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Labour & Employment — Mexico


Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C. - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Jorge De Presno-Arizpe
- 2 partners
- 21 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Labour powerhouse with a market-leading reputation in this field. Frequently called upon to advise a range of global financial institutions on high-stakes labour litigation, as well as representing well-known multinationals in restructuring their labour relations in Mexico. Experienced in the drafting of new collective bargaining agreements, as well as the management of existing relations with the most active unions in the country. Provides strong coverage of the market across its three offices nationwide.

Strengths An impressed client notes: "The firm knows how to manage and present cases to audiences both in Mexico and abroad, no matter the complexity. The analysis of every matter is done in depth and in accordance with high standards. The lawyers also have a strong sense of urgency."

Another source confirms: "This is one of the top firms for labour law in this area, particularly for financial institutions, as they have historically been present on important transactions. With this firm, you receive one well-drafted document and that's it, hence the turnaround is quicker."

Work highlights Represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch in an unfair dismissal lawsuit filed against the client by an expatriate employee.

Significant clients J.P. Morgan, Barclays, Walmart, Microsoft, Baxter.

Notable practitioners

Highly distinguished practitioner Jorge De Presno-Arizpe is praised by clients for being "a seasoned lawyer who is on top of issues and has a lot of expertise," and "one of the best labour lawyers in Mexico." One peer also mentions: "I respect him a lot; he is a very recognised lawyer in this area and when working on transactions, far from being an opponent, he is a gentleman." Peers make reference to his particular experience in negotiating with unions and in labour consulting. He also remains active in the labour litigation sphere.

Associate-to-watch Alejandro Hernández garners praise from peers for his litigation capabilities. Clients echo such praise, stating: "Alejandro is a great litigator, as well as being a responsive lawyer."

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General Overview

Labor & Employment

Under the concept of Labor Sustainability, Basham designs, promotes, and implements complete employment, immigration, and social security programs for our clients and their work force.

Our experience and knowledge of labor law, results in being able to respond effectively while maintaing high standards of quality regarding employment issues facing our clients. The firm focuses on adding value to employment matters in the areas of:

  • Human capital
  • Profitability
  • Stability
  • Social responsibility
  • Comprehensive planning

The firm provides our services to national and multinational companies and institutions engaged in a wide variety of businesses, helping them to optimize their human and material resources by adding value by what we do. 

The firm is aware that each client expects to receive objective advice, proven strategies, and professionalism. 

We therefore offer innovative, timely and complete solutions, as well as practices that fit our client’s specific needs to help them to make the best decisions for their business.


Basham Labor is made up of thirty lawyers, all experts in employment, social security and immigration matters. Some of the specialized services we provide are:

  • Consulting and litigation
  • Social Security
  • Immigration




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Natividad Abogados, S.C - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Tomás Natividad Sánchez and Gilberto Montesinos
- 8 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Outstanding boutique labour and employment practice drawing widespread praise for its capabilities in handling a high volume of labour disputes. Team offers further expertise in collective bargaining, representing notable names from the financial, technology and telecommunications spaces. Also advises on a number of complex issues pertaining to social security.

Strengths A client notes: "I like that they are very personable and that there is always a partner involved in our matters to deal with directly. The lawyers are diligent, approachable and provide same-day responses; you always feel you are getting the best advice from them."

Another interviewee reports: "Natividad Abogados is a highly professional firm; its lawyers know the laws that affect our business in perfect detail, and provide good follow-up on our cases."

Work highlights Represented the Cámara Nacional de la Industria del Azucarera in the negotiations to provide the workers of this industry with a 5% pay increase.

Significant clients BBVA Bancomer, The Adecco Group, Telmex, DHL, Samsung Electronics.

Notable practitioners

Renowned figure Tomás Natividad Sánchez receives ample praise from sources for his experience in this field. One client states: "He is highly recognised in the labour arena and has great people skills. He has been involved in some ground-breaking work on unions and the minimum wage, and is outstanding at what he does." He garners further recognition from market commentators, who stress his experience in litigation.

Partner Gilberto Montesinos maintains a broad practice including litigation, labour consulting and collective matters, with a focus on contentious work. He has over 25 years of experience in this field.

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Santamarina y Steta SC - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Juan Carlos De la Vega and Andrés Rodríguez Rodríguez
- 2 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading labour and employment practice with wide-ranging expertise in this area. Particularly involved in collective bargaining issues, designing union negotiation strategies for corporate clients from the energy sector. Gains further recognition for its activity in unfair dismissal litigation, as well as in high-level terminations. Client roster includes large corporations hailing from both the domestic and international markets.

Strengths Clients highly praise the team, stating: "We are served by highly experienced labour practitioners who are sharp advisers and experts in their field. They quickly understand the needs of our business, and never fail to accommodate our requests within a short timeframe."

Sources go on to enthuse: "The service delivered is that of an elite firm. The lawyers don't just handle what we ask of them, they always go the extra mile; the advice they provide focuses on real-world scenarios and outcomes, and they also deliver innovative legal strategies."

Work highlights Advised Teksid Hierro de México in connection with Mexico's National Mining Union's demand to represent the client's workers.

Significant clients Chevron Mexico, Petronas, Pfizer, Universidad del Valle de México, GM Financial.

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner Juan Carlos De la Vega is highly active in union issues, particularly advising clients on drafting new collective bargaining agreements upon entering the Mexican market, as well as negotiations during strikes. Clients describe him as "a very savvy and experienced lawyer," and go on to assert: "He is highly professional and an expert in labour law." Peers also commend him as "an amazing lawyer who is very strong in this practice area nationally."

Of counsel Pedro Velasco continues to offer clients expertise in the collective bargaining arena, with extensive experience in union conflicts. Market commentators regard him as a highly relevant figure in this area.

Partner Andres Rodríguez Rodríguez is credited with being "a professional, clear and focused lawyer with vision and perspective" by clients. Sources go on to state: "He is proactive and knowledgeable of his discipline. He is also analytical and seeks appropriate solutions for clients." His expertise spans collective bargaining and high-level terminations, as well as M&A-related labour matters.

About the Team (content provided by Santamarina y Steta SC)

For many years, our firm has offered and rendered to our clients legal services in labor matters. Our labor lawyers have specialized in the interpretation and application of the Federal Labor Law and its regulations for handling matters arising from individual and collective labor relationships, social security and housing matters.

We represent clients before the local and federal labor conciliation and arbitration boards, in handling individual and collective labor conflicts, including petitions concerning collective bargaining agreements, economic conflicts, and review or performance of labor agreements in light of a violation of the agreement or applicable law.

We also represent clients before administrative labor authorities, such as the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare (Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social or STPS) and the local offices and labor secretariats in the several Mexican States, especially in connection with labor inspections and the adoption and application or repudiation of recommended safety and health measures, as well as in defending the client from administrative sanctions and fines.

Additionally, we represent our clients in labor litigation matters in administrative and amparo proceedings, in filing appeals, complaints, and in other related means of defense.

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Baker McKenzie - Labour & Employment Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Ricardo Castro-Garza
- 12 partners
- 25 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected global player recognised for its activity in labour and employment mandates. Practice has devoted sub-teams in areas including the labour aspects of transactions and corporate restructurings, social security, litigation and collective bargaining. Also garners praise for its activity in the labour consulting area, advising well-known multinational clients.

Strengths One client notes: "I think the labour department at Baker McKenzie is very professional, and the lawyers always give you the full picture when considering your options. The firm's experience in corporate matters is also really helpful."

Work highlights Advised Plastic Omnium on its internal corporate reorganisation, rendering advice on labour and social security planning.

Significant clients Forever 21, Michelin, Walmart, Hubbell, Gulfstream.

Notable practitioners

Partner Manuel Limón advises on high-level executive terminations, litigation, compensation and benefits, with additional expertise in the labour and employment impact of corporate transactions. A client notes: "I am really happy with him because he is dedicated, answers when I call and follows up on all matters," whilst another describes him as "an absolute expert in Mexican labour law."

Clients praise partner Alfonso García-Lozano, stating: "He is a very good lawyer who recommends great practices for our business and has good technical knowledge." Peers recognise his activity in the labour field, in which he has more than 25 years of experience, particularly in matters relating to labour consulting, transaction-related labour issues, and litigation.

Monterrey-based practice head Ricardo Castro-Garza offers expertise in labour litigation, as well as executive remuneration plans and pension plans. Clients describe him as "a reliable person with good reporting skills and the ability to get on with people. He also has vast knowledge of labour and employment and instils trust in his clients."

Partner Javiera Medina Reza is highlighted by peers for her expertise in the labour consulting field. Clients appreciate that "she always provides good solutions," whilst one peer says: "She is very good at consulting in this area."

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie)

Our Mexico Employment & Compensation Practice Group partners and members act on behalf of the business sector in national and international non-governmental organizations, such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Joint Committee for Minimum Wages, National Social Security Technical Committee, holding key positions in the most influential corporate and academic associations in Mexico: American Chamber of Commerce, COPARMEX, National Board of the Maquila Industry, National Association of Company Attorneys, Mexican Attorneys’ Bar, Mexican Institute of Finance Executives.

As Mexico's premier global law firm, our well-known Employment & Compensation team offers a unique full range of labor-focused services to clients which differentiate us from other law firms in Mexico. From mergers & acquisitions to strategic planning, social security to contracts, Collective conflicts to litigation. We are able to coordinate our client's work in Mexico as well as support their global operations and help them strategically navigate the complexities of the Mexican market, the second most important market in Latin America. Our Employment & Compensation team is complimented by our leading Tax, Corporate and Compliance team. Our group's ability to advice on labor & employment matters across the transactional and disputes spectrum offers clients a unique ability to have one firm advise them in an integrated manner in Mexico.

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Bufete de Buen S.C. - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Carlos de Buen Unna
- 1 partner
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded firm in labour and employment matters representing a broad range of clients including both employers and employees. Team focuses on collective bargaining issues, with further expertise in litigation. Client roster on the employer side includes notable names from the telecoms, banking and education sectors.

Strengths A client enthuses: "This firm has a lot of expertise on a regional basis, and the lawyers are very easy to talk to; the solutions they provide are easy for laymen to understand."

Notable practitioners

Principal partner Carlos de Buen Unna receives praise from clients for being "a professional person who is keen to advise and support us on all labour matters." Peers describe him as "a highly sophisticated lawyer." Another source goes on to add: "I think highly of him; he is a very good lawyer and definitely someone that I consider to be important here."

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Hogan Lovells - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez, Luis Ricardo Ruíz Gutiérrez and Luis Rosas Ortega
- 2 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly significant full-service firm with a strong labour and employment department. Frequently called upon by leading names from the food and drinks sector to handle the labour and employment aspects of corporate transactions, as well as collective bargaining and litigation. Offers additional expertise in social security issues.

Strengths A client reports: "I have a very good opinion of this firm because its recommendations are always accurate and well founded; the lawyers are also always available for any query we may have and are knowledgeable of the industry in which my company operates, as well as the company itself."

Work highlights Advised Goldcorp's Mexican subsidiary, Exploradora de Yacimientos los Filos, on the transfer of personnel and benefits obligations to employees relating to the client's sale of its shares to a Canadian mining company.

Significant clients Danone Group, Bacardi & Co, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Daimler, 7-Eleven.

Notable practitioners

Partner Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez receives ample praise from sources. Clients assert: "He is a very proactive lawyer with plentiful knowledge and experience of labour law." Another source adds: "He knows how to contain difficult situations, even during high-level terminations. He can handle complex matters and knows when to end negotiations." His experience includes labour litigation, collective bargaining and social security issues.

Partner Luis Ricardo Ruíz Gutiérrez has experience in litigation, as well as in labour consulting and union matters. Clients praise him for his "excellent performance and dedication," and go on to highlight his "very strong substantive knowledge regarding labour arbitration in Mexico." He recently led the team advising on union negotiations on behalf of Bacardi in relation to the winding-down of its plant in Mexico.

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Littler Mexico - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Rolando Santos
- 5 partners
- 22 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected global labour and employment player with particular expertise in the labour consulting area, representing a clientele comprising notable multinational corporations and prominent local clients from the technology, retail and automotive sectors. Additional expertise in employment terminations, compensation plans and labour compliance issues.

Strengths A client says: "I receive a wonderful service from the Littler lawyers and feel very supported by the work they do. They have a business-oriented approach and produce good deliverables."

Notable practitioners

Partner Mónica Schiaffino "provides practical insights and advice and is incredible responsive," according to clients. Peers enthuse: "She is excellent and mostly dedicated to the consulting side. She is pleasant to deal with, and is a knowledgeable, business-oriented lawyer who is well equipped to make things happen rather than not happen." She focuses her practice on consulting, working with large multinational companies.

Associate-to-watch Tania Terrazas Arnaldo's experience includes consulting large corporations on day-to-day labour issues, migration matters and collective bargaining work. Clients report: "She provides good response times and is knowledgeable of labour law."

About the Team (content provided by Littler Mexico)

Littler, the largest law practice in the world devoted exclusively to representing management in every aspect of labor and employment law, has more than 1,300 attorneys and 75 offices worldwide.
Littler established a reputation over 75 years as a leading firm in the United States representing employers and has expanded outside the U.S. to better serve a growing list of international clients. Littler expanded into Latin America in 2010 and into Mexico in 2012. Today, Littler is a prominent law firm in Mexico with offices in Mexico City and Monterrey.
We work with institutions and labor authorities in Mexico on local, state and federal levels, and with international organizations. We focus on providing legal services to clients in areas of labor consulting, individual labor litigation, collective matters, social security and immigration.
We assist our multinational clients with cross-border operations, preventative measures to avoid litigation and other labor issues. When litigation arises, we have experienced trial lawyers who have represented clients in a range of individual and collective actions. We also negotiate and execute labor agreements, negotiate terminations and conduct audits and assist employers with internal operations, from regulations and compliance to implementation of pension plans, employee policies and employment contracts, and labor restructuring due to mergers and acquisitions.

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Marván, González Graf y González Larrazolo - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Héctor González Graf, Santiago Marván and Héctor González Larrazolo
- 6 partners
- 21 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded labour and employment boutique garnering widespread market recognition for its focus on complex contentious mandates in this field. Also frequently assists clients with corporate restructurings and negotiations with unions. Client roster includes prominent multinational companies from the manufacturing, automotive and retail sectors.

Strengths An impressed client enthuses: "This is a cutting-edge law firm with a broad base of highly specialised and experienced lawyers in the labour field."

Significant clients Avon Mexicana, AXA Seguros, Nissan Mexicana, Procter & Gamble, Walmart.

Notable practitioners

Partner Santiago Marván Urquiza counsels clients on both labour consulting and litigation. His consulting expertise covers transactional labour and employment matters, whilst his contentious experience includes high-value disputes in the banking sector. Clients appreciate that "he provides services with the utmost sense of responsibility and urgency, instilling trust in his clients."

Partner Héctor González Graf earns recognition for his role as a litigator in high-profile labour disputes. A client says: "He knows how to help my business specifically and understands the context in which the company operates. I would highlight his strategic vision and industry knowledge, as well as his dedication."

Up-and-coming individual Nelson Guerrero Robles receives praise from clients, who state: "He really understands client service and is very dynamic as a lawyer. His performance is really good." His expertise lies in representing clients in labour disputes.

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Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C. - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alfredo Kupfer Domínguez and David Eugenio Puente Tostado
- 2 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-known full-service firm with offices in both Mexico City and Monterrey. Labour and employment department has expertise in assisting corporate clients with consulting, litigation and collective bargaining. Mainly represents international names, particularly from the automotive, food and drink and pharmaceutical industries.

Strengths A client reports: "The quality of service is excellent. The lawyers are well placed to answer any questions one may have, and are very supportive whenever we need them."

Work highlights Represented Constellation Brands in negotiations with unions at the state and federal levels relating to the construction and operation of the client's plant, which is currently under construction in Baja California.

Significant clients Vistana Signature Experiences, FedEx, Constellation Brands, Jones Lang LaSalle, Bayer.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Alfredo Kupfer Domínguez "is a highly capable lawyer who always renders legal opinions that provide a balanced and well-informed point of view," according to clients. They go on to state: "He is an excellent adviser with practical insight into both labour and corporate law in Mexico." His practice includes collective bargaining, transfer of personnel and social security mandates.

Monterrey-based partner David Eugenio Puente Tostado offers knowledge of immigration, social security and transactional labour matters. One peer says: "He is a highly skilled lawyer," whilst clients enthuse: "He is one of those practitioners that can offer the point of view of both a labour and a corporate lawyer; that is his strength." He is particularly experienced in working with foreign clients.

About the Team (content provided by Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C.)

This practice advises clients for compliance with labor and social security laws, also in the design and establishment of labor structures to achieve labor, tax and operational advantages. Additionally, this practice counsels clients on handling and processing immigration documentation for top-level executives and their families, supports human resources departments with on-going matters including employment agreements, terminations, and fringe benefit planning, and represents clients in employment litigation matters.

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EC Legal Rubio Villegas - Labour & Employment Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Javier Canseco
- 4 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Significant labour and employment department with strong coverage of the Mexican market through its four offices nationwide, with particular presence in Querétaro. Represents a range of companies from the industrial sector, advising on collective bargaining matters. Remains active in high-level terminations and any subsequent litigation.

Strengths A client enthuses: "In 100% of the cases that we give the firm, they respond with the appropriate legal knowledge. I would also highlight the warmth of the lawyers and the fact that they take my call even outside of office hours."

Work highlights Assisted Avery Dennison with the termination of several high-level executives due to a corporate restructuring. The firm also provided sexual harassment and data privacy seminars, and negotiated a collective bargaining agreement on behalf of the client.

Significant clients Bombardier, Mars, Oshkosh Corporation, Autoliv, Nexteer.

Notable practitioners

Querétaro-based main partner Javier Canseco is said by clients to have "a very good reputation for labour matters." Sources also describe him as "a high-flying lawyer who has both great commercial judgement and excellent technical expertise in this field." He has over 30 years of experience in the labour and employment arena, with peers highlighting his labour litigation capabilities.

About the Team (content provided by EC Legal Rubio Villegas)

When you have labor and employment needs, you want a firm that understands and services your entire business. EC Legal-Rubio Villegas is committed to counseling and advocating for you every step of the way in any labor matter. Our attorneys are experienced in all phases of the employer-employee relationship. The focal point in labor services rendered by the lawyers of EC Legal-Rubio Villegas is to prevent litigation, economic contingencies and consequences that may affect your labor environment, and could expose your assets, productivity and stability to unnecessary risk.  We measure and correct labor risks, through labor audits, which allow us to solve daily problems through permanent advice programs.



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Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 3

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Julio Flores Luna
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Long-standing labour and employment player widely respected for its knowledge and expertise in social security issues. Continues to represent a clientele composed of both local and international companies in labour litigation matters, particularly in ex-employee lawsuits.

Strengths Clients enthuse: "The firm provides an excellent service which focuses on understanding the quandaries that we face as a company, as well as its background and its business environment, and seeking the correct arguments to resolve our problems quickly."

Notable practitioners

Partner Gustavo García Cuenca is highlighted by market commentators for his expertise in social security matters, as well as litigation. Peers state: "He has been involved in this practice area for many years."

Senior statesman Julio Flores Luna "is a highly experienced practitioner," according to clients, who go on to highlight "his in-depth research and knowledge of the local labour system in Mexico. He provides academic answers, but practical advice as well."

About the Team (content provided by Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados)

We provide companies with efficient counsel and litigation services not only in Employment/Labour matters, but also concerning social security and the national workers’ housing fund, whose legislations, in Mexico, are closely linked with the Labour Law because employers are obligated to register all their employees and pay dues, deemed as taxes, to the government agencies charged with administering both mandatory systems. We offer seminars and conferences to our clients’ human resources officers. Permanent contact of our Practice Group with other areas in the law firm concerned with Corporate, Tax, Intellectual Property and Immigration legislations, frequently related with employment or labour matters and social security, allows us to provide our clients complete legal advice. We pride ourselves in having a solid Practice Group, since the three senior partners members in our team have worked together for more than thirty years and notwithstanding the natural work distribution, we enjoy a mutual assistance and coordination permitting us to effectively supply the services that our clients require.

Even though our law firm has offices only in Mexico City we count on a network of relations with other law firms specialised in employment/labour law in the country’s major cities, with whom, as correspondents, we coordinate the attention to the matters our clients trust us with outside Mexico City metropolitan area.

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Marván y Muñoz Abogados, S.C. - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 9 lawyers

What the team is known for Noted boutique labour and employment practice group principally serving a local client roster. Well known for its capabilities in labour litigation, with additional expertise representing corporate clients in collective bargaining mandates.

Strengths Sources comment: "The firm is well known here and has a good reputation."

Notable practitioners

Key partner Roberto Muñoz is highlighted for his years of experience in the labour and employment field. Peers describe him as "one of the senior practitioners in this area."

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Roel Abogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 3

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 1 partner

What the team is known for Compact boutique practice in the labour and employment field. Has expertise spanning labour litigation, transactional mandates with labour and employment aspects, and individual and collective contracts.

Strengths A source states: "Roel Abogados has provided us with excellent support in labour matters."

Notable practitioners

Partner Jorge Enrique Roel is described by peers as "a good litigator," and "a fantastic and very senior lawyer." His expertise includes labour matters pertaining to corporate transactions, as well as labour litigation.

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Bufete Díaz Mirón Y Asociados, S.C. - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 16 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noteworthy boutique law firm specialising in local labour and employment matters. Responsible for managing its clients' relationships with their unions. Offers further expertise in social security, compliance and drafting of internal training manuals.

Strengths One client says: "I think this is a very professional firm that provides a good service. The lawyers really know the labour code in Mexico and the related processes."

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Luis Díaz Mirón recently became the dean of the Escuela Libre de Derecho. Peers highlight his specialisation in collective bargaining, stating: "He is active in all labour and employment matters, and is undoubtedly one of the best in the collective bargaining area."

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Cervantes Sainz, S.C. - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alejandro Nila Rosales
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-known firm with a compact and specialised labour team. Active in collective bargaining matters, as well as in providing consulting services to multinational companies regarding labour legislation in Mexico. Also handles M&A-related labour issues.

Strengths Clients commend the lawyers, stating: "They are very good, and I like the way they follow up on our matters. They are also very good at explaining labour legislation to us."

Work highlights Represented Exide Technologies in a union negotiation.

Significant clients Weatherford de México, Banorte, Macmillan, Hanesbrands, Delta Air Lines.

Notable practitioners

Principal partner Alejandro Nila Rosales advises corporate clients on a range of labour matters, including individual litigation and collective bargaining. He also offers expertise in remuneration issues. Clients state: "He is very competent in this area; he is responsive and gets the job done."

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Cervantes Sainz has an active and diversified Labor & Employment Practice, including:

Advise multinational and national clients on all aspects of labour law, including social security and collective bargaining agreements and disputes.

Drafting all kind of labor agreements and advice on training commissions, as well as development and compliance with safety and hygiene norms.

We provide expertise in a multitude of matters and regulatory areas, and represent clients in various kinds of litigious cases.  Our labour employment practice combine respected legal wisdom and business skills to provide advice tailored to our domestic and international clients’ unique needs; our regulatory practice helps clients create strategies that enable them to deal successfully with the rules and standards imposed by government agencies; and our litigation practice has the intellectual depth and creativity to resolve successfully virtually any type of labour dispute arising in Mexico.

Our team has extensive experience in the preparation of various types of transactional documents, in conducting labour due diligence work, and dealing with governmental authorities such as the Ministry of Work and Social Welfare, Federal and Local Labour Courts and with competent labour authorities, as well as federal labour judges.

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Creel Abogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Juan Tejedo Moreira
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Reputable law firm in the labour and employment area, offering clients expertise in collective bargaining and labour consulting on matters including terminations and pension plans. Garners additional market recognition for its litigation capabilities.

Strengths One source notes: "They answer calls and e-mails quickly, make themselves available to go to any location to deal with their clients' matters, and provide support in making decisions that have a high financial impact."

Significant clients Best Buy, Nikon, Warner Bros., Evonik, Moody's.

Notable practitioners

Department head Juan Tejedo Moreira receives ample praise from clients. They say: "As a lawyer he has a common-sense approach and does a great job of explaining the nuances of Mexican labour law." Market commentators go on to describe him as "a litigation machine who is very efficient in his analysis of legal matters."

Clients praise associate-to-watch Elvia Palazuelos, stating: "She is a very good communicator and always makes sure the partner is up to date with our matters." She has expertise in social security matters, as well as collective bargaining and high-level terminations.

About the Team (content provided by Creel Abogados)

Our Labor and Employment Practice is formed by one Partner, Juan Tejedo, two senior associates and three associates. Mr. Tejedo has assembled a unique team of experienced lawyers with a focus on providing advice on consultations, as well as on litigation throughout Mexico. We provide advice in all kinds of labor and social security matters, including hiring and termination of employees, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with local and national unions, structuring stock option, compensation and benefit plans, as well as the design and implementation of internal labor regulations, training manuals and health and safety regulations. Our Labor law practice provides constant support to our Corporate/| M&A teams in preparing due diligence processes focusing on labor and social security compliance, thereby identifying potential liabilities that may result from the execution of transactions. Our Team also represents clients in connection with litigation before the Federal and Local Boards of Conciliation and Arbitration (Juntas Federales y Locales de Conciliacion y Arbitraje), including Amparo claims (Constitutional appeals).

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Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Francisco Javier Peniche Beguerisse
- 1 partner
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned transactional player fielding a labour and employment team experienced in handling the labour aspects of corporate transactions. Also involved in day-to-day consulting on labour issues including executive remuneration and terminations. Team remains active in ex-employee litigation.

Strengths One client reports: "I am very satisfied with the service provided by the firm, as the lawyers are responsive and explain things in an accessible manner. Their communication skills are also excellent."

Work highlights Assisted Grupo IDESA with the internal restructuring of its petrochemical division, including the transfer of over 500 employees and consequent union negotiations.

Significant clients Riot Games, Macquarie Mexico, TeleTech, Endo, Komatsu.

Notable practitioners

Partner Francisco Javier Peniche Beguerisse heads the firm's labour department. He has knowledge of the labour and employment aspects of transactions, employee terminations and litigation. A client enthuses: "He is a brilliant, service-oriented lawyer who is quick to deliver and straightforward in explaining what my options are."

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De La Vega & Martínez Rojas S.C. - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Oscar de la Vega and Ricardo Martínez Rojas
- 2 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dynamic boutique practice group entering the rankings this year. Fields an experienced team in collective bargaining and labour litigation, as well as providing consultations to major multinationals from the food and drink, automotive and retail sectors on labour issues such as terminations.

Strengths A client notes: "The service is always timely and the lawyers are really committed to providing constant support to my company."

Work highlights Advised VF Corporation on collective bargaining matters in relation to its 12,000 employees in Mexico across 14 industrial plants.

Significant clients Aeroméxico, Citibanamex, PepsiCo, Walmart, Goodyear.

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner Oscar de la Vega has over 30 years of experience in the labour and employment field. He specialises in consulting and litigation matters, with additional experience in collective bargaining. Clients state: "He is a fantastic lawyer who I would always recommend." They go on to add: "He gives solid legal opinions and is knowledgeable of the field."

Partner Ricardo Martinez Rojas is highlighted by peers for his strong performance in labour litigation. Interviewees say: "He is super-experienced and is very good on union matters." He also has experience in labour consulting and social security mandates.

Star associate Nadia González is praised by clients, who say: "She is a thorough adviser who is a pleasure to work with. Her support has been invaluable to our operations in Mexico." Peers go on to recognise her capabilities in the labour consulting sub-field, in which she works with leading multinationals. Sources say: "She provides perfect advice to her clients and is known for being business-oriented."

About the Team (content provided by De La Vega & Martínez Rojas S.C.)

De La Vega & Martinez Rojas, S.C. is devoted exclusively to representing management in Mexican labour law matters and in the social security practice. Its offices are in Mexico City and the firm has an extensive network of correspondents that cover the entire Mexican Republic. Its lawyers are registered in Bar Associations such as ANADE, National Bar of Lawyers, American Chambers of Commerce, International Bar Association (IBA) and American Bar Association (ABA), among others.

The firm’s leadership, experience and knowledge of Mexican labour law provides clients with timely, high quality and specific solutions, adding value in the areas of: human capital, cost effectiveness, labour stability, social accountability and comprehensive planning.

The firm serves national and multinational companies and institutions involved in a wide variety of businesses, assisting them with streamlining their human and material resources.

Currently, the firm is involved in developing strategies to help its clients adapt their collective labour relations to the new legal environment, originated by important amendments to the Mexican Constitution in the administration of labour justice, protection and guarantee of freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, free from employer’s interference.

De La Vega & Martinez Rojas, S.C. is the Mexican representative of the international labour and employment law alliance L&E Global.

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Piza Abogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Enrique Gustavo Ballesteros Alvarado and Alejandro Díaz Fernández
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced labour boutique widely respected for its activities in the litigation field. Also garners praise for its work negotiating with unions on behalf of corporate clients, as well as in terminations and M&A-related labour advice. Strong client list includes prominent names from the pharmaceutical and telecommunications spaces.

Strengths Clients highlight "the excellent service and direct contact with partners at the firm, as well as the immediate responses and their success when negotiating."

Work highlights Represented Novartis Corporativo and Novartis Farmacéutica in litigation against an ex-employee who filed an unfair dismissal claim against the client for MXN4.5 million.

Significant clients Grupo KUO, Grupo Televisa, Puma, LafargeHolcim, Boehringer Ingelheim México.

Notable practitioners

"Highly specialised" managing partner Gabriel Pizá Aviles earns praise from clients, who "value his ability and his experience." Sources also point out that "his name is synonymous with winning a trial, which instils confidence in his clients. His leadership in this area is what distinguishes him." He focuses his practice on labour litigation.

Partner Alejandro Díaz Fernández has a strong focus on labour litigation, garnering praise from both peers and clients for his work in this field. Clients laud him as "an expert in his field and highly professional." Peers echo such praise, enthusing: "He is one of the most meticulous litigators in this area."

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Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Rodolfo Trampe and Javier Lizardi
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned corporate and disputes firm with recognised expertise in labour law. Advises on the labour and employment implications of corporate transactions as well as on labour disputes. Client list includes significant companies from the food and beverages space.

Strengths A client states: "I really like the lawyers at this firm; they are very responsive and devote their full attention to the quality of their work product."

Work highlights Advised Mars on the redesigning of the personnel structure of Mars after its acquisition of Turin.

Significant clients Revlon, Grupo Bocar, ZKW, Trimas Corporation, Hospital Shriners.

Notable practitioners

Partner Rodolfo Trampe is lauded by a client as "an extremely diligent lawyer who thinks about my interests and goes above and beyond for his clients." Sources also report: "He is a lawyer of the highest quality; he is responsive and his substantive labour law knowledge is great, so he doesn't have to do a lot of research to answer my questions."

About the Team (content provided by Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC)

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. has a group of specialists offering consulting and litigation services in individual and collective labor matters, representing our clients before the Federal and Local Boards of Conciliation and Arbitration. We also have broad experience with both federal and local labor authority inspections and following up on the procedures related to such inspections.

We advise our clients on the strategy for hiring officers and employees in general and throughout the employment period. We also offer advice on the implementation of compensation and benefit plans and general policies, and on changes to them.

The labor practice was established more than 25 years ago and since then we have given special attention to representing our clients in all aspects of labor relations, including the drafting of collective bargaining agreements and their negotiation with unions and the Ministry of Labor and other administrative authorities.

We provide labor advice in employment dismissals with and without cause and in the labor implications of the purchase, merger and spin-off of companies, in employee transfers and in the carrying out of due diligence for the above indicated processes.

Due to the structure of the labor law in Mexico which procedurally favors the worker, we have developed and shared with our clients preventive policies that render economic benefits for them.



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Senior Statesperson

Francisco Breña Garduño

Breña y Asociados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Francisco Breña Garduño of Breña y Asociados, S.C. continues to be held in high regard by his peers, with one source commenting: "He is someone that I respect very much for his seniority in this area."

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Senior Statesperson

Octavio Carvajal Bustamante

Carvajal, Bustamante & Trillo Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Octavio Carvajal Bustamante of Carvajal, Bustamante & Trillo Abogados "is a very strong player in the labour field and has handled many collective issues as well as litigation during his career," according to peers. Sources add: "He is a point of reference in this area."

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Senior Statesperson

Carlos Deuchler Balboa

Deuchler y López Rodríguez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected figure Carlos Deuchler Balboa of Deuchler y López Rodríguez Abogados is recognised by peers for his years of experience representing clients in negotiations with unions. He continues to draw praise for his work in the labour arena.

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Senior Statesperson

Julio Flores Luna

Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Julio Flores Luna "is a highly experienced practitioner," according to clients, who go on to highlight "his in-depth research and knowledge of the local labour system in Mexico. He provides academic answers, but practical advice as well."

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Senior Statesperson

Jorge Garcia de Presno

Bufete de Presno y Asociados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Jorge Garcia de Presno of Bufete de Presno y Asociados, S.C. "is one of the best lawyers in this area," according to a peer. Another source reports: "I have learnt a lot from him; he is great."

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Senior Statesperson

Hugo Italo Morales Saldaña

Hugo Italo y Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly experienced practitioner Hugo Italo Morales Saldaña of Hugo Italo y Asociados is commended by sources for his presence in labour disputes. Peers also highlight his particular knowledge of labour issues affecting the insurance sector.

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Senior Statesperson

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Of counsel Pedro Velasco continues to offer clients expertise in the collective bargaining arena, with extensive experience in union conflicts. Market commentators regard him as a highly relevant figure in this area.

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Eminent Practitioner

Luis Díaz Mirón

Bufete Díaz Mirón Y Asociados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eminent practitioner Luis Díaz Mirón recently became the dean of the Escuela Libre de Derecho. Peers highlight his specialisation in collective bargaining, stating: "He is active in all labour and employment matters, and is undoubtedly one of the best in the collective bargaining area."

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Band 1

De La Vega & Martínez Rojas S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner Oscar de la Vega has over 30 years of experience in the labour and employment field. He specialises in consulting and litigation matters, with additional experience in collective bargaining. Clients state: "He is a fantastic lawyer who I would always recommend." They go on to add: "He gives solid legal opinions and is knowledgeable of the field."

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Band 1

Juan Carlos De la Vega

Santamarina y Steta, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner Juan Carlos De la Vega is highly active in union issues, particularly advising clients on drafting new collective bargaining agreements upon entering the Mexican market, as well as negotiations during strikes. Clients describe him as "a very savvy and experienced lawyer," and go on to assert: "He is highly professional and an expert in labour law." Peers also commend him as "an amazing lawyer who is very strong in this practice area nationally."

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Band 1

Jorge G De Presno-Arizpe

Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly distinguished practitioner Jorge De Presno-Arizpe is praised by clients for being "a seasoned lawyer who is on top of issues and has a lot of expertise," and "one of the best labour lawyers in Mexico." One peer also mentions: "I respect him a lot; he is a very recognised lawyer in this area and when working on transactions, far from being an opponent, he is a gentleman." Peers make reference to his particular experience in negotiating with unions and in labour consulting. He also remains active in the labour litigation sphere.

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Band 1

Tomás Natividad Sánchez

Natividad Abogados, S.C

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Renowned figure Tomás Natividad Sánchez receives ample praise from sources for his experience in this field. One client states: "He is highly recognised in the labour arena and has great people skills. He has been involved in some ground-breaking work on unions and the minimum wage, and is outstanding at what he does." He garners further recognition from market commentators, who stress his experience in litigation.

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Band 2

Carlos de Buen Unna

Bufete de Buen S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Principal partner Carlos de Buen Unna receives praise from clients for being "a professional person who is keen to advise and support us on all labour matters." Peers describe him as "a highly sophisticated lawyer." Another source goes on to add: "I think highly of him; he is a very good lawyer and definitely someone that I consider to be important here."

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Band 2

Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez receives ample praise from sources. Clients assert: "He is a very proactive lawyer with plentiful knowledge and experience of labour law." Another source adds: "He knows how to contain difficult situations, even during high-level terminations. He can handle complex matters and knows when to end negotiations." His experience includes labour litigation, collective bargaining and social security issues.

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Band 2

Alfredo Kupfer Domínguez

Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Alfredo Kupfer Domínguez "is a highly capable lawyer who always renders legal opinions that provide a balanced and well-informed point of view," according to clients. They go on to state: "He is an excellent adviser with practical insight into both labour and corporate law in Mexico." His practice includes collective bargaining, transfer of personnel and social security mandates.

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Band 2

David Eugenio Puente Tostado

Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Monterrey-based partner David Eugenio Puente Tostado offers knowledge of immigration, social security and transactional labour matters. One peer says: "He is a highly skilled lawyer," whilst clients enthuse: "He is one of those practitioners that can offer the point of view of both a labour and a corporate lawyer; that is his strength." He is particularly experienced in working with foreign clients.

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Band 2

Jorge Enrique Roel

Roel Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jorge Enrique Roel is described by peers as "a good litigator," and "a fantastic and very senior lawyer." His expertise includes labour matters pertaining to corporate transactions, as well as labour litigation.

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Band 2

Luis Ricardo Ruíz Gutiérrez

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Luis Ricardo Ruíz Gutiérrez has experience in litigation, as well as in labour consulting and union matters. Clients praise him for his "excellent performance and dedication," and go on to highlight his "very strong substantive knowledge regarding labour arbitration in Mexico." He recently led the team advising on union negotiations on behalf of Bacardi in relation to the winding-down of its plant in Mexico.

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Band 3

EC Legal Rubio Villegas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Querétaro-based main partner Javier Canseco is said by clients to have "a very good reputation for labour matters." Sources also describe him as "a high-flying lawyer who has both great commercial judgement and excellent technical expertise in this field." He has over 30 years of experience in the labour and employment arena, with peers highlighting his labour litigation capabilities.

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Band 3

Alfonso García-Lozano

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise partner Alfonso García-Lozano, stating: "He is a very good lawyer who recommends great practices for our business and has good technical knowledge." Peers recognise his activity in the labour field, in which he has more than 25 years of experience, particularly in matters relating to labour consulting, transaction-related labour issues, and litigation.

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Band 3

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Manuel Limón advises on high-level executive terminations, litigation, compensation and benefits, with additional expertise in the labour and employment impact of corporate transactions. A client notes: "I am really happy with him because he is dedicated, answers when I call and follows up on all matters," whilst another describes him as "an absolute expert in Mexican labour law."

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Band 3

Santiago Marván Urquiza

Marván, González Graf y González Larrazolo

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Santiago Marván Urquiza counsels clients on both labour consulting and litigation. His consulting expertise covers transactional labour and employment matters, whilst his contentious experience includes high-value disputes in the banking sector. Clients appreciate that "he provides services with the utmost sense of responsibility and urgency, instilling trust in his clients."

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Band 3

César Roel Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-known practitioner Eric Roel of César Roel Abogados is recognised for his litigation capabilities as well as his activity working on collective bargaining issues, particularly in Mexico's hospitality sector. Peers describe him as "a good lawyer with important clients."

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Band 3

Juan Tejedo Moreira

Creel Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Juan Tejedo Moreira receives ample praise from clients. They say: "As a lawyer he has a common-sense approach and does a great job of explaining the nuances of Mexican labour law." Market commentators go on to describe him as "a litigation machine who is very efficient in his analysis of legal matters."

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Band 4

Ricardo Castro-Garza

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Monterrey-based practice head Ricardo Castro-Garza offers expertise in labour litigation, as well as executive remuneration plans and pension plans. Clients describe him as "a reliable person with good reporting skills and the ability to get on with people. He also has vast knowledge of labour and employment and instils trust in his clients."

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Band 4

Alejandro Díaz Fernández

Piza Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Alejandro Díaz Fernández has a strong focus on labour litigation, garnering praise from both peers and clients for his work in this field. Clients laud him as "an expert in his field and highly professional." Peers echo such praise, enthusing: "He is one of the most meticulous litigators in this area."

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Band 4

Gustavo García Cuenca

Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gustavo García Cuenca is highlighted by market commentators for his expertise in social security matters, as well as litigation. Peers state: "He has been involved in this practice area for many years."

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Band 4

Héctor González Graf

Marván, González Graf y González Larrazolo

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Héctor González Graf earns recognition for his role as a litigator in high-profile labour disputes. A client says: "He knows how to help my business specifically and understands the context in which the company operates. I would highlight his strategic vision and industry knowledge, as well as his dedication."

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Band 4

Carlos Leal-Isla Garza

Leal Isla & Horváth SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Monterrey-based practitioner Carlos Leal-Isla Garza of Leal Isla & Horváth SC is well known by peers, who comment: "He is very good from a technical perspective and very involved in labour disputes." Peers highlight his work in labour arbitration, as well as his academic standing in this area.

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Band 4

Ricardo Martinez Rojas

De La Vega & Martínez Rojas S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ricardo Martinez Rojas is highlighted by peers for his strong performance in labour litigation. Interviewees say: "He is super-experienced and is very good on union matters." He also has experience in labour consulting and social security mandates.

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Band 4

Javiera Medina Reza

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Javiera Medina Reza is highlighted by peers for her expertise in the labour consulting field. Clients appreciate that "she always provides good solutions," whilst one peer says: "She is very good at consulting in this area."

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Band 4

Gilberto Montesinos

Natividad Abogados, S.C

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gilberto Montesinos maintains a broad practice including litigation, labour consulting and collective matters, with a focus on contentious work. He has over 25 years of experience in this field.

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Band 4

Marván y Muñoz Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Roberto Muñoz is highlighted for his years of experience in the labour and employment field. Peers describe him as "one of the senior practitioners in this area."

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Band 4

Alejandro Nila Rosales

Cervantes Sainz, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Principal partner Alejandro Nila Rosales advises corporate clients on a range of labour matters, including individual litigation and collective bargaining. He also offers expertise in remuneration issues. Clients state: "He is very competent in this area; he is responsive and gets the job done."

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Band 4

Francisco Javier Peniche Beguerisse

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Francisco Javier Peniche Beguerisse heads the firm's labour department. He has knowledge of the labour and employment aspects of transactions, employee terminations and litigation. A client enthuses: "He is a brilliant, service-oriented lawyer who is quick to deliver and straightforward in explaining what my options are."

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Band 4

Gabriel Pizá Aviles

Piza Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Highly specialised" managing partner Gabriel Pizá Aviles earns praise from clients, who "value his ability and his experience." Sources also point out that "his name is synonymous with winning a trial, which instils confidence in his clients. His leadership in this area is what distinguishes him." He focuses his practice on labour litigation.

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Band 4

Andres Rodríguez Rodríguez

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Andres Rodríguez Rodríguez is credited with being "a professional, clear and focused lawyer with vision and perspective" by clients. Sources go on to state: "He is proactive and knowledgeable of his discipline. He is also analytical and seeks appropriate solutions for clients." His expertise spans collective bargaining and high-level terminations, as well as M&A-related labour matters.

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Band 4

Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pablo Saenz of Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton receives strong praise from clients, who state: "He is a great lawyer who can help with serious matters that are potentially costly." His expertise includes both collective and individual matters such as litigation and union negotiations.

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Band 4

Mónica Schiaffino

Littler Mexico

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Mónica Schiaffino "provides practical insights and advice and is incredible responsive," according to clients. Peers enthuse: "She is excellent and mostly dedicated to the consulting side. She is pleasant to deal with, and is a knowledgeable, business-oriented lawyer who is well equipped to make things happen rather than not happen." She focuses her practice on consulting, working with large multinational companies.

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Band 4

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rodolfo Trampe is lauded by a client as "an extremely diligent lawyer who thinks about my interests and goes above and beyond for his clients." Sources also report: "He is a lawyer of the highest quality; he is responsive and his substantive labour law knowledge is great, so he doesn't have to do a lot of research to answer my questions."

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Up and Coming

Nelson Guerrero Robles

Marván, González Graf y González Larrazolo

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Nelson Guerrero Robles receives praise from clients, who state: "He really understands client service and is very dynamic as a lawyer. His performance is really good." His expertise lies in representing clients in labour disputes.

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Up and Coming

Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Rafael Vallejo of Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C. receives ample praise from clients. They say: "We appreciate his responsiveness, thoroughness and professionalism." They go on to add: "His attitude, knowledge and capabilities are always excellent."

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Star Associate

De La Vega & Martínez Rojas S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star associate Nadia González is praised by clients, who say: "She is a thorough adviser who is a pleasure to work with. Her support has been invaluable to our operations in Mexico." Peers go on to recognise her capabilities in the labour consulting sub-field, in which she works with leading multinationals. Sources say: "She provides perfect advice to her clients and is known for being business-oriented."

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Associates to watch

Alejandro Hernández

Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Alejandro Hernández garners praise from peers for his litigation capabilities. Clients echo such praise, stating: "Alejandro is a great litigator, as well as being a responsive lawyer."

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Associates to watch

Creel Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise associate-to-watch Elvia Palazuelos, stating: "She is a very good communicator and always makes sure the partner is up to date with our matters." She has expertise in social security matters, as well as collective bargaining and high-level terminations.

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Associates to watch

Tania Terrazas Arnaldo

Littler Mexico

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Tania Terrazas Arnaldo's experience includes consulting large corporations on day-to-day labour issues, migration matters and collective bargaining work. Clients report: "She provides good response times and is knowledgeable of labour law."

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