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Baker & McKenzie, S.C. is noted for its 'excellent performance'. It is regularly instructed in employment litigation, restructuring and reorganisation matters. The 'determined and knowledgeable' team is led by Carlos Felce, who has noteworthy experience in negotiating with unions. Companies such as Anglo American, 3M and, recently, Del Monte are on the client roster. Other names to note include associates Daniel Fragiel, Johana De La Rosa, Sebastián Nastari and Carmen García. Gustavo Nieto is currently not active as a partner but provides external counsel.

The highly reputed team at¬†D'Empaire¬†covers a variety of employment matters, including collective bargaining, compensation and benefits as well as conflict management. Practice heads¬†Alejandro Disilvestro¬†and¬†Victorino M√°rquez¬†act for an impressive client portfolio, which includes companies such as¬†21st Century Fox,¬†Citibank,¬†American Airlines and new client Bimbo. Associates¬†Aixa A√Īez¬†and¬†Biba Arciniegas¬†are also noted.

Dentons, which took over Norton Rose Fulbright's Caracas office in January 2019, is noted for its 'great' team and appreciated for providing 'very solid advice while being flexible in its approach'. It is skilled in advising on recent developments in the market, including assisting clients with the transfer of executive employees, reduction in force, and the negotiation of terminations, as well as with tax matters and disputes. Practice head Juan Carlos Pró-Rísquez 'not only has vast expertise and experience in labour matters but also understands how a business works'; he represents different companies in lawsuits brought by former workers requesting the annulment of settlement agreements in order to receive monetary compensation. American Airlines, Bimbo and Johnson & Johnson are also on the client roster. Yanet Aguiar is 'excellent in execution'. Esther Cecilia Blondet and Eirys Mata Marcano are also recommended individuals.

ARAQUEREYNA has a strong labour and employment practice, which is noted for its experience in handling the negotiation of individual and collective agreements; advising on the prevention of labour risks; and assisting with administrative and judicial procedures. Rodrigo Moncho Stefani was instructed by Turkish Airlines to advise on compliance with local labour agencies and industrial safety and social security regulations. Other work saw Pedro Sosa and associate Patricia Lozada Pérez advising Domino's Pizza on the health and safety risks arising from the delivery activity of its employees. The practice is led by Luis Alfredo Araque, who has more than 40 years' experience. Fabiana Benaím left for a position at Vocem.

InterJuris Abogados is praised for 'always providing the best possible advice'. The team has a good track record in labour litigation before the labour ministry and courts; in a recent work highlight, the team represented Cervecería Polar in a class action brought by former employees in which all lawsuits were dismissed by the courts. It also assists clients such as PespiCo, Tele Plastic and Ericsson with day-to-day employment issues. Practice head Angel Meléndez Cardoza is 'one of the best lawyers in the field'. Associates Arturo Rodríguez Natera and Danielis Toro Orozco are other names to note.

Clients appreciate boutique labour and employment firm¬†LABOR ‚Äď Gesti√≥n de Gente¬†for 'its ability to find intelligent and innovative solutions'; it is regularly instructed by clients from the pharmaceutical, banking, food, technology and construction sectors. The 'very skilled' team, 'which offers personalised advice', negotiated collective bargaining agreements for¬†Laboratorios Leti and assisted AIG with improving workers' compensation and benefits. Carlos Rivera¬†is considered to be a 'fierce litigator', while¬†Pedro Uriola¬†is noted for being a 'charismatic attorney with an outstanding performance'. Associate¬†Luis Baclini¬†is well versed in labour terminations.

LegŐāa Abogados¬†has a strong track record in labour and employment disputes, particularly when it comes to advising clients on¬†multiple contract terminations and collective bargaining matters. The team also advises on international contracting issues and labour audits.¬†Carlos Alberto Henr√≠quez¬†has considerable experience defending clients from the energy, banking, construction and retail sectors.¬†John Tucker-Barboza, who specialises in data protection and confidentiality issues,¬†Mar√≠a Elena Subero¬†and¬†Natalia De Paz Garmendia¬†are also part of the team.¬†Pablo Benavente¬†left for¬†Grau Garc√≠a Hern√°ndez & M√≥naco¬†in December 2018.

The team at Mendoza, Palacios, Acedo, Borjas, Paez Pumar & Cia. covers an impressive breadth of labour and employment matters, including related negotiations, disputes, termination issues, contracts, and training. Esteban Palacios and associate María del Carmen López defended MSD against various labour claims. The team's client portfolio also includes Zurich, Coca-Cola and Evolvere Capital. Palacios jointly leads the practice with Alfonso Graterol, who is, alongside Carlos Páez Pumar and Diego Lepervanche, also recommended.

Rodríguez & Mendoza's practice is regularly involved in individual and collective labour claims. Other areas of expertise include advising on labour audits and compliance matters, and the team is noted for its close co-operation with the firm's corporate department. Enrique Itriago Alfonzo is a reputed practitioner in the field.

Noted for its close collaboration with the firm's corporate and tax departments,¬†Tinoco, Travieso, Planchart & N√ļ√Īez' labour and employment practice provides a comprehensive service to its clients. It advises on contracts, pension funds, occupational health and disputes.¬†Carlos Lepervanche Michelena¬†and¬†Eddy De Sousa Pereira¬†are the key contacts.

Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz' key contact is Oscar Ignacio Torres, who is an experienced adviser in collective bargaining and other labour matters. The team works closely with the firm's corporate practice in order to offer a comprehensive service. It also assists its clients in disputes and with health and safety matters. Further members of the group are Hernando Barboza Russian and senior associate Wesley Soto López. José Ramón Sánchez left the firm to move to Spain.

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