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Latin-America Guide

Labour & Employment — Colombia

Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 28 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Cutting-edge labour boutique highly specialised to manage all aspects of labour law and social security matters. Maintains a stellar track record assisting well-known international and domestic clients with salary and benefits packages, outsourcing and disciplinary procedures, as well as labour auditing. Regularly called upon to advise on collective bargaining and workplace-related health and compliance issues. The team is particularly experienced in advising key clients in the oil and gas sector.

Strengths

"The firm is very good and the lawyers are always available. They have in-depth knowledge of the law and are very supportive."

"The firm is excellent, and the information and reports provided are first-rate."

New developments New client wins include AES Chivor & Cia, Banco Corpbanca Colombia and Britt Colombia.

Work highlights Advised Petroamerica on the relevant labour and employment aspects arising from its acquisition of Petronova and Suroco. Assisted with the reassigning of employees, as well as compensation schemes and benefits.

Notable practitioners  

Peers comment that distinguished practitioner Carlos Hernán Godoy Fajardo "stands out" for his work in labour matters, going on to add: "He is very capable and very well known in the area." Clients describe him as "absolutely brilliant," and also note: "He is very respected." He has over 35 years of experience and leads on the firm's key mandates.

Gustavo Gnecco Mendoza joined the practice in early 2016. He is praised by peers for his in-depth knowledge of labour and employment issues. Clients add: "He knows the law in detail and everything he has done for us has been a success." His previous experience includes time spent serving as a magistrate in the Colombian Supreme Court.

Peers recognise Francisco Buriticá for his expertise in labour matters. He joined the practice in early 2016 and has more than 30 years of experience in the field. Buriticá regularly assists clients with collective bargaining, as well as retirement plans and payroll benefits.

Up-and-coming partner Santiago Martinez is highlighted by clients as "excellent." They go on to add: "He is very good and very strategic. He thinks about the client and puts them first." He has particular experience in labour audits and collective bargaining, as well as related disputes.

According to clients, up-and-coming individual Ana Cristina Medina "is very involved and provides very good client service." Sources go on to note: "She is very high-quality." She has recently been promoted to partner and has considerable experience in litigation and collective bargaining.

Significant clients Petrobras, Novartis, Sanofi, Hewlett-Packard, LG Electronics.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly respected boutique with acknowledged expertise spanning a comprehensive range of labour mandates, including social security issues. Regularly assists both public and private clients on restructurings, pension schemes and contracts, as well as workplace health and safety. Also well versed in advising on compensation and benefit schemes, in addition to offering noted capabilities in contentious labour mandates.

Strengths

"The lawyers at Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna are very good. I would give them a 10/10 for their client service, it is impeccable."

New developments New client wins include Copa Airlines and UNE.

Work highlights Advised Banco Corpbanca Colombia on a collective bargaining process, designing strategy and handling all trade union negotiations.  

Notable practitioners  

Impressed clients say "highly capable" practitioner Carlos Álvarez Pereira "has a very impressive mind; he is amazing." They go on to note: "He is very perceptive and has good knowledge of labour matters." He has extensive experience advising key clients on a broad range of labour mandates and is highlighted for his visibility in the market by peers, who say: "He is the best of the best."

Felipe Álvarez is recognised for his work in labour litigation by peers, who describe him as "very solid" in this field. He has substantial experience of labour issues and regularly handles matters involving restructuring processes and collective bargaining.

Claudia Liévano Triana attracts solid praise from satisfied clients, who say: "She is very intelligent, she handles the work quickly and very well." She frequently advises on matters such as retirement plans, restructuring strategies and collective bargaining.

Significant clients Occidental de Colombia, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Bayer, Banco BBVA Colombia, LAN Colombia.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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

What the team is known for Highly regarded department offering strong capabilities across all areas of labour and employment law, including immigration. Enjoys solid market standing for its work advising clients on social security issues, compensation and benefit plans, contracts and collective bargaining, as well as on related litigation. Particularly active in labour law matters on behalf of key clients in the pharmaceutical industry.

Strengths

"The firm gives us personalised attention; the lawyers respond quickly, they know the company very well and they give us excellent support."

New developments New client wins include ALS, Orange and Expedia.

Work highlights Represented Janssen-Cilag on a pension-related claim brought by a former employee, in which the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the client.

Notable practitioners  

Peers highlight respected partner Tatiana Garcés Carvajal for the strength of her practice, describing her work as "very good." She heads the labour department and leads on all the firm's key mandates. She has over 22 years of experience in this area and regularly assists clients with the transfer of employees, social security and immigration issues. 

Evelyn Romero Avila stands out to clients, who comment: "Evelyn is very good; she knows what support to give us and always says how things are. She constantly gives us recommendations on how to improve and save money." She regularly leads the team on some of its most important mandates in labour law, including successfully representing Janssen-Cilag before the Supreme Court in the work highlight mentioned above.

Associate-to-watch Veronica Peláez frequently advises clients on labour-related matters, with particular focus on social security issues. She is deeply dedicated to the field, having previously worked at boutique labour and employment firms in Colombia.

Clients praise associate-to-watch María Cecilia Reyes as "a very good lawyer." She assists with all aspects of labour law, including immigration and social security matters. Reyes frequently advises clients on the transfer of employees and labour audits. 

Significant clients Terranum, Allegion, NCR Corporation, Capital Safety Group, Nalco.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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

What the team is known for Widely respected labour boutique with a solid track record for its work in a comprehensive range of matters across the labour and employment spectrum, including social security issues and contentious proceedings before the courts. Frequently advises clients on liquidation schemes, disciplinary procedures, employment contracts and outsourcing, as well as retirement plans and collective bargaining.

Strengths

"The firm has very good expertise in unions and conflict management."

New developments New client wins include Financiera Desarrollo Nacional and Essentia Propilco.

Work highlights Acted for Consorcio Express on the negotiation and establishment of a benefits system for over 4,000 employees in the Bogotá public transport system.

Notable practitioners  

Peers distinguish Juan Pablo López Moreno for his labour expertise and visibility in the market. Sources say: "He is a very good negotiator and knows both global and national matters very well." He has over 20 years of experience in the area and frequently advises clients on restructuring and social security, as well as collective bargaining mandates. 

Angélica María Carrión Barrero is described by clients as "very organised and very good." They go on to express her appreciation for her responsiveness, commenting: "She attends to our needs in a timely fashion." Sources also highlight her significant expertise in trade union matters.

Clients highlight Alejandro Miguel Castellanos López as "very experienced; he listens very carefully." He has a particular focus on labour-related litigation and regularly represents clients in proceedings before the courts, as well as in labour-related arbitration.

Sources say that associate Rocio Lagos "is a very good lawyer." She frequently advises clients on labour and employment matters, including social security. She also handles administrative matters before the relevant authorities.

Significant clients Citibank, Weatherford, Nutresa, Michelin, Huawei.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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

What the team is known for Established labour practice at a full-service heavyweight, frequently sought out to assist clients with labour and employment matters including social security and immigration issues. Regularly advises both domestic and international clients on labour policies and procedures, and collective bargaining agreements, as well as handling related contentious mandates.

Strengths

"The firm is very good, and is very well known in the market." 

New developments New client wins include Synapsis Colombia, Lucta Grancolombia and Laboratorios Cofarma.

Work highlights Advised Schneider Electric on labour issues relating to the outsourcing of its operations.

Notable practitioners  

Peers recognise up-and-coming individual Catalina Santos for her increasing visibility in the market and comment that "she is very good." She has substantial sector experience and frequently advises clients on both labour and social security issues. Santos has recently been promoted to partner in the firm.

Significant clients Quad Graphics, Fox Channels Colombia, Philips, Convergys Customer Management Colombia, DDB Worldwide Colombia.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 2 lawyers

What the team is known for Well-respected boutique practice with distinctive labour expertise advising clients on a wide array of matters including social security, occupational health, pension schemes and risk assessments. The team frequently assists a client roster comprising both national and international names across various sectors, including the financial, food and beverage and service industries. Also advises public sector entities on complex labour mandates.

Strengths

"Herrera Laboralistas' lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the area." 

Notable practitioners  

Peers praise José Roberto Herrera Vergara for both his extensive labour knowledge and experience in this area, describing him as "excellent." Sources go on to note that he "stands out" and "is very respected in the labour market." He has over 40 years of experience and has previously acted as a magistrate in the Colombian Supreme Court.

Andrés Fernando Dacosta Herrera has an established track record assisting clients in this sector and continues to earn recognition from peers for his handling of labour and employment disputes.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prestigious regional firm with an established labour and employment practice group routinely called upon to assist clients with contentious and non-contentious matters in this sphere. Team frequently advises an impressive roster of both domestic and international clients on pensions, restructuring and collective bargaining matters. The team also has particular expertise handling labour-related litigation and arbitration mandates.

Strengths

"The lawyers at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría are very attentive, respond very quickly and are very high quality."

New developments New client wins include Bank of America, Toyota and Editorial Libros y Libros.  

Work highlights Assisted CMPC with a collective bargaining matter and related issues including mediation with the unions. 

Notable practitioners  

Market sources single out Héctor Hernández as "very good in litigation and labour matters." One reports: "He knows the law well and he understands my business needs." He leads on the firm's key mandates including the work highlight concerning collective bargaining for CMPC detailed above.

Associate-to-watch Carolina Porras comes in for strong praise from clients, who deem her "very able" and say that "she pays a lot of attention to detail, produces timely responses and is a very good person to work with." 

Significant clients CMPC, Henkel, Ripley, Sally Beauty, HSBC.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected labour department within a distinguished full-service firm, well versed in assisting both domestic and international clients with all aspects of labour and immigration matters as well as related litigation and due diligence. Team regularly advises clients hailing from a range of industry sectors on collective bargaining, compensation schemes and compliance matters.

Strengths

"The firm is very good, I would work with the labour department again. The partners are very involved in each matter."

New developments New clients wins include Davita, United Bulk Terminals and Phoenix Towers.

Work highlights Advised Gyptec on the transfer of over 150 employees to subsidiary companies.

Notable practitioners  

Clients hold Carolina Camacho in high regard for her work in labour issues, and express appreciation for her rapid responses to their needs. Peers describe her as an "excellent lawyer with good expertise in labour law." She leads on the team's most important matters, including the work highlight regarding Gyptec's employee transfers mentioned above.

Significant clients Adecco, Ascensores Schindler de Colombia, PepsiCo, Cerromatoso, Enel Green Power.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 5 lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique labour and employment practice frequently advising clients on matters such as employment contracts, retirement plans, compensation schemes and outsourcing. The team also handles collective bargaining, social security and labour-related immigration matters.

Strengths

"The firm's team is very efficient and timely. I am very satisfied with the quality of its work." 

Notable practitioners  

Respected partner Hernando Cardozo Luna is experienced in advising clients on a range of labour-related mandates, including collective bargaining and labour audits. He also acts for clients on claims made against them by the authorities.

Up-and-coming partner Felix Enrique Rodriguez Navarrete regularly assists domestic and international clients with labour mandates and is recognised for his substantial experience working this area.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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

What the team is known for Barranquilla-based firm with additional offices in both Bogotá and Cartagena. Experienced labour practice group regularly advises clients on a range of labour matters, including collective bargaining and proceedings before the relevant authorities, as well as handling complex labour disputes.

Strengths

"The firm is very good. The lawyers stand out for responding quickly, understanding the issue very well, and being very flexible."

New developments New client wins include Corremar, Hoteles Decameron and Opain.

Work highlights Assisted Hoteles Decameron with collective bargaining with an employee union.

Notable practitioners  

According to impressed clients, Charles Chapman López "responds very quickly and builds very good relationships with people." They go on to say: "He is very good technically and his analysis is complete and extensive." Sources also note that he is "very versatile and able to find solutions."

Clients appreciate that Mirna Wilches is "quick to respond" to their needs. They also comment that "she is very precise in her advice and can handle difficult matters very well." Sources go on to endorse her as "calm, very prepared and very good at handling administrative matters."

Significant clients Ecopetrol, Avianca, BBVA, C.I. Prodeco, Davivienda.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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

What the team is known for Boutique practice featuring experienced practitioners previously at AESCA. Notable expertise advising on collective bargaining, disciplinary procedures and the termination of contracts. Also well equipped to handle discrimination and harassment claims. Team has significant sector-specific experience working with clients in the energy, mining and construction industries.

Strengths

"We have had a very good experience with the firm. The lawyers are very timely and clear in their advice and very up to date with relevant legislation."

New developments New client wins include Goodyear Venezuela, Alcaldía de Bogotá and Fondo Nacional de Ganado.

Work highlights Advised Drummond on a collective bargaining process with three unions involving over 5,000 employees.

Notable practitioners  

Founding partner Alberto Escandón Villota co-leads the team. He is recognised by sources for his visibility in the market and has over 35 years of experience in the field. He is noted in particular for his considerable expertise in handling collective bargaining mandates.

Significant clients Chicago Bridges & Infrastructure, Alcaldía de Bogotá, Fondo Nacional de Ganado, Mansarovar Energy Colombia, Drummond.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique firm advising clients on all aspects of Colombian labour and employment law. Regularly assists both public and private sector clients with collective bargaining, salary plans and contracts. Particular expertise in handling social security and contentious labour matters.

Strengths

"The lawyers are proactive and always available. They understand our company's strategy and tailor their advice to best suit it."

New developments New clients include Cyrgo, Crown Colombiana and Grupo Familia. 

Work highlights Acted for Brinsa in claims made against it by the Central Union of Workers (CUT), achieving a successful outcome for the client.  

Notable practitioners  

Clients comment that Juan Manuel Guerrero "is an excellent lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the law. He provides very good advice and we are very satisfied." He advises on collective and individual labour matters, as well as social security issues.

Significant clients Servicios y Procesos, Pacific Coal, Office Depot, Kal Tire, Grupo Empresarial Servicios y Asesorías.

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Band 4

第四等

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 specialising in labour and employment matters. The lawyers advise both public bodies and private companies on administrative and collective bargaining processes. The team is also recognised for its considerable experience of labour-related litigation.

Strengths

"This is a boutique firm that is very good at advising on local matters."

Notable practitioners  

Iván Dario Quintero Martinez continues to earn recognition from commentators for his visibility in the market. He has particular expertise advising clients on collective bargaining issues.

Partner Saida Andrea Quintero Martinez is described by peers as a "very good" name in this field. She regularly assists on the firm's labour and employment mandates.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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

What the team is known for Recognised practice well versed in labour and employment mandates, including both collective and individual matters. The team is frequently sought out to advise clients on disciplinary procedures, compensation and benefit schemes and outsourcing.

Strengths

"The firm is timely with its advice and provides in-depth responses."

New developments New client wins include IC Inversiones, LCI Fundación Technologica and Ideamerica.

Work highlights Advised Laboratorios Bussie and Laboratorio Internacional on the integration of each company's employees following the clients' merger into Grupo Invecra.   

Notable practitioners  

Satisfied clients report that Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda "knows a lot about the law, is very experienced and provides very good advice. We have a lot of confidence in him." Market commentators add that he is "very practical" in his approach. He leads on the firm's most important mandates in this area.

Significant clients ACE Seguros, Constructora Bolívar, Mansarovar Energy, Allianz Seguros, Pharmetique.

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Senior Statesmen

Quintero Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers continue to recognise veteran practitioner Eduardo Quintero of Quintero Asociados for his extensive experience in labour and employment matters.

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Senior Statesmen

Uribe Azuero

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior labour lawyer Victor Manuel Uribe of Uribe Azuero maintains strong market standing and earns recognition from peers for his significant background in this sphere.

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Star Individuals

Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Impressed clients say "highly capable" practitioner Carlos Álvarez Pereira "has a very impressive mind; he is amazing." They go on to note: "He is very perceptive and has good knowledge of labour matters." He has extensive experience advising key clients on a broad range of labour mandates and is highlighted for his visibility in the market by peers, who say: "He is the best of the best."

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Band 1

Carlos Hernán Godoy Fajardo

Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers comment that distinguished practitioner Carlos Hernán Godoy Fajardo "stands out" for his work in labour matters, going on to add: "He is very capable and very well known in the area." Clients describe him as "absolutely brilliant," and also note: "He is very respected." He has over 35 years of experience and leads on the firm's key mandates.

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Band 1

José Roberto Herrera Vergara

Herrera Laboralistas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers praise José Roberto Herrera Vergara for both his extensive labour knowledge and experience in this area, describing him as "excellent." Sources go on to note that he "stands out" and "is very respected in the labour market." He has over 40 years of experience and has previously acted as a magistrate in the Colombian Supreme Court.

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Band 1

López & Asociados SAS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers distinguish Juan Pablo López Moreno for his labour expertise and visibility in the market. Sources say: "He is a very good negotiator and knows both global and national matters very well." He has over 20 years of experience in the area and frequently advises clients on restructuring and social security, as well as collective bargaining mandates. 

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Band 2

Posse Herrera Ruiz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients hold Carolina Camacho in high regard for her work in labour issues, and express appreciation for her rapid responses to their needs. Peers describe her as an "excellent lawyer with good expertise in labour law." She leads on the team's most important matters, including the work highlight regarding Gyptec's employee transfers mentioned above.

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Band 2

Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers highlight respected partner Tatiana Garcés Carvajal for the strength of her practice, describing her work as "very good." She heads the labour department and leads on all the firm's key mandates. She has over 22 years of experience in this area and regularly assists clients with the transfer of employees, social security and immigration issues. 

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Band 2

Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gustavo Gnecco Mendoza joined the practice in early 2016. He is praised by peers for his in-depth knowledge of labour and employment issues. Clients add: "He knows the law in detail and everything he has done for us has been a success." His previous experience includes time spent serving as a magistrate in the Colombian Supreme Court.

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Band 2

Aslabor Ltda

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers say that Germán Valdés Sánchez of Aslabor Ltda "stands out" in the market. His practice is fully dedicated to labour and employment matters, including social security and labour-related litigation mandates. 

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Band 2

Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda

VS+M Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Satisfied clients report that Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda "knows a lot about the law, is very experienced and provides very good advice. We have a lot of confidence in him." Market commentators add that he is "very practical" in his approach. He leads on the firm's most important mandates in this area.

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Band 3

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are impressed with Lorena Arámbula of Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas, who they say is "very up to date with the labour market." Peers additionally comment that she is "very responsible." She has over 15 years of experience and regularly leads on the firm's key mandates.

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Band 3

Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers recognise Francisco Buriticá for his expertise in labour matters. He joined the practice in early 2016 and has more than 30 years of experience in the field. Buriticá regularly assists clients with collective bargaining, as well as retirement plans and payroll benefits.

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Band 3

Cardozo Ordóñez SAS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner Hernando Cardozo Luna is experienced in advising clients on a range of labour-related mandates, including collective bargaining and labour audits. He also acts for clients on claims made against them by the authorities.

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Band 3

Escandón Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Alberto Escandón Villota co-leads the team. He is recognised by sources for his visibility in the market and has over 35 years of experience in the field. He is noted in particular for his considerable expertise in handling collective bargaining mandates.

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Band 3

Jimena Isabel Godoy Fajardo

Jimena Isabel Godoy Fajardo - Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sole practitioner Jimena Isabel Godoy Fajardo earns recognition from peers for her visibility in the market and her expertise in labour and employment matters. She is also recognised for her significant academic contributions to the field.

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Band 3

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources single out Héctor Hernández as "very good in litigation and labour matters." One reports: "He knows the law well and he understands my business needs." He leads on the firm's key mandates including the work highlight concerning collective bargaining for CMPC detailed above.

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Band 3

Iván Dario Quintero Martinez

Quintero y Quintero Asesores

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Iván Dario Quintero Martinez continues to earn recognition from commentators for his visibility in the market. He has particular expertise advising clients on collective bargaining issues.

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Band 3

Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Evelyn Romero Avila stands out to clients, who comment: "Evelyn is very good; she knows what support to give us and always says how things are. She constantly gives us recommendations on how to improve and save money." She regularly leads the team on some of its most important mandates in labour law, including successfully representing Janssen-Cilag before the Supreme Court in the work highlight mentioned above.

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Band 4

Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Felipe Álvarez is recognised for his work in labour litigation by peers, who describe him as "very solid" in this field. He has substantial experience of labour issues and regularly handles matters involving restructuring processes and collective bargaining.

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Band 4

Sanclemente Fernández Abogados S.A.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Deeply experienced and respected practitioner Teresita Cardona Garcia of Sanclemente Fernández Abogados S.A. earns solid recognition from peers who describe her as "very experienced, very good and very intelligent." She has over 50 years of experience in this area.

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Band 4

Angélica María Carrión Barrero

López & Asociados SAS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Angélica María Carrión Barrero is described by clients as "very organised and very good." They go on to express her appreciation for her responsiveness, commenting: "She attends to our needs in a timely fashion." Sources also highlight her significant expertise in trade union matters.

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Band 4

Alejandro Miguel Castellanos López

López & Asociados SAS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients highlight Alejandro Miguel Castellanos López as "very experienced; he listens very carefully." He has a particular focus on labour-related litigation and regularly represents clients in proceedings before the courts, as well as in labour-related arbitration.

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Band 4

Jaime Cerón Coral & Cía.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jaime Cerón Coral of Jaime Cerón Coral & Cía. maintains a solid reputation amongst market commentators for his distinguished expertise in labour and employment matters.  

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Band 4

Chapman & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to impressed clients, Charles Chapman López "responds very quickly and builds very good relationships with people." They go on to say: "He is very good technically and his analysis is complete and extensive." Sources also note that he is "very versatile and able to find solutions."

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Band 4

Andrés Fernando Dacosta Herrera

Herrera Laboralistas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Andrés Fernando Dacosta Herrera has an established track record assisting clients in this sector and continues to earn recognition from peers for his handling of labour and employment disputes.

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Band 4

JG & Asesores Laborales

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients highlight Juanita Galvis of JG & Asesores Laborales as "very capable," and note: "She finds solutions and she is very practical." Impressed interviewees further comment: "She is very dedicated, comprehensive and understands our business needs."

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Band 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients report that Isabella Gandini García of Norton Rose Fulbright "knows a lot about the law. She gives very good client service and is very proactive." They go on to say: "She gives very good advice."

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Band 4

G & G Asesores Laborales S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients comment that Juan Manuel Guerrero "is an excellent lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the law. He provides very good advice and we are very satisfied." He advises on collective and individual labour matters, as well as social security issues.

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Band 4

Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Claudia Liévano Triana attracts solid praise from satisfied clients, who say: "She is very intelligent, she handles the work quickly and very well." She frequently advises on matters such as retirement plans, restructuring strategies and collective bargaining.

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Saida Andrea Quintero Martinez

Quintero y Quintero Asesores

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Saida Andrea Quintero Martinez is described by peers as a "very good" name in this field. She regularly assists on the firm's labour and employment mandates.

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Band 4

Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients enthusiastically praise Patricia Vergara Gómez of Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta as "very knowledgeable about the law, very practical and very creative in terms of finding solutions." They go on to add: "She is very dedicated."

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Chapman & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients appreciate that Mirna Wilches is "quick to respond" to their needs. They also comment that "she is very precise in her advice and can handle difficult matters very well." Sources go on to endorse her as "calm, very prepared and very good at handling administrative matters."

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Up and Coming

Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Santiago Martinez is highlighted by clients as "excellent." They go on to add: "He is very good and very strategic. He thinks about the client and puts them first." He has particular experience in labour audits and collective bargaining, as well as related disputes.

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Up and Coming

Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to clients, up-and-coming individual Ana Cristina Medina "is very involved and provides very good client service." Sources go on to note: "She is very high-quality." She has recently been promoted to partner and has considerable experience in litigation and collective bargaining.

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Up and Coming

Felix Enrique Rodriguez Navarrete

Cardozo Ordóñez SAS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Felix Enrique Rodriguez Navarrete regularly assists domestic and international clients with labour mandates and is recognised for his substantial experience working this area.

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Up and Coming

Brigard & Urrutia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers recognise up-and-coming individual Catalina Santos for her increasing visibility in the market and comment that "she is very good." She has substantial sector experience and frequently advises clients on both labour and social security issues. Santos has recently been promoted to partner in the firm.

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Up and Coming

Tannus & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers highlight Rodrigo Tannus of Tannus & Asociados for his ability to find solutions. Clients say: "He is a good listener, knows a lot about the area, and is very practical." He has particular experience handling immigration and social security issues.

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Associates to watch

López & Asociados SAS

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources say that associate Rocio Lagos "is a very good lawyer." She frequently advises clients on labour and employment matters, including social security. She also handles administrative matters before the relevant authorities.

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Associates to watch

Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Veronica Peláez frequently advises clients on labour-related matters, with particular focus on social security issues. She is deeply dedicated to the field, having previously worked at boutique labour and employment firms in Colombia.

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Associates to watch

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Carolina Porras comes in for strong praise from clients, who deem her "very able" and say that "she pays a lot of attention to detail, produces timely responses and is a very good person to work with." 

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Associates to watch

Baker McKenzie S.A.S.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise associate-to-watch María Cecilia Reyes as "a very good lawyer." She assists with all aspects of labour law, including immigration and social security matters. Reyes frequently advises clients on the transfer of employees and labour audits. 

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