The criminal liability of a legal entity is defined in article 31 bis of the Criminal Code. Having a criminal risk detection and prevention model in place allows the entity to exempt or mitigate its liability in criminal legal proceedings.
To date, all the judgments handed down in Spain by the Supreme Court that have dealt with the issue of criminal liability of legal entities have taken into account the criminal risk detection and prevention model implemented in the organizations. Therefore, it is highly recommended that organizations have a Criminal Risk Detection and Prevention Model. Informa Consulting has provided services in the prevention of criminal liability of legal entities in more than 60 entities from different sectors. We have helped to design and implement the criminal risk detection and prevention model of the first entity with public capital certified by AENOR in Criminal and Anti-bribery Compliance, according to the national standard UNE 19601.