Firm Profile > Marván, González Graf y González Larrazolo, S.C. (MGGL) > Mexico City, Mexico

Marván, González Graf y González Larrazolo, S.C. (MGGL)

Labour and employment Tier 1

Marván, González Graf y González Larrazolo, S.C. (MGGL) is an extremely well regarded six-partner boutique and a popular choice for high profile and complex disputes. The group also handles collective bargaining agreements and advises on corporate and restructuring issues for law firms without established labour teams. The firm recently advised one of the country's largest retailers on over 3,000 employment lawsuits in six states, as well as a major restructure of 400 collective bargaining agreements. Team heads Héctor González Graf, Santiago Marván Urquiza and Nelson Guerrero Robles enjoy very strong reputations. Major clients include Citibank, HSBC, Zurich, Procter & Gamble and Mead Johnson.

Marvan, Gonzalez Graf y Gonzalez Larrazolo, S.C. (MGGL) is a large, highly specialized labor boutique that stands out for its institutionalized approach. With more than 40 lawyers dedicated to labor and employment matters, the firm provides consistently high-quality legal services to leading multinational and national clients in a modern and efficient manner. The firm’s six partners all have PhD or masters degrees from leading universities, including Harvard and Tulane in the US.

The firm: MGGL was founded by three highly experienced partners with postgraduate degrees from top US universities, and a wide range of expertise in Mexican labor and employment law. Their goal was to build an institutionalized labor and employment boutique with a strong focus on providing world-class legal services. The firm has invested heavily in the education of its lawyers and in cutting-edge software for efficient and effective case management, and, following years of sustained growth, is widely considered a market leader in Mexico. The firm’s unique model and structure has proved highly successful, and its impressive client roster reflects its outstanding reputation.

MGGL represents leading multinational clients and some of the biggest employers in Mexico. The firm advises clients across a wide range of sectors, including the finance, insurance, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, energy and natural resources, and automotive sectors, and stands out for its market-leading experience advising insurance and financial services companies.

Main areas of practice: Labor and employment practice: MGGL handles complex, sensitive and strategic labor and employment matters, ranging from high-profile disputes and collective bargaining, to the labor aspects of high-end M&A and corporate restructurings.

The firm is renowned for its expertise in labor litigation; it handles large, complex disputes before all levels of the court, recently representing clients in several cases before the Supreme Court of Justice and being called as expert witness in international arbitration cases. It also has the capacity to deal with a large number of concurrent lawsuits. The firm’s Mexico City-based team co-ordinates cases at a national level through arrangements with a network of firms across more than 40 Mexican cities.

MGGL has an equally strong practice in non-contentious labor matters, including labor consulting on matters such as major M&A and corporate restructurings, as well as collective bargaining. In this respect the firm has developed strong, longstanding working relationships with the unions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior partners Héctor González Larrazolo E: T: +52 5553 406847
Senior partners Santiago Marván Urquiza E: T: +52 5553 406845
Senior partners Héctor González Graf E: T: +52 5553 406846
Labor audits
Advice on labor relations and employment matters
Employment litigation, arbitration and administrative procedures
Defense of collective conflicts
Advice on corporate labor matters, including M&A and restructurings
Other fee-earners : 50
Partners : 6