Jesus Santos

Jesus Santos

Baker McKenzie Madrid S.L.P.


Jesús Santos heads the White-Collar Crime department at Baker McKenzie Madrid. He became a public prosecutor in 1985 and joined the National Court (Audiencia Nacional) in 1989. He has been involved in a number of trials related to terrorism (domestic and international), organized and cross-border crime, and financial crime relating to companies as well as criminal organizations. He has also been prominent in investigations relating to Islamic terrorism, and was appointed coordinator of the specialist group of Public Prosecutors in Islamic Terrorism in May 2004.

He has served as consultant to the United Nations and the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia, and as liaison magistrate with the Republic of Italy.

Practice Focus

Mr. Santos advises companies and individuals on preventive criminal law, pre-litigation situations and criminal proceedings, from the perspective of both the prosecution and the defence. He also advises on issues relating to financial crime and offenses against socio-economic order, fraud, negligent insolvency, corporate crime, tax and social security offenses.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Madrid Bar Association - Member


  • Madrid~Spain (1983)

Author, "The European Arrest Warrant and Extradition," International Judicial Cooperation Seminar, The European Judicial Network, June 2007

Author, "European Arrest Warrant and Surrender Procedures. Temporary Surrender. Extradition. Joint investigation teams. Official Orders: practical application and current issues," International Judicial Cooperation Seminar, May 2007