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Lexvalor Abogados

Labour & Employment

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

Well-regarded labour department noted for advising human resources departments on a range of policies, including social welfare, health and safety regulations and the implementation of whistle-blowing practices. Team is also well known for representing clients in contentious matters related to compensation claims and alleged unfair dismissals. Sanofi Aventis Ecuador is a new client win.

Strengths

An interviewee applauds Lexvalor Abogados' labour and employment team for offering "very meticulous knowledge of the legal sector," also adding: "They are a relatively young firm that has a great potential in the market. They are building a good portfolio of international clients and they offer a strong academic and practical vision of the market."

Work highlights

Lexvalor Abogados advised Alpina Productos Alimenticios on the implementation of regulations issued by the Ministry of Labour regarding the application of emergency shifts and teleworking, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notable practitioners

Gifted partner Karla Villacís Echeverría ascends in the rankings this year after receiving extensive praise from interviewees, with one reporting: "She is an extremely knowledgeable labour lawyer who offers extensive experience handling complex mandates." Another interviewee affirms: "Karla Villacís Echeverría is a very strategic lawyer who has a senior position at the firm and is always looking for alternative solutions to our problems."

Associate-to-watch Vanessa Gómez joins the rankings for the first time this year after eliciting ample praise from interviewees, with one enthusing: "She is a young lawyer who has a broad knowledge of the labour law, which allows her to provide very accurate insights in this branch of law."

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Overview

In the field of labor law, LEXVALOR Abogados advise clients on matters of recruitment, risk and labor dispute prevention, handling of individual and collective relations, and assistance in social security matters and immigration issues for foreign-employee.

In the event that the client so requires, we support and undertake extrajudicial dispute resolution processes, administrative proceedings before the Ministry of Labor and legal proceedings.

The following are among the services we provide in the labor sphere:

  • Ongoing advice regarding compliance with employer's obligations
  • Planning and design of effective employee recruitment methods
  • Labor and employment due diligence and compliance
  • Advice on social security, industrial safety and occupational hazards
  • Counseling on collective bargaining
  • Drawing up and official approval of internal labor regulations, special work schedules, and safety regulations
  • Advice on employee retirement requirements
  • Counsel support in administrative approval and dismissal procedures
  • Advisory support for administrative complaints to the Ministry of Labor Relations
  • Counsel support in labor lawsuits
  • Legal advice on immigration issues aimed at securing visas for foreign employees
  • Labor and employment counseling in company opening, subrogation, merger, close-down, and worker termination processes

We are recognized by our clients as leaders in advising on occupational hazard management for manufacturing and industrial companies.

Members

Villacís Echeverría, Karla (Head of Department)

Gomez, Vanessa

Peñaherrera Wright, Alfredo

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Lexvalor Abogados

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Location

Av.12 de Octubre y Coruña

Edificio Urban Plaza. Piso 8

Quito

Pichincha

Ecuador

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Ecuador

Labour & Employment


Karla Villacís Echeverría
Band 2
Vanessa Gomez
Associates to watch