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Rafael Jimenez-Gusi

Rafael Jiménez-Gusi is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Corporate Practice Group in Barcelona. He has more than 20 years of experience handling cross-border M&A transactions and company reorganizations. Mr. Jiménez-Gusi serves as secretary of several Spanish corporations, where he regularly advises on corporate compliance matters. He has organized, led and conducted numerous internal investigations involving allegations of corruption and company fraud. Mr. Jiménez-Gusi has served several leadership positions in Baker McKenzie at the office, regional and practice group level. This includes serving as member of the Firm’s Global Executive Committee. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Jiménez-Gusi has been an associate professor of Ramon Llull University and ESADE Law School, and acts as legal counsel of Active Africa.

As regulators and prosecutors across many jurisdictions increasingly cooperate in cross-border anti-corruption enforcement efforts, the importance of an effective, globally oriented anti-bribery compliance program cannot be overstated. Parallel enforcement actions along with greater scrutiny of corporate compliance programs serve as a sobering reminder of the persistent efforts of regulators. With…

On December 15, 2014, Spanish Anticorruption Public Prosecutor formally requested a Spanish criminal judge to start criminal proceedings against Real Zaragoza S.A. Deportiva, its president, two members of the board, two members of the staff (including the coach), and 36 soccer players (18 from Real Zaragoza and 18 from Union…