Fernando Goldaracena

Fernando Goldaracena

Baker & McKenzie Sociedad Civil


Fernando Goldaracena is a partner in Baker McKenzie Buenos Aires Office. He heads the White Collar Crime Practice Group and is a member of the Compliance & Investigations Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm, Fernando served as secretary of the Federal Criminal Court No. 2 of San Isidro, where he led several criminal investigations ranging from white collar crimes, public corruption and tax fraud.

He is member of both the Compliance & Money Laundering and the Criminal Law Practice Groups of the City of Buenos Aires Bar Association (Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires).

Practice Focus

Fernando advises, represents and defends the clients on anti-corruption and compliance matters, and all kind of corporate crimes, such as criminal tax evasion, money laundering, financial intermediation, trade mark frauds, environmental criminal offenses, customs criminal violations, and other criminal and contraventional offenses perpetrated by corporations and/or their management or employees within corporate structure, that would be decided by criminal courts and/or contraventional judges.

He has extensive experience in conducting investigations of white collar crimes, compliance and anti-corruption matters and other offenses perpetrated by companies and/or their officers and employees, such as forgery, fraud and concealment.

Fernando regularly delivers compliance trainings for local subsidiaries of multinational corporations, seeking adequate preventive measures on anti-corruption.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Buenos Aires Bar Association - Member
  • Criminal Law Bar Association of the city of Buenos Aires - Member


  • Buenos Aires~Argentina (2011)


  • Catholic University of Argentina (J.D.) (2002)


  • English
  • Spanish

Author, "The Statute of Limitations in the Criminal Exchange Control Crimes,", November 2013

Author, "The professional secrecy - (I Confess),", March 2014 

Author, "About the crime of illegal enrichment of public officers. Evidentiary issues,", February 2014

Speaker, "The criminal liability of corporations in the Criminal Code amendment. An adequate policy of compliance," Club of Compliance Officer, Buenos Aires, September 2014