José Luis Zapata > Estudio O'Farrell > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Lawyer Profile

Estudio O'Farrell
AV. DE MAYO 645/651
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Work Department

Labour & Employment


José Luis Zapata is in charge of the Labour Law and employment department at O´Farrell. He has been a partner since 2005 and he has led the Labour Law department since then.


He regularly advises clients on multifaceted labour issues, particularly with respect to the automotive, oil and gas industry, electricity, textile, retail, construction, litigation area, negotiation and management of collective bargain agreements. 

José Luis Zapata is a lawyer of the Argentine Chamber of Oil.

Mr Zapata is a professor at IDEA as well as at the ESEADE.


Spanish and English


Member of the British-Chamber of Commerce and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Argentina. Member of the Argentine Delegation –employer´s side- at the International Labour Organization.


He has a law degree from the Argentine Catholic University School of Law.

Mr Zapata completed postgraduate courses and attended several seminars at the UBA, Universidad Austral, UCA, IDEA, etc.
He also graduated from the Academy for American and International Law in Dallas, Texas, US.

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Labour and employment

Among Estudio O’Farrell’s key attributes, sources highlight its ‘very deep knowledge of labour law’ and its ‘ability to handle highly intense disputes’. The team covers the full gamut of labour matters, with specialist skill sets in collective bargaining, collective conflicts, employee terminations and compliance matters. Sector specialist José Luis Zapata heads a department that also includes notable senior associate Ignacio Agustín Castiglione.