MEXICO CITY (Aug. 6, 2017) – Greenberg Traurig is pleased to announce that Shareholder Hugo López Coll, a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice in the Mexico City office, has been named among the 2017 Global Investigations Review’s (GIR) 40 Under 40.
Now in its second edition, GIR’s 40 Under 40 list recognizes a group of 40 accomplished young investigations lawyers who will help to shape the future of this fast-evolving area of law. GIR offers a unique service covering daily news on global enforcement actions and legal developments, alongside exclusive data, surveys and practical guides.
“I am thrilled to be recognized as one of GIR’s 40 Under 40 from among a group of truly talented legal professionals, and would like to personally thank my partner Jacqueline Becerra who has been instrumental in the development of my anti-corruption and compliance practice,” said López Coll. “Cross-border investigations is an intricate and ever-evolving area of law. And with the enforcement of Mexico’s new anti-corruption reforms, it is now crucial for companies and individuals doing business in Mexico to maintain adequate compliance programs and collaborate with special investigators if necessary.”
This year GIR’s 40 Under 40 were selected from among 100 entries from various firms across several jurisdictions. During the selection process, nominees were asked to reference their roles on landmark cases and submit industry recommendations. López Coll is the first-ever lawyer admitted in Mexico to be included in the list.
Nominees were also asked “What’s next in investigations?” from the point-of-view of their respective jurisdictions. According to López Coll, “Anti-corruption enforcement is escalating worldwide and parallel enforcement actions will continue to occur, making it challenging to enter into settlement agreements with particular government agencies.”
To continue reading López Coll’s interview with GIR, click here.
López Coll advises Mexican and regional entities and their holding companies, both in regulated and non-regulated industries, on regulatory and compliance matters with several Mexican laws, and regularly assists clients with issues arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the OECD Convention and the U.N. Convention against Corruption.
López Coll has experience in Mexican anti-corruption law, including the newly-enacted body of laws of the so-called “National Anti-Corruption System.” His experience also includes conducting internal investigations (frequently multijurisdictional), risk and compliance assessments, as well as program implementation efforts. López Coll is a regular speaker and commentator at compliance-related seminars and conferences.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, and was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.