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Firm Profile

Cardozo Ordóñez SAS

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Calle 110 N° 9 - 25 Oficina 1710
  • Bogotá
  • Capital District
  • Colombia

Firm profile submitted by Cardozo Ordóñez SAS

The firm, founded in 1980, is one of the most antique labour law firms of Colombia, and it’s known as an exclusive boutique firm, that provides advisory in English and in Spanish, to national and multinational companies such as: Telmex, KPMG, Fallabela de Colombia, Swiss Re, Mc Donalds, Hoteles NH. The firm philosophy is based in two pillars: innovation and cooperation with the client. Cardozo Ordóñez SAS, is recognised by rendering personalised legal services, meaning that they services are directly provided by the partners and by senior lawyers with the experience required to offer serious and accurate support and solutions; the Firm’s priority is the time of response. This means replying to clients inquires within the 24 hours after the question has been received. The Firm has impeccable credentials in providing legal services in relation to employment and labour law, collective bargaining agreements and negotiations, social security, immigrations law and all aspects related to resolution of disputes touching upon these core practice areas. The firm has a well- earned reputation for its consulting work and an impressive track record in its handling of litigations before all instances of the judicial system, including The Supreme Court, and its representation of clients before arbitral tribunals.

Individual law:
Cardozo Ordóñez SAS, advices it’s clients on the management of employees and on administrative procedures with the purpose of creating an ideal mode of welfare and social responsibility within the company, with the help of the following tools: types of contracting, internal regulations, occupational health and safety management systems committee, workplace harassment committee, among others.
Immigration Division: The firm advises it´s clients on the recruitment of Expatriates and process the application to obtain the most suitable working permit, Visa.
Social Security Division: The firm advises and represents the clients on the Social Security System in heath, occupational risks and pensions. Furthermore, the Firm advises its clients on the implementation of the OHSMS by providing them a written guide with more than 40 practical appendices.
Collective Bargaining & Union Relations Division: The firm advises the clients on matters related to collective bargaining agreements, by guiding the company on their policy and different forms of bargaining, and even participating on the negotiation, in case that there is a trade union, based on the following premise: the company and the workers are one, and the respect for each one´s interest must be preserved.
Litigation Division: The firm represents they´re clients in legal processes before the Labor Division of the Supreme Court of Justice, Labour Tribunals and Labour Courts and before government agencies such as the Labor Ministry or the Pension and Payroll Taxes Management Unity Division (UGPP). *The firm also provides audit and training services, and the results in these matters are constantly recognised by the clients.

LANGUAGES: Spanish and English

CLIENTS Mc Donald´s, KPMG, Hoteles NH, Swiss Re, Telmex (claro), Colegio Gran Bretaña, Falabella de Colombia, Continautos, Corferias- Corporación de ferias y xposiciones, Banco Caja Social, Seguros Confianza, Interexpo, Easyfly S.A, Morelco, Baterías Duncan, Agi Gaming,