Profile submitted by Mar De Pedraza
Mar de Pedraza is the managing partner of De Pedraza Abogados, a boutique law firm specialising in criminal law, committed to providing its clients with highly sophisticated criminal law advice. Its specialist legal advisory services cover the traditional pre-litigation and litigation side of criminal law cases, in which it represents clients as the defence or prosecution, and the more novel “preventive” side of corporate defence and compliance, which has become a central part of criminal law advice since December 2010.
CRIMINAL LAW PRACTICE
De Pedraza Abogados is able to act before the various criminal law courts in defence of the interests of individual or corporate clients –either as defence or prosecution lawyers-, at all stages of the proceedings, including vis-à-vis any relevant public registries.
As a result of our impeccable and in-depth knowledge of the applicable national and international law, at De Pedraza Abogados we advise companies which may be in any way subject to the jurisdiction of the Spanish criminal courts, ensuring that they have a suitable corporate compliance system in place in order to prevent or mitigate criminal liability.
Given that corporations are scrutinized more than ever before, De Pedraza Abogados has gained valuable and strong expertise in conducting internal investigations (nationally and internationally).
Madrid Bar Association.
Prior to establishing this boutique law firm in 2011, Mar de Pedraza worked extensively as a white-collar crime lawyer at some of the most prestigious Spanish and multinational law firms, such as Garrigues and Baker & McKenzie.
Ms. de Pedraza specialises in white-collar crime (such as offences against financial and socio-economic interests, fraud, criminal insolvency, misappropriation, misrepresentation and falsification of documents, corporate offences, bribery, offences against the tax and social security authorities, among others) and in corporate compliance and internal investigations.
Law degree from the Madrid Complutense University (1996) and the Università degli Studi di Bologna (Italy) (1995).