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Dentons Paz Horowitz

Labour & Employment

2 ranked lawyersBand 3EcuadorLatin America 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Experienced labour team adept at assisting with the full range of advisory and contentious employment matters. Frequently sought after to advise on individual and mass terminations, corporate reorganisations and immigration advice for high-level executives. Also offers abilities advising clients on the drafting of internal labour policies, including on workplace harassment. New client wins include Quifatex.

Strengths

An impressed client reports: "The firm provides good expertise in the labour arena and they handle complex matters for our company," adding that they are "an excellent team." Another interviewee notes: "What stands out to me about the firm is their good communication skills and knowledge of the labour arena."

Work highlights

Represented Mosumi in a lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging untimely dismissal and claiming payment from the company.

Notable practitioners

Andres Chong Qui enters the rankings this year after receiving effusive praise from market commentators. An interviewee describes him as "an excellent lawyer who is very knowledgeable and experienced in the area," while a different source adds: "He is a young lawyer with strong technical skills."

One source highlights Patricia Andrade as "a great labour lawyer with excellent advice in the field," adding that she is "very knowledgeable, has great client service and is very detailed in her work." She routinely represents clients on contentious labour matters and social security issues.

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Overview

Our Firm is known for its unique capability of understanding client’s needs and finding positive solutions that work within local legislation and striving to avoid litigation.

Our Team has been very effective in providing employment audits to uncover and address potential problems before lawsuits and administrative actions surface in order to the labor relationship.

We have extensive experience handling day to day issues concerning individual employment relationships, such as  labor contracts, internal labor regulations, issues relating to profit sharing payment, and general advising on compliance with Ecuador’s labor regulations. The Firm has also been very active in handling issues related to labor unions and collective bargaining.

With this impressive track record, our team handles cases and litigation around the country, including major cities in Ecuador and cities relevant to the oil and mining industries.  We also have a solid presence in the Galápagos Islands.

Our services include:

  • Labor and employment audits.
  • We work closely with our litigation department to successfully handle labor issues, including complaints for unjustified dismissals, occupational accidents, and other related issues to the labor relationship.
  • Advising for employers on how to best structure their businesses in terms of employment strategies.
  • Drafting and reviewing labor agreements.


Members

Andrade, Patricia

Chong Qui, Andres

Holmes, María Elisa

Jácome, María Belén

Paz, Santiago

Santelices, Gabriel

Clients

Adgem S.A.;

Baker Hughes Services International LLC

Ciudad Comercial El Recreo (biggest shopping mall in Ecuador

Compañía en Nombre Colectivo Médicos de Cotopaxi;

Edimca C.A

Incremar S.A

KLM

Mosumi S.A. (Mitsubishi Motors dealership)

Novacero S.A.

Pluspetrol B.V

Servicios Industriales Vallejo Araujo S.A.

Talma Ecuador Servicios Aeroportuarios S.A

Thoughtworks S.A

Thoughtworks S.A

Vanttive Cía Ltda

Vanttive Cía Ltda

Industries

Aviation

Food Processing Industry

Hotel Industry

Mining Industry

Oil Industry

Pesticides Industry

Technology

Tourism

Labour & Employment Department

Dentons Paz Horowitz

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Department location

Calle del Establo y Calle E

Edificio Site, Torre 1, Of. 301

Cumbaya

Quito

Pichincha

Ecuador

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Ecuador

Labour & Employment


Andres Chong Qui
Associates to watch
Patricia Andrade
Band 3