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Vinatea & Toyama

Labour & Employment

6 ranked lawyersBand 1PeruLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Stellar labour and employment team possessing a market-leading practice handling cases related to collective bargaining, labour audits, terminations and internal policies. Also skilled in judicial and administrative proceedings, as well as in arbitrations. Vinatea & Toyama boasts a weighty client roster supporting many important companies in different industries such as mining, energy, banking and telecommunications.

Strengths

An impressed client reports: "Vinatea & Toyama understand what their clients need, which enables them to find the best possible solution for them. They are also always aware of the risks." They go on to add: "Their decisions are based on our business and not on subjectivity."

Another interviewee enthuses: "In my opinion the team at Vinatea & Toyama is the most experienced team in Peru's labour and employment arena," adding: "They have a very good knowledge of administrative issues, but they also understand our business needs, which allows them to tailor their advice to our company."

Work highlights

Vinatea & Toyama assisted Ripley with a range of labour and employment proceedings, including labour compliance inspections by the Peruvian labour authority, collective bargaining and unfair dismissal defence.

Notable practitioners

Experienced partner Alfredo Salvador Vargas "is an excellent strategist with a solid knowledge and an integral approach to human resources management," a client reports. Another interviewee describes him as "executive and practical," while also highlighting his "mastery of union matters," as well as his "strong negotiation skills," and "ability to handle complex mandates."

Star individual Jorge Toyama is held in the highest esteem by clients and peers alike, with one interviewee describing him as "the number-one labour lawyer in Peru," also saying: "He is an extremely intelligent person and the most recognised lawyer in the country." Another observer singles him out as "one of the most brilliant lawyers that could ever exist," adding: "He is able to influence a company's decisions and provides advice that extends further than just the legal barriers to the more commercial ones."

Luis Vinatea "has a formidable ability to understand his clients," an interviewee enthuses, adding: "He has a detailed vision of what we want to implement and ensures that this materialises." A different observer underlines: "When we have sensitive cases we always turn to Luis Vinatea. He has a well-earned seniority in the sector and his opinions are important to our successes."

A client credits Magaly Alarcón for handling "the more sensitive and complex matters we have," while another reports: "She is an excellent lawyer who is able to offer good advice on different employment relationships."

Renato Mejía Madrid garners praise from clients for his expertise on regulatory labour matters, with one describing him as "a precise, assertive and accurate lawyer," while also stating: "Renato Mejía Madrid's work is impeccable."

A client hails Roberto Matallana as "a very good labour disputes practitioner," adding: "His track record representing clients in court is recognised and highly valued by his peers and court officials, which is important when litigating outside of Lima." Another interviewee goes on to applaud Roberto Matallana for "his mastery of judicial processes."

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Overview

Vinatea & Toyama has 39 lawyers, including 7 partners, and provides counsel on labour relations, labour consultancy, labour dispute settlement, arbitration and litigation, collective bargaining, and migration. The diversity and complexity of the cases in which they intervene, as well as the profile of their clients and their presence in practically all sectors of the Peruvian economy, has placed the firm as the undisputed market leader.

The firm has decided to privilege: (i) A technological approach, which consists in developing a digital culture across the team and focuses its attention on the client; (ii) The flexibility and efficiency of its service delivery, which includes professionals from different specialties, and; (iii) Its vision of regional expansion, which leads it to offer labour solutions at local and regional level. In September 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the firm launched Vinatea & Toyama Courses, an online educational platform that aims to democratize labour legal education in Peru, through low-cost short courses.

The firm’s main clients include: Banking, Mining, CPG, Retail, Telecommunications, among others.

Labour & Employment

Vinatea & Toyama

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Location

Av. Jorge Basadre 347

Piso 4, San Isidro

Lima

Lima

Peru

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Peru

Labour & Employment


Alfredo Salvador Vargas
Band 3
Jorge Toyama
Star Individuals
Luis Vinatea
Band 2
Magaly Alarcón
Band 5
Renato Mejía Madrid
Band 5
Roberto Matallana
Band 3