As strategic allies in the planning and execution of projects for clients from different jurisdictions investing and doing business in the North American region, CCN attorneys have detailed knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the various areas of economic activity both in Mexico and the United States. In such work, we have developed broad experience in matters concerning corporate governance and local and international legal compliance, including anticorruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions and antitrust regulations, and specifically detailed knowledge of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Such knowledge enables our attorneys to advise and collaborate with our clients’ legal departments and compliance officers in the review and analysis of anticorruption and anti-money laundering risks. This work extends to advising clients on the creation, implementation of, and compliance with, internal regulations, rules and policies for such purposes. This work extends to continuing education and monitoring in regard to legal changes in the compliance practice area.
Advice provided by the firm in this area always considers a bicultural and binational perspective, and includes matters such as implementation of compliance programs, corporate governance, internal control policies and codes of ethics, and anticorruption and anti-money laundering training, as well as the performance of audits and investigations for suspicions or complaints of bribery, fraud or corruption, in coordination with government agencies and third parties. The firm’s attorneys frequently liaise with external auditors, investigators and criminal lawyers, and work in conjunction with different practice areas such as corporate, contractual, antitrust, data privacy, customs, labor and litigation.
In terms of anti-money laundering, CCN advises clients in the determination and fulfillment of obligations derived from vulnerable activities, including reporting obligations with respect to beneficial ownership, both for entities that carry out vulnerable activities, as well as for their respective clients, and with an interdisciplinary focus carried out in conjunction with our tax practice area.
CCN attorneys in the compliance practice area also provide advice on transactions involving mergers and acquisitions to assess potential anticorruption compliance risks, as well as special circumstances applicable to each client and transaction.