Mr David Puente-Tostado > Sánchez Devanny > Monterrey, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Sánchez Devanny
TORRE NOVO, PISO 4, DESPACHO 401
JOSÉ CLEMENTE OROZCO 335, COL. VALLE ORIENTE
SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCÍA, NL 66269
Mexico
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Work Department

Labor, Social Security and Immigration, Member of the Automotive Industry Practice.

Position

Partner

Career

David co-heads the Labor, Social Security, and Immigration practice group. He also has extensive experience in collective negotiations, with a special emphasis on the automotive manufacturing and energy sectors. David is recognized for handling complex individual and collective litigation, and litigation involving credits issued by social security institutions. Likewise, David has ample experience in mergers and acquisitions, ensuring the proper compliance with on labor matters. David was the President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CANCHAM) in Monterrey. Before joining Sánchez Devanny, David practiced law at an international law firm in Monterrey. He is fluent in English and Spanish. He was named as “The National Expert” for his participation in the article Corporate Immigration 2018 included in the edition Getting the Deal Through 2017 and as “Exclusive Contributor” for his collaboration in the “The Legal 500: Employment Country Comparative Guide”. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

 

Languages

Spanish, English.

Memberships

  • Member of the Mexican Bar Association and coordinator of the Labor Committee in Monterrey.
  • Member of the International Bar Association.
  • Vice-president of the Commerce Chamber of Canada-Monterrey Chapter.
  • Vice-president of the Human Capital Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce.
  • Expert translator (English-Spanish, Spanish-English) authorized by the Superior Court of Justice of the State of Nuevo Leon (2001 to date).

Education

  • Masters in Labor Law. Universidad Regiomontana, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México (2017).
  • Post Graduate Course in Labor Law. Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, México (2006).
  • Law Degree. Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores of Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México (2000).

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Labour and employment

Clients appreciate the ‘excellent personalized service’ and ‘full understanding of both the needs of the company and the Mexican market’ provided by Sánchez Devanny‘s labour and employment department. The 18-strong team, regularly advises clients -particularly from the energy and automotive sectors- on labour, immigration and social security matters. It is co-led by Alfredo Kupfer-Dominguez in Mexico City, a recognized market expert and ‘opinion leader on the subject’; and Monterrey-based David Puente-Tostado. Recent matters include undertaking an analysis of the labour (and tax) legal effects of Enel’s buisness structure, including over 40 legal entities in Mexico, in order to comply with new labour subcontracting requirements. Key support comes from senior associate Fermin Lecumberri-Cano (labour advisory and litigation), and associate María Fernanda Castellanos, who also has labour litigation experience.