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Regardless of the industry, many companies face credit, operational, liquidity, reputational, money laundering, corruption and smuggling related risks, among others. These risks have potentially harmful consequences; as a result, fighting against these risks has become one of the top priorities for many companies and governments. Many companies are often subject to challenging, complex and extensive regulatory frameworks in which non-compliance can result in high costs, not only for the entity but also for its administrators.

Working with CMS Rodríguez-Azuero entails working with a team of expert lawyers who will always support you, not only throughout crisis situations, but also in the design of compliance systems and related measures, in a timely and adequate manner, according to your company’s needs. Our Compliance team advises local and international clients in related issues that can affect their activities in Colombia and abroad. Particularly in the following focus areas:

  1. Anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  2. Anti-corruption
  3. Prevention and control policies for risks associated with of the smuggling of goods
  4. Labour risks
  5. Prevention and control of fraud
  6. Management of criminal risks in corporate activities
  7. Compliance with national and international tax requirements

In these focus areas we offer the following services:

  • Due diligence processes to identify specific risks and verify whether your company’s compliance programs and related measures are appropriate to prevent and control identified risks and comply with applicable law
  • Design and implementation of corrective and mitigating measures for the risks identified
  • Due diligence processes regarding your clients or suppliers, to verify whether they have appropriate compliance systems and policies or whether they constitute a risk for your company or business
  • Due diligence processes in M&A transactions, to verify if the target companies or businesses have adequate compliance programs or whether they have specific risks associated successor liability
  • Design and implementation of compliance programs in the context of self-regulatory reviews, criminal investigations, M&A transactions and securities issuance in Colombia or abroad
  • Training programs for employees of all levels and categories within the company
  • Advice, assessment and design of risk maps in connection with criminal or administrative investigations and compliance related litigations
  • Advice regarding compliance with the national and international tax requirements, including the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”)
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