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María Jesús Hernández Elvira

María Jesús Hernández Elvira

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María Jesús Hernández Elivra is currently a Partner in the Litigation department at Andersen in the Madrid office and responsible for the Criminal and Compliance department of the firm in Spain.

Previously, she was co-founding partner and head of the criminal area of CHR Legal until the firm joined Andersen in 2022. She has been a judge for more than 13 years and has worked in several international law firms such as Ontier or Rousaud Costas Duran.

She has more than 20 years of experience, in which she has specialized in economic criminal law and Corporate Compliance programs for companies.

Along with her specialty in Compliance, field in which she has been ranked by international directories such as Chambers & Partners, María Jesús is a specialist in economic criminal law.

Academically, María Jesús has taught at the Universidad Pontificia de Madrid as part of the Master's Degree in Business Law, as well as at the ICAL School of Legal Practice, and she has been a speaker on several occasions at the Association of Economists of Catalonia.

She is also the author of several articles and legal publications for specialized magazines, and collaborator in the publication "Memento Concursal Francis Lefebvre 2015".


  • Degree in Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

  • Master in International Public Law, Master in Criminology and Master in Procedural Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

  • Official examination to the Judiciary for entry into the judicial and prosecutorial career

Academia and business

  • Barcelona BAR Association, ICAB


  • Spanish
  • English

Areas Corporate Compliance Criminal Law

Office Barcelona

Telephone +34 931 311 444


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  • The invisible wave of online fraud
    María Jesús Hernández, Partner at Andersen, and Vicente Moret, Of Counsel at the firm, analyse the wave of criminal acts affecting companies and individuals in the digital sphere in Expansión
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