Dr. Roberto Durrieu
As a result of his extensive experience in Courts and his participation in complex processes of business offences negotiations, both judicial and extra-judicial, Dr. Durrieu is currently one of the most sought-after criminal lawyers in Argentina, especially in the business sector.
He is one of the managing partners of “Velasco, Durrieu & Asoc. S.C.”, one of the most prestigious white-collar, asset recovery and penal compliance law firms in Argentina & Latin-America. In his more than 25 years of legal experience, Dr. Durrieu handled some of the most relevant and complex cases in the areas of white collar crimes, int.’ litigation, asset recovery, compliance and tax crimes, together with AML-CFT & corruption, extradition & international cooperation, corporate investigations and cybercrimes.
He worked in the Federal Criminal Courts of Argentina from 1992 to 1998; and as a senior associate for “Estudio Beccar Varella” (1999-2001) and Holland & Knight (Miami, 2002). He was a partner of Estudio Durrieu SC from March 2002 to December 2017, being the “managing partner” from 2011-2017. He was also an advisor to public and private organizations in administration of justice, constitutional & criminal law in general (e.g., the International Monetary Fund, Honorable Senate of Argentina and the Ministry of Justice of Argentina).
His experience in international litigation includes all instances of the process (e.g., National Cassation Courts, Supreme Court of Justice and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights).
Dr. Durrieu holds a Doctor in Law from Oxford University (DPhil) and a Doctor of Juridical Science (PhD) from the Argentine Catholic University. In addition, he has a Master in Comparative Penal Law (LLM) from Duke University. He received his law degree from the Argentine Catholic University.
Books & Academic distinctions: Dr. Durrieu is a Professor of post-graduate courses in Oxford University (2017-2020), University of Buenos Aires (2012-), Universidad Austral (2011-), Universidad Católica Argentina (2006-), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2017-2020) and ESEADE (2006-2007) .
He was a panelist in more than 60 conferences in Europe, Asia, the United States and Latin America. He published five books and more than 70 academic papers. In particular, he is the author of "Lavado de Dinero en la Argentina" (Lexis Nexis, 2006); "Business Crimes in Argentina and Latin-America" (Ad-Hoc, 2007), "Re-thinking Money Laundering Offences: A Global Comparative-Analysis" (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013), "La ganancia económica del delito" (Marcial Pons, 2017) and “Gobierno corporativo y derecho criminal” (Ad-Hoc, in print).
Awards: Among his honors, Dr. Durrieu received the Inter-American Bar Association “Best Legal Book Award 2007 and 2014” granted by the Inter-American Bar Association; and in 2010 he was appointed Counsel of the International Criminal Court. He has been distinguished several times as one of the Argentina’s best lawyers in the area of “Business Crimes Defense”, “Penal Compliance” and “Fraud & Asset Recovery” by ‘Who is Who Legal’, ‘Latin Lawyer’, ‘Chambers & Partners’ and ‘Best Lawyers’.
Member: President of the Cybercrimes Committee of the International Bar Association (2018-2020). And a member of the Association of Certified Examiners (ACFE), with a certified fraud examiner credential (Texas 2007). Dr. Durrieu is also a founding partner of RIEDPE (Red Internacional de Expertos en Derecho Penal Económico) and the Treasure of the Compliance Committee of Colegio de Abogados de Buenos Aires (2014-2018). Member Barreau Pénal International and Sociedad Abogados Penalistas de Buenos Aires.
Áreas de Práctica
- Penal Económico