Managing Senior Partner: Alberto Escandon Villota
Number of partners: 4
Number of other lawyers: 8
Escandon Abogados is a specialised labour, employment and social security law firm dedicated exclusively to provide corporate legal advise. The extensive experience and the excellent results in the matter handled by the firm, has promoted high confidence and strong relations with its clients who consider Escandon Abogados an ally in their daily matters.
Main Areas of Practice:
One of the most relevant areas of practice is labour law, considering that during the last year the firm par- ticipated in the implementation of the strategy and as a direct member of the negotiation team in different collective bargaining processes in companies such as Drummond Ltd., Manuelita S.A., CIAMSA, Mansa- rovar SA, Lupatech OFS SAS, Compass Group Services SAS, Palmas del Cesar and Alcaldía Mayor de Bogotá, among others.
The firm has extensive experience in the management of labour relations, aspects related to wages and hours, disciplinary procedures, hiring and termination of contracts, indemnities, policies, procedures and hand- books, discrimination and harassment, executive compensation and alternative dispute resolution. Collective bargaining agreement, layoffs, proceedings before the Colombian Ministry of Labour, litigation countrywide at Court and the Court of Appeals, Cassation before the Supreme Court of Justice and procedures before the UGPP.
Areas of Practice:
■ Pension, Heath Care & Occupational Health & Safety
■ Due Diligence
■ Alternative Dispute Resolution
■ Discrimination & Harassment
■ Proceedings before the Colombian Ministry of Labour
■ Proceedings Before the UGPP
■ Employment Management Relations in M&A Transactions
■ Employment aspects in M&A’s
Languages: English, Spanish.
The firm clients belong to different sectors such as food, services, retail, oil and mining, energy, transports, communications, agroindustry, news, television and media. Some client’s are Drummond Ltd. Grupo Manuelita, Grupo GHL Hoteles, Organización Roa Flor Huila – ORF, Beiersdorf S.A. Foxtelecolombia S.A., Palmas del Cesar S.A., Compañía de Medios de Información CM& S.A.S., Transmilenio S.A., Ajover S.A., Manufacturas Pepal S.A.S., Transportadora de Gas Internacional – TGI S.A.E.S.P., Empresa de Energía de Boyacá S.A. E.S.P., Katama Flowers S.A.S., Manufacturas Eliot S.A., Century Link S.A.S., Lupatech OFF S.A.S., Santa Anita de Napoles S.A., and Alcaldía Mayor de Bogota, among others.