FERRERE's Labour team has regional impact as a result of its density of specialized practitioners who combine strong overall experience with vast knowledge of their markets. This permits consolidation of a deep practice, knowledgeable in law but at the same time affording a practical, business-oriented approach to each industry.

It represents, among others, Scotiabank, Nestlé, Tupperware, Adecco, Nike, Pepsi, Katoen Natie, Affinia Group, Pluspetrol, Global Forest Partners, Abbott labouratories, JCDecaux, Yazaki, Sanofi Aventis, Schlumberger, Vale, Mercado Libre, Unilever, WorleyParsons, MMR Group, Inter RAO Export, IBM, Microsoft, Autolíder, Isdefe, PDVSA, Equifax and JP Morgan.

It regularly handles clients’ day-to-day matters while at the same time ensuring high-quality advice on broad, complex and strategic issues.  It is recognized for its strong experience in complex litigious matters and collective negotiations, which allows it to achieve high success rates in legal actions and makes it a first-class negotiator with unions and the government.


  • Processes for setting up business and strategic planning for hiring local and foreign personnel
  • Design and implementation of employment contracts, remuneration structures, benefit packages, and share purchase and retirement plans
  • Social Security contributions and advice on coverage systems (illness, maternity, work accidents, expatriation)
  • Preparation and oversight of personnel policies and internal regulations
  • Compliance audits, internal investigations and administrative inquiries
  • Training courses for directors, managers and personnel in general
  • Preventive labour and social security advice on day-to-day operations
  • Participation in service outsourcing processes, internal reorganizations and restructurings
  • Employment and service contract terminations: negotiations and pre-judicial advice
  • Defense in government administration inspections or penalties
  • Strategic advice and defense in labour claims
  • Collective bargaining with company and sector unions. Advice and drafting of collective agreements. Defense in cases of union actions
  • Job health and safety audit and compliance processes
  • labour and social security due diligence processes
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