Ms Felicitas M. de Achával > Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Lawyer Profile

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados

Work Department

Labour and Social Security


Partner within the Labour and Social Security practice at Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno.


Felicitas de Achával specializes in labour and social security issues. She provides legal assistance in hiring and assigning workers internationally, including labour, social security, immigration and tax advice related to the expatriation and relocation of personnel.

She is an expert in job offerings and labour contracts, confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-compete and non-concurrence agreements, and in severance, early and/or voluntary retirement agreements, among others.

She gives training courses and provides in-house professional training on labour law.

Ms. de Achaval designs and implements internal company regulations, personnel policies and employee manuals applicable locally and in different territorial jurisdictions.

She has extensive experience in providing comprehensive advice on labour law, both individually and collectively, related to corporate mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence activities and assistance in human resources issues associated to the merger and reorganization of companies in the post-acquisition stage. Ms. de Achaval participates in collective bargaining by branch or industry sector and by company, including the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and company agreements.

She provides advice on the prevention, management and resolution of collective labour conflicts and direct-action measures.

Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate with Bruchou, Fernández Madero, Lombardi & Mitrani (2005-2007) and with Severgnini, Robiola, Grinberg & Larrechea (2000-2005).


Spanish and English


Ms. de Achával is admitted to practice law in the City of Buenos Aires.


Universidad Austral, School of Law (Labor Law Annual Program, 2003)

Universidad Católica Argentina, School of Law (Abogada, 1998)

Lawyer Rankings

Argentina > Labour and employment

Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno Abogados advises on domestic and international employment and social security issues, ranging from day-t0-day employment work to the labour aspects of M&A deals. The team, which stands out for is ability to ‘interpret business needs and come up with creative ideas to solve complex problems’, has a strong track record in collective bargaining, contractual and relocation matters. Companies also seek the team out for counsel on managing industrial action, business downsizing and negotiating severance packages, restrictive covenants, confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. Labour litigation and disputes in administrative and judicial proceedings constitute another area of expertise. ‘Reliable, professional and precise’ name partner Julio Caballero heads the practice with support from a strong bench of talent. Lorenzo Gnecco has focused his practice on collective bargaining and social security matters through a 40-year career, while Jorge Pico, who supports clients with a ‘wealth of experience’ and ‘technical excellence’, handles employment, collective bargaining, and social security work. Partners Felicitas de Achával, who has extensive experience in expatriations, international assignments, and M&A; labour disputes expert Rita Payarola; and social security and M&A lawyer Esteban Valansi round out a deep senior team which was further strengthened with the promotion of Ana Clara Gómez Casadei to the partnership in July 2022.