Fernando Basch specialises in corporate criminal law and corporate governance and compliance. He advises companies and international organisations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) and the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN). Fernando led the collective remediation strategy for MACN in Argentina, which reduced by 90 per cent illegal solicitation aimed at bulk carriers in Argentina. In 2018, Who’s Who Legal recognised his excellence as an expert consultant and recognised his expertise in criminal and anti-corruption law.
Fernando is also a senior researcher at the Center for Anti-corruption Studies (CEA) and an associate professor on the LLM course in corporate law at the University of San Andrés. Moreover, he teaches economic criminal law on the LLM course at the University of Palermo. He was also a visiting scholar at the Southwestern Law School in the United States.
Previously, Mr Basch was adviser to the Chamber of Deputies (2002–2006), director of the justice reform programme of Argentina’s Association for Civil Rights (ADC) (2009–2011) and secretary of the human rights programme of the Federal Public Defender General’s Office (2011–2012). He is a member of the Bar Association of the Federal Capital. He received his law degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Law (2001), and completed a postgraduate degree in criminal law at the University of Palermo (2005) and an MA in legal and political theory from University College London (2008). He also obtained an Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA) from TRACE International (2012).