Alessandri Abogados has provided support to its clients since the beginning of the law on criminal liability of legal entities, in force since December 2009, with a vision that goes beyond the obligation of companies to adapt their management and control protocols to a new standard of probity.
Alessandri’s legal and regulatory compliance area offers advice to companies to identify and manage the legal and operational risks they face in their activity, establishing a crime prevention model within the company, which includes prevention, management, control and reaction mechanisms. This practice is aimed at avoiding legal, regulatory, sectorial and internal company non-compliance. We help companies to create a culture of compliance, which begins at the highest levels of the company and that we expect to be more than just manuals and procedures.
For Alessandri, the main objective in any compliance is to create, not destroy value. Complying with legal and regulatory standards, as well as mitigating risks, correspond to the function of not destroying value. But compliance programs can go further. By gaining market confidence and improving the company’s competitiveness, they are adding value.
At Alessandri we understand that the compliance model seeks to create a culture within the company. This requires preventive work, which is aimed at a system of self-regulation, but in many cases entails important legal benefits, such as mitigating liability and mitigating factors in the event of violations.
Why should I have legal and regulatory compliance advice, even if I am not a publicly traded company?
Within these practices, there are indeed some that are voluntary for each administration and are designed to accompany companies in the continuous improvement of their corporate governance, of the responsibility of directors and senior executives and of the programs that add value and mitigate risks in each industry.
The objective is to promote economic efficiency, financial stability and sustainable economic growth, according to the OECD.
Our goal is to create within each company a crime prevention model, which translates into an internal code of conduct, best practices and controls aimed at identifying the risks of identifying crimes, preventing them and knowing how to react in case they occur.