Garrigues has always endeavored to take a client-centric approach and to understand and cater to client needs. Our main objective, which underpins the firm’s identity, is to offer high quality technical advice that fully respects the principles and ethical values of the legal profession: integrity, loyalty, independence, ongoing training, dignity and respect, and professional secrecy.
These values and principles, and the standards and rules of conduct applying to the firm, are contained in Garrigues’ Internal Regulations, comprising the Code of Ethics, the internal anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing regulations, the Corporate Compliance Program and internal policies.
::afterCODE OF ETHICS
This is the mainstay of our internal regulations. It constitutes the ethical model of behavior that must inspire and govern the conduct of the firm’s members, aimed at fostering ethical and responsible behavior by all of them, and embodies Garrigues’ commitment to the principles of business ethics and transparency in all of its dealings. Compliance with the code is understood to be without prejudice to strict observance of the applicable legislation, ethical standards and other applicable provisions of the Garrigues’ internal regulations.
::afterPrevention of money laundering and the funding of terrorism
This comprises the policies and procedures established by the firm in the areas of due diligence, reporting, recordkeeping, internal control, risk assessment and management, client acceptance, internal control bodies and fulfillment of reporting and notification requirements.
::afterCorporate Compliance Program
This is designed to prevent and avoid conduct by firm members that could lead to criminal liability for the firm and potential repercussions.
These notably include the policy on conflicts of interest since, given the firm’s substantial client portfolio, the diversity of its practice areas and the large number of offices and countries from which Garrigues operates, it is particularly important for us to ensure that any potential conflicts of interest that may arise in the firm’s professional practice are properly identified, prevented, managed and resolved.