Kepler-Karst hires Criminal magistrate as of counsel

Kepler-Karst has added Eduardo de Urbano Castrillo, a Criminal magistrate who is now on leave of absence, as of counsel to lead its Economic Criminal Law area

As a specialist in Economic Crime, de Urbano (pictured) will be the coordinator of the firm’s Economic Criminal Law area. This area encompasses Corporate Crimes, Tax crimes, Fraud, White-Collar, crimes against workers, Punishable Insolvency, Urban and Environmental Crimes and Corporate Compliance, among others.

From 2013 to 2021, Eduardo has served as a Criminal magistrate judge in the Provincial Court of Madrid. Previously, he was president of the Provincial Court of Las Palmas (1992-1999) and coordinating judge in the Criminal division of the Technical Office of the Supreme Court for fourteen years (1999-2013). His high technical expertise in Criminal procedure and in Ethics and Legal guarantees has led him to collaborate with international institutions in international legal matters in America (USA, Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, Guatemala) and Europe (Germany, Luxembourg, Holland, Poland, Bulgaria, Albania, Serbia, Romania).

Eduardo de Urbano holds a PhD in Law and a degree in Political Science and Sociology from the UCM. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Spain and holds the Cross of San Raimundo de Peñafort. He is also accredited by ANECA as a university lecturer and a lecturer at the UNIR and the IEB. He directs a course on Economic Criminal Law and is also the director of doctoral theses.

“Eduardo’s experience as a Criminal magistrate and his high technical knowledge in all types of Economic crimes is the perfect reinforcement for our service offer to companies, from the implementation of Criminal Risk Prevention models to advice when carrying out Corporate operations. And of course for the team; working together with a person with more than 30 years of experience in the judicial career is an honour and a privilege,” said Davinia Sánchez, president partner of Kepler-Karst.

Eduardo de Urbano commented: “This unexpected professional change has been a surprise for me, but the team of professionals I have met, as well as the profile of the firm’s clients and matters and, above all, its innovative, brave and bold project to understand the Legal profession in our times, have been decisive in making this decision. I am delighted to put my knowledge and experience at the service of the firm’s clients and very excited about this new stage that will allow me to advise and defend all those who have problems in the Corporate world and the possible Criminal liabilities they may face.”

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