Cuatrecasas appoints new corporate compliance partner

Cuatrecasas has appointed Diego Pol as a new corporate compliance partner in the Barcelona office. With him and the two associates who will join his team, Cristina Serrahima and Carmen Cases, the Barcelona office will boost its service capacity, which will enable it to cover all markets.

The appointment, ratified at the Extraordinary General Partners’ Meeting held on 20 April in Lisbon, reaffirms the firm’s commitment to the corporate compliance area, giving it a more transversal and international character and facilitating a proactive approach to clients.

Diego Pol has a professional career as a lawyer specialising in compliance, as he is one of the pioneers in this practice in Spain. He has advised clients and national and international organisations in the area of legal risk prevention and management and regulatory compliance, among others, on anti-corruption regulations, export controls and international sanctions. Pol, who until now co-headed the European compliance and investigations area in this global firm, has also provided detailed advice on the design of the compliance function and the implementation of irregularities management systems to companies of all types.

He holds a degree in Law from the University of Barcelona, extraordinary career award (2009) and Juris Doctor from NSU Florida, summa cum laude (2011), and is admitted to practice in Spain and the United States. In addition, he has conducted numerous internal investigations and regularly provides training to management bodies and management committees. He also acts as secretary of several Compliance Committees and is a member of the Ethics Committee of Esade.

“Cuatrecasas is the leading Spanish firm in corporate compliance, and working with such a large team of specialists will allow us to offer our clients cross-cutting and holistic advice, which is increasingly important,” says Diego Pol on joining the firm.

Javier Fontcuberta, the firm’s CEO, is clear about the new addition: “With the valuable addition of Diego Pol to the team, Cuatrecasas consolidates its position as one of the leading compliance firms in Spain and strengthens its capacity to advise on the most complex matters, including international sanctions.

Julia Gil