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

Sizeable and specialized, boutique firm Marván, González Graf y González Larrazolo, S.C. (MGGL) is very much at the forefront of labour-law service provision in Mexico. A six-partner-strong practice group leads a team of over 50 qualified lawyers that focuses primarily on complex, sensitive and strategic labour and employment matters ranging from disputes and collective bargaining, to transactional labour matters and corporate labour restructuring; indeed, it is particularly well regarded for both collective bargaining and its contentious capabilities, recently representing several clients in the Supreme Court and also acting as expert witness in international arbitration cases. The practice is also a leading referral destination for corporate law firms lacking a labour and employment offering. Senior partners Héctor González Graf, who focuses on the labour aspects of corporate transactions and -particularly- restructurings is recommended both for his ‘knowledge' and 'the simplicity with which he communicates with his clients’, and Santiago Marván Urquiza (labour consulting and dispute resolution), co-lead the practice with younger partner Nelson Guerrero Robles (labour disputes and transactional advisory). Additional key practitioners include 'eminent' senior figure Héctor González Larrazolo (labour consulting, disputes and transactional matters), and specialised litigators Emilio Israel Garzón Juárez and Cristian Jesús Lamas Peregrina. Associates Beatriz Higareda, head of the Guadlajara office Genaro Pérez Velázquez, and Oscar Alberto Bojorge are also noted.


Their closeness to the client, their speed of response, their readiness to understand needs, the quality of their responses, the follow-up to the issues, and the objective and accurate advice make them not only outstanding but experts: Hector Gonzalez Graff, Nelson Guerrero, Paulina Mendietta.

‘Héctor Gonzalez Graff and his team are distinguished by their personalised service. I can affirm that throughout the years of being our advisers on labour matters, their advice is always punctual and accurate. Héctor has very good knowledge of us as clients and keeps us updated. Their level of specialization in labor issues in our country undoubtedly make them experts.’

The partners are always available and are experts in the labour field. All partners and lawyers are very professional and available in the care of labour matters with extensive experience in the sector. Its high quality in service, attention and knowledge of the matter makes this law firm specialists in labour matters, one of the firms with the greatest efficiency and attention in different industries.

The capacity and knowledge of the firm’s lawyers make the follow-up and attention of assigned cases excellent. Dr. Héctor Gonzalez Graf demonstrates high knowledge of labour matters and the simplicity with which he communicates with his clients makes his treatment pleasant; his management of the team makes the customer service clear and precise.

‘Oscar Bojorge: his availability and attention is undoubtedly exceptional.

The office provides high quality services, it is available at all times and the consulting, as well as the execution of work, are carried out based on the needs of the company and applicable legislation. The team constantly proposes effective solutions, in the short and long term.’

The people who make up the team, provide advice and personalized attention at all times, and do so with experience and specialization; the advice provided always has a “pro-business” approach. Partners: Cristian Lamas Peregrina and Paulina Mendieta.’

The legal services of the firm are outstanding since they are personalised, professional, on time and of quality. They always have a timely and adequate response, which is a great advantage because if an attorney is not available, there will be someone else who can give a prompt and professional response.’

Key clients


Avon Mexicana


Nissan Mexicana

Zurich Mexico


Royal & Sun Alliance / SURA

Mead Johnson

Procter & Gamble


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