The Legal 500 Recommends L&E Global’s Latin American Members in 2022
L&E Global congratulates our colleagues throughout Latin America for another strong showing in the recently published 2022 edition of The Legal 500 Latin America, who were once again recognised for excellence in the field of labour and employment law.
The Legal 500 is widely chosen for its definitive judgment of law firm capabilities. Decisions on rankings are based on merit alone. The research process considers feedback from over 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, highlighting the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to in-house counsel and business leaders, wherever in the world their work takes them.
What the say
• ‘The most important innovation is their alliance with L&E Global, which has contributed to the internationalisation of the firm and the standardisation of the quality of their services.’
• ‘Without a doubt, these are lawyers who are very prepared and experienced.’
• ‘They are committed and punctual in their commitments. Their strong point is that they have a great ability to perceive weaknesses and have a high level of expertise in the labour area.’
• ‘Practical and reasonable solutions.’
• ‘Great for their ability to respond to business requirements, which makes them extremely efficient.’
• ‘There’s no one like them. They are always at the forefront of issues, they use an informative bulletin with the latest labour regulations, which is sent to their clients and they keep us up to date on everything. In my opinion they have no comparison with any office in the country.’
– The Legal 500 Latin America 2022 Testimonials
ARGENTINA – ALLENDE & BREA (TIER 3)
Allende & Brea’s practice ‘goes beyond mere interpretation of the law’ and ‘seeks to collaborate with the company’s strategy by providing creative solutions in an adverse context’. The six-strong team handles the labour aspects of M&A and associated due diligence processes, the identification of labour liabilities, advises on local office and branch closures and assists with a variety of international issues. The Covid-19 pandemic led to an increase in medical and health consultancy work in the employment space, as well as advice related to large-scale furloughs and employment terminations. On the data front, the practice is also experienced in matters related to e-mail monitoring and privacy policies. Nicolás Grandi leads the team and focuses on employment advice for multinational and local corporations, especially regarding M&A, employee transfers, global transactions and labour litigation.
Next Generation Partners – Nicolás Grandi
Rising Stars – Lucas Tamagno
BRAZIL – TOZZINIFREIRE ADVOGADOS (TIER 1)
TozziniFreire Advogados has a comprehensive labour law practice, with a sizeable team of lawyers covering a broad range of specialisation and expertise. The contentious side of the practice is handled by highly respected practice co-head Alexandre de Almeida Cardoso, who also advises on collective negotiations, and Fernanda Bianco Pimentel. Strategic labour consultancy advice, including remuneration and immigration issues, are core areas for co-head Marcelo Pereira Gômara, Mihoko Sirley Kimura and Gabriela Lima, while Andre Fittipaldi is particularly active on social security and private pension matters. The firm, which is a member of the L&E Global network, also has dedicated teams of partners and lawyers in its Porto Alegre and Campinas offices. The overall offering makes it a popular choice for some of Brazil’s largest employers, and the team’s status is reflected in the highly sensitive nature of much of its work, which includes high-profile mass redundancies and union negotiations.
Leading Individuals – Mihoko Sirley Kimura & Marcelo Pereira Gômara
Next Generation Partners – Fernanda Bianco Pimentel
CHILE – CARIOLA DÍEZ PÉREZ-COTAPOS (TIER 2)
Chilean member-firm of the L&E Global employers’ counsel alliance, Cariola’s five-member department is well known for its expertise in collective bargaining, immigration and the labour issues surrounding company restructurings; it also has substantial experience in compensation packages, stock options plans and the tax aspects of labour benefits; it is also increasingly active in litigation. The team is particularly active in the retail, mining, IT, aviation, mass consumer products, manufacturing and technology sectors; notably, it has also developed a labour-related data privacy practice. Practice head Ricardo Tisi focuses on advising companies on labour, social security and immigration matters, with associate-level support provided by Bárbara Zlatar, Sebastián Krebs, Josefina Rivera and Teresita Melero, the latter joining from the firm’s civil, corporate and commercial law department in 2020.
Leading Individuals – Ricardo Tisi
Rising Stars – Bárbara Zlatar
COLOMBIA – LÓPEZ & ASOCIADOS ABOGADOS (TIER 1)
Labour boutique López & Asociados Abogados is ‘always at the forefront of issues’, praised for the quality of its services during the pandemic and for its international connections through its place in employers’ counsel alliance L&E Global. The firm advises clients from the transport, oil and gas, technology, finance, retail and telecoms sectors. Managing partner Juan Pablo López is an ‘energetic leader’ highlighted for his ‘considerable experience’, particularly in the financial sector. Fellow practice head Angélica María Carrión has concentrated on emergency measures for clients during the pandemic, such as teleworking and compliance with global policies. Labour relations head Rocío Lagos specialises in collective bargaining, advising companies on their dealings with trade unions, with labour relations associate Manuel Germán Torres focusing on the infrastructure and security sectors. Co-practice head Alejandro Castellanos and associate Ismael Orlando Babativa take on litigation and judicial representation, while fellow co-head Ana María Rubiano provides labour law consultancy.
Leading Individuals – Angélica Carrión & Juan Pablo López
Next Generation Partners – Rocío Lagos
MEXICO – DE LA VEGA & MARTÍNEZ ROJAS, S.C. (TIER 2)
Founded in 2016 by market veterans Oscar De la Vega and Ricardo Martínez Rojas, boutique firm De la Vega & Martínez Rojas, S.C., has rapidly established its market credentials and relevancy, thanks to a specialised practice that handles the gamut of labour and employment matters, including compensation and benefits, and social security. Mexico’s L&E Global employers’ counsel alliance member-firm, the practice also houses a specific team dedicated to immigration matters. The substantial team (of around 50 lawyers) is praised by significant corporate clients from the automotive, retail, aviation and financial sectors for its deep knowledge of labour and in- /out-bound migratory matters, including day-to-day advice, litigation, collective bargaining, and social security.
Leading Individuals – Oscar De la Vega & Ricardo Martínez Rojas (New in 2022)
Rising Stars – Adrián Castillo (New in 2022)
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