Mexico: Labour & Employment 2018

We identify 30 pre-eminent practitioners in this chapter for their expertise in the field of labour and employment law.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Oscar De la Vega Gomez De la Vega & Martínez Rojas, Mexico City
2. Juan Carlos de la Vega G Santamarina y Steta, Monterrey
3. Jorge De Presno-Arizpe Basham Ringe y Correa, Mexico City
4. Jorge Enrique Roel Roel Abogados, Mexico City
5. Manuel Limón Aguirre-B Baker McKenzie Abogados SC, Mexico City

International law firm HOGAN LOVELLS is well known for its strong employment law practice and tops our research with an impressive four listings this year.   
The “excellent” Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez is widely regarded as a leading expert in labour and employment matters and is particularly highlighted for his work with collective bargaining agreement negotiations. One source describes him as “a very well-rounded lawyer, litigator and strategist”, adding, “He always does what is best for his clients.”
With more than 40 years’ experience, “outstanding lawyer” Luis Ricardo Ruíz Gutiérrez is a long-standing fixture in the market who is well versed in handling a range of complex union negotiations and disputes.
Luis Rosas Ortega focuses his first-rate practice on labour litigation for clients across a range of industry sectors. One client is “particularly impressed by his knowledge, experience and professionalism”.
Mary Carmen Fuertes Abascal is “an excellent lawyer” who boasts a strong labour practice at the firm. She is well regarded by sources who recommend her for her proactive approach.

BAKER MCKENZIE sees three leading lawyers recognised by our research.
Manuel Limón Aguirre is “one of the most recognised lawyers in Mexico” and is held in high esteem thanks to his “outstanding litigation skills” in relation to employment matters.
“Standout lawyer” Alfonso García Lozano is a distinguished practitioner with a wealth of experience handling individual and collective employment-related litigation and providing corporate employment advice.
Ricardo Castro-Garza is “a well-known labour lawyer in Monterrey” who is widely regarded for his impeccable knowledge of a broad range of areas, including strategic labour planning, human resources matters relating to cross-border transactions, and union negotiations.

Boutique labour practice DE LA VEGA & MARTÍNEZ ROJAS boasts two leading lawyers highlighted for their work in the area.
The “excellent” Ricardo Martínez Rojas has “a fantastic reputation” in the market, with sources describing him as “a leader in labour law litigation and social security work”.
“Top-tier practitioner” Oscar De la Vega Gomez is “very well known in the market” and is widely regarded as an expert at handling traditional labour law matters.

SÁNCHEZ DEVANNY ESEVERRI also sees two outstanding practitioners listed.
Alfredo Kupfer Domínguez is an experienced practitioner who regularly advises Mexican and international clients on a range of employment matters. One source describes him as “one of the best labour lawyers in the Monterrey area”.
David Eugenio Puente Tostado is “a leading practitioner in Monterrey” who impresses respondents with his extensive experience advising domestic and international clients on complex labour law matters.

Jorge G De Presno-Arizpe of BASHAM RINGE Y CORREA ranks among the very elite of practitioners in our research, with one source effusing that he is “one of the best employment lawyers in Mexico”. He is a favourite among clients who are impressed by his “ability to effortlessly translate between the US and Mexican legal systems”.

“Outstanding lawyer” Juan Carlos de la Vega at SANTAMARINA Y STETA enjoys a fantastic reputation in the labour and employment market for his “extensive experience handling collective matters”.

Fernando Yllanes Martínez at BUFETE YLLANES RAMOS is “an important figure in the market” who impresses sources with his extensive experience representing companies from a wide range of industry sectors in complex labour disputes.

Jorge Enrique Roel at “leading labour boutique firm” ROEL ABOGADOS is “a very well-known lawyer” who is highly recommended for his extensive employment litigation experience.

“Excellent lawyer” Tomás Natividad Sánchez at NATIVIDAD ABOGADOS is a key player in the market and boasts “extensive experience advising the most important companies in Mexico on labour law matters”.

Octavio Carvajal Bustamante of CARVAJAL BUSTAMANTE & TRILLO, ABOGADOS is “an exceptional employment lawyer” according to peers who consider him one of the standout figures in the domestic market.  

Mónica Schiaffino at LITTLER MEXICO is internationally regarded as a “sophisticated practitioner” who is in high demand thanks to her “excellent employment law consultancy practice”.

VON WOBESER Y SIERRA’s Rodolfo Trampe is highly sought after by clients for his wealth of experience in employment consulting, most notably when it comes to advising on employment agreements, M&A transactions and the expansions and closing of operations in the country.

Juan Tejedo at CREEL ABOGADOS is “a knowledgeable and well-respected practitioner”, renowned for his top-tier international practice. He is a seasoned litigator who stands out for his work on both individual and collective matters.

Carlos Leal-Isla Garza of LEAL ISLA & HORVATH is highly regarded among peers and clients alike, who commend him for his “extensive technical expertise” in the labour and employment space. 

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