Cecilia Bendeck

Languages

English & Spanish

Cecilia Bendeck

EDUCATION
Fordham University, School of Law, New York, USA (LL.M. in Banking, Corporate and Finance Law (eligible to sit for the NY Bar, 2010- 2011); University of Navarra, School of Law, Pamplona, Spain (Law Degree, 2005-2009), Honors: Willem C. Vis Vienna Moot Court Competition- Vienna, Austria (April 2009), D.M. Harish Moot Court Competition- Bombay, India (February 2008), First class to graduate with Diplomas in Global Law Studies, International Business Law, and Anglo-American Law (June 2009).


MEMBERSHIPS
Licensed to practice law in Honduras; Member of the Honduran Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, and Moot Alumni Association.


EXPERIENCE
Private Equity Investor, Consultant, Miami/ Washington DC, USA (08/2017 – Present); BEN Advisors Corp, Co-Founder, Managua, Nicaragua (01/2018 – Present); UNIVERSITY OF NAVARRA, Official Delegate of the University, Nicaragua/Spain (09/2017 – Present); IMOX TECHNOLOGIES CORP, Legal Advisor & VP of VAS, Nicaragua/Florida, USA (05/2016 – 07/2018); ERNST & YOUNG Law (formerly PACHECO COTO), Senior Associate, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (08/2014 – 03/2016); CASCO-FORTIN, CRUZ & ASOCIADOS, Senior Associate, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (03/2013 – 07/2014); GRIFFIN & MURPHY LLP, Junior Foreign Associate, Washington, D.C., USA (03/2012 – 05/2012); ARRUFAT GRACIA PLLC, Foreign Associate, New York, NY, USA (06/2010-08/2010); Speiser, Krause, Nolan & Granito, Legal Intern, New York, NY, USA (07/2008 – 08/2008)

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Regulatory Compliance

Specialized counseling in compliance and corporate governance: compliance verification, due diligence processes, anticorruption evaluation, corporate compliance planning and supervision, corporate risk prevention. We have vast experience in risk management and provide a specialized advisory focused on legal and regulatory compliance for regulated sectors, according to each applicable legislation.
Ethical investigations and installation of a proper system for Claim’s Management.
Counseling on the application and interpretation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Law.
Audits in compliance of administrative policies and Human Resources.
Preparation of ethical codes periodical revisions and support in the correct application by employees.
International norm counseling related to the FCPA Law and money laundering: constant updates and proper application.

• Registry of natural persons and/or corporations in compliance with Law 8204 and its bylaws.
• Elaboration of guidelines for legal compliance and manuals on compliance procedures for anti-money laundering.
• Due diligence preparation and elaboration of reports in order to comply with the resolution regarding the Registry of Transparency and Final Beneficiaries, to be made before the Central Bank.
• Corporate amendments to comply with the Corporate Governance Voluntary Code and other mandatory corporate governance guidelines; according to each specific entity and its business activity.
• Drafting of corporate governance codes.
• Elaboration of family protocols and all related matters to Family Planning and Family Offices.