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Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

Labour & Employment

6 ranked lawyersBand 1ColombiaLatin America 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Front-running boutique widely regarded as a leader in the labour and employment sphere, frequently acting on a wide range of important advisory and contentious matters. Noteworthy bench of practitioners are particularly revered for handling individual litigation cases, as well as matters related to social security and retirement before the UGPP. Also advises human resources departments on benefits and remuneration policies. Clients hail from the manufacturing, financial services and telecommunications sectors. New client wins include AbbVie, Allianz and Lincoln Electric.

Strengths

The team is lauded by one client as "a top-tier Colombian firm for labour law," while another source agrees, stating: "It's the best labour firm in Colombia." They goes on to add that "they always give their all to combat any issues, analysing the risks and advising on the best course of action, providing very useful counsel."

One client further praises: "I like that they meet internally often, and both junior and senior individuals get together to discuss strategy." The interviewee also highlights: "I have been pleasantly surprised with their impressive organisation and use of technology to provide a very good client service."

Work highlights

Assisted Coltabaco with the labour aspects of the closure of Phillip Morris' cigarette manufacturing operations in Colombia, advising on retirement procedures, dismissals and negotiations with government entities.

Notable practitioners

A client describes Ana Cristina Medina as a "very knowledgeable lawyer able to provide quick but precise responses," while another endorses that she is "very successful and knows a lot about the market."

Sources recognise Andrés Fernando Dacosta Herrera for his experience in the employment sphere, with one interviewee labelling him "a great professional," while another praises "his openness to using different strategies."

"Excellent" lawyer Carlos Hernán Godoy Fajardo enjoys a highly respected reputation in this practice area. A source commends Godoy Fajardo as "one of the most recognised figures in labour and employment in Colombia, doing very good work within his firm." An interviewee especially praises "his ability to find alternatives," adding: "He knows how to listen and works closely with clients." He counsels clients on strikes, collective bargaining and pension disputes.

Francisco Buriticá is lauded by an observer as a "dedicated" labour lawyer, while another source notes his many years of experience in this field. One interviewee especially highlights his ability to work well with others, adding that "he has very good judgement."

Gustavo Gnecco Mendoza continues to be a well-regarded practitioner advising on contentious labour cases. Gnecco Mendoza is highly recognised by market onlookers, one of whom describes him as "an excellent leader" in the field, while another comments: "He deserves the recognition as he is remarkable."

Santiago Martínez is particularly valued by clients, who state: "He's a brilliant lawyer who understands our needs and has a way of resolving any issues. He is very knowledgeable of labour and employment law."

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Overview

General overview:

With over 32 years of experience, we specialize in the practice of labor law, social security law, and immigration law.

The only specialized firm with 8 partners and a team of more than 100 collaborators.

We place the law at the service of our clients' organizational objectives.

Pioneers in the development of technologies and tools to administer our services to our clients. 

Service units:

  • Labor consulting: pioneer in preventive consultancy services; we support the making of routine and strategic decisions by human talent managers.
  • Labor law litigation: we defend our clients´ interests before different authorities on different instances.
  • Business reorganizations and ministry: we take actions before the Ministry of Labor, actions that activate business reorganizations, respond to labor inspection and allow for crucial decisions in businesses the labor authority.
  • Global management of labor relations: today, major corporations, with global or regional presence, need to align their human talent management strategies and their corporate handling of labor relations.
  • Negotiation: expert collective agreements negotiators in different industries and with different types of collectives.
  • Assurance: we diagnose your labor practices and stablish legal shielding mechanisms.
  • Training and education services: we develop knowledge and skills in the service of your operations. 

Industries

Agroindustry

Construction

Educational

Financial

Insurance

Mass consumption companies

Oil & Gas

Others

Pharmaceutical

Technology

Transportation & Logistics

Labour & Employment Department

Godoy Córdoba Abogados members of Littler Global

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Av Calle 82 No. 10 - 33 Pisos 5 y 11

Bogotá

Capital District

Colombia

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Colombia

Labour & Employment


Ana Cristina Medina
Band 4
Andrés Fernando Dacosta Herrera
Band 4
Carlos Hernán Godoy Fajardo
Band 1
Francisco Buriticá
Band 3
Gustavo Gnecco Mendoza
Band 2
Santiago Martínez
Band 4