Rebeca Zamora Partner
She has extensive experience in advising legal entities in the design and implementation of effective compliance programs, based on their activities, including the detection, treatment, and mitigation of crime risks (especially those that could result in the emergence of Corporate Criminal Liability, according to Law 20.393), corruption, financial crimes, antitrust offenses, tax offenses, infringements in consumer affairs, data protection, information security, non-compliance in labor matters.
She has advised in Due Diligence processes for the evaluation of compliance and anti-corruption systems of different companies, reviewing their activities, programs, policies, and controls, to detect and mitigate the risks of legal transmission of corporate criminal liability. In litigation, she has concentrated her practice in complex criminal litigation, sanctioning proceedings, and defense.
In December 2019 Rebeca was appointed director of Regulatory Compliance at Honorato | Delaveau. In December 2021 she became Partner of HD Compliance, a subsidiary consulting firm of Honorato | Delaveau . In addition, as of April 2022 she became Partner in the Compliance programs certification firm, in charge of the certification processes. Between 2015 and 2019 she served as Head of Compliance and Criminal Law Area at Morales & Besa Law Firm, where she also fulfilled functions as Crime Prevention Officer for different companies, acting with full independence and reporting directly to the Board of Directors. Previously she worked as an associate in the Criminal Department at Claro & Cía (2012-2015).
She is a Professor of Criminal Law at Universidad Central and Universidad Gabriela Mistral and in the Diploma of Gender Perspective for Change in Organizations at the Faculty of Economics and Business of Universidad de Chile.
She is a member of the Chilean Bar Association A.G. since 2013; Women in Compliance Chile, since 2018. Executive Secretary of the World Compliance Association, Chilean Chapter, since 2020 and member of Chile Transparente since 2021.
She has advised on Due Diligence processes for the evaluation of the compliance and anti-corruption systems of different companies, reviewing their activities, programs, policies, and controls, to detect and mitigate the risks of legal transmission of corporate and/or administrative criminal liability and that may arise from facts before an operation.
In the area of litigation, it has concentrated her practice on convoluted criminal litigation, sanctioning proceedings, and defense.
Between 2015 and 2019 she worked as Head of the Compliance and Criminal Law Area in the firm Morales & Besa, where she also served as Crime Prevention Officer for different companies, acting with complete independence and reporting directly to Directories.
Previously (2012-2015) she worked as an associate in the Criminal Department in Claro & Cía.
She is a member of the World Compliance Association and she currently works as a Professor of Criminal Law at Central University and Gabriela Mistral University.
Articles and Publications
- Revista Laboral Chilena "Crime Prevention Models and Workers' Fundamental Rights: Some guidelines for internal investigations" (2018).
- Revista Laboral Chilena "Some challenges in the area of Compliance for the prevention of sexual harassment and gender perspective" (2019)
- Criminal Doctrine and Jurisprudence. Exercise of force and self-tutela. Universidad de Los Andes. Year 9, N°41-2020. Commentary to the SCA of Valparaíso of August 29, 2019 (rol No 606-19).
- Columns related to Compliance. Permanent columnist Estado Diario. Visit her profile here.
Attourney, Universidad de Chile (2011).
Diploma in Tax Analysis and Planning, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2015).
Diploma in Compliance and Best Practices, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2018).
Diploma in "Human Rights, Sexual Diversity and Public Policies", F. Henry Dunant (2018).
Course on Unfair Administration and Public Corruption, Universidad de Chile (2019).
Course on Cybersecurity, University of Chile (2020).
Compliance Management Systems. Requirements and interpretation ISO 37301:2021, International Dynamic Advisors (Intedya).
Master’s in criminal policy (c), University of Salamanca (2020-2022).
- Rising Star in Compliance (2022).