Specialist in court and arbitration proceedings, with over 25 years’ experience in procedural law, particularly in white-collar criminal law and corporate disputes, and in implementing corporate compliance programs and subsequently advising corporate compliance bodies.

Gonzalo Susaeta specializes in criminal procedures, representing clients (sometimes handling private prosecution) in court proceedings related to tax offenses, social security offenses, subsidy fraud, corruption and other offenses against public authorities, estate offenses (fraud, misappropriation, punishable insolvency), forgery, corporate offenses, offenses against worker safety, urban planning offenses and environmental offenses in the most prominent summary proceedings in recent years in the Basque Country. He defends legal entities being investigated or accused of alleged offenses that, under article 31 Bis of the Spanish Criminal Code, can lead to the criminal liability of those entities.

An expert in corporate compliance, he has advised on implementing compliance programs in large public corporations in the Basque Country, and in public entities in the province of Biscay. He also advises compliance bodies, lectures and coordinates internal investigations.

He is also an expert in the UNE 19.601 regulation “Management systems for criminal compliance; implementation and audit” and is certified by Bureau Veritas Business School as an internal auditor of anti-corruption management systems (ISO 37.001:2016).

He is secretary non-director of the boards of directors of several companies.

He regularly speaks at courses and training seminars organized by institutions such as ESIC, Interbán, and APD.

He has written several publications on his specialty areas.


  • Master in Business Law
    Universidad de Navarra, 1993

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidad de Deusto, 1992

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