IEL Elite


Top-notch domestic player



Octavio Cantón is a key name in Galicia’s labour and employment practice. The bilingual team stands out for its abilities in helping foreign clients navigate Mexican employment legislation.


The team demonstrates significant skill in advisory work, within which it is able to advise across the full life cycle of the employment relationship – from hiring through to termination.

This activity includes headline corporate operations, such as M&A or spin-offs, within which it offers expertise in due diligence and employee transfer mechanisms, as well as issues relating to collective bargaining agreements. This prowess extends to workforce restructuring, downsizing projects, and collective redundancies.

A notable area of activity is in investigations, for which the team is able to directly carry out (or advise on) the investigation, with experience in those relating to discrimination or sexual harassment claims, as well as whistleblower allegations. The group also offers support in audits by the labour ministry.

Other areas of expertise include D&I, compliance, health and safety, executive compensation and benefits, industrial relations, subcontracting, and data privacy.

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