• MARTEAU Abogados

The firm has proven experience providing the following services to International Organizations, Media, Import / Export Companies, Financial Institutions, Mutual funds and cooperatives, Entertainment Industry, Stockbroker Companies, Insurance Companies, Money Remittance Companies, Money Brokers, Notaries, Auditors, Law Firms, Attorneys, among others.

STRATEGIC ADVICE

Oriented to corporate and individual actors to adjust their practices to international standards, guaranteeing transparency and effectiveness when managing the circulation of financial assets. In particular:

  • Assessments of the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism (AML-CFT) System
  • Design of the AML-CFT Strategic Plan.
  • Implementation of institutional engineering of AML-CFT devices.
  • Training to Board Members, Managers, Compliance Officers, Management and other officials and employees responsible for AML-CFT policies.
  • Costumer segmentation according to risk.
  • Study and treatment of sensitive cases and eventual preparation of Reporting Suspicious Transactions.
  • Participation in AML-CFT Committee meetings.
  • Preparation of AML-CFT Procedure Manuals.
  • Assistance in the process of supervisions by the regulatory agencies.
  • Opinions on the scope of current legal and regulatory standards.
  • Coordination between the AML-CFT policies and the good corporate governance practices.
  • Assistance in the import substitution regime.
  • Support in the structuring of investments.

SMART LITIGATION

Aimed at ensuring a proper legal representation for the company and their boards, and individuals in all complex issues of financial crime. In particular:

  • Defense in administrative summaries before the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • File of direct appeals before the National Court of Appeals in Federal Administrative Litigation against fines imposed by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) for alleged breaches of Law No. 25.246, obtaining favorable results in all cases in which we intervened.
  • Intervention before the Supreme Court of Justice  as a result of the extraordinary resources filed by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
  • Defense in financial and economic summaries before the Central Bank of the Republic of Argentina.
  • Defense in numerous criminal litigation in which the companies and their boards have been attacked with abusive actions of governmental agencies. In these efforts, has led the representation of clients in all instances of the Argentine federal court, including the Supreme Court of Justice.
  • Criminal defense of institutions accused of having violated the Exchange Criminal regulations.

GLOBAL CONSULTING

Focusing on helping government decision-makers to make effective action against financial crime and associated crimes.

  • National Risks Assessment of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism of the Republic of Paraguay through a consultancy from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
  • Design / Development of the State Plan for Paraguay to Combat Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Proliferation through a consultancy from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  • Design of the National Strategy against Money Laundering based on Risks of the Republic of Uruguay through an IMF consultancy.
  • Design of the National Risks Assessment of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism of the Republic of Panama through a consultancy from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
  • Counselling in the Mutual Evaluation of Equatorial Guinea at the Groupe d’Action contre le blanchiment d’Argent in Afrique Centrale (GABAC) through a consultancy from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
  • Implementation of the National Risk Evaluation of Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation of the Argentine Republic through the National Coordination against Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism.
  • Coordination of the first National Agenda against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.
  • Participation in high-level international meetings on the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
  • Drafting of several preliminary bills on terrorism and financial crime, including the draft Law on illegal Terrorist Associations and Financing of Terrorism, which incorporated these crimes for the first time into the Argentine Criminal Code.
  • Legal counselling to the Presidency of the Criminal Law Commission of chamber at representing at The National Congress.
  • Advice to the Government of Buenos Aires City in matters of urban security.

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