IEL Elite

Marval O’Farrell Mairal

Distinguished national team



Marval OFarrell Mairals “very strong”  labour and employment offering is based in Buenos Aires.

Foreign firms and international businesses regularly appoint the team to assist with their issues in Argentina.

The firms membership of the Employment Law Alliance network further allows it to facilitate projects with a cross-border component.

Head of department Javier E Patrón is a key contact within the group, which also comprises the highly reputed Enrique M Stile.


The six-partner group assists clients with the gamut of employment issues.

Notably, the firms prowess in contentious mandates regularly sees it appointed on high-profile disputes. The teams experience includes representation before all levels of courts, in addition to the labour ministry.

Its advisory services include general employment and social security matters, as well as stock options and benefit plans, pensions, and bonus policies. As part of this, the team regularly acts for multinationals on aligning their global policies with Argentinian law.

In addition, the team is able to assist corporations with transactional and other strategic business concerns. This includes all issues from market entry through to employment due diligence on M&A, restructuring processes, mass dismissals, voluntary retirement, and employee transfers.

Labour relations experts in the group are well placed to act on collective bargaining or other negotiations with unions.

The teams expertise extends to issues impacting senior executives, such as hiring or termination, including matters involving non-Argentinian personnel.

Other areas of expertise include health and safety, and corporate immigration.

The team also provides training on key issues relating to workforce management, including outsourcing, mobbing, harassment, and discrimination.

Clients also benefit from bespoke artificial intelligence software offered by the firm, MARVAL ia, which provides support in labour litigation and can predict rulings.

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  • José M Llano
  • Guillermo Matías Osorio
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