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Lawyers at Ferrere are commended as ‘sharp and responsive’ and a ‘pleasure to work with’. In particular, employment co-head Verónica Raffo is a ‘brilliant and creative specialist, with a strong problem-solving ability’; she provides ongoing advice to Uber on labour and trade union strategy in Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Ecuador. Senior counsel Nelson Larrañaga co-leads the practice and represented Katoen Natie on collective bargaining issues. The group also shines in contentious matters and senior associate Alberto Baroffio represented Pronto! in six labour claims arising from the termination of its services contract with cleaning company Acquarella. Senior associate María José Fernández Goenaga left to join Posadas, Posadas & Vecino.

Guyer & Regules’ ‘pragmatic vision’ and ‘strong business knowledge’ finds favour with clients, who applaud the team as a ‘safe pair of hands’. The group, which handles a diverse mix of employment strategy, collective bargaining and litigation matters, is led jointly by Leonardo Slinger, whose ‘strong experience instils confidence’, and Eduardo Ameglio. In addition, the practice benefits from an impressive second line of senior associates, with María José Poey (‘a concise lawyer with a deep knowledge of labour law’) and Santiago Madalena (‘very efficient and always willing to assist’) both recommended. Highlights included advising Sherwin-Williams in labour issues connected to the closure of an industrial plant and the dismissal of 57 employees.

At Arcia Storace Fuentes Medina Abogados, department head Dolores Storace is widely recognised as a ‘market leader’. The team is well versed in individual and collective labour law, restructuring-related cases, transactional support matters and employment litigation; it also benefits from supplementary expertise in immigration and social security law.

Highly responsiveHughes & Hughes impresses with is ‘deep knowledge in legal matters’. Led by sector specialist Enrique Radmilovich, the practice also includes senior associate María Durán, who is a ‘strong lawyer with a great work ethic’. Recent mandates include advising Brazilian retail giant Lojas Renner on establishing its operations in Uruguay.

Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana + Brause’s employment group is led by Diego Viana, who has robust experience in labour litigation and labour relations, and also includes collective bargaining specialist Ignacio Demarco. The team recently advised Yacht Club Uruguayo on its restructuring and subsequent trade union negotiations.

Posadas, Posadas & Vecino’s ‘solution-oriented and multidisciplinary team’ is a major differentiator for its clients. The practice, which routinely advises on both consultancy and contentious matters, is co-led by the ‘efficient, decisive and knowledgeable’ Cecilia Demarco and Gonzalo Gari Irureta Goyena – both are senior associates. Representative clients include Aerolíneas Argentinas, Cargill and Julio César Lestido. Senior associate María José Fernández Goenaga recently joined from Ferrere.

Bergstein’s litigation prowess ensures that it packs a punch in employment litigation. It also has experience in collective bargaining, corporate support matters and immigration. Litigator Mariana Pisón is recommended.

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