Adriana de Buerba

(The following information was supplied by the firm)

Adriana de Buerba is a partner of the White Collar Crime practice area Pérez-Llorca.
Adriana joined Pérez-Llorca in 2008 as head of the White Collar Crime practice area at the firm, after having worked for ten years as a Public Prosecutor.


1998 Admitted as Public Prosecutor
1994 Degree in Law, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
She speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.


White Collar Crime
Adriana’s experience in White Collar Crime has been widely acknowledged. She has taken part in numerous criminal proceedings regarding Corporate Crime, tax evasion, labour accidents, fraud, fraudulent conveyance and environmental crime.

In the field of International Judicial Cooperation, Adriana has participated in proceedings for the coordination of transnational criminal investigations, extradition and European arrest warrant proceedings.

Corporate Compliance and Internal Investigations
Adriana is also an expert in corporate compliance matters, especially in the fields of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering, and has taken part in a number of corporate internal investigations.

Academic and Publishing Collaborations

Adriana has lectured for the initial training course for Public Prosecutors and ongoing training courses at the Centre of Legal Studies (CEJ) at the Ministry of Justice. She has also participated in the ongoing training courses organised by the General Counsel of the Judiciary and the Managing Board of Legal Services of the Social Security Authorities. She currently lectures for the LLM in Economic Criminal Lawat Universidad Rey Juan Carlos I which she has lectured for since its first year, the Postgraduate course on Corporate Criminal Law at Universidad Europea and for the Master’s degree for Access to the Legal Profession on Anti Money Laundering Requirements for Lawyers at ISDE. She has also taken part in various forums on White Collar Crime.

Professional Organisations

The Madrid Bar Asssociation (ICAM).

Unión Española de Abogados Penalistas (UEAP).

International Bar Association (IBA). (Vice Chair of the Criminal Law Committee).

European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA).

European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers (EFCL).

Academy of European Law (ERA) (Advisory Committee).


Adriana de Buerba features in various legal directories such as:

Chambers Europe: Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime and Corporate Compliance.
Legal 500 EMEA: White-Collar Crime (Leading individual).
Leaders League: Investigations & White Collar Crime, and Compliance.
Best Lawyers®: Criminal Defense and Arbitration and Mediation.​​​


C5 Women in Compliance Awards: “Corporate Lawyer of the Year” (2018).
Iberian Lawyer: InspiraLAw Top 50 Women Lawyers (2017, 2021).
International Law Office (ILO): Client Choice Awards “White Collar Crime, Spain” (2014).
Iberian Lawyer: 40 under Forty (2011).

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