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Latin-America Guide

Labour & Employment — Colombia


Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global - Labour & Employment

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 6 partners
- 35 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for First-rate labour and employment team providing legal advice on a broad range of matters including employee contracts, collective bargaining and social security. Team has considerable experience in labour disputes and is also noted for its experience in a number of immigration issues. Instructed by both foreign and local companies from various industries, particularly the oil and gas sector. BNP Paribas and Volvo are new client wins.

Strengths Clients value the firm for their experience in the area, as one comments: "I feel very supported by the labour team, the lawyers are very diligent and they have a lot of experience."

Another source adds: "It is an excellent and well-organised firm."

Work highlights Assisted Isagén, following its acquisition by Brookfield Asset Management, with its adaptation of labour practices from a public company to a private one.

Advised SURA on employee contracts and business culture following its acquisition of RSA.

Significant clients Novartis, Gas Natural Fenosa, LG Electronics, Petrobras, Sanofi.

Notable practitioners

Carlos Hernán Godoy Fajardo is praised by clients as "excellent." They go on to say: "He has great knowledge of the labour area." He benefits from over 35 years of experience in the field and he represents key clients in the banking industry on a number of labour matters before the relevant authorities.

Gustavo Gnecco Mendoza is highlighted by peers as "very good technically." They go on to say: "He stands out for his knowledge," and: "He is an excellent litigator." He has over 25 years of experience in the area and represents clients in contentious labour mandates. He advises key clients in the food and beverage industry.

Francisco Buriticá is recognised by interviewees for his "very good knowledge of individual labour matters." He advises a number of banks on labour-related issues and is also praised for his academic contributions to the field.

Santiago Martinez is endorsed by peers as "very analytical" and is praised for the amount of work that he does in the sphere. He advises clients in the energy industry on collective bargaining and related litigation matters. He represents foreign and local clients.

Ana Cristina Medina continues to earn recognition for her contributions to the labour field. She regularly advises on collective bargaining and social security matters as well as labour litigation. She provides counsel to clients from the telecommunications, automotive and finance industries.

Andrés Fernando Dacosta Herrera is valued by market commentators who point to his "very considered opinions" and "very good work." They add: "He is a great lawyer." He represents clients in actions before the courts and advises them on social security, pensions and healthcare issues.

Editorial for Buriticá & Buriticá Abogados, now merged with Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

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

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 25 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded practice with considerable experience in the labour and employment area. Solid track record advising clients on collective bargaining and restructuring matters as well as employee retirement plans. Noted for its expertise in social security issues and actively represents clients from the energy, automotive, banking and telecoms sectors in related litigation.

Strengths Interviewees endorse the firm for its impressive client roster.

Work highlights Advised Sodexo in a collective bargaining process with the unions.

Significant clients Termotasajero, BAT, Banco Colpatria Red Multibanca, Pacific Rubiales Energy, Cruz Verde.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Carlos Álvarez Pereira is recognised as "a very important figure in the labour market." He has over 50 years of experience in labour matters and focuses on collective bargaining and social security issues. He is also active in the academic sphere.

Claudia Liévano Triana wins praise from market commentators, who say: "She is a very good lawyer, she makes strong decisions." She draws on 30 years of experience in the area, advising clients on retirement plans, collective bargaining and restructuring procedures.

Felipe Álvarez is highlighted by interviewees as "a dedicated lawyer." He has over 20 years of experience and focuses on both collective bargaining processes and also represents clients in labour litigation before the relevant authorities.

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

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Tatiana Garcés Carvajal and Evelyn Romero Avila
- 2 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for International firm offering a wide range of services in the labour and employment sphere, including compensation schemes, transfer of employees and immigration-related matters. Also active representing clients in litigation before the labour authorities. Offers regional capabilities and advises key foreign and local clients from various industries.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm is very good in labour and employment matters."

Work highlights Advised an international maritime company on compliance with Colombian labour laws concerning crew members.

Significant clients Gas Natural, Laboratorio Franco Colombiano, Black & Decker, Cummins, Ecolab.

Notable practitioners

Tatiana Garcés Carvajal is described as "a very well-known and very intelligent lawyer." She advises clients on collective and individual labour matters as well as social security issues. She also assists clients with litigation, employee transfer and immigration issues.

Evelyn Romero Avila is recognised by interviewees for her contributions to the area. She advises clients on collective bargaining, social security matters and outsourcing employees. She is proficient in labour litigation and routinely represents key clients in the banking and pharmaceutical industries.

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López & Asociados SAS - Labour & Employment

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Juan Pablo López Moreno, Angelica María Carrión Barrero and Alejandro Miguel Castellanos López
- 3 partners

What the team is known for Well-respected team noted for its bench strength and range of services. Handles a wide variety of labour issues, including collective bargaining, disciplinary procedures and social security matters. Also assists with contentious mandates before the relevant authorities. Continues to advise significant clients in the retail, technology and financial industries.

Strengths Clients praise the firm for the quality of work provided: "The firm has provided us with an excellent service, the lawyers are always prepared to find better solutions. They are very effective and results-driven."

Work highlights Advised Anglogold Ashanti on relocation cost policies following an audit by the UGPP.

Significant clients Banco de Bogotá, Acerias Paz del Rio, Huawei Technologies, National Oilwell Varco, Aerovias del Continente Americano.

Notable practitioners

Juan Pablo López Moreno is praised by clients who say that he "stands out for his technical capabilities" and "provides us with practical, clear and comprehensive advice." He advises foreign and local clients on benefit plans, employment contracts and collective bargaining matters. His clients hail from the mining and financial industries.

Alejandro Miguel Castellanos López is highlighted by clients for his expertise in labour litigation. They go on to say: "He is an incredible lawyer and is very good technically." He advises clients on workplace policies and procedures as well as disputes with unions. He also acts as an arbitrator.

Angélica María Carrión Barrero "is strong in negotiations and very knowledgeable about labour law matters," according to sources. They go on to say: "She is very dedicated to the day-to-day advice and she is agile and always available." She advises both public and private clients on a number of labour matters such as health and safety in the workplace, as well as social security matters.

Associate-to-watch Rocio Lagos is endorsed by clients who say: "She is always available to advise us." She focuses on employment contracts and social security matters. She also represents clients in labour litigation before the relevant authorities.

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Brigard & Urrutia - Labour & Employment

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Catalina Santos and Álvaro Cala
- 2 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded firm recognised for its participation in various labour and employment-related matters including collective bargaining agreements. Also noted for its abilities in labour compliance and immigration issues. Team advises key clients from the technology, telecommunications and advertising industries. Uber and Mattel are new client wins.

Strengths Clients value the firm for their knowledge of the practice area: "The lawyers are very knowledgeable about labour law matters and they are always available to provide us with advice no matter the time or day."

Work highlights Instructed by Quad Graphics to advise on an asset purchase agreement with Carvajal Soluciones de Comunicación and a common compensation scheme. The firm also helped negotiate the terms of a collective accord signed with non-unionised employees.

Significant clients Philips, Intel, 3M, Fox Channels Colombia, Munich Re.

Notable practitioners

Catalina Santos is valued by clients, who say: "She is excellent and extremely knowledgeable in all her advice." They go on to say: "She is very dedicated and she provides us with a well-rounded service." She advises foreign and local companies on restructuring, retirement plans and collective bargaining matters. She has experience representing clients in the advertising, technology and financial industries.

Clients enthuse that associate-to-watch José Alejandro Sierra is "excellent, very knowledgeable, always willing to help and his advice is very accurate." His main areas of focus are labour and litigation matters.

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Herrera Laboralistas - Labour & Employment

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 2 lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded boutique with long-standing experience in the labour and employment area. Regularly handles health and safety in the workplace, retirement plans and social security matters. Advises key foreign and local clients in the mining, manufacturing, and food and beverage industries.

Strengths Interviewees endorse the firm for its high-quality work: "The firm is doing important matters and the quality is first-rate."

Notable practitioners

José Roberto Herrera Vergara is praised by interviewees who say: "He is an incredible lawyer with a first-rate knowledge." They go on to say: "He is one of the best labour lawyers." He advises a number of clients on collective and individual labour matters and social security issues. He also represents clients in cases before the labour and employment authorities.

Since publication, Andrés Fernando Dacosta Herrera has left the practice.

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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría - Labour & Employment

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Héctor Hernández and Carolina Porras
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established full-service firm routinely advising on retirement plans, employee contracts and collective bargaining matters. Also has experience assisting foreign clients with the labour aspects of M&A as well as immigration matters. Represents companies from the oil and gas, mining and pharmaceutical industries. Ripley International, Mondelez Colombia and Bank of America Merrill Lynch count among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths Clients praise the firm for their client-oriented advice: "The lawyers are motivated and they are well aligned to the clients' needs."

Work highlights Advised Ripley International on a USD1.6 million voluntary retirement plan and assisted with its implementation.

Significant clients WSP Colombia, Henkel Colombiana, BRC Investor Services, Abbott Laboratories de Colombia, Sally Beauty.

Notable practitioners

Héctor Hernández represents foreign and local clients in labour and employment litigation and arbitration as well as in negotiations with the unions. He also advises telecoms companies on social security matters.

Associate-to-watch Carolina Porras is endorsed by clients who say: "She has very good knowledge of the regulations in Colombia and she is very diligent." She advises on retirement plans, collective bargaining matters and represents clients in labour disputes.

Department profile 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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Posse Herrera Ruiz - Labour & Employment

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Carolina Camacho
- 1 partner
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected practice delivering services to prominent market players. Experienced advising clients on compensation schemes, collective bargaining processes and immigration matters such as work permits. Represents key clients from the technology, food and beverage, and mining industries. Ascensores Schindler de Colombia, GMO and Google are new client wins.

Strengths Clients value the firm for the service it provides, noting: "The lawyers are results-oriented and provide us with clear and very good-quality advice."

Work highlights Represented Degremont Colombia in the process of winding up its assets and the termination of all existing employment and service agreements with individuals.

Significant clients Mead Johnson Nutrition, WorleyParsons, Anadarko, British Council, Cencosud Colombia.

Notable practitioners

Carolina Camacho is valued by clients who point to her "knowledge of the regulations" and "assertive and diplomatic handling of litigation matters." They go on to say: "She is very good and practical." She advises clients on a number of labour and employment matters with a focus on resolving labour conflicts.

Department profile by Posse Herrera Ruiz

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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Our firm has extensive international experience representing international clients in all matters related to labor and inmigration.


VS+M Abogados - Labour & Employment

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

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

What the team is known for Established team providing legal counsel to foreign and local clients on compensation schemes, employment contracts and collective bargaining matters. Noted experience advising clients from the construction, pharmaceutical and mining industries on immigration procedures.

Strengths Clients endorse the firm for their expertise in labour and employment matters: "The lawyers are very efficient and they have a lot of experience in the area."

Work highlights Advised Chubb Colombia on its merger with Ace Insurance and the related labour integration processes.

Significant clients Boehringer Ingelheim, Mapfre, Tata Consultancy Services, Allianz Seguros, Hewlett Packard Colombia.

Notable practitioners

Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda is praised by clients as "an expert in all labour matters, he is always available and is very well known in the labour area." He advises clients on employment contracts, benefit schemes and collective bargaining matters as well as on immigration issues.

Department profile 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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Cardozo Ordóñez SAS - Labour & Employment

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Hernando Cardozo Luna, Sonia Patricia Martínez Guzman and Félix Enrique Rodríguez Navarrete
- 3 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected practice representing clients from sectors such as food and beverage, finance and telecommunications. Advises clients on labour litigation, employee management and immigration, including the recruitment of expatriates. Also active in collective bargaining issues. Swiss Re is a new client win.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm has provided us with a good service."

Work highlights Assisted Arcos Dorados de Colombia with the termination of the employment agreements of more than 237 employees who breached their employment obligations.

Significant clients Arrocera Boluga, Grupo Belcorp, Telmex, Falabella, Arcos Dorados de Colombia.

Notable practitioners

Hernando Cardozo Luna is recognised by interviewees for his work in the labour and employment and real estate areas. He benefits from over 35 years of experience in the market, advising clients on collective bargaining matters and union relations. He also sits as an arbitrator at the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá.

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Chapman & Asociados - Labour & Employment

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Charles Chapman López and Mirna Wilches
- 2 partners
- 25 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Barranquilla-based firm providing services across the country to foreign and local clients. Handles employee contracts, collective bargaining agreements as well as the labour aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Also represents clients in labour litigation and alternative dispute resolution before the relevant authorities.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's excellence, commenting: "The firm has provided us with a high-quality service, the lawyers are very hard-working and they are very proactive."

Work highlights Helped Grupo Argos devise a USD2 million policy to detect employees who falsely report underlying medical conditions in order to claim health immunity.

Significant clients Sodimac, Coomeva, Ecopetrol, Aerovías del Continente Americano, Bavaria.

Notable practitioners

Charles Chapman López is endorsed by clients who say: "He is a brilliant lawyer and excellent at what he does." He advises both foreign and local clients on a number of labour and employment matters such as compensation schemes, retirement plans and acquisition matters. He also has experience in collective bargaining issues.

Mirna Wilches is valued by clients who say: "She is an excellent lawyer, specialised and highly experienced in the labour area. She is available 24/7, provides us with clear advice, is practical and has a good network of contacts." She represents clients before the authorities and advises them on labour and social security matters.

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Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas - Labour & Employment

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Lorena Arámbula
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Global firm recognised for its expert handling of labour matters arising from mergers and acquisitions. Experienced advising clients on immigration matters and defending them in litigation before the courts. Represents key players in the technology, media and automotive industries.

Strengths Clients praise the team's professionalism, commenting: "The firm has high-profile lawyers who stand out for their skill and hard work."

Notable practitioners

Lorena Arámbula is praised by clients who say: "She is an excellent lawyer with a great knowledge, assertive in her recommendations and very dedicated." They go on to say: "She has a lot of experience in the area." She advises key clients in the telecommunications industry on a number of labour matters such as employee contracts.

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Escandón Abogados - Labour & Employment

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alberto Escandón Villota
- 4 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Compact team noted for its experience in labour negotiations and conflicts. Able to advise on collective bargaining, discrimination and harassment matters as well as related litigation. Client base includes companies in the oil and gas, mining and hotel industries. New client wins include Big Group Salinas, Transmilenio and Alcaldia de Bogotá.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm is excellent, the lawyers provide us with a good service. The advice is flexible and proactive."

Work highlights Represented Big Group Salinas in a collective bargaining process before two unions.

Significant clients Fox Telecolombia, Drummond, Empresa de Energía de Boyaca, Cosmos 100, Sociedad Portuaria de Santa Marta.

Notable practitioners

Alberto Escandón Villota is endorsed by clients who say: "He is very knowledgeable about labour and employment matters and flexible and accurate in his advice." They go on to say: "He provides us with very practical advice of an excellent standard." He has over 40 years of experience in the area and focuses on collective bargaining agreements.

Clients say Maria Claudia Escandón "has provided us with an excellent service, her main strength is that she provides us with precise and clear advice." She assists with retirement plans, restructuring processes and collective bargaining negotiations. She also represents clients in labour-related litigation matters.

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Guerrero & Asociados Asesores Laborales - Labour & Employment

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Band 4

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Juan Manuel Guerrero
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Notable strength in the labour and employment area with notable activity in both individual and collective labour mandates. Experienced advising clients on compensation schemes, employee contracts and social security issues. Also active representing foreign and local clients in labour disputes. Coca-Cola Colombia, Yanbal and Grupo Empresarial Conboca are new client wins.

Strengths Clients endorse the team, noting that "the lawyers provide us with an excellent service, they are very efficient, proactive in their advice and they have good knowledge of labour matters."

Work highlights Represented Brinsa in a USD12 million collective bargaining process with its union.

Significant clients Ingenio Riopaila Castilla, Alpla Colombia, Grupo Familia, Gecolsa, Diaco.

Notable practitioners

Juan Manuel Guerrero is valued by clients who say: "He is always available, resourceful, is very knowledgeable about technical matters and is well connected in the labour area." He advises clients in the consumer goods industry on both individual and collective issues and represents them before the authorities.

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Quintero y Quintero Asesores - Labour & Employment

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique firm active in the labour and employment arena. Noted for its strength advising clients from various industries on labour litigation and collective bargaining processes. Frequently assists clients with restructuring matters and compensation schemes.

Strengths Interviewees say: "The firm is good, with good lawyers that are present in a lot of restructuring matters."

Notable practitioners

Interviewees recognise Iván Dario Quintero Martinez for his work in the labour and employment area, in particular in restructuring matters. He routinely represents clients before the relevant labour authorities.

Saida Andrea Quintero Martinez is acknowledged by peers for her work in the labour and employment area, specifically in labour litigation. She advises clients on policies and compensation schemes and represents them in matters before the courts.

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Senior Statesmen

Carlos Álvarez Pereira

Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Carlos Álvarez Pereira is recognised as "a very important figure in the labour market." He has over 50 years of experience in labour matters and focuses on collective bargaining and social security issues. He is also active in the academic sphere.

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Senior Statesmen

Quintero Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Eduardo Quintero of Quintero Asociados is held in high esteem by interviewees who describe him as a "very well-known and respected figure in the market." They add: "He is a very good negotiator." He benefits from considerable experience in the area.

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Senior Statesmen

Victor Manuel Uribe

Uribe Azuero

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Very well-respected labour lawyer" and senior statesman Victor Manuel Uribe of Uribe Azuero continues to earn praise as an important figure in the labour and employment area. He has noteworthy experience advising clients on related issues.

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Carlos Hernán Godoy Fajardo

Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Hernán Godoy Fajardo is praised by clients as "excellent." They go on to say: "He has great knowledge of the labour area." He benefits from over 35 years of experience in the field and he represents key clients in the banking industry on a number of labour matters before the relevant authorities.

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José Roberto Herrera Vergara

Herrera Laboralistas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Roberto Herrera Vergara is praised by interviewees who say: "He is an incredible lawyer with a first-rate knowledge." They go on to say: "He is one of the best labour lawyers." He advises a number of clients on collective and individual labour matters and social security issues. He also represents clients in cases before the labour and employment authorities.

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Juan Pablo López Moreno

López & Asociados SAS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Pablo López Moreno is praised by clients who say that he "stands out for his technical capabilities" and "provides us with practical, clear and comprehensive advice." He advises foreign and local clients on benefit plans, employment contracts and collective bargaining matters. His clients hail from the mining and financial industries.

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Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Lorena Arámbula is praised by clients who say: "She is an excellent lawyer with a great knowledge, assertive in her recommendations and very dedicated." They go on to say: "She has a lot of experience in the area." She advises key clients in the telecommunications industry on a number of labour matters such as employee contracts.

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Posse Herrera Ruiz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carolina Camacho is valued by clients who point to her "knowledge of the regulations" and "assertive and diplomatic handling of litigation matters." They go on to say: "She is very good and practical." She advises clients on a number of labour and employment matters with a focus on resolving labour conflicts.

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Tatiana Garcés Carvajal

Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Tatiana Garcés Carvajal is described as "a very well-known and very intelligent lawyer." She advises clients on collective and individual labour matters as well as social security issues. She also assists clients with litigation, employee transfer and immigration issues.

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Gustavo Gnecco Mendoza

Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gustavo Gnecco Mendoza is highlighted by peers as "very good technically." They go on to say: "He stands out for his knowledge," and: "He is an excellent litigator." He has over 25 years of experience in the area and represents clients in contentious labour mandates. He advises key clients in the food and beverage industry.

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Germán Valdés Sánchez

Aslabor Ltda

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Germán Valdés Sánchez of Aslabor Ltda continues to earn recognition from interviewees for his contributions to the labour and employment field. They go on to comment on his activity in the labour courts. His main areas of focus are labour litigation and social security matters.

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Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda

VS+M Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda is praised by clients as "an expert in all labour matters, he is always available and is very well known in the labour area." He advises clients on employment contracts, benefit schemes and collective bargaining matters as well as on immigration issues.

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Francisco Buriticá

Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Francisco Buriticá is recognised by interviewees for his "very good knowledge of individual labour matters." He advises a number of banks on labour-related issues and is also praised for his academic contributions to the field.

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Angélica María Carrión Barrero

López & Asociados SAS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Angélica María Carrión Barrero "is strong in negotiations and very knowledgeable about labour law matters," according to sources. They go on to say: "She is very dedicated to the day-to-day advice and she is agile and always available." She advises both public and private clients on a number of labour matters such as health and safety in the workplace, as well as social security matters.

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Alejandro Miguel Castellanos López

López & Asociados SAS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alejandro Miguel Castellanos López is highlighted by clients for his expertise in labour litigation. They go on to say: "He is an incredible lawyer and is very good technically." He advises clients on workplace policies and procedures as well as disputes with unions. He also acts as an arbitrator.

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Alberto Escandón Villota

Escandón Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alberto Escandón Villota is endorsed by clients who say: "He is very knowledgeable about labour and employment matters and flexible and accurate in his advice." They go on to say: "He provides us with very practical advice of an excellent standard." He has over 40 years of experience in the area and focuses on collective bargaining agreements.

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Jimena Isabel Godoy Fajardo

Jimena Isabel Godoy Fajardo - Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are impressed by sole practitioner Jimena Isabel Godoy Fajardo for her work in labour and employment matters. Market commentators endorse her activity in the area and point to her representation of clients in litigation matters.

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Héctor Hernández

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Héctor Hernández represents foreign and local clients in labour and employment litigation and arbitration as well as in negotiations with the unions. He also advises telecoms companies on social security matters.

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Claudia Liévano Triana

Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Claudia Liévano Triana wins praise from market commentators, who say: "She is a very good lawyer, she makes strong decisions." She draws on 30 years of experience in the area, advising clients on retirement plans, collective bargaining and restructuring procedures.

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Iván Dario Quintero Martinez

Quintero y Quintero Asesores

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees recognise Iván Dario Quintero Martinez for his work in the labour and employment area, in particular in restructuring matters. He routinely represents clients before the relevant labour authorities.

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Evelyn Romero Avila

Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Evelyn Romero Avila is recognised by interviewees for her contributions to the area. She advises clients on collective bargaining, social security matters and outsourcing employees. She is proficient in labour litigation and routinely represents key clients in the banking and pharmaceutical industries.

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Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Felipe Álvarez is highlighted by interviewees as "a dedicated lawyer." He has over 20 years of experience and focuses on both collective bargaining processes and also represents clients in labour litigation before the relevant authorities.

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Teresita Cardona Garcia

Sanclemente Fernández Abogados S.A.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Teresita Cardona Garcia of Sanclemente Fernández Abogados S.A. is acknowledged by market commentators for her work in the area. She has over 50 years of experience in the field and advises both foreign and local clients in various industries.

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Hernando Cardozo Luna

Cardozo Ordóñez SAS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Hernando Cardozo Luna is recognised by interviewees for his work in the labour and employment and real estate areas. He benefits from over 35 years of experience in the market, advising clients on collective bargaining matters and union relations. He also sits as an arbitrator at the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá.

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Jaime Cerón Coral

Jaime Cerón Coral & Cía.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Well known and well respected in the market," Jaime Cerón Coral of Jaime Cerón Coral & Cía is recognised for his involvement in the labour and employment area. He also has considerable experience in the academic side of the field.

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Charles Chapman López

Chapman & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Charles Chapman López is endorsed by clients who say: "He is a brilliant lawyer and excellent at what he does." He advises both foreign and local clients on a number of labour and employment matters such as compensation schemes, retirement plans and acquisition matters. He also has experience in collective bargaining issues.

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Andrés Fernando Dacosta Herrera

Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Andrés Fernando Dacosta Herrera is valued by market commentators who point to his "very considered opinions" and "very good work." They add: "He is a great lawyer." He represents clients in actions before the courts and advises them on social security, pensions and healthcare issues.

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Maria Claudia Escandón

Escandón Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients say Maria Claudia Escandón "has provided us with an excellent service, her main strength is that she provides us with precise and clear advice." She assists with retirement plans, restructuring processes and collective bargaining negotiations. She also represents clients in labour-related litigation matters.

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JG & Asesores Laborales

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients value Juanita Galvis of JG & Asesores Laborales and say that "she provides us with a very good service and high-quality work." Interviewees recognise her for her experience in the area. She advises foreign and local clients on social security matters.

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Isabella Gandini García

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Isabella Gandini García of Norton Rose Fulbright is endorsed by interviewees for her focus on labour matters. She has experience advising clients on employee contracts and expatriate-related matters, and representing them before the labour authorities.

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Juan Manuel Guerrero

Guerrero & Asociados Asesores Laborales

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Manuel Guerrero is valued by clients who say: "He is always available, resourceful, is very knowledgeable about technical matters and is well connected in the labour area." He advises clients in the consumer goods industry on both individual and collective issues and represents them before the authorities.

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Santiago Martinez

Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Santiago Martinez is endorsed by peers as "very analytical" and is praised for the amount of work that he does in the sphere. He advises clients in the energy industry on collective bargaining and related litigation matters. He represents foreign and local clients.

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Saida Andrea Quintero Martinez

Quintero y Quintero Asesores

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Saida Andrea Quintero Martinez is acknowledged by peers for her work in the labour and employment area, specifically in labour litigation. She advises clients on policies and compensation schemes and represents them in matters before the courts.

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Patricia Vergara Gómez

Gómez-Pinzón

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Patricia Vergara Gómez of Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta is endorsed by clients for her "great experience and knowledge." Market commentators say: "She is a standout lawyer." She has over 30 years of experience and advises clients on labour and social security matters and related litigation.

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Chapman & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Mirna Wilches is valued by clients who say: "She is an excellent lawyer, specialised and highly experienced in the labour area. She is available 24/7, provides us with clear advice, is practical and has a good network of contacts." She represents clients before the authorities and advises them on labour and social security matters.

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Up and Coming

Ana Cristina Medina

Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ana Cristina Medina continues to earn recognition for her contributions to the labour field. She regularly advises on collective bargaining and social security matters as well as labour litigation. She provides counsel to clients from the telecommunications, automotive and finance industries.

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Up and Coming

Brigard & Urrutia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Catalina Santos is valued by clients, who say: "She is excellent and extremely knowledgeable in all her advice." They go on to say: "She is very dedicated and she provides us with a well-rounded service." She advises foreign and local companies on restructuring, retirement plans and collective bargaining matters. She has experience representing clients in the advertising, technology and financial industries.

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Up and Coming

Tannus & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise up-and-coming partner Rodrigo Tannus of Tannus & Asociados and say: "He is very knowledgeable about labour matters and he provides us with very good client service." He focuses his practice on immigration-related issues.

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Associates to watch

López & Asociados SAS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Rocio Lagos is endorsed by clients who say: "She is always available to advise us." She focuses on employment contracts and social security matters. She also represents clients in labour litigation before the relevant authorities.

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Associates to watch

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Carolina Porras is endorsed by clients who say: "She has very good knowledge of the regulations in Colombia and she is very diligent." She advises on retirement plans, collective bargaining matters and represents clients in labour disputes.

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Associates to watch

José Alejandro Sierra

Brigard & Urrutia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients enthuse that associate-to-watch José Alejandro Sierra is "excellent, very knowledgeable, always willing to help and his advice is very accurate." His main areas of focus are labour and litigation matters.

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