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Agnes Arbaiza

Agnes Arbaiza

Memberships

Peruvian Steering Committee for Women in the Profession

THEMIS – Law Review, Former Editor and Director

Education

University of Pennsylvania – Master of Laws

Wharton School of Business – Business and Law Certificate

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Attorney, magna cum Claude

Languages

English, Spanish and French

Contact

  • arbaiza@orihuelalegal.com

Expertise

Agnes Arbaiza has a strong civil law training and experience, and has been involved with highly regulated industries on global anti-bribery and anti-corruption, corporate compliance, internal investigations and corporate eDiscovery. She has a strong background in banking, capital markets, corporate and M&A transactions. Ms. Arbaiza regularly conducts integrity due diligence, risk assessments and bilingual anti-corruption trainings. Her expertise includes drafting and reviewing policies, procedures and manuals to ensure compliance with anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and terrorism financing prevention regulations in Latin America.

Ms. Arbaiza has hands-on experience in developing and enhancing internal controls, providing clients with tailored corporate governance solutions while working alongside senior management, internal and external auditors, compliance officers and forensic teams. She tracks regulatory developments and guidelines published by the SEC and DOJ and has strong familiarity with AML/SOX/KYC standards. She also counsels on handling corruption risks related to gifts and entertainment, charitable donations, third party liability, vendor onboarding, joint ventures and best hiring practices.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Arbaiza held an associate position in the New York offices of a leading global law firm in the banking and capital markets department, and worked for several years at a large Peruvian firm in corporate and M&A transactions. 

TEaching honors and Research

English, Spanish and French Ms. Arbaiza has written several articles on corporate and civil law, and has recently worked at the Lauder Institute of Wharton School of Business conducting research on corporate and bankruptcy legal frameworks in Latin America.

From 2003 to 2011, Ms. Arbaiza served as Assistant Professor and Adjunct Professor of an introductory Corporations course to first-year Law students at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.