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Mexico: Labour & Employment 2017

We recognise 25 practitioners with proven track records in representing and advising on a variety of matters relating to labour and employment law.

Most Highly Regarded
Oscar De la Vega Gomez De la Vega & Martínez Rojas, Mexico City
Jorge De Presno-Arizpe Basham Ringe y Correa, Mexico City
Pedro Velasco Santamarina y Steta, Mexico City
Juan Carlos de la Vega G Santamarina y Steta, Monterrey
Mónica Schiaffino Littler Mexico, Mexico City

At Hogan Lovells, Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez leads the practice and is strongly endorsed in our research. He has extensive expertise in labour law, pensions and trade union matters, and is also highlighted as an “excellent litigator”. Luis Rosas Ortega is a very reputable lawyer and in demand for high risk litigation cases. Luis Ricardo Ruíz Gutiérrez earns great respect from peers, one of whom calls him “the best labour law counsel in the country”. Alongside his practice advising multinational companies, he also handles strike procedures, negotiating working conditions with unions and collective labour litigation

Baker McKenzie’s top employment lawyer Manuel Limón Aguirre-B focuses his practice on matters pertaining to executive compensation and employee benefits as well as employment litigation. He receives praise for being “quick thinking” and “excellent on his feet”. Alfonso García Lozano has extensive experience providing corporate employment advice and handling both individual and collective employment litigation. Ricardo Castro-Garza is also nominated as a key partner.

Multiple firms achieve a double listing in this chapter. At Von Wobeser y Sierra, Javier Lizardi Calderón receives commendation from clients for having “a great understanding of the both the law and practical aspects of doing business in Mexico".  He acts for various leading multinational corporations and institutions in a range of labour law matters, including individual and collective bargaining, and trade union negotiations. Alongside him Rodolfo Trampe impresses sources with “his dedication and attention to detail as well as a clear problem-solving attitude”.

Santamarina y Steta is home to the “first-rate” Juan Carlos de la Vega, who is widely recommended by his peers in the market for his experience handling individual and collective bargaining, as well as negotiations with trade unions. The firm is further reinforced by the longstanding labour law practice of Pedro Velasco, who has an elder statesman-like reputation in the market.

At Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, Alfredo Kupfer Domínguez advises on a wide remit of labour matters. According to respondents, “He has an impressive track record in handling complex cross-border transactions and is very aware of practical implications when measuring risks." David Eugenio Puente Tostado specialises in labour, immigration and social security matters involved in investments, mergers and restructurings. Peers cite his growing status, adding that “he is a practical and easy lawyer to work with”.

At De la Vega & Martínez Rojas, Oscar De la Vega Gomez brings a wealth of experience from his 30 years of practice and is well known both domestically and internationally. He has an active litigation and advisory practice, counselling major multinational companies regarding their strategies for collective labour management. One source sums up market sentiment by calling him “the doyen of the Mexican employment law community.”

Jorge De Presno-Arizpe of Basham Ringe y Correa is strongly recommended as vastly experienced and knowledgeable. Having practised for over 30 years, he counts many national and global companies among his impressive clientele. One source extols: “He is one of the best labour lawyers I have ever worked with – outstanding attention to detail with a great understanding of the client’s needs.”

At Littler Mexico, Mónica Schiaffino’s labour law consultancy practice is highly recommended. According to one respondent, “She really knows her stuff and is definitely deserving of inclusion.”

Fernando Yllanes Martinez at Bufete Yllanes Ramos is described by clients as “a very strong and well-known labour lawyer” who assists eminent clients from a diverse range of industries.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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