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Labour & Employment — Colombia


Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Top-tier labour and employment team fielding a deep bench of specialists. Offers legal advice on a broad range of matters including employee contracts, collective bargaining and social security. Has considerable experience in labour disputes and is also noted for its experience in a number of immigration issues. Represents both foreign and local companies from various industries, including the mining and manufacturing industries. Cognitiva, Drummond and General Motors are new client wins for the firm.

Strengths Clients state: "The lawyers provide excellent service, always with a strategic approach." Clients go on to praise them for "their experience, knowledge and the team's commitment to their clients, as well as how the lawyers build long-term relationships."

Another client also notes: "They have given us a lot of clarity, guidance and strategic and tactical support."

Work highlight Advised AIG on the labour and employment matters related to the process of selling the company to Fairfax, as well as on the voluntary retirement programme offered to AIG Share Services employees.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators describe Carlos Hernán Godoy Fajardo as "an expert," "superb" and "an excellent lawyer." A client states: "I always ask for him." Others declare: "He is remarkable for labour and employment and immigration issues," and "he deals with sophisticated matters and provides strategic insights."

Gustavo Gnecco Mendoza is considered by interviewees to be "a very technically proficient and highly knowledgeable lawyer." They continue: "He is particularly experienced dealing with sophisticated labour appeal proceedings."

Sources note that Francisco Buriticá is a "very experienced" lawyer. Clients also state: "He is a great lawyer who enjoys deep knowledge of labour and employment matters and is able to transmit it very well to clients."

Andrés Fernando Dacosta Herrera is endorsed by market sources for his abilities dealing with labour and employment matters. They describe him as "a great labour and employment litigator."

According to clients, Santiago Martinez "provides very clear, precise and timely advice. He gives you peace of mind." Interviewees go on to state: "He is very judicious."

Up-and-coming partner Ana Cristina Medina "provides comprehensive advice and always adds value," according to clients. They go on to state: "She possesses deep labour knowledge."

About the Team (content provided by Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global)

General overview:

With over 31 years of experience, we specialize in the practice of labor law, social security law, and immigration law.

The only specialized firm with 7 partners and a team of more than 100 collaborators.

We place the law at the service of our clients' organizational objectives.

Pioneers in the development of technologies and tools to administer our services to our clients. 

Service units:

  • Labor consulting: pioneer in preventive consultancy services; we support the making of routine and strategic decisions by human talent managers.
  • Labor law litigation: we defend our clients´ interests before different authorities on different instances.
  • Negotiation: expert collective agreements negotiators in different industries and with different types of collectives.
  • Assurance: we diagnose your labor practices and stablish legal shielding mechanisms.
  • Business reorganizations and ministry: we take actions before the Ministry of Labor, actions that activate business reorganizations, respond to labor inspection and allow for crucial decisions in businesses the labor authority.
  • Corporate immigration: we support the mobility of personnel in the service of your operations in all fields.
  • Global management of labor relations: today, major corporations, with global or regional presence, need to align their human talent management strategies and their corporate handling of labor relations.
  • Training and education services: we develop knowledge and skills in the service of your operations.  




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    López & Asociados SAS - Labour & Employment Department

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    Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

    What the team is known for Acclaimed team widely noted for its expertise dealing with both contentious and non-contentious sophisticated labour and employment matters. Particularly noted for its abilities dealing with collective bargaining, disciplinary procedures and social security matters. Very well regarded as well for its skills in related litigation and arbitration cases. Active for significant clients in the retail, technology and financial industries. Express del Futuro, Recaudo Bogotá and Vision Software are new client wins for the firm.

    Strengths Clients state: "The service is very personalised and of a super high quality. Lawyers have a strategic approach, going further than just legal insight. They provide advice in a timely manner."

    Another client highlights: "They are in the vanguard of labour and employment matters. Their strength is their highly specialised knowledge."

    Work highlight Assisted American Pipe with the negotiation with its pensioners due to the plant's closure in Colombia. The work included negotiations with union members as well as the design of new compensation packages.

    Notable practitioners

    Department co-head Juan Pablo López Moreno enjoys a stellar reputation for his top-tier acumen in this field. Clients quickly endorse him, stating: "He is an expert" and is "one of the best lawyers for collective bargaining." Peers also recognise him as "excellent, a very important player in this market," and as "the lawyer for collective bargaining due to his major experience."

    Angélica María Carrión Barrero co-heads the department and focuses her practice on consultancy and collective bargaining issues. According to clients, "she is very judicious and provides timely advice." They also note: "She offers strategic solutions."

    Department co-head Alejandro Miguel Castellanos López "is a great lawyer" and "a solid litigator," according to interviewees. A client also states: "He gives us peace of mind," while another appreciates: "He responds very quickly."

    Associate-to-watch Rocio Lagos is endorsed by market commentators for her solid skills in this field and is described as "very alert." Clients also note: "She goes further than just giving legal advice."

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    Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna S.A.S. - Labour & Employment Department

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    第二等

    Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

    What the team is known for Noteworthy boutique firm with a highly rated team assisting clients in all individual and collective labour matters. Highly experienced advising clients on major collective bargaining and labour litigation cases as well as social security issues. Also noted for its expertise conducting due diligence procedures. Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios is a new client win.

    Strengths A client states: "I would highlight the practicality in the way they deal with labour and employment disputes, as well as how they negotiate with unions, always helping to build and strengthen relationships with employees, and reaching win-win agreements."

    Another client also highlights: "The lawyers provide impeccable and practical advice. We fully rely on the team's recommendations."

    Work highlight Advised Itaú CorpBanca Colombia on collective bargaining processes with more than 20 union organisations.

    Notable practitioners

    Clients describe senior statesman and department co-head Carlos Álvarez Pereira as "an experienced and strategic lawyer" and "an authority on labour and employment law." He is particularly endorsed by sources for his major abilities dealing with collective bargaining issues: "He is a specialist."

    Department co-head Claudia Liévano Triana is highly recommended by clients for "the expertise she shows dealing with corporate labour issues," "the quality and depth of her analysis" and "her practical insight." They also state: "She is extremely intelligent, strategic and meticulous."

    According to clients, co-head of department Felipe Álvarez "is great negotiating with union organisations and gives you peace of mind when he represents your company in litigation cases."

    Up-and-coming partner María Lucía Laserna enters the ranking due to strong recognition from clients. They state: "She is a very pragmatic lawyer who understand the clients' needs and uses her knowledge to facilitate the execution of business."

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    Baker McKenzie S.A.S. - Labour & Employment Department

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    Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

    What the team is known for Renowned international firm with a noteworthy presence in the labour and employment market in Colombia. Well-know for advising multinational and local companies on compensation schemes, transfer of employees and immigration-related matters. Also active representing clients in collective bargaining and litigation cases. Grupo Avefarma is a new client win for the firm.

    Strengths Clients say: "The lawyers provide a very good service with timely advice. They are proactive and very knowledgeable." They also state: "The years of experience on the subject matter is a plus."

    A client also states: "The lawyers pay attention to details and understand our specific needs. They are very knowledgeable," concluding: "It has been a pleasure working with this group."

    Work highlight Assisted Sanofi with designing the strategy and representing it during the collective negotiation with an industry union.

    Notable practitioners

    Managing partner and department co-head Tatiana Garcés Carvajal is appreciated by sources for her extensive skills in this arena. Clients recommend her for "her high technical and legal knowledge, as well as for the strategic value she adds to solve complex situations." They go on to endorse "her experience and responsiveness."

    Evelyn Romero Avila co-heads the department and focuses on social security and immigration issues. According to clients, "she makes the effort to understand the client to provide better advice."

    About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie S.A.S.)

    At Baker McKenzie, we efficiently manage individual labor law matters with an integrated well-experienced team in handling recruitment and dismissal of personnel, employment and learning contracts, as well as the design and implementation of labor policies and remuneration structures.

    We design, implement and manage all types of benefit plans and compensation programs. We also offer comprehensive advice on all aspects of social security, and provide counsel concerning pension plan requirements. We have been litigating for more than 30 years before labor judges, tribunals and courts, and handling administrative proceedings before governmental and social security entities.

    We have broad experience in managing labor matters arising from commercial transactions such as outsourcing agreements and business liquidation, among others. We can also help you manage voluntary retirement plans, from reviewing necessary documents to do so.

    We minimize risk and provide full support, advising on all aspects of immigration: business visas, temporary permits, obtaining foreign IDs and professional licenses, and other requirements or procedures.

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    Brigard & Urrutia - Labour & Employment Department

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    Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

    What the team is known for Dynamic full-service firm with a well-regarded labour and employment team, assisting leading companies with individual and collective matters, including immigration issues. Particularly noted for its abilities dealing with international clients from the technology, telecommunications and advertising industries. Atento Colombia is a new client win.

    Strengths A client says: "The lawyers offer excellent service and fast responses. They have made themselves available 24/7 in many critical situations."

    Work highlight Advised Dell Colombia, following the merger with EMC Information Systems Colombia, on the legal strategy to harmonise benefits and renegotiate with all transferred employees.

    Notable practitioners

    Clients describe department head Catalina Santos as "a very good and practical lawyer." A client also says: "Her knowledge and experience have brought outstanding results to our company."

    According to clients, associate-to-watch José Alejandro Sierra "is very knowledgeable in labour matters and incredibly hard-working."

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    Chapman & Asociados - Labour & Employment Department

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    Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

    What the team is known for Barranquilla-based boutique firm providing the full range of labour and employment services to leading international and local clients, both public and private. Particularly well known for handling consultancy and collective bargaining matters. Also represents clients in labour litigation and alternative dispute resolution cases. New client wins include Grupo Nutresa, Ternium Acasa and Electricaribe.

    Strengths A client declares: "What I would highlight most about the lawyers is their ability to listen and adapt to the style of their clients, using their technical knowledge to propose different strategies and alternatives, avoiding falling into the monotony of a traditional consultancy."

    Work highlight Represented the Colombian Family Welfare Institute in the judicial litigation case filed by community education workers, known as Community Mothers.

    Notable practitioners

    Sources describe department co-head Charles Chapman López as "extremely intelligent." Clients also note: "He is always up to date with relevant resolutions and jurisprudence. He is very practical and is always looking for solutions."

    According to clients, department co-head Mirna Wilches possesses great skills in labour administrative proceedings. They state: "She "responds very quickly and has solid knowledge."

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    Herrera Laboralistas - Labour & Employment Department

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    What the team is known for Long-standing boutique with significant experience in the labour and employment area. Regularly handles health and safety in the workplace, retirement plans and social security matters as well as collective bargaining and litigation issues. Advises key foreign and local clients in the banking and food and beverage industries. Estrella Internacional is a new client win.

    Strengths A pleased client states: "They provide a high-quality service aimed at mitigating the potential risks of future legal disputes for us." They add: "We value the quality and suitability of their responses."

    Notable practitioners

    According to a client, department head José Roberto Herrera Vergara "is without a doubt the lawyer with the deepest knowledge and greatest experience in labour and employment matters." Another client states: "He is an expert in collective bargaining matters."

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    Posse Herrera Ruiz Attorneys - Labour & Employment Department

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    Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

    What the team is known for Highly regarded practice group with a solid reputation in the market. Experienced advising clients on collective dismissals, compensation schemes and social security matters as well as immigration matters such as work permits. Clients come from a wide rage of industries, including aviation and energy. New client wins include Turkish Airlines, Cabify and Perenco Oil & Gas.

    Strengths A client endorses the team's performance, saying: "The lawyers provide excellent service. They are very proactive and diligent, and always available for us." The source adds: "They have very sound and responsible legal judgement."

    Work highlight Represented Syngenta in seven labour claims before the labour courts related to the payment of special contributions to Colpensiones.

    Notable practitioners

    Department head Carolina Camacho "is a very experienced professional" and "an excellent lawyer," according to market commentators. They go on to state: "She provides very sound advice," and recommend her for "her experience, knowledge and clarity when providing solutions."

    About the Team (content provided by Posse Herrera Ruiz Attorneys)

    Posse Herrera Ruiz´ Labour & Inmigration practice area is highly recognized and valued by clients. We advice multinational and local companies in the development of labor structures best suited to their individual needs and goals. 

    We specialize in:

    • Social security issues
    • Compliance
    • Due Diligence in labour matters for large and complex M&A´s
    • Risk assessment reviews
    • Labour negotiation, mediation and litigation as well as administrative proceedings
    • Collective bargaining processes
    • Compensation plan and expatriate staff management
    • Expert advice on inmigration matters, including work permits and visas
    • Tailored advice to foreing and local leading companies in designing their labour strategy to meet their financial goals.​

    The labor law team provides significant support to other practice areas such as M&A, Finance and Natural Resources, performing transactional due diligence and risk assessment reviews. Our services also include training events and seminars, regulatory frameworks for associations and important guilds locally such as the Asociación de Industriales de Colombia (“ANDI”) and the Cámara Colombiana de Infraestructura (“CCI”), among others.

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    VS+M Abogados - Labour & Employment Department

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    第三等

    Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

    What the team is known for Highly respected boutique firm providing legal labour and employment counsel to both public and private clients. Reputable knowledge of collective bargaining cases and of matters that derive from M&A transactions or restructuring processes. Also has notable experience assisting international companies with immigration issues. Compañía Nacional de Carga - Conalca and Palmas del Casanare are new client wins.

    Strengths A client notes: "They have an excellent structure. They add value to our company." They also say: "The lawyers are very effective and assertive. They don't tell you what you want to hear, they tell you what it is."

    Work highlight Assisted Dufry – Dfass Colombia with the design of its recruitment and compensation models for the commencement of the company's operations in Colombia.

    Notable practitioners

    Department co-head Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda is endorsed by interviewees for "his technical abilities, his availability and his commitment to understanding the challenges of his clients." They go on to declare: "He enjoys great experience in both collective and individual labour matters."

    Up-and-coming partner and department co-head Nicolas Rico Alvarez enters the rankings this year on the back of excellent feedback. Sources say: "He enjoys great negotiation abilities," and "he is a really good lawyer who always adds value to the matters."

    About the Team (content provided by VS+M Abogados)

    Why us?

    ​We are a Boutique Law Firm focused on offering legal services to the business sector with legal and strategic solutions with high level of quality. We have a large portfolio successfully responding to any legal requirement.

    From high quality standards, we have developed different areas of practice, all of which are integrated with the purpose of offering to our clients comprehensive solutions to all their legal-strategic necessities. We are committed to provide our clients with proximate and immediate attention through legal counsel and this has allowed us to build long term relationships of trust.

    Our firm always acts in defense of ethical and professional values as well as social and corporate responsibility.

    What is a Boutique Law Firm?

    It is a premium service emphasized by exclusivity, quality, and a close relationship with our customers. Our Firm accepts the challenge of offering to our clients a lawful solution for all requirements of a legal character.

    The profile of our professionals are lawyers with a high level of affability, experience, and recognition. Also, we manage high service standards that can only be guaranteed through advanced business models.

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    Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas - Labour & Employment Department

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    第四等

    Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

    What the team is known for International firm recognised for its expertise assisting clients with labour and employment matters. Provides day-to-day as well as strategic advice, particularly in matters arising from complex corporate transactions. Also noted for its abilities advising clients on immigration matters and on litigation cases.

    Strengths A client praises the team, saying: "Dentons' advice was critical to the success of an important matter and in our daily operations. I highlight the responsiveness they showed to all of our requests."

    Notable practitioners

    Department head Lorena Arámbula "is an excellent lawyer," according to market onlookers. Clients identify her as "the lawyer to go to for complex labour and employment matters," "efficient" and "very responsive." She is noted for her activity in labour consultancy and litigation.

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    Escandón Abogados - Labour & Employment Department

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    Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

    What the team is known for Active labour and employment boutique noted for its experience in labour negotiations and conflicts. Also well regarded for advising clients on labour planning as well as on general consulting. Client base includes companies in the oil and gas and mining industries. Alcanos de Colombia and Dispapeles are new client wins.

    Strengths Clients affirm: "Their experience and knowledge is a key and definitive factor in their exceptional performance with their clients."

    Work highlight Advised Drummond on a collective bargaining process with the union Sintradem.

    Notable practitioners

    Founding partner and head of department Alberto Escandón Villota has extensive experience handling labour cases and collective bargaining negotiations for national and multinational companies. He is reputed for his capabilities in collective bargaining matters.

    Maria Claudia Escandón is described as a "very competent lawyer," and clients assert that they "trust her work." She is noted for her experience handling employment restructuring processes and retirement plans.

    About the Team (content provided by Escandón Abogados)

    The firm has extensive experience in the management of labour relations, aspects related to wages and hours, disciplinary procedures, hiring and termination of contracts, indemnities, policies, procedures and handbooks, discrimination and harassment, executive compensation and alternative dispute resolution. Collective bargaining agreement, layoffs, proceedings before the Colombian Ministry of Labour, litigation countrywide at Court and the Court of Appeals, cassation before the Supreme Court of Justice and procedures before the UGPP. 

    Areas of practice can be summarised as follows: 

    • Labour Law 
    • Employment Law 
    • Pension, Heath Care and Occupational Health and Safety 
    • Litigation 
    • Due Diligence 
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution 
    • Proceedings before the Colombian Ministry of Labour​
    • Proceedings before the UGPP

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    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Labour & Employment Department

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    Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

    What the team is known for Full-service firm with a well-regarded labour and employment team. Routinely advising on labour contracts and litigation cases. Also has experience assisting foreign clients with immigration matters. Nokia Solutions & Networks, Microsoft Colombia and BRC Investor Services are new client wins.

    Strengths A client states: "The service is excellent," adding: "We have achieved great results with them."

    Work highlight Assisted WSP Colombia with the negotiations and a settlement agreement with an employee, finishing a judicial claim against the company.

    Notable practitioners

    Department co-head Héctor Hernández is considered by clients to be "a very good negotiator." He is highlighted for his great labour litigation skills and leads some of the team's most relevant cases.

    Associate-to-watch Carolina Porras "is a reputable lawyer" who co-heads the department and possesses "great knowledge," according to sources. They also note that she "is strategic and very engaged."

    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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    Quintero y Quintero Asesores - Labour & Employment Department

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    Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

    What the team is known for Strong labour and employment boutique firm well regarded for its strength advising local and international clients on restructuring matters and compensation schemes as well as on immigration issues. Also noted for its experience dealing with labour litigation and collective bargaining processes.

    Strengths A client declares: "We are very satisfied with their work. They provide high-quality services."

    Notable practitioners

    Iván Dario Quintero Martinez maintains a great reputation in the market, with sources describing him as "an experienced lawyer." Clients go on to state: "He is really good in collective matters."

    According to a client, Saida Andrea Quintero Martinez "is a very good lawyer who solves our problems and gives us peace of mind." Interviewees also say: "She is very hard-working."

    About the Team (content provided by Quintero y Quintero Asesores)

    Advisory and Labour Consulting

    QUINTERO Y QUINTERO ASESORES is a specialist in designing compensation structures, aligned with current legislation. Consequently, collective employment policies related to hiring, compensation or discharge of the personnel are designed, developed or reoriented. Clients are advised on the preparation, suspension or termination of employment contracts.

    Collective Negotiations

    The firm’s principal partners, Ivan Quintero Martinez and Saida Quintero Martinez, have furthered more than six hundred collective bargaining processes with the trade union organizations of diverse natures, sizes and complexities. They have also contributed in the creation or renewal of multiple collective bargaining agreements.

    Collective negotiations addressed in Peru and Ecuador are led by the firm’s principal partner.

    Defense in Labor Lawsuits

    Labour Related Writs of Protection

    Labour Audits

    Special Projects

    Proceedings before the Ministry of Labor

    Proceedings Before de U.G.P.P.

    Labor Related Education and Refreshers

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    Senior Statesperson

    Carlos Álvarez Pereira

    Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna S.A.S.

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Clients describe senior statesman and department co-head Carlos Álvarez Pereira as "an experienced and strategic lawyer" and "an authority on labour and employment law." He is particularly endorsed by sources for his major abilities dealing with collective bargaining issues: "He is a specialist." 

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    Senior Statesperson

    Quintero Asociados

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Senior statesman Eduardo Quintero of Quintero Asociados is described as "a great lawyer" and "an expert" by sources. He is reputed for his experience dealing with collective bargaining matters.

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    Carlos Hernán Godoy Fajardo

    Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Market commentators describe Carlos Hernán Godoy Fajardo as "an expert,""superb" and "an excellent lawyer." A client states: "I always ask for him." Others declare: "He is remarkable for labour and employment and immigration issues," and "he deals with sophisticated matters and provides strategic insights."

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    José Roberto Herrera Vergara

    Herrera Laboralistas

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    According to a client, department head José Roberto Herrera Vergara"is without a doubt the lawyer with the deepest knowledge and greatest experience in labour and employment matters." Another client states: "He is an expert in collective bargaining matters."

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    Juan Pablo López Moreno

    López & Asociados SAS

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Department co-head Juan Pablo López Moreno enjoys a stellar reputation for his top-tier acumen in this field. Clients quickly endorse him, stating: "He is an expert" and is "one of the best lawyers for collective bargaining." Peers also recognise him as "excellent, a very important player in this market," and  as "the lawyer for collective bargaining due to his major experience."

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    Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Department head Lorena Arámbula"is an excellent lawyer," according to market onlookers. Clients identify her as "the lawyer to go to for complex labour and employment matters," "efficient" and "very responsive." She is noted for her activity in labour consultancy and litigation.

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    Posse Herrera Ruiz Attorneys

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Department head Carolina Camacho"is a very experienced professional" and "an excellent lawyer," according to market commentators. They go on to state: "She provides very sound advice," and recommend her for "her experience, knowledge and clarity when providing solutions."

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    Alberto Escandón Villota

    Escandón Abogados

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Founding partner and head of department Alberto Escandón Villota has extensive experience handling labour cases and collective bargaining negotiations for national and multinational companies. He is reputed for his capabilities in collective bargaining matters.

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    Band 2

    Tatiana Garcés Carvajal

    Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Managing partner and department co-head Tatiana Garcés Carvajal is appreciated by sources for her extensive skills in this arena. Clients recommend her for "her high technical and legal knowledge, as well as for the strategic value she adds to solve complex situations." They go on to endorse "her experience and responsiveness."

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    Band 2

    Gustavo Gnecco Mendoza

    Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Gustavo Gnecco Mendoza is considered by interviewees to be "a very technically proficient and highly knowledgeable lawyer." They continue: "He is particularly experienced dealing with sophisticated labour appeal proceedings."

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    Band 2

    Claudia Liévano Triana

    Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna S.A.S.

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Department co-head Claudia Liévano Triana is highly recommended by clients for "the expertise she shows dealing with corporate labour issues," "the quality and depth of her analysis" and "her practical insight." They also state: "She is extremely intelligent, strategic and meticulous."

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    Band 2

    Germán Valdés Sánchez

    Aslabor Ltda

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Germán Valdés Sánchez of Aslabor Ltda maintains a solid reputation in this arena for his labour and employment abilities. His main areas of focus are labour litigation and social security matters.

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    Band 2

    Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda

    VS+M Abogados

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Department co-head Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda is endorsed by interviewees for "his technical abilities, his availability and his commitment to understanding the challenges of  his clients." They go on to declare: "He enjoys great experience in both collective and individual labour matters."

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    Band 3

    Francisco Buriticá

    Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Sources note that Francisco Buriticá is a "very experienced" lawyer. Clients also state: "He is a great lawyer who enjoys deep knowledge of labour and employment matters and is able to transmit it very well to clients."

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    Band 3

    Angélica María Carrión Barrero

    López & Asociados SAS

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Angélica María Carrión Barrero co-heads the department and focuses her practice on consultancy and collective bargaining issues. According to clients, "she is very judicious and provides timely advice." They also note: "She offers strategic solutions."

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    Band 3

    Alejandro Miguel Castellanos López

    López & Asociados SAS

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Department co-head Alejandro Miguel Castellanos López"is a great lawyer" and "a solid litigator," according to interviewees. A  client also states: "He gives us peace of mind," while another appreciates: "He responds very quickly."

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    Band 3

    Charles Chapman López

    Chapman & Asociados

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Sources describe department co-head Charles Chapman López as "extremely intelligent." Clients also note: "He is always up to date with relevant resolutions and jurisprudence. He is very practical and is always looking for solutions."

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    Band 3

    Iván Dario Quintero Martinez

    Quintero y Quintero Asesores

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Iván Dario Quintero Martinez maintains a great reputation in the market, with sources describing him as "an experienced lawyer." Clients go on to state: "He is really good in collective matters."

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    Band 3

    Evelyn Romero Avila

    Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Evelyn Romero Avila co-heads the department and focuses on social security and immigration issues. According to clients, "she  makes the effort to understand the client to provide better advice."

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    Band 4

    Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna S.A.S.

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    According to clients, co-head of department Felipe Álvarez"is great negotiating with union organisations and gives you peace of mind when he represents your company in litigation cases."

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    Band 4

    Teresita Cardona Garcia

    Sanclemente Fernández Abogados S.A.

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    According to interviewees, Teresita Cardona Garcia of Sanclemente Fernández Abogados S.A. "possesses great experience." Clients go on to state: "She is methodical, intelligent and transmits great confidence."

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    Band 4

    Hernando Cardozo Luna

    Cardozo Ordóñez SAS

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    According to market sources, Hernando Cardozo Luna of Cardozo Ordóñez SAS is a good and skilful labour and employment lawyer.

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    Band 4

    Cuberos Cortés Gutiérrez

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Department head Camilo Cuervo of Cuberos Cortés Gutiérrez enters the rankings for his strength in this arena. Clients state: "He is always available and handles our issues directly," adding that he "possesses great negotiation skills" and "seeks to understand the client's needs."

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    Band 4

    Andrés Fernando Dacosta Herrera

    Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Andrés Fernando Dacosta Herrera is endorsed by market sources for his abilities dealing with labour and employment matters. They describe him as "a great labour and employment litigator."

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    Band 4

    Maria Claudia Escandón

    Escandón Abogados

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Maria Claudia Escandón is described as a "very competent lawyer," and clients assert that they "trust her work." She is noted for her experience handling employment restructuring processes and retirement plans.

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    Band 4

    JG & Asesores Laborales

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Juanita Galvis of JG & Asesores Laborales "is a good lawyer" and "very active in this market," according to market commentators. She assists domestic and international clients.

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    Band 4

    Isabella Gandini García

    Norton Rose Fulbright

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Head of department Isabella Gandini García of Norton Rose Fulbright is described by clients as "dedicated and experienced" and "doing excellent work." She focuses on labour consultancy and immigration matters.

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    Band 4

    Juan Manuel Guerrero

    Guerrero & Asociados Asesores Laborales

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Juan Manuel Guerrero of Guerrero & Asociados Asesores Laborales is held in high esteem by sources for his deep knowledge in collective bargaining. Clients describe him as "a very efficient, sound and responsive lawyer."

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    Band 4

    Héctor Hernández

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Department co-head Héctor Hernández is considered by clients to be "a very good negotiator." He is highlighted for his great labour litigation skills and leads some of the team's most relevant cases.

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    Band 4

    Santiago Martinez

    Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    According to clients, Santiago Martinez"provides very clear, precise and timely advice. He gives you peace of mind." Interviewees go on to state: "He is very judicious."

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    Band 4

    Saida Andrea Quintero Martinez

    Quintero y Quintero Asesores

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    According to a client, Saida Andrea Quintero Martinez"is a very good lawyer who solves our problems and gives us peace of mind." Interviewees also say: "She is very hard-working."

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    Band 4

    Cortés, Romero & Asociados

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Department co-head Catalina Romero of Cortés, Romero & Asociados enters the rankings following solid feedback from interviewees. Clients endorse her "for her experience, expertise and professionalism" and peers also commend "her ability to persuade."

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    Band 4

    Brigard & Urrutia

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Clients describe department head Catalina Santos as "a very good and practical lawyer." A client also says: "Her knowledge and experience have brought outstanding results to our company." 

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    Band 4

    Patricia Vergara Gómez

    Gómez-Pinzón

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Department head Patricia Vergara Gómez of Gómez-Pinzón "enjoys great experience" in this arena, according to clients. Commentators describe her as "a very good lawyer" and recognise her expertise dealing with labour consultancy and litigation.

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    Band 4

    Chapman & Asociados

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    According to clients, department co-head Mirna Wilches possesses great skills in labour administrative proceedings. They state: "She "responds very quickly and has solid knowledge."

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    Up and Coming

    María Lucía Laserna

    Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna S.A.S.

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Up-and-coming partner María Lucía Laserna enters the ranking due to strong recognition from clients. They state: "She is a very pragmatic lawyer who understand the clients' needs and uses her knowledge to facilitate the execution of business."

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    Up and Coming

    Ana Cristina Medina

    Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Up-and-coming partner Ana Cristina Medina"provides comprehensive advice and always adds value," according to clients. They go on to state: "She possesses deep labour knowledge."

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    Up and Coming

    Nicolas Rico Alvarez

    VS+M Abogados

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Up-and-coming partner and department co-head Nicolas Rico Alvarez enters the rankings this year on the back of excellent feedback. Sources say: "He enjoys great negotiation abilities," and "he is a really good lawyer who always adds value to the matters."

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    Up and Coming

    Tannus & Asociados

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Up-and-coming partner Rodrigo Tannus of Tannus & Asociados is highly recommended by clients forhis knowledge of immigration matters. Clients describe him as "an excellent lawyer," "very diligent" and "with a practical approach."

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    Associates to watch

    López & Asociados SAS

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Associate-to-watch Rocio Lagos is endorsed by market commentators for her solid skills in this field and is described as "very alert." Clients also note: "She goes further than just giving legal advice."

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    Associates to watch

    Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Associate-to-watch Carolina Porras"is a reputable lawyer" who co-heads the department and possesses "great knowledge," according to sources. They also note that she "is strategic and very engaged."

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    Associates to watch

    Lloreda Camacho & Co

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Associate-to-watch Marlen Quintero of Lloreda Camacho & Co enters the rankings with good feedback from interviewees. According to clients, "she is an excellent labour adviser who is always ready and prepared to provide support."

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    Associates to watch

    Sebastian Salazar Munoz

    Limbo

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    Associate-to-watch Sebastian Salazar Munoz enters the rankings following impressive feedback from market sources. They describe him as "very attentive and insightful," as well as "very judicious."

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    Associates to watch

    José Alejandro Sierra

    Brigard & Urrutia

    From the Chambers Latin America guide

    According to clients, associate-to-watch José Alejandro Sierra"is very knowledgeable in labour matters and incredibly hard-working."

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