Joaquín Burkhalter


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Specialist in economic criminal law, with expertise in corporate crime and cases with an international component.

Joaquín Burkhalter represents clients in complex cases of fraud, particularly in the banking sector, and regarding corporate crime, securities fraud, and money laundering, as well as public and private corruption involving national and international business transactions.

His practice focuses primarily on representing clients in criminal proceedings, both criminal defense and prosecution, covering the inquiry stage through to the trial stage and any subsequent appeals.

He actively participates in internal investigations and other investigations to recover and confiscate the proceeds of crime, as well as in extradition cases relating to the European Arrest Warrant and in requests for international legal assistance. He regularly advises on cases involving the application of universal jurisdiction (such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes).

He also advises leading social networks on disputes relating to privacy, the right to honor, incitement to hatred, and the interaction of those companies with governmental authorities, regulatory bodies and the courts.

He lectures in the Master for Admission to the Practice of Law at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, where he was an associate lecturer, and in the Master in Economic Criminal Law at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid.


  • Master in Legal Practice
    Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE, 1994

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1992

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