Mexico: Labour and Employment 2019

In this chapter we are delighted to present the top 31 labour and employment lawyers in the Mexican market. They are selected for their excellent work advising clients on group moves, benefits and compensation, reorganisations, and regulatory and auditing matters. 

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

International full-service firm Hogan Lovells performs well this year with a total of four listings.
Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez is “a great lawyer who is very well rounded in his practice and knows a lot about the area”, say sources. He is highly knowledgeable on the transfer of employees, standardisation of benefits and union strategy matters.
Luis Ricardo Ruíz Gutiérrez is regarded as “an outstanding and clever practitioner” who according to sources is “very focused on litigation matters”.
Luis Rosas Ortega “is a strong name in the domestic market” say market commentators. His speciality lies in employment litigation matters, labour union management and collective bargaining negotiations.
Mary Carmen Fuertes Abascal is described as “an up-and-coming name” by peers in Mexico who praise her broad practice, which encompasses labour and employment matters and M&A transactions.

Baker McKenzie Abogados sees three of its labour and employment specialists listed.
Alfonso García Lozano enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market as “an excellent lawyer” who commands over 25 years of expertise in labour and employment law, including litigation on collective and individual matters.
Javiera Medina is widely recognised as “a young and truly outstanding attorney, who really excels in what she does”. She has gained over 18 years of experience in employee transfer, employee benefits and corporate compliance matters among others.
Ricardo Castro-Garza is identified by respondents as “a very good lawyer in the market”. He is particularly experienced in individual and collective employment litigation, as well as union negotiations.

Jorge De Presno-Arizpe at Basham Ringe y Correa is described by respondents as “one of the best lawyers in Mexico’s employment market”. He focuses on collective and individual labour and social security matters.

Juan Carlos de la Vega G of Santamarina y Steta is “a truly excellent, mature and well-prepared practitioner”. He has a broad immigration practice and is well versed in a range of labour and employment matters.

Mónica Schiaffino at Littler Mexico is praised as “one of the best strategists and counsellors” in the space. She is recognised as “an excellent lawyer, with a very good employment consultancy practice and effective communication skills”.

Oscar De la Vega Gomez at De la Vega & Martínez Rojas is “a very well-known labour lawyer in the Mexican market” who is “very well prepared and has a focus on all aspects of labour and employment practice”.
Ricardo Martínez Rojas is “an excellent and important lawyer in the market”. Sources highlight his “great social security and collective negotiation experience”.

Tomás Natividad Sánchez with Natividad Abogados is recognised by sources as “a big player in the market”. He is highlighted as “an experienced lawyer who is focused on every aspect of the law”.

Fernando Yllanes Martínez with Bufete Yllanes Ramos stands out as "a very experienced labour lawyer" who is well known as "a good litigator and consultant" to major Mexican clients.

Jorge Enrique Roel at Roel Abogados is described as “a senior statesman of the Mexican market”. Market commentators highlight his “very good litigation, collective bargaining, counselling and strategy practice”.

At Carvajal Bustamante & Trillo, Abogados, Octavio Carvajal Bustamante is “an outstanding senior authority in the market”. Peers highlight his position as “one of Mexico’s representatives at the international level, with a great international practice”.

Rodolfo Trampe at Von Wobeser y Sierra is “a very well-rounded lawyer” who sources say “handles labour and employment matters to a very high standard”.

Juan Tejedo M at Creel Abogados is praised by market commentators who consider him “a well-rounded and strategic lawyer who is great on union matters”.

Amado Díaz Perez of Diaz & Echeverria Bufete Laboral is “a great lawyer who focuses on traditional litigation”. His experiences lies in labour consultation and litigation involving national and transnational companies.

Alfredo Kupfer Domínguez at Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri draws praise from sources as “an outstanding lawyer who leads on employment issues in Mexico”.

Carlos Leal-Isla Garza of Leal Isla & Horvath is identified by market commentators as “a truly excellent employment lawyer”. His practice focuses on labour litigation and advisory services.

Carlos Deuchler Balboa of Deuchler y López Rodríguez is “a great lawyer and established name in the Mexican market”. His experience as a labour specialist is broad, with particular expertise in collective negotiation matters.

Luis Díaz Mirón A at Bufete Díaz Mirón is highlighted by respondents as “an excellent adviser and litigator with a very rounded practice” in the labour and employment space.

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