the level of legal, operative, reputational, and contagion risks in any given contracting process.
  • Permanent advise to compliance officers in complying with their legal and regulatory duties.

Lawyers

Oscar Tutasaura

Partner

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Oscar Tutasaura

Partner

Oscar Tutasaura is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Privatizations. Oscar’s Mergers and Aquisitions experience includes representing buyers, sellers and governmental entities in domestic and cross border transactions and privatizations in a series of industries including energy, insurance, pharmaceutical, infrastructure, food, chemical, automotive, and retail stores. Oscar has experience advising buyers and sellers in cross b...

José Alejandro Torres

Partner

Mergers and Acquisitions

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José Alejandro Torres

Partner

José Alejandro Torres is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. He is the head of the Infrastructure and Public Law area. His practice focuses on Infrastructure and Public Law as well as Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law, Real Estate Structures and Compliance. José Alejandro has experience representing several local and international clients in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, financial structures and foreign investment matters. He has specific experience in the design, structuring and devel...

Cristian Lozano

Associate

Corporate Law

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Cristian Lozano

Associate

Cristian Lozano is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on Corporate, Mergers and Acquisition, and Compliance. Cristian has more than three years on lawyer firms focused on Corporate Law. He has a JD from Universidad del Rosario and has knowledges about compliance regulations. He speaks Spanish and English....

Luis Miguel Russi

Associate

White-collar crime

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Luis Miguel Russi

Associate

Luis Miguel Russi is an associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. His practice focuses on criminal law and criminal procedural law. Luis Miguel has 4 years of experience in criminal litigation. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, he was an independent litigation lawyer as well as litigation lawyer at a local firm of criminal lawyers. Likewise, he was in-house counsel of Findeter S.A. He has a JD from Universidad Externado de Colombia, a graduate degree in Criminal Law from Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señor...