IEL Elite

Basham, Ringe y Correa

Prestigious domestic practice

Mexico

Overview

Basham, Ringe y Correas labour, social security, and immigration practice group is a go-to team for leading international firms that require assistance with complex employment or labour matters in Mexico.

As the Mexican member of the Ius Laboris employment law alliance and of the LexMundi alliance of independent firms, the group regularly supports large cross-border projects.

Jorge de Presno leads the department from Mexico City.

Specialisms

Clients frequently instruct the team on strategic issues, including staff restructurings and expansion projects, as well as support with novel issues impacting workforces – such as remote working arrangements.

The departments status as a go-to for international firms requiring assistance on sophisticated matters was demonstrated in partner Álvaro Gonzálezs advice to Yazaki on the restructuring of its operations in Mexico. The restructuring will impact 52 manufacturing plants and involve collective negotiations with 60,000 employees.

The department has a strong track record of negotiating with Mexicos unions, helping its clients avoid work stoppages through industrial action. For example, Monterrey-based partner David Puente, alongside de Presno, successfully advised the owners of the Consorcio Minero Benito Juarez Peña Colorada on avoiding a strike in May 2022. The mine is the country’s third largest by number of employees. 

Another standout mandate for the team was its advice to oil and gas giant BP on its expansion into Mexico. This included the negotiation, execution, and termination of hundreds of collective bargaining agreements with unions representing the sellers staff as well as the clients, subcontracting schemes, and due diligence.

The group also boasts a solid litigation practice and, in particular, is well-versed in representing companies in discrimination and employment status claims. For example, de Presno is leading a team advising Barclays Bank on a long-running dispute with ex-employees of Lehman Brothers. The case stems from Barclays’ purchase of substantial Lehman Brothers’ global assets. The claimants argue that Barclays is a surrogate employer even though it did not buy Lehman’s Mexico holdings.

Clients

  • Nacional Financiera SNC
  • UBS Bank
  • AMPCO Pittsburgh Corp
  • TI Automotive
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Stellantis
  • Arizona Beverages
  • Pentair
  • Omnicom Media Group
  • Trane Technologies

Profile provided by Basham, Ringe y Correa

Basham, Ringe y Correa is one of the leading full-service law firms in Latin America. Established in Mexico 1912, Basham draws a century of experience assisting its clients in conducting business throughout Mexico and abroad. The Firm’s clients include prominent international corporations, many of them on the Fortune 500 List, financial institutions, and individuals. The Firm’s large group of lawyers and support staff are committed to maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards. Constantly exposed to the international legal system, many of Basham, Ringe y Correa’s lawyers and other professionals have completed graduate studies at foreign universities and have worked in companies and/or law firms abroad. Basham’s preventive and strategic advice on all types of law allows the Firm to offer its clients effective, complete, and timely solutions to their concerns. The Firm’s in-depth knowledge and insight into the international as well as the domestic market, including economic trends and current affairs, give the Firm a solid base and perspective to offer fully integrated and tailored solutions to every client. Every client expects objective and efficient solutions which can be trusted and relied upon. Basham’s lawyers are experienced and recognized leaders in their fields. The Firm has regulatory and practical expertise in all areas of modern practice and advices clients on investment, joint ventures, domestic and international tax planning, estate planning and asset protection, in-bond manufacturing (maquiladoras), tax, consultancy and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and contracts, antitrust, banking and finance, securities, bankruptcy, trusts, insurance, business organizations, international trade, USMCA and WTO matters, anti-dumping duties, intellectual property, administrative law, public bidding, privatizations, government regulations, immigration, labor, social security, consumer protection, environmental law, life sciences & pharmaceutical, energy, telecommunications, air, land and maritime transportation, tourism, civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, criminal law, estate planning, real estate and agrarian matters, among others.

ASSOCIATIONS:

Basham, Ringe y Correa has been selected as Mexican Representative of the International Associations of Lex Mundi, World Services Group (WSG), Club de Abogados, Ius Laboris, and ICC FraudNet.

HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS:

Basham has been distinguished as a leading firm in pro bono work, as recipient of the "Pro Bono Leading Light", recognition by Latin Lawyer magazine consistently since 2012 and until 2018.In addition, our lawyers have been internationally recognized in different publications such as Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global, Latin America Corporate Counsel Association, Best Lawyers, The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000, among others.

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