Friday, 13th January 2012 by Marieke Breijer

Without the right legal advice, a multinational jumping into Latin America’s pool of opportunities could face a sharp shock when it comes face to face with labour legislation that firmly favours the worker and varies wildly between countries. Marieke Breijer lists the region’s leading labour lawyers who companies can’t do without

ARGENTINA

Labour law in Argentina has gone through considerable change over the last decade, according to lawyers that work in the area. Following the 2002 financial crisis, the more flexible labour laws that had been introduced in previous years were partly reversed to promote labour stability and protect the workforce and individual workers. Government support for workers post-crisis, promoting union participation and collective bargaining, has not only led to more work in the area but also to a shift in labour lawyers’ main activities; they now participate in many wage and benefits negotiations, work towards resolving strikes, and handle litigation.

Many in the Latin American labour law environment have come out to declare their admiration of Daniel Funes de Rioja. He is described as being “far from all the others” when it comes to his knowledge of labour law and assisting clients. “A true expert and a towering regional figure in labour law,” say peers regionwide. He is commended for having built an exceptional team around him in his boutique, Funes de Rioja & Asociados, which handles sophisticated and intricate matters for big corporate national or international clients in the Argentine market today. Other names from this boutique that come highly recommended are Eduardo Juan Viñales and Daniel’s son, Ignacio Funes de Rioja, who is quickly rising up the ranks.

Estudio Beccar Varela’s Gaspar Arturo Aguirre is, like Funes de Rioja, one of the country’s senior statesmen in labour law. Named one of the “most wise and experienced lawyers” in the country by his peers, he is active in all labour law practices, but is especially well-known for his advice in collective bargaining negotiations and restructuring processes. Alvaro Galli, a junior partner at the firm, is mentioned as one to watch.
Other go-to names in the Argentine labour law market are Javier Patrón and Enrique Stile of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, the country’s largest firm. Both key people in the firm’s labour practice, they come highly recommended because of their “excellent advice and great results” in complex matters. They co-head the firm’s labour and social security law department with partner José Llamo, and are backed by a 30-strong team, drawing on the resources of their full-service firm where needed. They help clients in long-term employment planning and compensation structures, and assist multinationals in adjusting international policies to local law. Stile also works on union-related matters, while Patrón handles administrative proceedings.

Julian de Diego of boutique Estudio de Diego & Asociados is also considered one of the most senior labour lawyers in the country, next to Funes de Rioja and Gaspar Aguirre. He set up his firm in 1975 and is known for handling a high volume of work day-to-day, alongside his research and teaching commitments.

Julio Caballero, head of the labour department at Mitrani, Caballero, Rosso Alba, Francia, Ojam & Ruiz Moreno, is listed because of his broad experience and “excellent results” in different employment matters, ranging from collective bargaining agreements to providing labour advice during M&As. He is very well regarded in the market, and counts on the support of three other partners within the firm that are completely dedicated to labour and employment matters. Another noted name is José Antonio Zabala, of boutique firm Adrogué, Marqués, Zabala & Asociados.

Plenty of Argentina’s full-service firms count labour as a key practice area. Nilo Thomas’ team at Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi is very highly regarded, while Beretta Godoy has an active and well-received labour team that is engaged in the global labour law community and led by Mercedes Balado Bevilacqua. M & M Bomchil’s Federico Basile, meanwhile, earns praise from clients because “he has extensive experience in labour disputes and deep knowledge of local rules and practices.” At Brons & Salas’ Javier Fernández Verstegen dedicates his time and extensive experience to labour and employment issues, while Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz (h) counts on the efforts of Julio César Stefanoni Zani. Elsewhere, José Luis Zapata at Estudio O’Farrell and Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados’ Alejandro Mao are noted, while Marcelo Gallo and Eugenio Maurette are both well regarded in Abeledo Gottheil SC’s labour practice.

BOLIVIA

As one of the smaller economies on the South American continent there are fewer names on the list for Bolivia. Labour issues, however, are of concern for companies. President Evo Morales’ policy to nationalise certain key sectors of the economy is a factor, while workers’ strikes are also a regular occurrence; both are significant sources of complex labour and employment cases.

Primitivo Gutiérrez is a senior partner at Guevara & Gutiérrez SC – Servicios Legales with more than 30 years of experience in the market. He is a well-respected name in Bolivia and takes the lead on labour-related matters at the firm. Managing partner Pablo Carrasco Quintana of Estudio Jurídico Carrasco & Carrasco – Abogados is another prominent figure in the labour and employment area. Younger partner Sandra Salinas at CR&F Rojas Abogados is also commended.

BRAZIL

Brazil is a tough country for any company to come to, yet clearly one of the most desirable markets to break into. The red tape and administrative work – of which adhering to local labour policies is just one aspect – associated with opening up and operating in the country can be quite intense, and sound advice is therefore a necessity from the start. It is therefore no surprise that labour and employment practice areas are very well-developed in this country, as lawyers deal with employment planning, strikes, mass lawsuits, and other issues on a day-to-day basis. The majority of the lawyers on this list are based in São Paulo, while a few have their offices in Rio de Janeiro.

The Brazilian labour law community holds Estêvão Mallet in high regard. Founding partner of Mallet Advogados, he is praised for his technical abilities and innovative skills, combined with a down-to-earth approach in providing consultation to clients, as well as in litigation cases. He is considered as one of the most prominent lawyers in the market today because of the results he produces and his outstanding academic reputation.

There are two lawyers that peers mention as reference points and examples that younger generations of lawyers look up to and learn from. One of them is Luiz Carlos Amorim Robortella of Robortella Advogados. Known nationwide, he is hailed as an excellent lawyer and recognised for setting up a successful labour and employment boutique. The next person to also fit into that category is Nelson Mannrich from recognised full service firm Felsberg, Pedretti e Mannrich Advogados e Consultores Legais, who peers say is “a great counterpart”.

From Veirano Advogados two partners stand out: Luiz Guilherme Moraes Rego Migliora, chair of the firm’s litigation group, for the creativity he shows in solving the most complex of cases; and José Carlos Wahle, who is known as a very business-oriented lawyer with an excellent reputation in all types of employment consulting and litigation work.

Demarest e Almeida Advogados has long been renowned for having one of the most established labour practice of the large Brazilian firms. Two lawyers come especially recommended: Antonio Carlos Vianna de Barros, because of his extensive experience, and Vilma Toshie Kutomi, for her clear approach and coherent judgements in employment planning. With over 30 years of experience in consulting, collective bargaining and labour litigation, TozziniFreire Advogados has one of the largest labour teams among full service firms across four offices in the country. Those recognised include practice head Marcelo Pereira Gômara and his partner, Roberto Pierri Bersch who focuses on work accidents in particular. Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados is another firm whose labour team reaches across Brazil. Four partners, led by Hercules Celescuekci, concentrate on this area. Paulo Sergio, until recently partner at a large firm, is also distinguished in the market. He set up his own firm, Paulo Sergio João Advogados, in 2010.

The lawyer with probably the most experience under his belt is Cássio Mesquita Barros of Mesquita Barros Advogados. He is a senior statesman who has been practising for over half a century. He keeps a limited practice today, but is seen as a “mentor and asset in the market”.

Unsurprisingly plenty of Brazil’s top full service firms count leading labour specialists in their ranks. These include Luís Antônio Ferraz Mendes for his consulting work and developing the labour and employment practice within Pinheiro Neto Advogados; labour and social security lawyer Sólon de Almeida Cunha of Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados, and Luiz Felipe Tenorio da Veiga of Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão, for his technical abilities and pragmatic >
Other well-reputed names are João Pedro Eyler Povoa of Bichara, Barata & Costa Advogados, Dario Rabay of Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados, Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados’ Marcos Santos, Peixote e Cury Advogados’ Luiz Vicente de Carvalho, and Luiz Paulo Pieruccetti Marques of Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa e Guerreiro Advogados.

By no means is that the extent of the country’s leading firms offering labour services in Brazil. Those that also deserve a place on this list include Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Siqueira Castro - Advogados, Barretto Ferreira, Kujawski e Brancher – Sociedade de Advogados (BKBG) and Lefosse Advogados. Also offering the service are Araújo e Policastro Advogados, Koury Lopes Advogados, Azevedo Sette Advogados and Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados Associados.

CHILE

Labour law as an independent practice area is in development in Chile’s full-service firms. Previously the domain of smaller, specialised boutiques, more and more firms are investing in the area to meet the increasing demands of clients in the country, and some of the leading names belong to larger outfits. Over the last decade, companies have started to take labour strategies a lot more seriously, and this is something lawyers in the country expect to only increase in the near future. Because of these developments, the list features names whose reputation has been long-established, but also some up-and-coming labour lawyers.

Enrique Munita is the partner in charge of labour matters at Philippi, Yrarrázaval, Pulido & Brunner, and is known for the sophistication with which he and his team handle complex matters. Carey y Cía’s Oscar Aitken is a “renowned name”, and assists in many collective issues. Like Munita, he can count on the support of a leading full service firm.

Enrique Uribe Casasbellas of Uribe, Hübner & Canales, a firm known for its traditionally strong employment department, works in collective bargaining and other labour matters, advising a wide range of clients. He used to work for the Chilean Labour Ministry and is a current adviser to the labour law committees at the Chilean Construction Chamber. Hector Humeres, who belongs to well-regarded labour boutique Arthur Humeres Mejia & Toloza, comes highly recommended. For excellent results, peers also point to Gerardo Otero at Estudio Jurídico Otero, who focuses on law suits and collective bargaining.

The labour area of Baker & McKenzie is growing under the leadership of Ignacio García, who advises on employment contracts, litigation and immigration matters, and is “one of the guys you see in hearings on a daily basis”. Ricardo Tisi adds considerable value to Cariola, Diez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda’s full service offer. Another notable name in the Chilean market is Luis Lizama Portal of Luis Lizama Portal Abogados & Cía, who is “especially excellent in collective bargaining”. Noguera, Larraín & Dulanto’s Ramón Dominguez wins praise from clients and has been particularly busy with labour-related litigation over the last year.

COLOMBIA

In Colombia, boutiques lead the way, though labour lawyers from full-service firms are also acknowledged.

Carlos Hernán Godoy Fajardo has been the head of the labour department at boutique Godoy Córdoba Abogados since he founded the outfit, and he has extensive experience in the area. Peers say he is very service-oriented, with the highest professional standards. His 25-strong team allows the firm to assist in the widest variety of labour matters.

Carlos Alvarez Pereira is a well-rounded senior labour specialist from boutique firm AESCA SA, who “delivers the results”. His experience comes from stints at the Labour Ministry and working as a judge at the courts as well as general practice, where his colleagues find him particularly strong in collective matters. Tatiana Garcés Carvajal leads the labour and immigration practice in Baker & McKenzie’s Bogotá office, where strategising and negotiations are her main strengths. A last notable name in labour litigation is Prieto & Carrizosa’s Héctor Hernández, who is a respectable name in dispute work overall.

CENTRAL AMERICA

As labour laws vary significantly among the Central American countries, businesses would do well to appoint lawyers in each country. However, not all firms offer labour and employment advice on partner level, or have specially developed practice areas devoted to the matter.
Marco Durante of specialised firm BDS Asesores in Costa Rica is praised by fellow practitioners for his practical approach and superb understanding of the Central American legal market. Known for his consultancy skills, José Eduardo Tomasino of Consortium – Centro America Abogados comes highly regarded in this area, no doubt helped by his former post as labour minister in El Salvador, where he is based. Arias & Muñoz’s clients in Guatemala can count on the “excellent care” of partner – and head of the firm’s labour practice – Liz Gordillo. In Nicaragua, Luz Marina Espinoza of Alvarado y Asociados is recommended for her experience in labour litigation.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

In the Dominican Republic, lawyers often work across practice areas, as is done in other smaller jurisdictions. Nonetheless, there are a few high-flyers in the field of labour and employment to be found.

Leonel Melo Guerrero of OMG Abogados is rated among the best of the best in the labour field in the Dominican Republic. The same rule applies to Pedro Gamundi, of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey Peña-Prieto Gamundi. He comes highly recommended for complex labour issues, but also represents his clients in other areas.

Pellerano y Herrera’s Norman de Castro is the director of the firm’s labour and social security group, with a deep knowledge of the Dominican Republic’s labour law framework. Luis Miguel Pereyra of Pereyra y Asociados is also found to provide excellent advice, as do Tomas Hernández of Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández and Georges Santoni Recio, managing partner of Russin Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti, who gives “sound labour advice” to his firm’s corporate clients.

ECUADOR

Within Ecuador, Fabián Jaramillo Terán of Jaramillo Davila Abogados is one of the leaders in the field of labour law. A “very knowledgeable lawyer” with over 30 years of experience, he is one of the most senior practitioners in the field in Ecuador. The firm’s labour and employment offer is further strengthened by Diego Jaramillo Terán, recognised for his work in labour and commercial law.

Another senior figure, Jorge Cevallos from Ecuador’s largest firm Pérez, Bustamante & Ponce Abogados, is lauded for his work in labour cases. Corral & Rosales’ Edmundo Ramos, who has over 15 years of experience, is said to have a good grasp of employer-employee relations for solving complex matters.

Other noted names in Ecuador include Marcelo Proaño of Romero Arteta Ponce Abogados, and Patricia Ponce of Bustamante & Bustamante.

MEXICO

Companies operating in or looking to expand into Mexico might not always be aware of the strict labour regulations, but the country’s lawyers certainly are. Like in many other countries in Latin America, the area is increasing in importance, and most large firms will have a team of devoted specialists. Testament to the significance of the area over the decades is the fact that this list includes a high number of seasoned professionals. Younger lawyers have to work hard to make a name for themselves in this market. Nevertheless, a new generation of high-flyers is present, too.

Jorge de Regil is one of the most widely revered senior statesmen in the local market. He has over 30 years of experience in the field, where he and his team at Baker & McKenzie service a large transnational group of clients. Peers recommend him for the exceptional experience he brings to the practice, saying he is an “avid lawyer, counsellor and strategist”, especially well-known for his dealings in collective matters with unions. Another Baker & McKenzie lawyer – of the younger generation – singled out by his peers for being the “complete lawyer” is Ricardo Martínez-Rojas.

Of a younger generation active in the market, peers recommend the services of Oscar de la Vega and Jorge de Presno-Arizpe, who both account for a large number of the international clients. Until recently with Basham Ringe y Correa SC, de la Vega has now taken his 20-man team to international labour firm Littler Mendelson to lead its new Mexico office, Littler, De la Vega y Conde, SC. “He is a good counsellor, good strategist, and handles negotiations at the highest and most complex levels.” De Presno leads Thompson & Knight SC’s labour and employment group, one of the most highly regarded labour practices in the country. He is renowned for his counselling and planning in collective matters and has some 30 years of experience. An eminent full service firm such as Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa SC would not be complete with a labour law offer and the firm does not disappoint. Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez upholds the firm’s leading reputation in this area.

In the same statesmen category as de Regil we find Santamarina y Steta’s German Müggenburg and Tomás Natividad of boutique firm Natividad Abogados. Müggenburg continues to act in litigation cases, but is also admired for his work in strike matters. Natividad – “definitely a total lawyer” – is at the head of one of the country’s most prominent labour & employment boutiques, and has over 40 years’ experience handling individual and collective labour matters in Mexico. A respected adviser of the private sector, he has also advised on amendments to federal labour laws. Luis Rolando Santos Gonzalez of Natividad Abogados is rated for his litigation abilities.

Octavio Carvajal Bustamante of boutique firm Carvajal Bustamante & Trillo is another senior figure, with colleagues commenting that he “has been around for ever”, but is still active and known as a proficient litigator and in his work representing business and labour associations, including the International Labour Organisation. Other admired individuals in the area include Luis Diaz Miron of Bufete Diaz Miron, who has a good reputation in labour and employment planning; Jorge Enrique Roel of Roel Abogados who is said to be a “go-to person, good strategist, negotiator and litigator in all matters”. Roberto Muñoz of small but well-established boutique Marván y Muñoz, Abogados, SC is also singled out by his colleagues, while Leal Isla Horvath’s Carlos Leal is mentioned as a proficient labour and employment litigator who is called upon by colleagues in Mexico City when they have dealings in Monterrey. Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados’ Julio Flores is another noted name with 35 years of experience in the market. Elsewhere, Cervantes Sainz SC sees Alejandro Nila split his time between labour and administrative law, Sánchez-DeVanny Eseverri has three partners contributing to labour work; David Puente, Alfredo Kupfer and Pietro Straulino-Rodriguez.

PANAMA

Panama is known as an offshore jurisdiction, but it is not just paper companies that set up in the country. A handful of good labour lawyers are to be found; though, like in other smaller jurisdictions, not all specialise exclusively in labour issues.

Enna Ferrer de Carles leads the labour practice at Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez and is recognised as “a real expert in the field”. Both she and Rubén Castillo, of Mendoza, Arias, Valle & Castillo, are admired in the market by peers, and work almost solely on labour issues. Jorge Galindo Lee of Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee is a former minister of labour and social welfare in the country, and respected in the market for the contribution he has made and continues to make in the area, though he also acts on banking matters and civil litigation. Peers in the market mention all three lawyers above as those with the most intense labour practices, dominated by large and important cases, where they manage to win successful outcomes for their clients in the courts and in collective negotiating processes. Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega has a partner dedicated to employment law matters. María del Zúñiga combines labour litigation and immigration advice with work related to the transactions this firm appears on. Jose Miguel Navarrete of Arosemena, Noriega & Contreras, who works in labour and litigation, also comes recommended.

PARAGUAY

As one of the smaller economies, a few lawyers that handle labour and employment matters really stand out.

Juan Fiorio, one of the most prominent partners in Fiorio, Cardozo & Alvarado, is noted for the labour work he does on top of his corporate and banking work. Enrique Marin of Altamarino & Asociados is widely known as an expert in labour litigation. Mirtha Dos Santos, a relatively new partner at Vouga & Olmedo, is the firm’s go-to person for labour, employment and industrial safety issues, but also works in the firm’s dispute area.

PERU

The Peruvian economy is doing well and the country continues to be an interesting market for investment from foreign companies – something that lawyers expect to continue following the initial moves in economic policy made by the new president, Ollanta Humala. A new labour code is expected soon, after a decade of negotiations it has now been handed to the government for expert review. It is no surprise that lawyers that have worked on the new code and those in charge of reviewing it are included in this list.

Among the most esteemed labour lawyers in the Peruvian market are three former ministers of labour: Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados’ Mario Pasco Cosmopolis, Estudio Echecopar’s Alfonso de los Heros and Jaime Zavala Costa of Estudio Ferrero Abogados. All have a high standing in the local and international markets. One colleague mentions Pasco as an “excellent lawyer in employment law practice with many years of experience in the field” and it is for that expertise that he was one of the lawyers involved in redrafting Peru’s labour code. His son, Mario Pasco Lizarra, is set to be one of the “newest shining stars” in the labour area according to many. De los Heros’ seniority in the market – over 25 years of experience in collective bargaining in the natural resources sector and more – is highlighted by him taking part in the consultancy commission to advise on the new labour law. He is also still active in providing legal opinions in cases, though he leaves the actual litigation to his associates. In the same firm, peers in the market also rate Pedro Morales Corrales for his work advising on contracts, individual and collective employment matters. De los Heros’ colleague in the labour code consultancy commission is Estudio Ferrero’s Zavala Costa, who was the minister of labour and social development in the transitional government of President Paniagua in 2000 to 2001. Colleagues rate him highly because of his results in collective bargaining processes, especially in the mining sector.

In the younger generation, Rubio Leguía Normand’s Víctor Ferro, head of the firm’s labour and social security group and definitely one of the most senior and sought-after lawyers in the market, is rated for leading complex collective negotiations in the airline as well as the mining industry. He is in charge of strategy for the firm’s most complex litigation cases, practises labour consultancy and also took part in redrafting Peru’s labour code. More than one lawyer that participated in the survey has come out to say that another member of his team, José Ignacio Castro, is one to watch.

Miranda & Amado Abogados’ Jorge Toyama wins respect from colleagues for his dedication to his clients, who call him a “good lawyer with a very good team of associates” while others hail his quick and thorough advice. In the academic field, Carlos Blancas Bustamante of Estudio Carlos Blancas Bustamante Abogados is rated as a prestigious professor. In his practice he mainly deals with collective matters, advising trade unions. Peers furthermore praise the work of César Gonzáles Hunt of labour boutique Estudio González & Asociados for his “good knowledge of labour law” and tailored strategies, while Ricardo Herrera of Peru’s largest firm, Muñiz Ramírez Pérez-Taiman & Olaya, is also a first point of call for many companies. Estudio Grau, known for its mining expertise, counts on José Burgos to assist clients in the sector with their labour needs, while at Payet Rey Cauvi Abogados, Germán Lora provides labour and pension advice to a happy group of clients.

URUGUAY

In Uruguay, labour law has become increasingly more important for businesses as of 2005, when a shift to the left in government influenced union participation, which has grown a lot over the last seven years and firms are reinforcing the area to handle the influx of business at the hand of these developments.
The senior figures in the market are Guyer & Regules’ Leonardo Slinger and Eduardo Ameglio. He has been practising for some 25 years, and is mostly known for his work in litigation and collective matters, such as strikes and occupations and union matters. Ameglio has been active for 32 years, and though he is perceived to be less active than Slinger, he is recognised as a great lawyer with innovative solutions in labour conflicts. Another well-known figure is Verónica Raffo of Ferrere Abogados, who, peers comment, has a “very strong practice” in the country, advising local and international companies. Though she handles litigation to collective negotiations, most of her time is dedicated to consulting. She has been active in the market for about 15 years. Further names that were put forward are those of Diego Viana of Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause, who according to peers is a “good practitioner, and known in the market”, and active in collective negotiations in the banking sector.

VENEZUELA

Multinationals in Venezuela are used to operating in an uncertain business climate. The unpredictability applies just as much to labour law. Amendments to the country’s Organic Labour Law are expected, yet no one knows exactly when. Strong labour and employment practices where lawyers are on top of their game are a must for full-service firms operating in the ever-changing labour environment in this country.

According to many who participated in the survey, Juan Carlos Pró-Rísquez, international partner of Norton Rose (following its merger with MacLeod Dixon) is “the most famous labour lawyer in Venezuela, a smart and outstanding lawyer”. His practice focuses on labour and employment matters in a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, banking and insurance and others, while he also works on drafting labour contracts, negotiating collective bargaining agreements and litigation. At the same firm, local partner Esther Cecilia Blondet comes highly recommended by colleagues and clients, and is described as a very respectable labour lawyer, who acts in union matters, litigation and collective agreements.

Next in the list are lawyers from another international firm, Baker & McKenzie, where Manuel Díaz Mujica and Gaiskale Castillejo are also described as “excellent” by colleagues, while Carlos Felce is also mentioned. Díaz Mujica and Felce run the firm’s labour law practice – one of the most extensive in Venezuela – and have acted for oil and gas clients in the sale of assets and in labour lawsuits filed by former expatriate employees in Venezuela.

Notable mentions have also come in for Juan José Manuel Ortega, of Palacios Ortega y Asociados, who heads the firm’s department and has 40 years of experience in the field.

Oscar Ignacio Torres is the lead lawyer in Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz’s labour practice. He is based in the Caracas office but has fellow labour lawyers to assist him in all the firm’s other offices. A senior lawyer, he uses his decades of experience in litigation cases, collective bargaining agreements and consultation matters across all sectors, for multinationals as well as local companies.

The last mentions “without whom this list would not be complete”, are for the “very good lawyer” Luis Alfredo Araque of Araque Reyna Sosa Viso Asociados, the “well-respected professional” Victorino Márquez Ferrer of Bolinaga, Levy, Marquez y Canova Abogados, and Juan Carlos Varela of international firm Littler Mendelson, where he is the office managing shareholder and supports clients in region-wide labour matters.

Methodology

To identify Latin America’s leading labour lawyers we consulted Latin Lawyer readers and members of the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), asking them to nominate the practitioners that have impressed the most. We also drew on our own 12 years of research. We then examined the work of those lawyers and consulted leading professionals in the Latin American labour community in order to reach the definitive list of labour law partners found over the previous pages.

(Latin Lawyer 13.01.2012)

(Notícia na Íntegra)