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Escandón Abogados

Labour & Employment

2 ranked lawyersBand 3ColombiaLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Established firm with a solid track record handling labour and employment cases, particularly collective bargaining matters. Further possesses expertise advising on pension and social security processes before the UGPP, as well as individual administrative and judicial labour proceedings. Represents both private and public clients, often hailing from the retail, food and beverage, and agribusiness arenas. Makro and Samsonite count as new client wins.

Strengths

An onlooker pays testament to Escandón Abogados' "excellent service, proper analysis, evaluation of contingencies and recommendations of a high strategic value."

Work highlights

Escandón Abogados advised Servicios de Cosecha Manuelita on a collective bargaining agreement with its union.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Alberto Escandón Villota comes highly recommended by market onlookers, with one highlighting his "broad experience and handling of labour matters and good results obtained in the process." Another interviewee appreciates his "vast knowledge and strong track record in the area." Alberto Escandón Villota routinely handles a wide range of matters, including complex negotiations with unions and labour disputes.

Maria Claudia Escandón "is renowned in Colombia for her background, knowledge and excellent experience in this field," an interviewee reports. They go on to describe her as "an expert labour lawyer." She is well placed to handle a wide range of labour litigation claims.

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Overview

The firm has extensive experience in the management of labour relations, aspects related to wages and hours, disciplinary procedures, hiring and termination of contracts, indemnities, policies, procedures and handbooks, discrimination and harassment, executive compensation and alternative dispute resolution. Collective bargaining agreement, layoffs, proceedings before the Colombian Ministry of Labour, litigation countrywide at Court and the Court of Appeals, cassation before the Supreme Court of Justice and procedures before the UGPP. 

Areas of practice can be summarised as follows: 

  • Labour Law 
  • Employment Law 
  • Pension, Heath Care and Occupational Health and Safety 
  • Litigation 
  • Due Diligence 
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • Proceedings before the Colombian Ministry of Labour​
  • Proceedings before the UGPP

Members

Escandón, Maria Claudia (Head of Department)

Escandón Villota, Alberto (Head of Department)

Amador, Juan Jose

Carrero, Catalina

Danon, Jeff

Escandon, Juan Fernando

Escandon, Maria Jimena

Gomez, Luis Felipe

Vargas, Sandra

Clients

Aceites Manuelita S.A.

Aeropuertos de Oriente S.A.

Ajover S.A.

Alcaldia Mayor de Bogotá

Beiersdorf SAS

Caves Colombia S.A.

Centurylink S.A.

Compañía de medios de Información - CM& SAS

Compass Group S.A.

Consultoria Colombiana SA

Dispapeles S.A.

Drummond Ltd.

Empresa de Energía de Boyacá

Foxtelecolombia S.A.

Fundación Universitaria del Area Andina

Grupo CBC SA

Grupo Flores Katama

Grupo GHL Hoteles

GTM Transmovil SAS,

Lupatech Ofs S.A.S.

Manuelita S.A.

Manufacturas Eliot S.A.

Operaciones y Servicios de Combustibles. S.A.S - Masser

Organización Roa Flor Huila SA

Palmar de Altamira S.A.

Palmas del Cesar S.A.

Pash S.A.

Pepal S.A.

Santa Anita de Nápoles SAS

Standard Energy Colombia SAS,

Transmilenio S.A.

Transportadora de Gas Internacional - TGI SAS

Unisono Colombia SAS

Industries

Agroindustry

Communications

Construction

Education

Energy

Flowers

Health

Hotel and tourism

Insurance

News

Oil and Mining

Pharmaceutical

Retail

Services

Television

Textile

Transports

Labour & Employment

Escandón Abogados

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Location

Calle 87, No. 10 - 93

Of 702

Bogotá

Capital District

Colombia

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Colombia

Labour & Employment


Alberto Escandón Villota
Band 2
Maria Claudia Escandón
Band 4