Arnaldo Bernardi is counsel in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Paris office and a member of the Firm’s Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group.
Arnaldo advises clients on matters involving anti-corruption and human rights compliance, as well as internal investigations and white-collar crimes. In this respect, he assists multinational companies with respect to the design and implementation of compliance programs, the performance of compliance audits, internal investigations and third party due diligence reviews, as well as the assessment of risks under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Bribery Act, as well as French and Italian regulations. He has particular experience advising companies operating in the energy, luxury, retail and telecommunications industries. Arnaldo has also traveled extensively for work, including to Angola, Kenya, Gabon, Morocco, the Philippines, Qatar, South Africa, the UAE and Uganda.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard & Reed in 2017, Arnaldo worked in the Milan, New York and Paris offices of a U.S. top-tier law firm.
“Entrée en vigueur de la directive CSRD - Des exigences de reporting ESG renforcées pour près de 50 000 entreprises européennes,” Cahiers de Droit de l’Entreprise n° 1, January-February 2023
“The Proposed EU Regulation on Deforestation-Free Products”, Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l’Éthique des Affaires n° 6, December 2022 (co-authored with A. Arbes)
“Transposition en droit français de la Directive européenne sur la protection des lanceurs d’alerte,” HHR Client Advisory, March 24, 2022 (co-authored with N. Tollet et al.)
“Devoir de vigilance des entreprises : adoption d’une proposition de directive par la Commission européenne,” Le Monde Du Droit, March 15, 2022 (co-authored with A. Bourgin)
“Minerais de conflit : Les obligations établies par le règlement (UE) 2017/821 et les contrôles de leur mise en œuvre en droit français,” Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l’Éthique des Affaires n° 1, February 2022 (co-authored with A. Bourgin)
"Prévenir et gérer les risques liés aux droits humains," LJA Le Magazine N° 74, September 2021 (co-authored with C. Le Mestre et al.)
"Italy Adds Another Piatto to its Anti-Corruption Enforcement Menu : A Look at How the New ‘Bribe-Destroyer’ Law Strengthens Italy’s Existing Anti-Corruption Arsenal and Enhances the Transparency of Contributions to Political Parties," Revue Internationale de la Compliance et de l'Éthique des Affaires n° 2, Avril 2019 (co-authored with A. Gaustad)
"How Can Companies Encourage Whistleblowers to Speak Up?," Ethic Intelligence, July 26, 2018
"Italy Steps Up Whistleblowing Regulation," The FCPA Blog, January 11, 2018 (co-authored with B. Sillaman)
"France Implements Sweeping Anti-Corruption Reform," March 22, 2017 (co-authored with A. Champsaur et al.)
"Damages for Breach of Exclusive Forum Selection Clauses," New York Law Journal, April 27, 2015, at 4 (co-authored with Lawrence B. Friedman)
Speaker, “Human Rights Compliance under French Law: Existing Challenges and Upcoming Developments,” The Conference Board, April 5, 2022
Speaker, “Towards Extraterritorial European Accountability on Human Rights, Environment and Corruption,” HHR Compliance Webinar, June 24, 2021
Speaker, "The Push Towards Mandatory Compliance Programs," Business Ethics Anti-Corruption Compliance & Fraud Prevention Strategies in CEE, SEE & CIS, Prague, Czech Republic, October 9, 2020
Speaker, "Compliance: quali misure adottare ai tempi del COVID-19," HHR Compliance Webinar, April 30, 2020
Speaker, "How to Protect Your Company from Bribery and Corruption: Practical Guide," The Knowledge Group, webinar, September 26, 2019
Speaker, "Developing a 'Speak-Up' Culture: How to Protect and Encourage Whistleblowers?," 2018 Zagreb Ethics and Compliance Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, June 13, 2018