Tomás Natividad Sánchez is heralded as an “excellent litigator and strategist” who is “very rounded” in his capabilities to handle a range of complex labour and employment issues.
For the past 40 years, Tomás Héctor Natividad Sánchez has been the founder and managing partner of Natividad Abogados, SC, a firm with operations throughout Mexico.
Tomás graduated from Escuela Libre de Derecho, holds a specialist degree in labour law from the Panamerican University, has completed his PhD, and is in the process of being certified.
Tomás is a member of the labour committee and the board of directors of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE), where he was president for 17 years between 2002 and 2019. He is also president of the Mexican Society of Labour and Social Security Law and vice president of the International Society for North America, Panama and the Dominican Republic.
Tomás has served as a negotiator for the private sector, namely in the reform processes of the Mexican Federal Labour Law, as well as in negotiation panels, forums and committees integrated for this purpose within the labour sector from 1987 until the reform of 2012. He has participated in the new reforms of the Constitution and Mexican Federal Labour Law of 2017 and 2019.
Tomás is a member of the Technical Advisory Group on labour matters of the CCE related to the USMCA or T–MEC (International Treaty between the United States, Mexico and Canada). He is also a member of the Council of the National Commission of Minimum Wages for the business sector from 1980 to date where he was the spokesman of the sector for 17 years. He has been director of the business sector for the third, fourth, fifth and sixth National Commissions for Workers' Profit Sharing in 1985, 1996, 2009, 2019 and 2020 respectively.
Tomás is a member of the National In-house Lawyers Association (ANADE), Mexican Bar Association (BMA), International Bar Association (IBA), Law School Bar Association (Colegio de Abogados, AC), and Illustrious and National Bar Association of Mexico (INCAM).Tomás is a lecturer and professor of labour issues for the business sector in specialised forums on business labour matters at national and international levels.