Guillermo Jorge is the founding partner of Governance Latam in Argentina. The law firm, founded in 2003, focuses its practice in representing victims of fraud and corruption and in preventing and enforcing anti-bribery and anti-money laundering standards. The firm has extensive experience in setting up and training anti-bribery and anti-money laundering agencies across Latin America as well as in implementing governance and compliance structures in multinational companies operating in the region. Governance Latam combines preventive strategies with legal assistance in multiple jurisdictions, litigation strategies for asset recovery and collective action initiatives aimed to amend unfair competition and other market failures.
Guillermo has an extensive involvement in the field of asset recovery. He has served as an expert on several Working Groups at the United Nations and at the World Bank. In that capacity, he has written the Chapter on Asset Recovery of the “Technical Guide to the UNCAC” (https://www.unodc.org/documents/corruption/Technical_Guide_UNCAC.pdf) and the Handbook on Asset Recovery for the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (http://publications.apec.org/publication-detail.php?pub_id=1666). Guillermo has also conducted scoping missions for the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative in Argentina, Peru and Paraguay, and collaborated with several of the initiative’s publications, including “The Asset Recovery Handbook”, “The Puppet Masters”, “On the take: Criminalizing Illicit Enrichment to Fight Corruption”, and “Identification and Quantification of the Proceeds of Bribery”.
Back in 2000, Guillermo was part of the legal team that helped the Peruvian Government to prosecute and extradite some associates of Alberto Fujimori from Argentina and that lead to the recovery of more than USD 170 million. Since then, he has been consulted by the Governments of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Panama, Peru and Paraguay on several asset recovery related matters.
Guillermo has also an extensive academic involvement. He is Global Adjunct Professor of New York University (USA) and Senior researcher at the Center for Anticorruption Studies at San Andrés University (Argentina). In the field of asset recovery, Guillermo has authored Recuperación de Activos de la Corrupción, the first book on corruption asset recovery published in Spanish (Editores del Puerto, Buenos Aires, 2008) as well as several articles, including, among others, “The Peruvian Efforts to Recover Proceeds from Montesino´s Criminal Network of Corruption”, in Pieth, M. (ed.), Recovering Stolen Assets, Peter Lang, Bern, 2008, available at http://live.v1.udesa.edu.ar/files/uahumanidades/libros/2008jorge.pdf and “International Standards against Money Laundering” (ICC, the FraudNet Compendium, 2009).