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Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar & Cía

Labour & Employment

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What the team is known for

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.

Strengths

"The team is always very attentive," a client comments, with another source confirming: "They are an important firm with a large team."

Work highlights

Assisted MSD Farmacéutica de Venezuela with various labour claims.

Notable practitioners

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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Overview

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.

Members

Cangemi de Folgar, Giuseppina

Gómez, Sobella

Graterol Jatar, Alfonso

Lepervanche Acedo, Diego

López, María del Carmen

Martínez de Silva, Rosa Elena

Páez Pumar, Carlos

Palacios Lozada, Esteban

Silva, Luis Augusto

Clients

Distribuidora Alcarin

Hotel Paseo Las Mercedes

Juan Van Heel

Merck

Metropolitana (Diageo's distributors in Caracas)

Mudanzas Global

Munich Reinsurance

The Coca-Cola Company

Venemergencia

Zurich Insurance

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

NOGs/Pro-Bono

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Labour & Employment Department

Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Páez Pumar & Cía

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Department location

Edif.“ABA”, Pisos 1 y 2

Calle Veracruz

Urb. Las Mercedes

Caracas

Distrito Capital

Venezuela

1060

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Venezuela

Labour & Employment


Esteban Palacios Lozada
Band 3