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Labour & Employment — Peru


Miranda & Amado Abogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Renato Mejía, Alfredo Salvador, Jorge Toyama and Luis Vinatea
- 4 partners
- 29 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Maintains an outstanding reputation for its highly accomplished labour and employment practice, which spans both non-contentious matters and litigation. Has particular experience in collective bargaining, as well as general employment planning, restructuring and social security. Advises leading domestic and multinational companies from sectors such as retail, mining and telecommunications.

Strengths Clients are impressed by Miranda & Amado Abogados' extensive technical expertise, reporting that the team has a "comprehensive and expert knowledge of labour law and is results-oriented and effective."

Other clients go on to praise the labour team for being formed by "very qualified lawyers that present solid arguments, are available and committed, as well as being client-oriented."

Work highlights Assisted Telefónica del Perú with various employment issues, including litigation linked to employee salary differences, as well as trade union-related arbitration proceedings.

Advised Unión de Cervecerías Peruanas Backus y Johnston on the renegotiation of a collective bargaining agreement, following an initial negative arbitral outcome.

Significant clients Banco de Crédito del Perú, Corporación José R. Lindley, DIRECTV Perú, Grupo Repsol del Perú, Snacks América Latina.

Notable practitioners

Star individual Jorge Toyama is a highly esteemed practitioner within the market, with particular experience in litigation, as well as labour policies and planning. Clients report that "he knows how to listen, looks for the facts before he gives you a solution and considers both the context and potential aspects that could be involved in a matter." He advised Minera Chinalco Perú on several trade union mandates, including those related to recent industrial action.

According to clients, Luis Vinatea "gives fast solutions, understands matters quickly and can resolve a multitude of issues." He is commended further by sources for his excellent availability and "personalised service." He maintains a particular focus on a wide variety of labour disputes, in addition to human resources mandates and labour planning.

Clients appreciate senior counsel Roberto Matallana's work ethic, with interviewees noting that "he is heavily involved in the matters he handles; he wants to find solutions and is very helpful." He has a wealth of experience in litigation, alongside immigration and social security mandates.

Alfredo Salvador Vargas is well received by clients, who assert that "when he gives you an opinion, you can rely on it." Others note that he is "a strong practitioner who is very practical." He is highly experienced in both contentious and non-contentious mandates.

About the Team (content provided by Miranda & Amado Abogados)

Miranda & Amado has the market’s largest labour department, comprising 36 fully qualified lawyers, including 5 partners and 2 senior counsels. The firm participates in the market’s most complex, sensitive and strategic matters. It handles the entire range of non-contentious and contentious labour and employment matters such as specialised consultancy, including social security and safety at work matters; planning and strategy on employment restructuring; collective bargaining and arbitration; and has participated in many of the biggest, most complex and high profile cases in Peru in recent years, representing clients before the Labour Authority and all levels of the Courts.

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Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Balta and Mario Pasco Lizárraga
- 2 partners
- 18 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Pre-eminent labour and employment department, widely respected for its impressive team of distinguished experts. Offers a comprehensive service, including assistance with mass dismissals, employment policies, collective bargaining, incentive schemes and immigration, in addition to noteworthy strength in litigation. Well positioned to advise clients from various sectors, especially within mining and construction.

Strengths The team comes highly recommended for its attentiveness and expertise, with "empathy, knowledge, experience and trustworthiness" singled out as key strengths by clients.

Other sources appreciate the group's responsiveness, noting: "This is an outstanding firm for labour matters. Their performance is very good; you can get answers to complex questions in a very short time."

Work highlights Advised Southern Peru Copper on collective bargaining agreements involving over 3,000 employees.

Acted for Savia Perú on a claim against a previous ruling, which had instructed the client to include over 1,000 employees from a contractor on its payroll.

Significant clients Bechtel, Hudbay Minerals, Microsoft, Minsur, Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde.

Notable practitioners

The highly respected José Balta has in-depth knowledge of workplace discrimination, as well as collective bargaining, immigration and contracting issues. He is appreciated by clients for his "professionalism, technical abilities, communication skills and turnaround time for responses." They additionally highlight the "clarity of his explanations." He routinely assists clients from sectors including infrastructure and mining.

Mario Pasco Lizárraga maintains a solid foothold in this space, with expertise in collective bargaining, staff hiring and dismissals, social security and litigation. Clients are impressed by his "great capacity to identify the root cause of an issue," alongside his ability to "find the best solution to solve or prevent the problem." He led the team on the aforementioned Southern Perú Copper work highlight.

Associate-to-watch Ernesto Cárdenas centres his practice on employee benefits, as well as the hiring of domestic and foreign workers. Clients report that he "provides highly personalised and accurate work" and is "very available."

About the Team (content provided by Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados)

Our Labor Law and Social Security team has extensive experience in all areas of labor law, including contracting and subcontracting, the establishment of labor policies, disciplinary aspects, collective bargaining and individual or collective termination of staff, as well as all aspects of social security.

We have a team of lawyers that specialize in representing our clients with regard to inspection, administration, arbitration and court procedures arising from labor relations.

This experience extends to cases involving contracting policy planning and human resource management, as well as the reduction of labor overruns. 

We also handle migratory-labor issues and carry out audits to ensure compliance with labor legislation.

Most of our partners and senior associates have experience abroad, either master degree studies or work experience in major international law firms.

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Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International - 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: Monica Pizarro
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-respected team providing extensive labour and employment support, often acting for prominent multinational clients. Handles a broad range of mandates, particularly concerning unfair dismissal cases, health and safety, immigration and employee transfers. Additionally well versed in staff training, labour policies and collective bargaining.

Strengths Efficiency and clear communication are key qualities that clients attribute to the department. One asserts: "The lawyers normally exceed our expectations. Their strengths are their professionalism, responsiveness and proactivity. They use simple language to explain complex situations and are always willing to help."

Work highlights Acted for the Lima branch of W.R. Grace on the transfer of its employees to GCP International.

Significant clients Anixter, Ingram Micro, MWH Global, Sodexo Peru, Wipro.

Notable practitioners

Department head Monica Pizarro is commended for her service, with clients noting that she "is very fast to answer" any queries. She has a broad employment practice, often assisting with company restructurings, as well as social security and pension matters.

About the Team (content provided by Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International)

Our Labor practice work with local and international entities (industrial, commercial, banking, mining, oil, fishery, service matters, among others), both private and public and help them to manage all of their employment needs, from day-to-day employment requirements to critical business change projects. 


We represent employers in collective bargaining and works council negotiations, and also develop robust industrial relations strategies. In addition, we help multinational companies with their mobility strategies at the right time.

We combine our global coverage and wealth of experience handling multijurisdictional assignments with specialized local expertise, enabling us to work cross border through different industries and practice areas to fulfill clients' labor and employment needs everywhere they operate.

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Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados - 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 Herrera Vásquez
- 5 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded department with an impressive domestic footprint. Offers a considerable breadth of practice, especially regarding collective bargaining agreements and foreign employee work permits, as well as sector-related dispute resolution mandates. Frequently instructed by prominent clients from sectors such as manufacturing, oil and gas, fishing and mining.

Strengths Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados' presence in six locations nationwide is a particular selling point for clients, who appreciate the firm's "experience in and knowledge of labour issues, together with its multitude of offices within the major cities of Peru."

Significant clients Adecco, Credit Suisse, Mitsubishi Perú, Telefónica del Perú, Transportadora de Gas del Perú.

Notable practitioners

Department head Ricardo Herrera Vásquez commands the respect of the market, advising on the full range of labour and employment issues. According to clients, he has "great knowledge" and "gives fantastic advice in relatively complex situations." His practice covers contentious and non-contentious mandates, including negotiations and disputes with trade unions, labour restructuring and harassment and equality matters.

Senior partner César Puntriano recently rejoined the firm. He is commended by market commentators as "very academic," and a lawyer who does "good, hard work." He specialises in the full range of labour and employment mandates for both international and domestic clients.

About the Team (content provided by Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados)

We provide labor advice in general, which includes contract and salary planning, due diligence examinations, health and safety matters, labor intermediation and outsourcing, court proceedings, inspection visits, claims filed with the Peruvian Social Security Institute (EsSALUD), and collective bargaining processes. We also provide advice on the hiring of foreign employees and the steps required to obtain their work permits.

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - 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: Pamela Navarro and Jaime Zavala Costa
- 2 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Esteemed regional firm with a strong labour and employment practice, particularly adept in handling collective bargaining agreements. Regularly assists with labour-related disputes, as well as advising companies on health and safety inspections and staff transfers. Noteworthy activity representing food and drink, mining and telecommunications clients.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's long-standing excellence in labour and employment matters. Sources enthuse: "We trust the firm and the quality of its work. Its performance has been consistently outstanding over the years."

Work highlights Advised Votorantim Metais Cajamarquilla on a collective bargaining agreement with its employees' union, including proceedings before the labour authority.

Significant clients APM Terminals Callao, Banco Falabella Perú, Compañía de Minas Buenaventura, Eléctricas de Medellín Perú, IBM del Perú.

Notable practitioners

The highly experienced Jaime Zavala Costa receives impressive praise from sources, with clients appreciating his hands-on approach and lauding his "experience, correctness and personal involvement in matters." He has a particular focus on collective bargaining mandates and has provided ongoing assistance to Telefónica del Perú, in relation to labour cases with current and former employees.

Star associate Lidia Vilchez receives glowing praise from sources, who describe her as "very competent and dedicated, with great knowledge." She is further recognised as "super-proactive and responsive," often assisting clients on matters such as collective bargaining, health and safety and social benefits.

About the Team (content provided by Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría)

Our specialists in labor law, immigration and visas and social security advise on all kinds of matters related to this area of ​​practice: legal advice on hiring and firing workers (massive dismissals, closure of offices and compensation to senior executives) usually participate in the negotiation, drafting and termination of employment contracts; Have extensive experience in collective bargaining and in corporate restructuring processes; They intervene in administrative proceedings before the respective labor authorities, as well as in all kinds of judicial matters and provide advice on matters relating to pensions and social benefits. They also provide advice in relation to human resources policies (Prevention of discrimination, privacy and fundamental rights, internal investigations by harassment and others), restrictive agreements, outsourcing and outsourcing, executive compensation packages. For its part, the team has expertise in advice on hiring foreigners, immigration rules and processing services for all types of temporary permits and residence visas. In addition, we carry out workshops, seminars or training courses in labour and migration matters, and training in general and specific labor legal issues.

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Rubio Leguía Normand - 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: Víctor Ferro
- 1 partner
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Distinguished labour and employment practice group, active across a broad range of issues, such as health and safety and collective bargaining. Additional areas of expertise include matters pertaining to immigration, benefits and dismissals, as well as labour audits. Has in-depth knowledge advising market-leading clients in the mining and aviation sectors.

Strengths The team's well-honed communication skills are held in particularly high regard by clients, who report: "The advice is very personalised and client-oriented. They answer quickly, have good knowledge and a practical focus. They go straight to the point, providing dynamic responses for what we need."

Work highlights Advised Citibank del Perú on multiple cases relating to different labour issues, including worker reinstatement and employee benefits.

Significant clients Minera Chinalco, Cetco, Newmont Perú, Iasacorp, Mexichem del Perú.

Notable practitioners

Leading light Víctor Ferro Delgado regularly assists clients with foreign worker issues, dismissals, stock purchase schemes and collective bargaining. He is highly commended by clients for his ability to handle "the most complex and risky" matters. Ferro Delgado has recently assisted Iasacorp with an audit involving health and safety regulations and he led the team on the aforementioned Citibank del Perú work highlight.

Up-and-coming partner Armando Gutiérrez is praised by clients for his "fast, dynamic, detailed and efficient" service. He is well versed in employment litigation, with particular experience handling collective bargaining, audits, hiring and dismissals. Regulatory compliance is a further area of strength.

Up-and-coming partner Marlene Molero receives considerable recognition from clients, who describe her as "efficient, assertive and quick." Other sources go on to praise her for being "a very knowledgeable labour lawyer." Her expertise includes immigration, compensation, audits and gender-related employment issues.

About the Team (content provided by Rubio Leguía Normand)

Our Law Firm’s Labour, Employment, Social Security Practice Area is one of Peru’s is a leading and prominent on its field and most recognized at a national level. With a solid well-balanced team of 20 lawyers, 4 partners and offices on 3 cities, Rubio offers a wholesome approach to all aspects of the Labour Employment Legal services.

Our practice area has extensive expertise in the implementation of employment planning programs, structuring personnel compensation plans, downsizing, as well as in handling and giving advice on complex administrative and legal proceedings. We are also highly recognized in the market in collective bargaining and arbitration processes, as well as for our ability to perform social and labor rules compliance audits characterized for their preventive approach. Rubio also excels at providing counsel on hiring of expatriates and immigration system.

As part of a tangible effort to promote equality, Rubio boasts a gender diversity practice that is working hand by hand with institutions from different sectors interested in furthering the advancement of women not only within the legal sphere but more important as an equal part of the workforce.

Rubio boasts an impeccable record on labour proceedings. Our team handles over five thousand proceedings per year with a high turnaround in different sectors companies making us a preferred player in the Market.

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CMS GRAU - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Burgos and Claudia Flecha
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong practice group with an in-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations, alongside expertise in staff hiring and dismissals, immigration mandates and collective bargaining. Advises clients from sectors such as energy, mining and retail.

Strengths The team is especially renowned for the speed of its service. Clients proclaim: "They are one of the best and are highly responsive," whilst further sources describe the firm as "super-efficient."

Work highlights Assisted Sodimac Peru with the acquisition of Maestro Peru, specifically concerning restructuring the client's workplace health and safety regulations.

Significant clients Grupo Interbank, Saga Falabella, Sodimac.

Notable practitioners

"Experienced" department co-head Claudia Flecha handles a broad range of labour and employment issues, including health and safety, immigration, collective bargaining and pensions. Clients note that she "has solid knowledge of this area, solving matters in a quick and efficient way."

The "excellent professional" and practice co-head José Burgos is appreciated by clients, who report that "he is very helpful and keeps us updated." He has particular knowledge of employee litigation, collective bargaining and social security.

Associate-to-watch Cecilia Vargas is described by clients as "proactive and detailed in her answers." She is especially well versed in workplace health and safety regulations, as well as immigration and litigation.

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Estudio González & Asociados - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: César Gonzáles Hunt, Alicia Jiménez and Iván Paredez Neyra
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected boutique specialising in a wide variety of labour matters. Areas of focus include litigation, staff training, audits and social security mandates. Frequently called upon to advise domestic and international clients from a range of industries. Operates as part of the Littler Mendelson global group.

Strengths Clients are quick to applaud the firm's responsive and personalised approach, with one highlighting that the team is "very proactive, highly involved in each matter and really cares about its clients."

Work highlights Represented Oficina de Normalización Previsional in a pension dispute, involving a claim by the Association of Pensioners from the ports of Chimbote, Paita, Supe, Huacho, San Martín, Pisco and Fluvial Terminal of Pucallpa for the reimbursement of pensions it had paid out.

Significant clients Ambev, Banco Agropecuario, Goodyear, Nicoll Perú, Verizon.

Notable practitioners

César Gonzáles Hunt has a highly respected practice, with a particular focus on labour-related litigation and collective bargaining. According to an appreciative client, he "always puts forward his best effort," while other interviewees commend his "great technical knowledge and negotiation skills." He led the team on the aforementioned Oficina de Normalización Previsional work highlight.

Up-and-coming partner Alicia Jiménez receives glowing recognition from clients, who report that "she is super-available, handles urgent situations well and is very prompt." Her broad labour and employment practice spans health and safety, audits, collective bargaining and litigation.

About the Team (content provided by Estudio González & Asociados)

Our Peru office provides legal advice on employment matters to Peruvian and foreign companies and institutions in the private and public sectors.

Our office is recognized for its excellence and ethical commitment to legal advice by Chambers & Partners, Latin Lawyer, and Legal 500. We pride ourselves on the satisfaction of our clients, as well as the professionalism of our attorneys who emphasize personal attention, commitment and service excellence.

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Estudio Olaechea - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Lucianna Polar and José Antonio Valdez
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established labour and employment team with a respected advisory and contentious practice. Regularly mandated by prominent multinational clients, particularly concerning employee terminations, workforce restructuring, immigration and litigation.

Strengths Clients commend the department's high levels of service, especially its responsiveness. Sources indicate: "The lawyers are efficient, detailed, proactive and give us useful alternatives. They offer personalised attention and are easy to reach."

Work highlights Advised Amcor Pet Packaging Peru on compliance with government legislation related to fixed-term contracts, as well as assisting the client with visa issues for foreign employees.

Significant clients Amcor Rigid Plastics del Perú.

Notable practitioners

The "effective and assertive" José Antonio Valdez has a wealth of experience in the labour market, with expertise in day-to-day advisory issues, as well as in more complex litigation cases. Interviewees suggest that he is "very client-oriented," while other impressed sources report that he is "up to date with all the issues and regulations affecting this space."

According to clients, Lucianna Polar is "always attentive and responds as soon as possible." She is a well-regarded player in the Peruvian labour market and has particular expertise in immigration issues, in addition to advising on social security, collective bargaining and litigation.

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Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Brian Avalos and Cristina Oviedo
- 10 lawyers

What the team is known for Noteworthy labour and employment practice group, regularly acting on litigation, collective bargaining, immigration and staff contracts. Possesses additional expertise in tax and social security compliance, job outsourcing and employee benefits.

Strengths The group's collective strength and responsiveness are qualities that are particularly appreciated by clients. One interviewee proclaims: "I have the best opinion of them; they are a very competent team. They are very proactive and keep us updated."

Work highlights Represented Nestlé Perú in both collective bargaining matters and general labour cases.

Significant clients América Móvil Péru, Consorcio Minero, Faber Castell, SURA, Unique Yanbal Corporation.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Brian Avalos centres his practice on labour and pension law. Clients report having had a "great experience with him," and highlight his "dedication" as a key attribute.

About the Team (content provided by Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados)

Our labor and pension law practice regularly counsel companies in various sectors on issues related to individual and collective labor relations, as well as on immigration and social security matters, providing prompt and effective solutions to our clients, in order to contribute to the optimal management of their personnel.

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados assists various companies on the design of recruitment policies for both foreign and local personnel, indirect recruitment of staff and outsourcing activities (job placement and outsourcing), the structuring of salary and labor benefit programs, implementing labor cost reduction strategies taking into account existing labor legislation, among others.

Furthermore, we carry out preventive programs in order to verify that companies are complying with labor, tax and social security obligations, recommending the adoption of policies to mitigate risks and improve compliance, if necessary.

In the field of dispute resolution, the firm regularly represents and counsel clients in judicial and administrative procedures related to workers’ claims, labor authority inspections, collective bargaining disputes and payroll reviews performed by the institutions in charge of taxes and contributions.

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Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: María Haydée Zegarra
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected department handling a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters linked to health and safety, outsourcing and immigration. Has notable expertise in relation to mass redundancies, in addition to providing training on labour issues.

Strengths The firm attracts praise for its service in this area, with sources reporting: "They respond promptly and offer solutions. They are fast, available and efficient."

Work highlights Advised Votorantim Metais Cajamarquilla on its employee dismissal processes, as well as strategies to handle potential trade union action.

Significant clients Dubai Ports World, Grupo La República Publicaciones, Statkraft Peru, Telefónica del Perú, KPMG Asesores.

Notable practitioners

Clients indicate that "well-known" practice head María Haydée Zegarra "has a business approach and looks for solutions," whilst also praising her "technical knowledge." She regularly handles personnel hiring, collective bargaining, severance issues and immigration mandates.

The "amazing" associate-to-watch Omar Díaz handles advisory and contentious labour matters. He focuses on issues such as collective bargaining, staff hiring and dispute resolution.

About the Team (content provided by Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas)

Full preventive labour advice to clients and vast experience in labour litiation, labour inspections and conducting reviews and assessments of the labour situation of local and multinational corporations, as required in M&A transactions, financings, corporate reorganisations and restructuring operations.

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Benites Vargas & Ugaz Abogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 4

第四等

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Jorge Luis Acevedo Mercado
- 1 partner
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Offers advice on a diverse range of labour and employment matters, with an especially vibrant disputes practice. Additionally assists with health and safety, foreign personnel and trade unions mandates, alongside employee benefits and salaries.

Strengths The experience and quality of service provided by the team is commended by clients, who remark: "Their lawyers are very efficient and can assist with complex cases that involve many areas of law."

Work highlights Defended Minera Yanacocha against an occupational disease claim, valued at USD1 million, brought by an employee relating to a loss of hearing.

Significant clients Banco de la Nación, Embotelladora San Miguel del Sur, Komatsu Mitsui Maquinarias Perú, Lima Airport Partners, Telefónica del Perú.

Notable practitioners

Jorge Luis Acevedo Mercado has in-depth of knowledge of labour mandates, with particular expertise in collective bargaining matters. He is also active in related disputes, having recently defended Financiera Confianza against unfair dismissal and compensation claims brought against the company by a former employee.

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Ernst & Young - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Ignacio Castro Otero and Mauro Ugaz
- 2 partners
- 28 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Key team with offices in Lima and Arequipa. Has considerable nous in collective bargaining negotiations and foreign worker issues, regularly advising multinational corporations. Also handles employee benefits and compensation matters.

Strengths The firm's client attention is applauded by interviewees, with one describing the team as "excellent professionals," and going on to single out "flexibility and customer service orientation" as its key attributes.

Work highlights Acted for Minera Barrick Misquichilca in a USD3 million benefit dispute with its trade union, relating to the payout of profit shares to employees.

Significant clients AJE Group, Banco de Crédito del Perú, ExxonMobil, IBM, SABMiller.

Notable practitioners

José Ignacio Castro Otero is considered to be a "strong practitioner" in the market, according to sources. He has a wide range of expertise, including trade union negotiations, collective terminations, immigration and employee benefits. He recently assisted Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú with its collective bargaining agreement.

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Hernández & Cía. Abogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 4

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Michael Vidal Salazar
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dynamic practice group offering an extensive advisory service, including hiring and dismissals, health and safety, collective bargaining, social security and labour audits. Also handles due diligence matters for prominent clients from a variety of sectors.

Strengths Clients are quick to praise the team's attentiveness, asserting: "They are a proactive firm with excellent professionals at every level. They always provide a quick and accurate response."

Work highlights Represented Instituto Peruano de Acción Empresarial in various health and safety, labour law and social security issues.

Significant clients The Carlyle Group, GE, Hasbro, Hudbay Minerals, Whirlpool.

Notable practitioners

Ricardo Luque is the key client contact.

About the Team (content provided by Hernández & Cía. Abogados)

This practice area includes consultancy on aspects related to hiring and the development of labor relationships (hiring, salary systems, establishing work weeks, preparation of internal work regulations, employment termination, occupational health and safety, etc.). We also analyze collective labor relations, with particular emphasis on collective bargaining. We collaborate with our clients on administrative matters, guiding them through labor audits.  We provide a diagnostic and help implement occupational health and safety systems, answering inquiries on health provisions, pension matters, the hiring of foreign employees, and labor audits.

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Osterling Abogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 4

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ary Alcántara Valdivia and Joyce Cieza Mora
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Provides advice on contentious and advisory mandates to domestic and international clients from sectors such as pharmaceuticals, mining, insurance and fishing. Regularly assists with health and safety, labour audits, immigration, staff transfers and pensions.

Strengths The team receives consistent praise for its speed of response. Clients enthuse: "They are an outstanding firm in labour matters and we feel that we can rely on them. They respond to our requirements in a very short time."

Work highlights Assisted Cosmos Agencia Marítima with action against a proposed penalty for alleged infringements of workplace health and safety regulations.

Significant clients Alcon Pharmaceutical del Perú, AmTrust Insurance Spain, Easy Taxi Perú, Perupetro, Sanofi-Aventis del Perú.

Notable practitioners

Considered to be an "expert in the labour field" by clients, head of department Ary Alcántara Valdivia handles matters such as benefits, compensation and collective employment negotiations. He is commended by commentators for his "vast knowledge and experience," as well as for being "assertive, to the point in his advice and nice to work with."

About the Team (content provided by Osterling Abogados)

The firm’s integral legal advice in this field includes the design of recruitment (direct and indirect), remuneration, compensation, and termination (individual and collective) policies. In occupational health and safety matters, the firm advises on all preventive and corrective aspects needed to comply with current regulations, which includes precautionary measures such as legal audits. Furthermore, the firm has a solid understanding on immigration law matters, especially on ex-pats hiring processes and international allocations regulations.

The firm´s counselling includes all procedures needed to obtain work visas and residence permits.  In addition, the firm gives thorough council advice in negotiations with unions to benefit clients both financially and legally. The firm has a solid group of professionals specialized on labor matter disputes (judicial and administrative).


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PricewaterhouseCoopers Peru - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Percy Alache Serrano
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Significant global firm with considerable experience providing labour and employment advisory services, including audits and due diligence. Also assists with benefits and immigration for clients from sectors such as energy, finance and telecommunications.

Strengths The department receives recognition for its collective strength, with sources reflecting: "I would evaluate their performance as very good and highly technical." This source highlights "teamwork, communication management and involvement" as the practice group's main strengths.

Work highlights Represented Scotiabank Perú in 100 claims totalling USD2 million brought by former employees. These claims were related to benefit payments and compensation.

Significant clients Azteca Comunicaciones Perú, CEMEX Perú, Crediscotia Financiera, Joy Global, Organismo Superior de Contrataciones con el Estado.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Percy Alache Serrano focuses his practice on workplace health and safety, benefits and collective bargaining. He is praised by market sources as "a very responsive and active lawyer who works super-hard."

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Star Individuals

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star individual Jorge Toyama is a highly esteemed practitioner within the market, with particular experience in litigation, as well as labour policies and planning. Clients report that "he knows how to listen, looks for the facts before he gives you a solution and considers both the context and potential aspects that could be involved in a matter." He advised Minera Chinalco Perú on several trade union mandates, including those related to recent industrial action.

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Band 1

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The highly respected José Balta has in-depth knowledge of workplace discrimination, as well as collective bargaining, immigration and contracting issues. He is appreciated by clients for his "professionalism, technical abilities, communication skills and turnaround time for responses." They additionally highlight the "clarity of his explanations." He routinely assists clients from sectors including infrastructure and mining.

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Band 1

Carlos Blancas Bustamante

Estudio Carlos Blancas Bustamante Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Blancas Bustamante of Estudio Carlos Blancas Bustamante Abogados has long-standing expertise in labour mandates and remains a leading figure in this space. He is especially well known for representing trade unions.

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Band 1

Víctor Ferro Delgado

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading light Víctor Ferro Delgado regularly assists clients with foreign worker issues, dismissals, stock purchase schemes and collective bargaining. He is highly commended by clients for his ability to handle "the most complex and risky" matters. Ferro Delgado has recently assisted Iasacorp with an audit involving health and safety regulations and he led the team on the aforementioned Citibank del Perú work highlight.

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Band 1

Ricardo Herrera Vásquez

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Ricardo Herrera Vásquez commands the respect of the market, advising on the full range of labour and employment issues. According to clients, he has "great knowledge" and "gives fantastic advice in relatively complex situations." His practice covers contentious and non-contentious mandates, including negotiations and disputes with trade unions, labour restructuring and harassment and equality matters.

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Band 1

Mario Pasco Lizárraga

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Mario Pasco Lizárraga maintains a solid foothold in this space, with expertise in collective bargaining, staff hiring and dismissals, social security and litigation. Clients are impressed by his "great capacity to identify the root cause of an issue," alongside his ability to "find the best solution to solve or prevent the problem." He led the team on the aforementioned Southern Perú Copper work highlight.

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Band 1

Jaime Zavala Costa

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The highly experienced Jaime Zavala Costa receives impressive praise from sources, with clients appreciating his hands-on approach and lauding his "experience, correctness and personal involvement in matters." He has a particular focus on collective bargaining mandates and has provided ongoing assistance to Telefónica del Perú, in relation to labour cases with current and former employees.

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Band 2

César Gonzáles Hunt

Estudio González & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

César Gonzáles Hunt has a highly respected practice, with a particular focus on labour-related litigation and collective bargaining. According to an appreciative client, he "always puts forward his best effort," while other interviewees commend his "great technical knowledge and negotiation skills." He led the team on the aforementioned Oficina de Normalización Previsional work highlight.

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Band 2

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to clients, Luis Vinatea "gives fast solutions, understands matters quickly and can resolve a multitude of issues." He is commended further by sources for his excellent availability and "personalised service." He maintains a particular focus on a wide variety of labour disputes, in addition to human resources mandates and labour planning.

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Band 3

Ary Alcántara Valdivia

Osterling Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Considered to be an "expert in the labour field" by clients, head of department Ary Alcántara Valdivia handles matters such as benefits, compensation and collective employment negotiations. He is commended by commentators for his "vast knowledge and experience," as well as for being "assertive, to the point in his advice and nice to work with."

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Band 3

José Ignacio Castro Otero

Ernst & Young

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Ignacio Castro Otero is considered to be a "strong practitioner" in the market, according to sources. He has a wide range of expertise, including trade union negotiations, collective terminations, immigration and employee benefits. He recently assisted Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú with its collective bargaining agreement.

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Band 3

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Experienced" department co-head Claudia Flecha handles a broad range of labour and employment issues, including health and safety, immigration, collective bargaining and pensions. Clients note that she "has solid knowledge of this area, solving matters in a quick and efficient way."

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Band 3

Roberto Matallana

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients appreciate senior counsel Roberto Matallana's work ethic, with interviewees noting that "he is heavily involved in the matters he handles; he wants to find solutions and is very helpful." He has a wealth of experience in litigation, alongside immigration and social security mandates.

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Band 3

José Antonio Valdez

Estudio Olaechea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "effective and assertive" José Antonio Valdez has a wealth of experience in the labour market, with expertise in day-to-day advisory issues, as well as in more complex litigation cases. Interviewees suggest that he is "very client-oriented," while other impressed sources report that he is "up to date with all the issues and regulations affecting this space."

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Band 4

Jorge Luis Acevedo Mercado

Benites Vargas & Ugaz Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jorge Luis Acevedo Mercado has in-depth of knowledge of labour mandates, with particular expertise in collective bargaining matters. He is also active in related disputes, having recently defended Financiera Confianza against unfair dismissal and compensation claims brought against the company by a former employee.

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Band 4

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "excellent professional" and practice co-head José Burgos is appreciated by clients, who report that "he is very helpful and keeps us updated." He has particular knowledge of employee litigation, collective bargaining and social security.

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Band 4

Estudio Echecopar - Member Firm of Baker McKenzie International

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Monica Pizarro is commended for her service, with clients noting that she "is very fast to answer" any queries. She has a broad employment practice, often assisting with company restructurings, as well as social security and pension matters.

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Band 4

Estudio Olaechea

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to clients, Lucianna Polar is "always attentive and responds as soon as possible." She is a well-regarded player in the Peruvian labour market and has particular expertise in immigration issues, in addition to advising on social security, collective bargaining and litigation.

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Band 4

Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior partner César Puntriano recently rejoined the firm. He is commended by market commentators as "very academic," and a lawyer who does "good, hard work." He specialises in the full range of labour and employment mandates for both international and domestic clients.

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Band 4

Alfredo Salvador Vargas

Miranda & Amado Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alfredo Salvador Vargas is well received by clients, who assert that "when he gives you an opinion, you can rely on it." Others note that he is "a strong practitioner who is very practical." He is highly experienced in both contentious and non-contentious mandates.

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Band 4

Alberto Varillas Cueto

García Sayán Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alberto Varillas Cueto of García Sayán Abogados acts on labour and immigration matters and has particular expertise in the oil and gas space. He is well respected in the market and described as "very responsive" by a client.

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Band 4

María Haydée Zegarra

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients indicate that "well-known" practice head María Haydée Zegarra "has a business approach and looks for solutions," whilst also praising her "technical knowledge." She regularly handles personnel hiring, collective bargaining, severance issues and immigration mandates.

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Up and Coming

DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming lawyer Jorge Agreda of DLA Piper Pizarro, Botto & Escobar handles collective bargaining, litigation, audits and immigration matters. A client lauds his "sharp, efficient and creative" approach, while another reports that he is "extremely available, very dedicated and helpful, goes straight to the point and is practical."

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Up and Coming

Armando Gutiérrez

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Armando Gutiérrez is praised by clients for his "fast, dynamic, detailed and efficient" service. He is well versed in employment litigation, with particular experience handling collective bargaining, audits, hiring and dismissals. Regulatory compliance is a further area of strength.

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Up and Coming

Estudio González & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Alicia Jiménez receives glowing recognition from clients, who report that "she is super-available, handles urgent situations well and is very prompt." Her broad labour and employment practice spans health and safety, audits, collective bargaining and litigation.

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Up and Coming

Marlene Molero Suárez

Rubio Leguía Normand

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Marlene Molero receives considerable recognition from clients, who describe her as "efficient, assertive and quick." Other sources go on to praise her for being "a very knowledgeable labour lawyer." Her expertise includes immigration, compensation, audits and gender-related employment issues.

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Star Associate

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star associate Lidia Vilchez receives glowing praise from sources, who describe her as "very competent and dedicated, with great knowledge." She is further recognised as "super-proactive and responsive," often assisting clients on matters such as collective bargaining, health and safety and social benefits.

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Associates to watch

Percy Alache Serrano

PricewaterhouseCoopers Peru

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Percy Alache Serrano focuses his practice on workplace health and safety, benefits and collective bargaining. He is praised by market sources as "a very responsive and active lawyer who works super-hard."

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Associates to watch

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Brian Avalos centres his practice on labour and pension law. Clients report having had a "great experience with him," and highlight his "dedication" as a key attribute.

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Associates to watch

Ernesto Cárdenas

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Ernesto Cárdenas centres his practice on employee benefits, as well as the hiring of domestic and foreign workers. Clients report that he "provides highly personalised and accurate work" and is "very available."

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Associates to watch

Amprimo & Flury Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients enthuse that associate-to-watch Christa Caro of Amprimo & Flury Abogados is "very attentive, polite and nice to work with," while others describe her as "highly committed with a broad knowledge of this field." She has expertise in both contentious and non-contentious labour mandates.

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Associates to watch

Rebaza, Alcázar & De Las Casas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "amazing" associate-to-watch Omar Díaz handles advisory and contentious labour matters. He focuses on issues such as collective bargaining, staff hiring and dispute resolution.

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Associates to watch

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Franco Muschi of Garrigues often handles hiring and compensation issues, alongside litigation, and is well versed in assisting start-ups. According to a client, he is "very proactive and dynamic," whilst another source appreciates his "personalised advice."

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Associates to watch

Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Rocío Saux of Lazo, De Romaña & CMB Abogados receives considerable praise from clients for her labour practice, describing her as an "efficient and responsive" lawyer, while another source asserts: "She is quick, intelligent and well qualified."

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Associates to watch

CMS GRAU

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Cecilia Vargas is described by clients as "proactive and detailed in her answers." She is especially well versed in workplace health and safety regulations, as well as immigration and litigation.

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