Firm Profile > Quintero y Quintero Asesores > Bogota, Colombia

Quintero y Quintero Asesores
CALLE 97 A # 8-10 OFC 405
BOGOTA
Colombia

Colombia > Labour and employment Tier 3

Boutique Quintero y Quintero Asesores‘ key strength is in the management of trade unions. In the past year the firm advised clients from the food and beverage, public and education sectors on collective bargaining agreements, with a push to freeze agreements during the pandemic and modify salaries. The team also handles retirement plans and pension and benefit liabilities. The practice is led by founding partner Ivan Quintero, who has negotiated over 600 collective bargaining matters; Saida Quintero, who led on a retirement plan occurring simultaneously in multiple cities; and collective labour specialist Dina López. Álvaro Martínez takes on financial law, consultation and UGPP work. Alejandro Arias was promoted to partner in February 2021, heading the procedural area and leading cassation lawsuits for the firm. Katherine Bello left to join Caja de Compensacion Familiar (CAFAM).

Practice head(s):

Ivan Quintero Martinez, Saida Quintero Martinez, Dina Lopez

Key clients

Centelsa – Viakable

Menzies Aviation Colombia

Independence Drilling

Vanti ESP

Promigas ESP

Pepsico Alimentos Colombia

Acesco

Bayport

Caja de Compensacion Familiar (CAFAM)

Gerfor

Accor Hotels Colombia

Otis Elevator

Ladrillera Santafe

Ernst & Young

Tetrapack

Nexans

Laboratorios Legrand

Herbalife

Quintero y Quintero Asesores is an advisory and labor consultancy firm with operations in Colombia and offices in Bogota, Medellin and Barranquilla, offering an extensive portfolio of professional services, all related to corporate labor and employment matters. The firm comprises 20 attorneys specialized in labor law, an industrial engineer and an economist, all with extensive field experience.

Services
Advisory and labor consulting: Quintero y Quintero Asesores is known for providing counsel in the area of labor and employment law exclusively to companies, providing support to the presidency, general management, administrative and financial departments, and human resources in all matters relating to labor and employment relationships. Quintero y Quintero is a specialist in designing compensation structures, aligned with current legislation, for new companies or for those seeking to optimize personnel disbursements. Consequently, collective employment policies related to hiring, compensation or discharge of the personnel are designed, developed or reoriented. Clients are advised on the preparation, suspension or termination of employment contracts.

Collective negotiations: the firm’s principal partners, Ivan Quintero Martinez and Saida Quintero Martinez, have furthered more than six hundred collective bargaining processes with the trade union organizations of diverse natures, sizes and complexities. They have also contributed in the creation or renewal of multiple collective bargaining agreements. Collective negotiations addressed in Peru and Ecuador are led by the firm’s principal partner.

Defense in labor lawsuits: the firm assumes the legal representation of the company in labor proceedings, both ordinary as well as special proceedings as trade union immunity, workplace harassment, and executory proceedings. It handles extraordinary cassation appeals before the labor chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice. The firm has a success rate above 78% in labor litigation (internal statistics). Companies are represented in labor arbitration proceedings before the Supreme Court of Justice in extraordinary appeals seeking annulment of an arbitration award.

Labor-related writs of protection: in response; supervision; rebuttal or objection; and control in constitutional court. The firm has a success rate surpassing 86% in handling labor-related writs of projections (Tutelas) (internal statistics).

Labor audits: Quintero y Quintero offers a specialized auditing service exclusively focused on labor and employment. This service includes a detailed review, verification and assessment of each and every labor- and employment-related area of the company such as: payroll, self-settlements, contracts, vacations, settlement of social benefits, policies, hiring requirements, etc.

Special projects: formalization of work relationships; reduction in personnel – strategy, facilitation and execution; corporate mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs from a labor perspective; corporate acquisition – labor implications; corporate closures, total or partial; business units, economic groups, controlling position – labor implications; homologation of extra-legal labor benefits among different companies; and pension commutation.

Proceedings before the Ministry of Labor: monitoring and control of arbitration tribunals; corporate defense in administrative investigations originating from complaints for alleged noncompliance with individual, collective or social security labour legislation; advisory and transacting of requests for total or partial corporate closures and suspension of activities; solicitations for authorization to terminate the contracts of sick or pregnant employees; solicitations to obtain overtime work authorization; response to citations filed by employees and/or former employees against the company; and handling of voluntary conciliations with employees and/or former employees of the company.

Proceedings before the U.G.P.P.: Quintero y Quintero Asesores is an expert advisory firm on handling social security and parafiscal contributions requirements of the Special Administrative Unit of Pension Management and Parafiscal Contributions (UGPP), ancillary to the Ministry of Finance, for alleged inaccuracies or omissions. The firm counsels and guides the company in assessing the claim and pertinent information, drafting the document and legal recourses and acts on behalf of the company in order to clarify and expunge the payments and penalties up to the completion of the process.

Labor-related education and refreshers: the firm provides education and refreshers on legal labor and employment issues offered by duly qualified professionals through conferences, seminars, courses and workshops.

Senior contacts: Quintero y Quintero Asesores has two senior partners with their own areas of expertise:

Ivan Quintero – an attorney specializing in labor law in Colombia. He is an expert in strategic labor issues, outsourcing processes, implementing of labor restructuring policies, collective bargaining, formalization of labor relationships, collective agreements, labor processes, external corporate counsel for union issues in Peru and Ecuador.

Saida Quintero – an attorney specializing in labor law and industrial relations in Colombia. She is committed to providing counsel and labor advice to domestic and multinational companies in the sectors including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, hospitals and healthcare, construction, commerce, services, tourism, hospitality, agriculture, energy, industry and manufacturing, retail and mass consumption, finance, and education, among others.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior partner/lawyer Iván Quintero
Senior partner/lawyer Saida Quintero
Advisory and labor consulting Alvaro Martinez
Collective bargaining Iván Quintero
Defence in labor lawsuits Alejandro Arias
Proceedings before the U.G.P.P. Alvaro Martínez
Social security and payroll María Alcira Montalvo
Proceedings before the Ministry of Labor Danilea Duque
Labor-related constitutional remedy (Tutelas) Alvaro Martínez
Advisory and labor consulting Sandra Mora
Advisory and labor consulting Jose Leonardo Quiroga
Collective bargaining Felipe Quintero fqg@quinteroyquintero.org
Advisory and labor consulting Jorge Perez
Advisory and labor consulting Ana Paola Ballesteros
Collective bargaining Abdul Mondol
Collective bargaining Saida Quintero
Collective bargaining Dina López
Proceedings before the U.G.P.P. María Alcira Montalvo
Labor-related education and audit services Luis Francisco Barragan
Proceedings before the Ministry of Labor Juan Pablo Diaz
Labor-related constitutional remedy (Tutelas) Alejandra Soler
Advisory and labor consulting Jaime Solano
Photo Name Position Profile
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Advocate Alvaro Martinez  photo Advocate Alvaro Martinez Together with a team of lawyers who are in charge of me,…
Advocate Saida Quintero  photo Advocate Saida Quintero I represent one of the main partners of the firm, fulfilling directive…
Advocate Ivan Quintero  photo Advocate Ivan Quintero I represent one of the main partners of the firm, fulfilling directive…
Other fee-earners : 20
Total staff : 33
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