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Individual Profile

Ginny Castillo

EY Law - Guatemala City

Ginny Castillo - EY Law
  • Europlaza World Business Center
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
  • 01014

Profile submitted by Ginny Castillo

Main Areas of Law

Labor Law /Corporate Law / M&A.

Work Highlights

She recently took the leadership in the position of in house in one of our most faithful and old clients. Her position allows to provide advice and consulting in all the company's own management, including: labor, procedural, corporate, mercantile, environmental, occupational health and safety, and regulatory counseling.

Career

Ginny Castillo, with 6 years of experience in corporate and labor law, has advised local and international companies regarding issues related to employers' obligations that regulates Guatemalan legislation and drafting of documents for labor contingencies. She has also participated in the negotiation table of collective agreements on working conditions, and at the negotiating table in front of cooperatives, solidarist associations, and other labor organizations, helping the clients with all the process of negotiation, drafting, formalization and registry of the collective agreements.
Her focus has been to develop preventive mechanisms that allow mitigation of the labor contingencies of any company, achieving in addition the faithful compliance with local and international labor regulations, as well as documenting the beginnings, modifications and terminations of a working relationship, and the design of customized labor restructuring processes.
The job counseling, she provide today can be stated as follows:
Internal labor legal audit, legal labor audit for use of transactions and verification of contingencies, preparation of manuals that integrate corporate policies with the current legal provisions, preventive and reactive advice, counsel in labor litigation, documentation of all phases of an employment relationship (initiation, modification, development, termination)
Design, planning and accompaniment in the execution of personnel management policies; design and development of disciplinary regimes and internal labor regulations that validate it, audit and accompaniment in the implementation of occupational health and safety policies and obtaining migratory and labor permits so that foreign personnel can work freely within the country, also training of human resources personnel.
In addition to her daily practice, during her professional career she has had the opportunity to advise in cases concerning mergers, acquisitions, foreign and domestic investment, daily advice to companies engaged in the industry of mass and industrial consumption.

Experience

She is directly involved in the Labor Department; although actively has a strong and direct relationship with Corporate M&A in all the deals that are advised, due to the strong importance of the Labor issues within this kind of transactions.

Professional Memberships

Guatemalan-American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), as member of the Committee on Labor Law.

Languages Spoken

She is fluent in English and her native Spanish.

Education

San Carlos de Guatemala Master degree 2017 - 2018

Personal

She has started a Master degree in labor law and social security with outstanding averages, on the other hand, she is also close to finishing the sworn certified translator course, and next to be evaluated before the Ministry Education of Guatemala.