Guillermo E.Larrea

Of Counsel

(T) 52.55.3000.4064

Guillermo Larrea is a corporate lawyer with a focus on compliance in Latin America. His practice includes corporate governance, anticorruption, privacy, and cybersecurity for domestic and multinational companies. Guillermo has handled investigations and audits relating to anticorruption, money laundering, and anti-fraud compliance for Fortune Global 500 companies.

Guillermo has deep experience investigating corruption allegations in the region related to bribery under Mexico's National Anticorruption System, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the U.K. Bribery Act.

Guillermo advises boards on strategic planning, crisis management, fiduciary duties, and conflicts of interest. He has addressed an array of data-driven concerns, including international transfers, breaches, cloud computing contracts, e-commerce, and the development of technologies such as IoT, FinTech, and blockchain in connection to their security and compliance effects in the region. Guillermo has been key in changing the compliance culture for companies in the Latin America region.

Guillermo lectures on corporate governance, has authored a number of legal articles, and coauthored the book Apuntes de Gobierno Corporativo (Notes on Corporate Governance). He also is a frequent speaker on corporate governance and anticorruption matters.

Experience

  • Goldman Sachs provides credit facility to CredijustoJones Day represented Goldman Sachs in connection with a credit facility provided to Credijusto, a Mexican financial technology firm.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • Proagrica acquires SST SoftwareJones Day advised Proagrica, a division of RELX Group, in its acquisition of SST Software, a precision agriculture information solutions company.
  • Cardinal Health acquires leading patient product portfolio from Medtronic for $6.1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses for $6.1 billion in cash.
  • Mexican company reviews compliance policiesJones Day conducted a compliance review of a Mexican company's anticorruption, anti-money laundering, and data privacy policies.
  • Fortune 500 company seeks advice on anti-corruption issues in MexicoJones Day advised a U.S.-based Fortune 500 engineering/construction firm on anti-corruption issues relating to energy projects in Mexico.
  • Home improvement company implements anti-money laundering compliance programJones Day assisted a home improvement company with analyzing its Mexican companies' operations under the anti-money laundering regulation in force in Mexico, and advised in the implementation of an anti-money laundering compliance program.
  • Multinational banking and financial services company conducts internal review of compliance policiesJones Day assisted a multinational banking and financial services company with a review of its international policies and procedures related to data privacy, antibribery and corruption, and compliance with Mexican laws.
  • NII Holdings completes $811 million tower transaction with American TowerJones Day advised NII Holdings, Inc., a provider of differentiated mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, in the monetization of its approximately 2,790 towers in Brazil and 1,666 towers in Mexico to American Tower Corporation for $811 million, subject to adjustments.
  • Developer of fluid handling systems conducts FCPA/anticorruption due diligence review of potential targetJones Day assisted a developer of fluid handling systems in connection with an acquisition.
  • Sherwin-Williams acquires the U.S./Canada business of Comex for $165 millionJones Day advised The Sherwin-Williams Company in its acquisition of the U.S./Canada business of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V., a leader in the paint and coatings market in Mexico, for $165 million.
  • Brenntag buys Mexican specialty chemicals supplier AmcoJones Day advised Brenntag Mexico, S.A. de C.V. in the acquisition of Amco Internacional S.A. de C.V., a specialty chemical distributor headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Major Mexican health product and services company acquires Casa PlarreJones Day advised a major Mexican health product and services company in its acquisition of Casa Plarre, S.A. de C.V.
  • Public company conducts internal investigation into possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violationsOn behalf of a large public company, Jones Day conducted an investigation into certain transactions involving contact with public officials in foreign jurisdictions and evaluated the transactions in light of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other applicable law.
  • Multinational public manufacturing company conducts internal investigation of potential FCPA, Customs, Export and Import Controls violationsOn behalf of a multinational public manufacturing company, Jones Day conducted an internal investigation of alleged conduct in the U.S. and Latin America which was not permitted under the FCPA and numerous other Federal regulatory schemes.
  • Multinational public high tech company conducts internal investigation of potential FCPA violationsOn behalf of the Audit Committee of a multinational public company, Jones Day conducted an independent investigation of alleged conduct in Latin America which was not permitted under the FCPA.
  • Investment management company transfers funds to financial services company and completes conversion of mutual fundsJones Day advised an investment management company in the preparation and negotiation of agreements for the transfer of funds to a financial services company, as well as the conversion of our client, from an asset management company to a referral distributor.
  • Global manufacturing company conducts internal investigation of alleged fraudulent actsJones Day assisted a global manufacturing company with an internal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation related to allegations that the company made payments to authorities for the exchange of local currency to U.S. dollars.
  • Metalor Technologies International acquires North American operations of AMI DoducoJones Day advised Metalor Technologies International S.A., with headquarters in Switzerland and specialized in the field of precious metals and related advanced technologies in the due diligence and acquisition process of key assets from Amidoduco Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V., one of the Technitrol INC, companies with activities in the Americas.
  • Worldwide industrial services company conducts FCPA due diligence of potential target in Latin AmericaJones Day assisted a worldwide industrial services company with FCPA due diligence in connection with the acquisition of one of Latin America's premier engineering and equipment services providers to the infrastructure sector.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • April 25-26, 2018
      Third Annual Latin America Privacy & Cybersecurity Symposium
    • Mayo 17-18, 2017
      Segundo Simposio Latinoamericano de Ciberseguridad y Privacidad
    • May 17-18, 2017
      Second Latin American Cybersecurity and Privacy Symposium
    • October 18, 2016
      FCPA Investigations and the New National Anticorruption System in Mexico, speaker
    • April 1, 2016
      2016 Latin America Cybersecurity Symposium
    • January 29, 2016
      2016 Latin American CyberSecurity Symposium
    • August 5, 2014
      Estrategias y Herramientas Anticorrupción y Antilavado Efectivas Para la Empresa Mexicana
    • November 7, 2013
      Perfilando a la Empresa a la BMV, IMMPC
    • September 4, 2013
      El A-B-C- de esta ley que todos deben saber, Ley Anti-Lavado de Dinero, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Mexico
    • July 12, 2013
      Anticorrupción y Gobierno Corporativo, IMER, Saldo a Favor
    • April 29-30, 2013
      Challenging Times for Banks: Recent U.S. Law Developments
    • May 30, 2012
      Fighting Corruption in the Company
    • May 20, 2010
      10 Years of Commercial Insolvency in Mexico
    • January 10, 2010
      Presentation of the book Apuntes de Gobierno Corporativo (Notes on Corporate Governance), Universidad Panamericana
    • September 10, 2009
      Anticorruption and Compliance Programs Practice
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