Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 28 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Cutting-edge labour boutique highly specialised to manage all aspects of labour law and social security matters. Maintains a stellar track record assisting well-known international and domestic clients with salary and benefits packages, outsourcing and disciplinary procedures, as well as labour auditing. Regularly called upon to advise on collective bargaining and workplace-related health and compliance issues. The team is particularly experienced in advising key clients in the oil and gas sector.
"The firm is very good and the lawyers are always available. They have in-depth knowledge of the law and are very supportive."
"The firm is excellent, and the information and reports provided are first-rate."
New developments New client wins include AES Chivor & Cia, Banco Corpbanca Colombia and Britt Colombia.
Work highlights Advised Petroamerica on the relevant labour and employment aspects arising from its acquisition of Petronova and Suroco. Assisted with the reassigning of employees, as well as compensation schemes and benefits.
Peers comment that distinguished practitioner Carlos Hernán Godoy Fajardo "stands out" for his work in labour matters, going on to add: "He is very capable and very well known in the area." Clients describe him as "absolutely brilliant," and also note: "He is very respected." He has over 35 years of experience and leads on the firm's key mandates.
Gustavo Gnecco Mendoza joined the practice in early 2016. He is praised by peers for his in-depth knowledge of labour and employment issues. Clients add: "He knows the law in detail and everything he has done for us has been a success." His previous experience includes time spent serving as a magistrate in the Colombian Supreme Court.
Peers recognise Francisco Buriticá for his expertise in labour matters. He joined the practice in early 2016 and has more than 30 years of experience in the field. Buriticá regularly assists clients with collective bargaining, as well as retirement plans and payroll benefits.
Up-and-coming partner Santiago Martinez is highlighted by clients as "excellent." They go on to add: "He is very good and very strategic. He thinks about the client and puts them first." He has particular experience in labour audits and collective bargaining, as well as related disputes.
According to clients, up-and-coming individual Ana Cristina Medina "is very involved and provides very good client service." Sources go on to note: "She is very high-quality." She has recently been promoted to partner and has considerable experience in litigation and collective bargaining.
Significant clients Petrobras, Novartis, Sanofi, Hewlett-Packard, LG Electronics.