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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:40

Baker McKenzie advising former BBVA president on spying allegations

Baker McKenzie is advising former BBVA president Francisco González in relation to the alleged spying scandal involving the bank.

BBVA is alleged to have hired a retired police chief to carry out industrial espionage in order to prevent a construction company from acquiring a stake in the lender.

BBVA has confirmed it engaged the services of the agency Grupo Cenyt, for which the retired police chief at the centre of the allegations worked.

González will be advised by Baker McKenzie partner Jesús Santos, who heads the firm’s white-collar crime department in Madrid.