Juan Carlos, current managing partner of Santamarina y
Steta, is also leader of the labor and employment
practice group. He has over 36 years of professional
experience handling both individual and collective labor
Due to his important role in the resolution of union
disputes in the mining and automotive industries in
Mexico, he is recognized as a leading national and
international lawyer in his area of expertise.
He has participated in a number of large national
impacting union disputes representing companies. In
fact, he has handled two of the five Rapid Response
Mechanism derived from the USMCA, making him the
go-to labor lawyer for union related matters.
He also provides advice to multinational companies in
the retail, hotel, and oil industries, among others,
confronting the effects of labor legislation in terms of
subcontracting matters and labor regulatory aspects in
general. He has played a key role in the planning and
development of the union strategy for the Mexican
emerging private oil industry.
Recently, he has advised various relevant companies in
the country in redefining their union strategy considering
the challenges of the 2019 labor reform and the USMCA.
His work has been recognized by Chambers and Partners
in Band 1.