Since 2010 having a Compliance Programme has become highly recommended. In 2010 a big change was introduced in the Spanish Criminal Code, adding legislation surrounding the liability of companies and other entities to be held personally responsible from crimes committed by their directors or employees. Having a correct Compliance Program, which implies not just having the adequate documents but also having a tailored and fully operational programme, will allow companies to avoid criminal responsibility.
We advise companies dealing with Consumer Rights, Competition Law, Health and Safety, Environmental Policies, Intellectual Property, Money Laundering, Corruption, Anti-Bribery and other matters. A complete and correct Compliance Programme, adapted to Spanish Law, will assure that your company is up-to-date with its legal and policy obligations, creating adequate surveillance organs to monitor the overall operation of the company.