Tomás H. Natividad Sánchez

Tomás Héctor Natividad Sanchez is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Mexico on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Tomás directly using the contact details listed above.

Tomás graduated from Escuela Libre de Derecho, holds a specialist degree in labour law from the Panamerican University, has completed his PhD, and is in the process of being certified. He is founding partner and general director of Natividad Abogados, SC, a firm operating in Mexico for 40 years and credited as one of the best employers’ consulting firms in the country. He is a member of the labour committee and the board of directors of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE), where he was president for 17 years between 2002 and 2019.

Firm Overview:

MISSION

During 40 years, Natividad Abogados, S.C. Company Advisors, has consolidated its position in the country as a reference in the solution of conflicts in the areas of Labour Law and Social Security; it has also become an ally of its clients in the prevention of possible conflicts, because of its specialised strategic advice.

VIEW

To be the best acknowledged legal firm in the business environment, providing comprehensive and innovative services in all Labour and Social Security matters to all our clients, through our team of specialised lawyers and nationwide coverage.

OUR STRENGTHS

As a specialised firm we are prepared to assist and support our clients in solving their labour disputes taking into account our main strengths.

  • With 40 years of experience;
  • Promoting the training of our professionals;
  • Exclusively protecting the rights of companies, whether national, multinational or governmental;
  • We are advocates of the Labour Reform.

We actively participate in the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, in corporate entities and summits, in conciliation and arbitration boards, both federal and local, in the National Minimum Wage Commission, the Business Coordinating Council, the Employers’ Confederation of the Mexican Republic, as well as In prestigious national and international forums.

  • We have an extensive network of correspondents in the main cities of the country;
  • We are a firm that seeks continuous improvement in all its operational areas always looking for excellence and our customers’ satisfaction;
  • We have partnerships with international firms to offer solutions to conflicts that go beyond our borders.

Howard Levitt

Howard Levitt is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Canada on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Howard directly using the contact details listed above.

Howard has appeared as lead counsel in more employment law cases in the Supreme Court of Canada and at more provincial Courts of Appeal than any lawyer in Canadian history. He has been lead counsel in thousands of employment law cases, acting as counsel in over 50 trials, appeals, judicial reviews and other hearings annually. He has regularly chaired employment law and labour law conferences across Canada, including the Ontario Law Society, for its first ten years 2001-2009, the maximum time permitted.

Howard is the best known and most widely quoted authority on employment law in Canada. Howard writes a twice weekly employment law column in the Financial Post, hosts a weekly talk show on employment law on Newstalk 1010 CFRB, and is the author of one of Canada’s leading dismissal textbooks, The Law of Dismissal in Canada, five other texts, and is Editor-In-Chief of the national law report, The Dismissal and Employment Law Digest, which covers every notable dismissal and employment law case across Canada. The Law of Dismissal and accompanying law report is cited extensively in decisions across Canada. He is cited by the Canadian media more than any other lawyer in any field for his commentary on legal issues of the day.

Howard practices employment law and labour law in Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada and has an extensive national profile. Any lawyer can settle a case in some amount. Howard Levitt’s settlements are noteworthy as a result of his effective and tireless representation. Mr. Levitt conducts his own trials, which is not the case for many employment lawyers.

Howard is the labour lawyer and employment lawyer for many of Canada’s largest corporations and acts as chief spokesperson for numerous collective bargaining negotiations in a variety of industries. He conducts lobbying at the Federal and Provincial level on behalf of several clients regarding labour legislation. Howard frequently represents other lawyers and provides his opinions on complex employment matters when requested.

Over the past 42 years, Howard has lectured at seminars across Canada, appearing at over 400 employment law conferences.

Howard Levitt is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Community Service and Citizenship.

Firm Overview:

LSCS Law is the leading labour and employment law firm in Toronto, the GTA, and across Canada. Our expert lawyers represent employers and employees in all manner of legal matters including wrongful and unjust dismissal, terminations, lay-offs, severance pay and packages, employment contracts, statutory and regulatory compliance, discrimination and human rights violations, and sexual harassment. With specialised knowledge and expertise to assist clients on even the most complex matters, we work with you to ensure an equitable outcome both in and out of the courtroom.

Chrisóstomo Telésforo

Chrisóstomo Telésforo is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Chrisóstomo directly using the contact details listed above.

Graduated in Law from Universidade Estácio de Sá/2007. Postgraduate degree in Civil Procedural Law from the Pontifical Catholic University – PUC-RJ (2010). Postgraduate degree in Civil-Constitutional Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ (2012). Director of the Legal Department at Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama for 2018-2020. Member of the Court of Ethics and Discipline of the Order of Advogados do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro section between 2012 and 2016. He has been an associate at Ribeiro, Almeida & Freeland from 2008 to 2011 and partner at Sérgio Chermont de Britto Advogados from 2011 to 2013. He is a founding partner of the firm Telésforo Advogados since 2013.

Firm Overview:

Telésforo Advogados is a legal office specialising in multidisciplinary legal advice. Their team of professionals offers a high standard legal service, differentiated, honest and committed to their clients. In an interactive and integrated way, Telésforo Advogados prioritise necessary information with maximum agility and precision.

The legal office operate in various areas of law, seeking to meet the growing demand of the market, based on understanding the peculiarity of each business, providing their clients with not only advice on lawsuits, but mainly acting in the advisory part, thus minimising legal risks arising from the activities of their customers.

The legal advice provided varies according to the needs of their clients, and can be carried out through:

i) Legal opinions; ii) In-person or tele-face-to-face meetings, iii) Preparation of contracts in kind, iv) Carrying out due diligence, v) Assistance in crisis management, in addition to vi) Sponsorship in lawsuits in the tax, business, civil, labour, family spheres , probate, real estate and sports.

Tirso Gracia

Tirso Gracia is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Spain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Tirso directly using the contact details listed above.

He embarked on the professional practice of law in 1986. For 15 years, he was the Head of the Labour Department at the Garcés & López-Ibor law firm. Previously, he headed his own law firm and was the Head of the Human Resources Department at a company in the distribution industry.

His extensive career has led him to provide labour-related advice to a large number of companies belonging to sectors such as graphic arts, the media, leather goods, fashion, iron and steel, agri-food and chemicals. He has headed countless staff restructuring processes for major companies, providing them with advice on negotiating with works councils and unions.

Tirso Gracia regularly represents clients in mediation procedures, appearing before social courts and tribunals, as well as arbitral tribunals and joint commissions. In his practice, he leads negotiations for collective agreements for the leather goods industry in Madrid and Catalonia, as well as participates in government support schemes for the fashion, footwear, leather and leather goods industries.

He is currently the Chairman of the Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Guild of Catalonia and a member of the Social Council of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In the field of education, he has been teaching Labour Relations at the School of Upper Management and Business Administration (EADA) as part of the Master’s in Human Resources Management and the Executive MBA programmes since 1995. He is also an expert in current legal issues and frequently appears as a guest on television and radio debates.

Tirso Gracia is recognised and recommended by prestigious international directories such as Chambers and Partners and Best Lawyers.

Firm Overview:

It aims to implement legal practices and differentiating values in organisations, in terms of a legal standpoint as well as human resources consultancy and training.

The name “Galibier Legal” embodies an adventure brimming with inspiration and magic, whose challenge is to reach the top and press on. The Galibier is the highest mountain pass on the Tour de France.

It is located at an elevation of 2,645 metres at the heart of the French Alps, and it is part of the queen stage of this amazing sporting event. It is known as one of the most gruelling mountain passes in the world, with a punishing ascent and a tough descent, without being the end of the stage. It is by no means the end of anything and is instead the beginning of many things.

Thus, our mission is to safeguard the interests of our clients, to provide them with sound legal advice on their professional and business journey, to overcome the difficulties along the way, and to reach the top of the Galibier together in order to press on.

We have observed that there are conflict hotspots in the workplace, and that action is usually taken to deal with them only after they have already occurred. Most of them have to do with the loss of focus on the goals. This is not due to a company’s lack of follow-up, but instead due to the employee gradually losing sight of the goals in their mind. We aim to help them always keep the goals uppermost using easy-to-remember examples and images that are difficult to forget in the human mind, using life lessons from cycling. With them, we anticipate organisational conflicts in order to avoid them.

Our firm provides the client with a global perspective, not only with regard to legal matters, but also as a complement in human resources thanks to our extensive experience inside and outside organisations.

Maria José Martinez

Maria José Martinez is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Spain on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Maria directly using the contact details listed above.

She embarked on the professional practice of law in 2004. For 6 years, she was a partner in the Labour Department at the Garcés & López-Ibor law firm. Previously, she headed her own law firm and was the Head of the Labour Relations Department at the multinational Dupont Powder Coatings Ibérica for four years.

Maria José specialises in legal advice for business in collective bargaining and business restructuring processes, as well as the training of managers in Labour Law, among others matters. Likewise, she regularly appears before social courts.

In the field of education, María José teaches Labour Law at the School of Legal Practice of the Terrassa Bar Association. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis, which is on the transfer of workers within the framework of transnational service provision.

Firm Overview:

It aims to implement legal practices and differentiating values in organisations, in terms of a legal standpoint as well as human resources consultancy and training.

The name “Galibier Legal” embodies an adventure brimming with inspiration and magic, whose challenge is to reach the top and press on. The Galibier is the highest mountain pass on the Tour de France.

It is located at an elevation of 2,645 metres at the heart of the French Alps, and it is part of the queen stage of this amazing sporting event. It is known as one of the most gruelling mountain passes in the world, with a punishing ascent and a tough descent, without being the end of the stage. It is by no means the end of anything and is instead the beginning of many things.

Thus, our mission is to safeguard the interests of our clients, to provide them with sound legal advice on their professional and business journey, to overcome the difficulties along the way, and to reach the top of the Galibier together in order to press on.

We have observed that there are conflict hotspots in the workplace, and that action is usually taken to deal with them only after they have already occurred. Most of them have to do with the loss of focus on the goals. This is not due to a company’s lack of follow-up, but instead due to the employee gradually losing sight of the goals in their mind. We aim to help them always keep the goals uppermost using easy-to-remember examples and images that are difficult to forget in the human mind, using life lessons from cycling. With them, we anticipate organisational conflicts in order to avoid them.

Our firm provides the client with a global perspective, not only with regard to legal matters, but also as a complement in human resources thanks to our extensive experience inside and outside organisations.

Bright Oghogho Odia

Bright Oghogho Odia is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bright directly using the contact details listed above.

As a top-tier law firm in Nigeria, Perchstone & Graeys provides astounding and unique services to its clients. We strive to make our business one of the best international standards to be recognised globally. With diligence and a sense of duty, we have been able to cater for the complex and intricate needs of our various clients. The quality of our lawyers and breadth of our expertise adds to our unique ability to provide and guarantee excellent service tailored to match and satisfy the intricate needs of our clients. We do not compromise our integrity, which makes us stand out in the legal industry. With years of experience and various competences in different aspects of law, we have been able to establish a dominant presence in the legal field in Nigeria and across the world. We are a law firm that constantly seeks innovation in areas where others see challenges and due to our resilience and dedication, we set a path for others to follow. We were the pioneer law firm to organise an international business-law seminar in India. The seminar presented unique business matchmaking opportunities to attending companies, skirting the usual administrative, bureaucratic, and cultural divides that typically hamper cross-border transactions. The fall-out of these seminars and advocacy gave rise to various legal reforms and implementation of sectoral laws and policies in Nigeria.

We are innovation-driven, approaching each problem with a solution mindset as we understand that every client is unique. The firm remains consistently ranked amongst the foremost Nigerian law firms in many dimensions. Besides the other national and international awards and recognitions (including the first Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) Impact Award 2017) the firm had received in the past, the firm was recently in July 2019 awarded the “Law Firm of the Year (Nigeria) 2019” by Legal Era at the Africa Law Awards 2019 held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in recognition of the firm’s legal finesse, innovation and accomplishments.