The Legal 500

Return to office, remote work and mental health issues for employers in Latin America roundtable

5 August 2021,
9.00am Bogota/Mexico City
10.00am Santiago/EST
11.00am São Paulo

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Return to office, remote work and mental health issues for employers in Latin America roundtable


Employment and compensation experts and two general counsel from Latin America will discuss what employers need to know about returning to work in Latin America. Join us to find out the key issues and what employers face on remote working, cross-work systems, mental health issues arising because of remote working and the implications around this matter.  Through a co-operation agreement with Trench Rossi Watanabe.


Tatiana Garcés

Partner,  Baker McKenzie
Tatiana Garces is a lawyer and a partner at Baker Mckenzie’s office in Bogotá, Colombia. She has over 30 years of experience advising major clients on collective and individual labour matters, including litigation before administrative authorities and highly complex and strategic claims before labour courts. Her areas of focus include audits and litigation before payroll authorities, pensions, collective negotiation, restructure and harmonisation of benefits and conditions upon restructures and major transactions. She has a wide experience on labour harassment, violence and discrimination investigations on matters related to diversity and inclusion and on handling the modern workforce.

Leticia Ribeiro C De Figueiredo

Partner, Trench Rossi Watanabe
Leticia Ribeiro C de Figueiredo leads the employment and compensation group at Trench Rossi Watanabe, and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  She has over 20 years of experience handling highly complex cases, including national and international projects, as well as advisory work for multinational employers, including in connection with strategic individual and collective matters (ie M&A, restructuring, equity pay, PDVs – voluntary resignation programme, PLRs – participation in profits or results, equity pay, comp plans and benefits) and relevant litigation. She also has vast experience in employment related investigations (including labour and sexual harassment) and privacy matters.

Javiera Medina

Partner, Baker McKenzie
Javiera Medina is a partner at Baker McKenzie’s Mexico City office. She has over 24 years of experience and focuses her practice on labour and employment matters, particularly in the implementation of strategies to transfer employees derived from corporate transactions, outsourcing rules, hiring expatriates and terminations of high-level employees, labour harassment and sexual harassment investigations, and has helped several companies with the implementation of policies and surveys to identify and prevent work-related psycho-social risk factors and discrimination, harassment and violence in the workplace. She also provides advice in the compliance of freedom of association and collective bargaining rights under the USMCA.

Catalina Robledo Ramirez

Legal manager – general counsel, Distribuidora Nissan (Grupo Vardí)
LLM, corporate lawyer with wide experience as general counsel in board of directors and shareholder’s meetings and all matters related with corporate governance. Acting as compliance officer for data protection and antifraud matters. Skills negotiating and elaborating domestic and international agreements and strcuturing M&A operations. Handling different corporate and commercial law matters as business associations, intellectual property, antitrust laws and consumer protection. Skills to plan, design, negotiate and develop interdisciplinary projects.  Speaker for the Chamber of Commerce and university CESA in corporate governance and related topics.

Gabriela Rodriguez

Counsel,  Stryker Corporation
Gabriela Rodriguez  oversees legal operations for Stryker Corporation’s Mexico and NOLA (North Latin America) divisions. As counsel, she advises on compliance matters, indirect channel contracting and oversight, and cross-border acquisitions. She previously worked at White & Case as an associate in the capital markets group. She is a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Tufts University.

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