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Corporate compliance annual report Spain: What are the biggest opportunities for law firms in the area of corporate compliance? “Clients are increasingly demanding law firms to confirm that the programmes they are implementing in their companies comply with all legal requirements and are likely, in case of dispute, to be recognised by courts as effective in terms of ensuring that any eventual criminal liabilities are avoided. Law firms are currently reinforcing their teams specialised in this area. The focus is to adapt to the real needs of the client when assessing the right way to implement such programmes.” Alfredo Guerrero, partner, King & Wood Mallesons “The implementation of criminal prevention models or systems – called criminal compliance or corporate