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Jones Day White-Collar head partner joins Cuatrecasas

Cuatrecasas has hired José Bonilla as a Criminal Law partner. He will join from Jones Day, where he leads the Investigations & White Collar Defense practice, in January 2023

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José Bonilla is one of the leading lawyers in Spain in the area of Criminal Law. He represents individuals and companies in White Collar Criminal proceedings with a particular focus on financial and securities matters, including tax fraud and money laundering. In addition, he regularly advises on compliance matters for large corporations.

The new cuatrecasas partner will join the firm in January 2023 from Jones Day, where he led the Investigations & White Collar Defense practice in the firm´s Madrid Office.

José has advised private funds in connection with the purchase of Spanish companies involved in criminal proceedings as well as individuals involved in corruption cases related to embezzlement of public funds, individuals and entities in large financial frauds and investment frauds, and clients in connection with insider trading and market abuse in IBEX 35 companies in Spain. He also has extensive experience advising clients in criminal cases such as extradition proceedings and multijurisdictional/cross-border matters.

José has worked extensively in the financial sector and has led some of the most important cases in Spain involving complex securities and financial structures. His clients have been involved in important cases including the Bankia IPO investigation, the Andalucia ERE case related to “slush funds” involving trade unions, the Banco de Valencia investigation into the alleged misuse of funds, and a global investigation into an international bank.

José is a Law graduate from Universidad Completense de Madrid, and holds a large academic experience teaching at various universities. He currently lectures Criminal Law at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and is on the faculty for the Diploma of High Specialisation in Economic Criminal Law program at the School of Legal Practice at Complutense University of Madrid.

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