Jonathan Edward AdamsPartner of Baker McKenzie's in Mexico
Jonathan heads Baker McKenzie's compliance team in Mexico and is the Global Compliance Practice Group's regional coordinator for Latin America. He has extensive experience in corporate and compliance law (including AML), with special focus on the pharmaceutical, IT and banking industries. He has worked as a practicing lawyer seven years in the US and 13 in Mexico and Central America. Jonathan combines a US-based perspective on legal implementation and compliance issues with years of on-the-ground experience in Latin America. He works closely with client commercial teams to implement innovative solutions to legal challenges. He is admitted to practice law in Mexico and two US states.
Jonathan advises domestic and multinational clients from various industries on compliance issues in Mexico and other Latin American jurisdictions. His work focuses on internal investigations in government-related corruption cases and employee white-collar crime. He also helps clients structure preventive compliance programs, including anti-bribery and anti money-laundering. With substantial experience as in-house and external counsel, he has participated in negotiations to access historically restricted sectors of government procurement as well as the establishment of compliance policies for interactions with healthcare professionals and health-sector government officials. Jonathan also assists clients in investments and transactions across Latin America.