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Leonel Pereznieto is partner in the Mexico City office of Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez and co-heads the firm’s investigations and compliance practice group.
He has conducted numerous complex anti-corruption and white-collar investigations. He regularly advises clients on the adaptation and implementation of compliance programmes using his thorough understanding of corporate governance and his experience in various industries and cultural environments.
In close collaboration with international counsel, Leonel has participated in crossborder investigations involving conducts in Mexico.
His regulatory expertise enhances his investigations and compliance capabilities while providing clients effective advice on government matters, including procurement, concessions, licences, and cooperation agreements. Leonel is member of the anti-corruption committee of the International Bar Association and has recently authored the Mexico chapter on bribery and corruption for Global Legal Insights (2018).
Who’s Who Legal describes Leonel as highly recommended by market sources who praise his top-tier work on regulatory compliance and corporate criminal matters.
He was born in Mexico City and obtained his law degree (JD) from Universidad Iberoamericana in 1998. He also has two LLM degrees: one from University College London (1999) and the other from Georgetown University (2000). Leonel was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2001 and remains affiliated.
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