• With this addition, Baker McKenzie further strengthens its practice area of Criminal Procedures, led by Jesús Santos since 2012
  • Juan Antonio Lascuraín has extensive experience in several areas, the most outstanding of which is his work as Counsel for the Constitutional Court of Spain

Juan Antonio Lascuraín Sánchez joins the Criminal Procedures department to act as "of Counsel" in the Madrid office. With his incorporation, Baker McKenzie gives the department led by Jesús Santos a strategic boost.

Bringing Juan Antonio Lascuraín on board, who is Professor and Chair of Criminal Law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, is a result of the Firm's decision to strengthen and expand its Criminal Law practice.

Baker McKenzie's Criminal Procedures team in Madrid are specialists in providing legal advice on crimes against property, the socio-economic order, the Public Treasury or the Social Security. It is an integral part of Baker McKenzie's international Dispute Resolution Area, which includes more than 800 lawyers in 78 offices around the world.

Juan Antonio Lascuraín's extensive career includes outstanding positions, such as Counsel for the Constitutional Court (1994 to 1998) and Counsel to the President's Cabinet (2004 to 2009). He also worked as researcher in the Criminology and Economic Criminal Law Institute at the University of Freiburg, in Germany; as Associate Dean of Students and Cultural Activities, and as Coordinator of the Law Program at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He was Secretary-General of the Association of Attorneys of the Constitutional Court (2007 to 2009) and he has worked as consultant in the law firms: Rodríguez Mourullo, González Franco Roxin Abogados, and EJASO.

Furthermore, Lascuraín has a broad background in research, with experience in two main areas: Economic Criminal Law  (particularly Criminal Labour Law and Criminality of Legal Persons);  and Criminal Policy, including publications on the principles of legality, proportionality and equality. He is the author of numerous papers, coordinator of various books and has published several monographs, such as: “La protección penal de la seguridad e higiene en el trabajo" (The criminal protection of occupational safety and health), “Sobre la retroactividad penal favorable” (On favourable criminal retroactivity), “Los delitos de omisión: fundamento de los deberes de garantía” (The Crimes of omission: the basis of guarantee duties) and “Sólo penas legales, precisas y previas: el derecho a la legalidad penal en la jurisprudencia constitucional” (Only legal, precise and prior penalties: the right to criminal legality in constitutional jurisprudence).

"This project implies a completely new focus in my career and I am very eager to face the challenges it entails. Baker McKenzie is one of the most solid international law firms, both in Spain and abroad. In our country it is clearly committed to growth and we are going to make a concerted effort to consolidate its area of Criminal Procedures,  an area which I am excited to join in my role as "of Counsel"", Lascuraín remarked.

In the words of Jesús Santos, Head of the Criminal Procedures Department, "it is a privilege for us to welcome a new "of Counsel" with Lascuraín's reputation and experience; with whom we strengthen the area of Criminal Procedures. We are confident that with his incorporation we will meet the needs of an increasingly demanding market,  where we have the best professional teams at our disposal to provide our clients with the value they seek".

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