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Latin-America Guide

Labour & Employment — Uruguay


Ferrere - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Stellar multidisciplinary firm routinely instructed by major global players from the retail, technology and energy sectors to advise on their labour considerations in Uruguay. Team is also very well versed in representing major financial institutions. Advice covers social security issues, outsourcing of work and personnel, and liaising with trade unions. Additionally provides outstanding assistance with the HR components of M&A transactions, including collective dismissals and associated litigation.

Strengths One impressed client enthuses: "The service is characterised by the responsibility the team takes on, the client follow-ups, and the end-goal of a practical solution."

Another market observer confirms clients' confidence in Ferrere, stating: "The service is very good - they are always available, it is clear who our points of contact are, and the responses are always dynamic and efficient. Altogether it's led us to having a very high level of trust in their advice."

Work highlight Represented Gas Sayago in negotiations with trade unions and in multiple lawsuits initiated by former employees following the bankruptcy of a major sub-contractor involved in the Puntas de Sayago construction project. The matter was valued at USD6 million.

Notable practitioners

One client is quick to sing Nelson Larrañaga's praises, stating: "It's an honour to be able to work with Nelson; he's brilliant and a reference in the country. What we really appreciate is that however great or small a problem is, we can contact him and he is available." Another source holds him in high esteem, saying that he "respects him intellectually and personally." Larrañaga co-heads the department and has a proven track record in negotiations with labour unions and sector-related litigation.

Widely experienced in labour planning and strategy, Verónica Raffo is appreciated by market sources for her negotiation skills, as one interviewee reports: "She has a lot of experience - she is an able negotiator and can deal with conflicts well. We had problems with a trade union, and it was complicated, but she was able to handle it for us. She was great." Another commentator lauds her abilities in cross-border mandates, opining: "She is really excellent, is very active in international matters and really understands international practice."

Associate-to-watch Alberto Baroffio has noteworthy experience assisting with collective bargaining and company restructuring mandates. One client notes: "Alberto has great knowledge and presents cases with a lot of aplomb. I have a lot of faith in what he does."

About the Team (content provided by Ferrere)

The FERRERE labour team focuses on providing high-quality advice on complex and highly strategic matters for its clients.  The firm is equally strong in litigious and non-litigious issues and on all aspects of labour relations. The firm is also solid on all types of labour and social security advice.  In particular, it is active in designing remuneration structures, employment contracts and corporate policies, and advising on taxability of labor items, production decentralization process and implementation of new technologies, as well as organizational change, restructurings and personnel separation, internal investigations, and contract renewals, among other areas.

FERRERE is recognized for its experience in labour litigation and participates in the most complex and highest profile cases. The department represents clients at all judicial levels and before the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.  It also advises on conflict processes and collective negotiations with unions, business chambers and Government. 

It regularly handles clients’ day-to-day matters while at the same time ensuring high-quality advice on broad, complex and strategic issues.  It is recognized for its strong experience in complex litigious matters and collective negotiations, which allows it to achieve high success rates in legal actions and makes it a first-class negotiator with unions and the government.

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Guyer & Regules - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prestigious firm experienced in handling the full complement of labour and employment mandates for clients from a range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and energy. Frequently represents key names in the Latin American market in disputes resulting from employee terminations, particularly from former executives. Department is also regularly involved in complex strategic restructuring, issues arising from branch closures, and negotiations with unions.

Strengths One client speaks highly of the firm's advice: "They're a group of people with a lot of experience. They have a very good understanding of our business and the problems we face. Their advice was not just correct from a legal perspective but also in terms of what would work well for us as clients."

Another onlooker is quick to compliment the working relationship they developed with the firm, stating: "We went to their offices to work with them; they made us feel very comfortable. We were able to get things done with no problems whatsoever."

Work highlight Involved in the closure of Sherwin Williams' industrial plant which resulted in the dismissal of approximately 50 employees. Work entailed creating the plant's closure strategy and negotiating with both unions and governmental bodies.

Notable practitioners

Sources commend Eduardo Ameglio for his wealth of experience in the labour and employment market, adding: "He has a great understanding of our problems and the context. He understands the 'why', not just the law itself." Another interviewee commends him as "a really experienced, solid lawyer and a good communicator." Ameglio co-heads the practice and is particularly active representing clients in labour disputes and in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. He is also recognised for his academic pedigree.

Co-head of practice Leonardo Slinger is a deeply respected practitioner with an excellent reputation for his ability to handle sophisticated labour matters. A pleased client notes: "He is very trustworthy from a technical point of view, has a lot of experience in all labour matters and is someone that makes you feel very calm and relaxed." Focusing his practice on industrial conflicts, he also receives praise for "understanding the needs of foreign companies in Uruguay, responding when necessary, in the most tactical way."

Santiago Madalena is hailed by one interviewee as "very able and very client-focused." The associate-to-watch handles a range of labour issues, focusing on union negotiations and labour litigation. He regularly advises clients from the construction and energy industries.

"Experienced" associate-to-watch María José Poey centres her practice on labour and employment-related litigation and consultancy. Her clients hold her in high esteem, noting that "she is always able to quickly adapt to our needs."

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Arcia Storace Fuentes Medina Abogados - Labour & Employment Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected labour and employment department with long-standing experience advising agribusiness, logistics and telecommunications companies, among others. Strong track record across a broad array of labour and employment mandates including social security and migration. Additionally advises key Uruguayan clients on labour-related litigious proceedings and the HR elements of corporate restructuring.

Strengths "They're always available, their expertise is very good and they are very much on the ball," notes one market source.

Work highlight Advised agribusiness company Olam International on the migration proceedings for its workforce arriving from India, the Netherlands and beyond.

Notable practitioners

The "very dynamic and intelligent" head of department Dolores Storace has noted activity in a variety of labour and employment mandates, including collective disputes and litigation with unions. Storace boasts additional expertise in migratory and restructuring matters. Observers enjoy working with her, as one reports: "I like that she has a very direct and frank approach, you feel very comfortable as a result."

Up-and-coming practitioner Carolina Sarroca is held in high regard by peers and clients alike, with one source attesting: "She is intelligent, dedicated and very flexible in her form of work, and she is breaking ground academically with her publications."

Ignacio Zubillaga combines his academic and practical knowledge to assist clients with labour audits as well as social security mandates. One pleased client says: "I like his style and approach. He is a very respectful person and is analytical and knowledgeable when we discuss different matters with him."

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Hughes & Hughes - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded firm counselling domestic and international clients on an array of labour and employment mandates. Key areas of activity include advising on migration issues, assisting with social security matters and providing ongoing labour advice to global consumer brands. Team also benefits from notable practice in employment litigation and assisting companies entering the Uruguayan market with their initial HR activity.

Strengths "They are very responsive, give practical advice and are very easy to work with," notes one market onlooker, adding: "They're fantastic - I've referred them to other people who have gone on to say similar things."

Work highlight Represented Salsin in its Uruguayan start-up process, preparing labour regime reports and employment agreements and providing day-to-day advice.

Notable practitioners

Department head Enrique Radmilovich, is possessed of in-depth knowledge of Uruguayan labour and employment matters. He advises on a wide range of matters, with a particular focus on contentious issues. Following a positive experience working with Radmilovich, one client reports: "He is fantastic - he is easy to deal with and someone you enjoy being with. He is very responsive and gives highly practical advice."

María Durán routinely offers advice on an array of labour mandates to clients hailing from the agribusiness, retail and technology industries amongst others. She garners praise from market commentators for her "high level of specialisation" in the labour arena.

About the Team (content provided by Hughes & Hughes)

The Labour Department has a solid reputation and is wide known for its capacity for getting involved with the clients business and anticipating the client’s needs. Our law office provides legal advice to the major employers of our country, which are leading in their respective fields of activity.

Our lawyers are highly skilled in advising clients in business start-ups, due diligence and audit processes. They are permanently involved with Human Resources Departments, including advice in day to day issues, up-date of new regulations or modifications in all labour and social security aspects, safety and occupational issues and training seminars.

We are specialized in negotiation and in drafting of all kinds of business agreements and with the procedures required for expatriate staff to obtain working permits.

The team is strongly qualified in preventing labour conflicts and in providing creative and suitable solutions in all labour areas, both individual and collective. Its members are experienced litigators and expert negotiators, obtaining outstanding results for our clients, both in individual lawsuits as well as in collective conflicts.

The deep experience acquired by our team has resulted in full expertise in this practice area, to the extent that members of our Firm have often taken active part in the development of rules and regulations.

We have also become benchmarks for the media, who contact our lawyers for information and press notes.

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Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced labour practice advising a solid list of Uruguayan and international clients from various sectors, including banking and finance and agribusiness. Regularly assists with collective bargaining agreements and litigious proceedings resulting from contract terminations. Also active in negotiations with unions, especially following company bankruptcy. Additionally conducts labour audits for its corporate clients.

Strengths One client values the depth of the firm's bench, stating: "They have a good structure for large companies like us; they have someone leading the case and then a team of juniors who can respond to you quickly and precisely."

Work highlight Counselled Cereoil and Nolston on the employment ramifications of their bankruptcies, including negotiations with trade unions regarding unemployment insurance.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" head of department Diego Viana is "very clever and dynamic," notes one market observer. He has a proven track record in labour disputes and in negotiating collective bargaining agreements. Peers laud him for his specialisation within the labour arena and the complex nature of the work he undertakes. He stands out to clients as "very experienced and respected."

Up-and-coming partner Ignacio Demarco is described by market peers as "a great lawyer." He handles matters across the full labour spectrum, demonstrating particular activity in social security issues, negotiations with unions and labour litigation.

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Pérez del Castillo & Asociados - Labour & Employment Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acclaimed boutique with a deeply experienced and specialised team in labour and employment matters. Frequently instructed by clients from the manufacturing and natural resources sectors and beyond to handle sophisticated collective bargaining agreements and negotiations with trade unions as well as labour conflicts resulting in both litigation and arbitration. Also well versed in conducting labour audits and designing policies.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's efficient approach: "They give us the information we need and highlight the different opinions and options, but at the same time they keep it simple and respect our time."

Work highlight Advised medical company Casmu on a variety of labour mandates totalling USD3.5 million. Work included both litigation and arbitration cases as well as offering general employment-related advice.

Notable practitioners

Clients are quick to praise Santiago Pérez del Castillo, stating: "He has encyclopaedic knowledge and with his expertise and experience you really can rely on him so much. He offers examples to make you feel confident." He enjoys an excellent reputation within the labour market, with one interviewee saying: "He stands out for his prestige as a jurist and for his vast professional and academic career."

Matías Pérez del Castillo is well regarded for his knowledge of contentious labour matters. One source enthuses: "He is technical and good at anticipating issues. He makes the strategy clear, is very well versed in the field and knows how to decipher and explain the law to us." While another states: "He is a high-quality lawyer with extraordinary experience in labour matters."

Associate-to-watch Florencia Di Segni continues to build an excellent reputation amongst clients for her work in the labour sphere, as one source explains: "She stands out for the legal advice she gives as well as in litigation. She is a very efficient and responsible lawyer."

Juan Diego Menghi Arburúas has noteworthy skill in collective bargaining and labour litigation. Sources single out his prowess in negotiations, confirming: "He is very diplomatic and an excellent negotiator. He tries to find common ground for both parties and is very skilled."

About the Team (content provided by Pérez del Castillo & Asociados)


The firm provides services in all fields of Labour Law, providing preventive legal advice through four means:

  1. Consulting services: regular legal counsel on the application of regulations and judgments that may have implications or effects on the activity of our clients.
  2. Collective bargaining: assistance and representation of our clients in bilateral negotiations between companies and unions, in tripartite meetings before the National Department of Labour (DINATRA) and in institutionalized meetings before the Wages Councils.
  3. Labour audits: labour due diligence procedures with the aim of examining the degree of compliance with the current regulations. 
  4. Labour relations and human management: implementation of HR management policies and promoting understanding and cooperation between employers and workers.

Once the preventive process is exhausted, we participate in several instances of dispute resolution:

  1. Litigation before Courts for individual and collective claims.
  2. Administrative proceedings before the Ministry of Labour and Social Security for the settlement of disputes.
  3. Arbitration for the settlement of individual or collective disputes.
  4. Internal administrative investigations.

We assist companies interested in investing in Uruguay in labour documentation, Wages Councils, work permits, visas and residences and in labour standards applicable to their activity.

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Blanco & Etcheverry - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced labour team capable of handling a wide array of mandates for clients from the telecommunications, manufacturing and agribusiness industries. Strong activity in individual and collective labour disputes. Firm has additional experience in assisting significant companies with the labour aspects of their corporate restructurings.

Strengths Clients value the team's negotiation skills, stating: "The service has been excellent. They know the legislation well and interpret it perfectly, and they are the most pragmatic during negotiations."

Work highlight Represented Gamorel in a labour dispute with the client's former employee, with a settlement being reached at 4% of the original claim in exchange for a non-disparagement clause.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Fernando García is described by one interviewee as "direct, a good negotiator and focused on finding the best solution for the client." He boasts experience in a range of labour mandates, with particular activity representing clients in the manufacturing and agribusiness sectors.

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Murguía - Aguirre - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Reputable labour and employment boutique routinely instructed by domestic and international clients to conduct labour audits, draft employment policies and deliver training workshops in order to avoid industrial conflict. Team has additional capabilities in handling individual and collective labour disputes arising from dismissals.

Strengths Sources praise the quality of the firm's service, stating: "The way they work with clients is great, they are proactive and focused in presenting a solution whilst being able to adjust to the reality of their client's business."

Work highlight Advised Imprent Matutina on a claim made by a former employee regarding dismissal indemnity. Following the firm's intervention, the plaintiff withdrew from the proceeding.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Beatriz Murguía Hughes enjoys a solid reputation in the Uruguayan market, offering "great knowledge of labour law," according to interviewees. She benefits from a wealth of experience in labour conflicts as well as social security matters and employment issues arising from corporate restructuring. One client notes: "Her style of work is dynamic and creative. She faces problems head-on and always keeps us up to date."

Florencia Aguirre handles a broad range of labour mandates, including disputes, audits, collective bargaining and company restructuring. One market onlooker enthuses: "I would describe Florencia as an intelligent, dynamic and dependable lawyer with a great depth of knowledge."

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Posadas, Posadas & Vecino - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected full-service firm with an emerging labour and employment department routinely handling workforce restructuring, collective negotiations and labour litigation. Impressive client roster comprises key names from Uruguay and abroad with a focus on the manufacturing, aviation, and import and export sectors.

Strengths Observers think highly of the service offered by the firm, expounding: "The service was optimal, there was nothing that could be improved. They showed aptitude, vocation and commitment for their work."

Work highlight Advised Julio Cesar Lestido, the Uruguayan representative for Audi, Volkswagen and MAN, on collective negotiations, litigations and the restructuring of employee salary schemes.

Notable practitioners

Clients are full of praise for Cecilia Demarco: "She is very good - she keeps us completely up-to-date and always answers our questions thoroughly." In addition to providing ongoing labour and social security advisory, she also handles labour litigation.

Associate-to-watch Mariana Fernandez delivers advice on a range of labour mandates with a speciality in negotiations with trade unions. One impressed observer states: "She is a wonderful lawyer - I would not hesitate at all to recommend her."

"Excellent" associate-to-watch Gonzalo Gari Irureta Goyena is well versed in handling negotiations with trade unions. He also has experience assisting with employment issues linked to M&A and company expansions.

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Rueda Abadi Pereira - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected firm assisting a solid roster of Uruguayan clients with their labour and employment issues. Team has solid experience in advising on employments contracts and social security issues. Also handles negotiations with trade unions and labour litigation. Clients include healthcare and retail companies, as well as pension funds.

Work highlight Represented SEMM group in a USD1 million labour claim as well as in collective bargaining negotiations with the union.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Santiago Pereira is an acclaimed litigator with a solid track record representing clients in labour disputes. He is hailed as "a great lawyer," and "a disputes specialist" by market commentators.

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Our law firm renders comprehensive legal advice in labour matters to some of the most important companies of Uruguay. We also provide, with a multidisciplinary approach, legal advice regarding all aspects related to labour law: Collective bargaining, trails, social security taxes, conflict prevention, personnel recruitment and Human Resources management.


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Band 1

Guyer & Regules

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources commend Eduardo Ameglio for his wealth of experience in the labour and employment market, adding: "He has a great understanding of our problems and the context. He understands the 'why', not just the law itself." Another interviewee commends him as "a really experienced, solid lawyer and a good communicator." Ameglio co-heads the practice and is particularly active representing clients in labour disputes and in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. He is also recognised for his academic pedigree.

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Nelson Larrañaga

Ferrere

From the Chambers Latin America guide

One client is quick to sing Nelson Larrañaga's praises, stating: "It's an honour to be able to work with Nelson; he's brilliant and a reference in the country. What we really appreciate is that however great or small a problem is, we can contact him and he is available." Another source holds him in high esteem, saying that he "respects him intellectually and personally." Larrañaga co-heads the department and has a proven track record in negotiations with labour unions and sector-related litigation.

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Ferrere

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Widely experienced in labour planning and strategy, Verónica Raffo is appreciated by market sources for her negotiation skills, as one interviewee reports: "She has a lot of experience - she is an able negotiator and can deal with conflicts well. We had problems with a trade union, and it was complicated, but she was able to handle it for us. She was great." Another commentator lauds her abilities in cross-border mandates, opining: "She is really excellent, is very active in international matters and really understands international practice."

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Band 1

Guyer & Regules

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of practice Leonardo Slinger is a deeply respected practitioner with an excellent reputation for his ability to handle sophisticated labour matters. A pleased client notes: "He is very trustworthy from a technical point of view, has a lot of experience in all labour matters and is someone that makes you feel very calm and relaxed." Focusing his practice on industrial conflicts, he also receives praise for "understanding the needs of foreign companies in Uruguay, responding when necessary, in the most tactical way."

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Band 2

Beatriz Murguía Hughes

Murguía - Aguirre

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice head Beatriz Murguía Hughes enjoys a solid reputation in the Uruguayan market, offering "great knowledge of labour law," according to interviewees. She benefits from a wealth of experience in labour conflicts as well as social security matters and employment issues arising from corporate restructuring. One client notes: "Her style of work is dynamic and creative. She faces problems head-on and always keeps us up to date."

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Band 2

Santiago Pérez del Castillo

Pérez del Castillo & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are quick to praise Santiago Pérez del Castillo, stating: "He has encyclopaedic knowledge and with his expertise and experience you really can rely on him so much. He offers examples to make you feel confident." He enjoys an excellent reputation within the labour market, with one interviewee saying: "He stands out for his prestige as a jurist and for his vast professional and academic career."

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Band 2

Enrique Radmilovich

Hughes & Hughes

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Enrique Radmilovich, is possessed of in-depth knowledge of Uruguayan labour and employment matters. He advises on a wide range of matters, with a particular focus on contentious issues. Following a positive experience working with Radmilovich, one client reports: "He is fantastic - he is easy to deal with and someone you enjoy being with. He is very responsive and gives highly practical advice."

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Band 2

Arcia Storace Fuentes Medina Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "very dynamic and intelligent"head of department Dolores Storace has noted activity in a variety of labour and employment mandates, including collective disputes and litigation with unions. Storace boasts additional expertise in migratory and restructuring matters. Observers enjoy working with her, as one reports: "I like that she has a very direct and frank approach, you feel very comfortable as a result."

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Band 2

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "excellent" head of department Diego Viana  is "very clever and dynamic," notes one market observer. He has a proven track record in labour disputes and in negotiating collective bargaining agreements. Peers laud him for his specialisation within the labour arena and the complex nature of the work he undertakes. He stands out to clients as "very experienced and respected."

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Band 3

Florencia Aguirre

Murguía - Aguirre

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Florencia Aguirre handles a broad range of labour mandates, including disputes, audits, collective bargaining and company restructuring. One market onlooker enthuses: "I would describe Florencia as an intelligent, dynamic and dependable lawyer with a great depth of knowledge."

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Band 3

Santiago Pereira Campos

Rueda Abadi Pereira

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of departmentSantiago Pereira is an acclaimed litigator with a solid track record representing clients in labour disputes. He is hailed as "a great lawyer," and "a disputes specialist" by market commentators.

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Band 3

Matías Pérez del Castillo

Pérez del Castillo & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Matías Pérez del Castillo is well regarded for his knowledge of contentious labour matters. One source enthuses: "He is technical and good at anticipating issues. He makes the strategy clear, is very well versed in the field and knows how to decipher and explain the law to us." While another states: "He is a high-quality lawyer with extraordinary experience in labour matters."

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Up and Coming

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Ignacio Demarco is described by market peers as "a great lawyer." He handles matters across the full labour spectrum, demonstrating particular activity in social security issues, negotiations with unions and labour litigation.

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Up and Coming

Arcia Storace Fuentes Medina Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming practitioner Carolina Sarroca is held in high regard by peers and clients alike, with one source attesting: "She is intelligent, dedicated and very flexible in her form of work, and she is breaking ground academically with her publications."

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Up and Coming

Ignacio Zubillaga

Arcia Storace Fuentes Medina Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ignacio Zubillaga combines his academic and practical knowledge to assist clients with labour audits as well as social security mandates. One pleased client says: "I like his style and approach. He is a very respectful person and is analytical and knowledgeable when we discuss different matters with him."

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Associates to watch

Ferrere

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Alberto Baroffio has noteworthy experience assisting with collective bargaining and company restructuring mandates. One client notes: "Alberto has great knowledge and presents cases with a lot of aplomb. I have a lot of faith in what he does."

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Associates to watch

Posadas, Posadas & Vecino

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are full of praise for Cecilia Demarco: "She is very good - she keeps us completely up-to-date and always answers our questions thoroughly." In addition to providing ongoing labour and social security advisory, she also handles labour litigation.

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Associates to watch

Florencia Di Segni

Pérez del Castillo & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Florencia Di Segni continues to build an excellent reputation amongst clients for her work in the labour sphere, as one source explains: "She stands out for the legal advice she gives as well as in litigation. She is a very efficient and responsible lawyer."

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Associates to watch

Hughes & Hughes

From the Chambers Latin America guide

María Durán routinely offers advice on an array of labour mandates to clients hailing from the agribusiness, retail and technology industries amongst others. She garners praise from market commentators for her "high level of specialisation" in the labour arena.

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Associates to watch

Mariana Fernandez

Posadas, Posadas & Vecino

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Mariana Fernandez delivers advice on a range of labour mandates with a speciality in negotiations with trade unions. One impressed observer states: "She is a wonderful lawyer - I would not hesitate at all to recommend her."

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Associates to watch

Blanco & Etcheverry

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Fernando García is described by one interviewee as "direct, a good negotiator and focused on finding the best solution for the client." He boasts experience in a range of labour mandates, with particular activity representing clients in the manufacturing and agribusiness sectors.

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Associates to watch

Gonzalo Gari Irureta Goyena

Posadas, Posadas & Vecino

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Excellent" associate-to-watchGonzalo Gari Irureta Goyena is well versed in handling negotiations with trade unions. He also has experience assisting with employment issues linked to M&A and company expansions.

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Associates to watch

Santiago Madalena

Guyer & Regules

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Santiago Madalena is hailed by one interviewee as "very able and very client-focused." The associate-to-watch handles a range of labour issues, focusing on union negotiations and labour litigation. He regularly advises clients from the construction and energy industries.

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Juan Diego Menghi Arburúas

Pérez del Castillo & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Diego Menghi Arburúas has noteworthy skill in collective bargaining and labour litigation. Sources single out his prowess in negotiations, confirming: "He is very diplomatic and an excellent negotiator. He tries to find common ground for both parties and is very skilled."

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María José Poey

Guyer & Regules

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Experienced" associate-to-watch María José Poey centres her practice on labour and employment-related litigation and consultancy. Her clients hold her in high esteem, noting that "she is always able to quickly adapt to our needs."

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