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Solid team experienced providing labour and employment advice to clients from sectors including hospitality, insurance, and food and beverage. Regularly acts on labour litigation proceedings and negotiations with unions. Also advises on severance packages and labour issues arising from the closing of Venezuelan operations.
"The team is always very attentive," a client comments, with another source confirming: "They are an important firm with a large team."
Assisted MSD Farmacéutica de Venezuela with various labour claims.
Department co-head Esteban Palacios Lozada is well recognised by market sources for his practice. He is particularly noted for his labour litigation expertise. A client states: "He does very well; when I have a problem he is there to help me."
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Our extensive experience in labor law and litigation in particular differentiate our firm from others. We are among the top advisors on labor matters, including collective bargaining negotiations and litigation.
We advise our clients regarding labor and employment laws and regulations, which are complex and extremely worker-protective, including the very stringent regulations regarding safety in the workplace.
Negotiation is one of our major skills. We negotiate with union representatives, and individual workers, seeking balanced working relationships and cordial terminations.
We are very active in the design of corporate strategy regarding hiring personnel, terms of engagement, termination policies and other issues, particularly important now in Venezuela, since there is a ban on workers’ dismissal (inamovilidad laboral).
We have an extensive and successful experience in labor litigation, having handled up to 2,000 cases simultaneously.
In the context of our M&A practice, we conduct due diligence processes with regard to the target company, focusing, among other matters, on labor issues, procedures and relationships.
We advise clients regarding labor-related fiscal and similar contributions, such as social security and apprentice regulations, which impact working relationships. We advise on the legal application of the rules and also represent our clients before the competent authorities.
Cangemi de Folgar, Giuseppina
Graterol Jatar, Alfonso
Lepervanche Acedo, Diego
López, María del Carmen
Martínez de Silva, Rosa Elena
Páez Pumar, Carlos
Silva, Luis Augusto
Hotel Paseo Las Mercedes
Juan Van Heel
Metropolitana (Diageo's distributors in Caracas)
The Coca-Cola Company
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Commercial & Professional Services
Construction & Materials
Consumer Product Manufacturing
Food & Drink Producers
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Private Clients / Individuals
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