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Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna S.A.S.

Labour & Employment

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What the team is known for

Significant boutique practice regularly retained by companies hailing from the energy, finance and pharmaceutical industries, among others. Strong team acts on various matters, including collective bargaining negotiations with unions. Further demonstrates expertise representing companies in administrative and judicial proceedings before the labour authorities, as well as advising on social security and the labour implications of mergers and acquisitions.

Strengths

Clients are quick to praise the firm, particularly valuing "the way in which they deal with the authorities and regulatory bodies - they know perfectly how to guide us in those processes." The same interviewee further praises the team as "solution-oriented," appreciating "the level of credibility that their advice provides."

Work highlights

Represented Frontera Energy Colombia in collective bargaining negotiations with the USO union and subsequently in an arbitration proceeding to resolve a dispute.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesperson Carlos Álvarez Pereira garners praise as "a maestro of Colombian labour law." One market onlooker commends him as "a founding figure within the labour market," adding: "He has characterised an era of labour law in Colombia and has given his firm this relevance."

Interviewees highly rate Claudia Liévano Triana 's work, with one client stating: "She is a solutions-oriented person who makes herself available to clients." Another adds that "Claudia has a lot of experience dealing with collective and individual cases and her technical strength stands out. She enjoys wide recognition and credibility in this practice."

Felipe Álvarez is commended by clients, one of whom states: "He thinks strategically, handles collective negotiations well and is always thinking about long-term success." Another praises his "deep knowledge" of the practicedescribing him as "pragmatic, responsive and easy to get along with."

María Lucía Laserna is singled out by one impressed client as a labour litigator who "is always up to date and gives quality responses." Another states: "Her advice is very profound and she is very practical."

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Overview

As a firm that works exclusively in labour law, we have become experts and well known nationally in labour consulting, auditing, litigious, collective bargaining, separation plans, restructuring, immigration labour advisors and as a firm that can put the best In-House lawyers in companies whose need it. The firm's experience has led to income a valuable tool for its clients, both to maintain good work relationships and to face complex realities tha impact the company's working enviroment

The fields where we have grown the most recently are in audit processes and in cases related to the UGPP where we have had the opportunity to work with large multinationals such as Oxy, Frontera, Unilever, Cepsa, British American Tobacco, Sacyr, Bureau Veritas among others.

The main industries the firm works on are: Oil & Gas, Education, Air transportation, Food & Beverage, Automobile and parts, Construction, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, Technology, Hardware and Electronics among others.

Members

Álvarez, Felipe (Head of Department)

Laserna, María Lucía (Head of Department)

Liévano Triana, Claudia (Head of Department)

Álvarez Pereira, Carlos

Clients

AES CHIVOR

Bancamia

Banco ITAU

Bancoldex

Bayer

BBVA

Bimbo

Cerromatoso

COPA Airlines

Ecopetrol

ETB

Experian

Farmacias y Drogerias Cruz Verde

Frontera energy

GNB Sudameris

Grupo Enel

Grupo ISA

Holcim

Johnson & Johnson

Lafayette

LATAM Airlines

MANSAROVAR ENERGY

Marriot Hotels

Mazda

Mercer

Movistar

Oxy

Pelikan

Roche

Scotiabank Colpatria

Sodexo

Terpel

Tigo-UNE

Unilever

Universidad San Martin

Industries

Air transportation

Automobile and parts

Construction & materials

Education

Financial services (Banks, pension funds)

Food and beverages

Hardware & Electronics

Oil and Gas

Pharmaceutical

Technology

Telecommunications

Labour & Employment Department

Alvarez, Liévano & Laserna S.A.S.

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Department location

Carrera 14 No. 94 – 44 Oficina 201,

Torre B

Bogotá

Capital District

Colombia

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Colombia

Labour & Employment


Carlos Álvarez Pereira
Senior Statespeople
Claudia Liévano Triana
Band 2
Felipe Álvarez
Band 3
María Lucía Laserna
Band 4