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Friday, December 8, 2023

Andersen adds Litigation partner from EJASO to lead its White-Collar Crime area

Andersen has hired María Victoria Vega as a partner in the Litigation department of the Madrid office to lead the firm's White-Collar crime area, with the aim of having a solid and coordinated practice that also integrates Corporate Compliance

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María Victoria has a degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid, a degree in Business Studies from the UNED and a PhD in European Union Law from the UNED. She has more than 25 years of professional experience, in which she has specialised in Economic Criminal Law, with special emphasis on the crimes of Money Laundering and Tax Fraud, and has extensive experience in defending and prosecuting proceedings of the highest legal relevance in the National Court. She also has extensive specialisation in the field of cyber compliance, an area in which she has pioneered the implementation of cyber compliance protocols for Cloud Computing.

Throughout her professional career, she has worked for more than 14 years for El Corte Inglés as head of Money Laundering Prevention, and after that, she founded her own law firm, VDT Abogados, which she has been responsible for until 2023. In the academic field, she is a lecturer on the Master’s degree in Corporate Criminal Law at the Universidad Europea de Madrid and at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. In addition, she is involved in various research projects, among which we can highlight the Prosecution of the financing of terrorism in the international framework.

José Vicente Morote and Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre, managing partners of Andersen in Iberia, have highlighted that “María Victoria Vega is a lawyer with extensive experience and recognition in the criminal law field, which allows us to give a strong boost to this area, of special interest to the firm”. They added: “Our determination to incorporate highly specialised professionals who provide great added value is fierce, and this incorporation is a new example of this.”

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