Our Associate

Hardy Pérez



+52 (55) 9178 7014

Sara Hardy Pérez joined the firm in 2022. She specializes in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Compliance, Anti-corruption and Investigations, ESG and Restructurings and Insolvency.
    Sara Hardy has more than 8 years of experience in anti-corruption and compliance. Her practice focuses on internal investigations and corporate criminal liability. She participated in complex internal anti-corruption investigations, some international with FCPA applicability. She has experience in representing clients in criminal procedures and expertise in regulatory compliance, ESG, best practices, and risk assessment regarding crime prevention. 

    In addition, Sara has participated in complex civil, commercial, and amparo proceedings before local and federal courts and before the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice. She advises foreign clients and firms on international litigation. She also has experience in commercial arbitrations, financial restructurings, and insolvency proceedings. 

    Prior to joining the firm, Sara carried out her professional practices in the Constitutional Court of Spain, being responsible of solving the general and technical enquires from the European Court of Human Rights and the Venice Commission.
    • Participated as an independent expert in the evaluation of the Anti-Corruption Compliance Program of a an oil & gas company, at the request of a State Productive Company, as a requirement to obtain public works contracts.
    • Developed Compliance Programs on Anti-Corruption, Crime Prevention, and ESG for companies in different industries, such as energy, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, communication, commercial and financial services, etc.
    • Participated in an internal cross-border investigation, initiated by a major automotive company, derived from potential acts of corruption, influence peddling, illegal possession of firearms, and fraudulent administration by its employees and managers.
    • Participated in an internal investigation initiated by a multinational steel manufacturing company, derived from potential acts of corruption, money laundering, and disclosure of confidential information by its employees.
    • Participated in an internal cross-border investigation, initiated by one of the most important producers of sealing technology worldwide, derived from potential acts of corruption of a third party intermediary to obtain businesses with a State Productive Company. In addition, participated in the oral commercial trial initiated by the third-party intermediary claiming the payment of the outstanding commissions.
    • Participated in an internal cross-border investigation for the due diligence process initiated by one of the most important investment funds worldwide, to determine the risks of a potential investor apparently involved in criminal investigations related to corruption in Mexico.
    • Participated as a defense counsel, and in legal advice to victims in several cases involving tax crimes, property crimes, crimes against the service and public function, against the administration of justice, organized crime, copyright, and intellectual property, electoral, environmental, cyber, stock exchange, sexual, family, against health, life, liberty, public safety, among others.
    • Participated in several criminal cases, in the coordination of operations and general collaboration with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).
    • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law Sustainable Capitalism & ESG Diploma, 2021 California, United States
    • Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Penales Accusatory and Oral Criminal Procedure Diploma, 2020 Mexico City, Mexico
    • Barra Mexicana de Abogados Criminal Tax Law Diploma, 2020 Mexico City, Mexico
    • Tirant Formación Compliance and Criminal Liability Diploma, 2019 Mexico City, Mexico
    • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Master in Governance and Human Rights (with honors), 2019 Madrid, Spain
    • Escuela Diplomática de Madrid Specialty, Human Rights and International Treaty Agencies, 2018 Madrid, Spain
    • Universidad Complutense de Madrid Peace, Security and Human Rights: the missions of the armed forces abroad Course, 2018 Madrid, Spain
    • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México Law Degree (with honors), 2015 Mexico City, Mexico
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