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 the managing partner of “Estudio Durrieu SRL”, the biggest white-collar, asset recovery and penal compliance law firm in Argentina. 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.

Proffesional experience: Dr. Durrieu provides legal counsel in highly complex litigation cases in the fields of business criminal law, tax criminal law, hazardous waste, currency exchange criminal law, fraud and asset recovery, corruption prevention, money laundering prevention, extradition, international cooperation, computer crimes, and corporate governance. crypto-crimes And in general, in the fields of Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and International Law. 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.

Academic activity: He is a professor of postgraduate courses in Criminal Law, Business and Tax Law, Anti-money laundering & corruption, and Constitutional Law at the University of Buenos Aires (2012-), Universidad Austral (2011-20), Universidad Católica Argentina (2006-), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2017-2021), ESEADE (2006-2007), and since March 2019, he has been the President of the Academic Committee of the Faculty of Law at UCEMA.

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’.

Memberships: He is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association (Vice-President of the Criminal Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering Committee – 2014 to 2018), and of the International Bar Association (Elected to oversee Latin American affairs for the Criminal Law Committee for the period 2010 – 2022.) and of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) with an approved anti-fraud license (Texas, 2007). He is also a founding member of RIEDPE (Ibero-American Network of Specialists in Economic and Tax Criminal Law).

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