I am a quadrilingual (Italian, English, French and Spanish)  attorney working at Whitecotton Law Corporation (whitecottonlaw.com), specialized in advising clients operating in several industries in being compliant with Anti- Bribery and Corruption laws (e.g. US FCPA, UK Anti-Bribery Act, Sapin II).

I also lead internal investigations and foreign discovery in more than 100 countries dealing with Regulators and Law Enforcement Agencies (DOJ, SEC, SFP, OFAC).

A relevant part of my professional activity is  focused on Anti Money Laundering, particularly in light of the EU AML scenario, and on Sanctions matters.

Michele La Neve compliance expert attorney

 

 

Experience:

Spanish manufacturer on criminal and internal investigations regarding a Mexican subsidiary in connection with extortion. Advised on corporate liability deriving from FCPA, SEC Regulations and Law 5/2010.

An Italian conglomerate operating in the energy sector on possible contractual liability deriving from sanctions against Iran with U.S. counterparts. (estimated value of the contract, 6 million €).

U.S. manufacturer on criminal and internal investigations of its subsidiaries in S.E. Asia in relation to bribes allegedly paid to secure public contracts.

A construction conglomerate on commercial bribery deriving from outsourcing and subcontracting contracts in Africa.

Publications:

“Sugarcoating Extortion”, Ethical Boardroom, February 2017

“Comentario sobre la Circular 1/2016”, ICA, May 2016

“Anti-Corruption Contractual clauses”, Anti Corruption Digest, January 2017

“Corruption or Extortion”, Anti Corruption Digest, May 2016

“Commercial Bribery, an Underestimated Problem”, Anti Corruption Digest, March 2017

“Anti Money Laundering Checklist, a Practical Guide”, Anti Corruption Digest, February 2017

Professional Involvement

Member of the Spanish National Bar since 2012

Member of the International Bar Association