Ms Bertha Xiomara Ortega > Consortium Legal > Managua, Nicaragua > Lawyer Profile
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Ms Bertha Xiomara Ortega
Bertha is a partner at Consortium Legal – Nicaragua, with more than 40 years of experience practicing in the labor area, in both administrative (MITRAB) and judicial courts. She specializes in business law and labor law with vast experience in labor contract counseling, collective bargaining, internal regulations, human resources policies, outsourcing, part-time work, labor settlements, administrative employment suspension and termination contracts, labor inspections before MITRAB, and labor litigation related to social benefits claims, dismissals, and special processes on violation of fundamental rights, among others.
She is an associate professor at the Central American University (UCA) in the areas of labor law and labor procedural rights. She is also a mediator and accredited arbitrator before the Office of Alternative Resolution of Conflicts of the Supreme Court of Justice.
She has advised the Ministry of Labor in projects like the elaboration of the Thesaurus of Administrative Jurisprudence 2008 and 2010, the Labor Administrative Oral Procedures (PALO) and the Protocol of Action of Individual and Collective Conciliators. During her career she has been a consultant to OIT, BETTER WORK, and FUNPADEM, and a teacher at the Judicial School.
- Judicial representation of CARGILL NICARAGUA S.A. in different judicial labor processes.
- Advising ProMujer Nicaragua in the preparation and approval before MITRAB of its internal labor regulations as well as judicial representation in proceedings before the INSS.
World Services Group (WSG)
- Master’s Degree in Business Law, Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), Nicaragua (2001)
- Post-Degree in Labor Law, Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), Nicaragua (2006)
- Law Degree, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN), Nicaragua (1978)
The ‘highly effective‘ dispute resolution team at Consortium Legal remains a market leader, representing its local and international clients in a comprehensive range of matters, including constitutional disputes, commercial and investment arbitration, and civil, commercial, contentious-administrative, and labour litigation. Headed by Gerardo Hernandez, who is described as ‘an expert in conflict resolution‘, and supported by labour litigation specialist Bertha Xiomara Ortega and associate Sergio Escobar, who is experienced in civil, corporate and insurance disputes, the team represents international clients such as Walmart and Cemex, across the energy, telecoms, infrastructure, retail and construction sectors.