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Corporate criminal responsibility

14th July 2016 – Technical workshop on compliance management systems in Seville
Where: Seville - Consejería de Economía de la Junta, Calle Johannes Kepler 1, Isla de la Cartuja 41092
When: 9 am, Thursday 14th July 2016
Registration: | +34 954 467710


Recent reforms of Spain’s Penal Code have brought about significant changes to the criminal indictment criteria with respect to companies (article 31 bis), making company directors responsible for any crimes carried out within a company, whether by one of its legal representatives or by an employee. The reforms also establish the possibility of waiving or mitigating this responsibility where a company has a monitoring and control system in place to prevent crimes. Both company directors and those professionals charged with managing a company’s legal compliance (compliance officers) have a duty to understand their responsibilities, the procedures for implementing a compliance management system and the possibilities for auditing and certifying such a system.


At this workshop, we will look at a company’s responsibilities, the role of “compliance officers” and, in particular, the ISO 19600 standard on compliance management systems: how to implement them within organisations and how to certify them. And all of this from an eminently practical standpoint.


  • 9 am: Arrival
  • 9.30 am: Welcome. Julio Sánchez Coca, Employment Secretary within the Andalusian regional government; Federico Martinez, Director of Institutional Relations at Applus+ Certification; and Miguel Ángel de la Cruz, Secretary General of the Consejo de Profesionales Compliance (general council of compliance professionals)
  • 9.45 am: Corporate criminal responsibility. Rafael Ruiz Calatrava, academic at Spain’s Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation
  • 10.15 am: External consultancy in compliance. Rafael Hidalgo, President of Seville’s College of Social Graduates
  • 10.45 am:Coffee break
  • 11.45 am:Compliance management systems: ISO 19600. Juan Carlos Bajo Albarracín, CEO at Ampell Consultores
  • 12.15 pm:Compliance management certification. Cristina Bachiller, Technical Director at Applus+ Certification
  • 12.45 pm:Q&A session
  • 1.30 pm:Close
  • 1.45 pm:Wine reception
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