CARLOS LEAL-ISLA GARZA

Partner Leal Isla & Horváth, S.C. Areas of specialization: Labor and employment law, domestic and international contracts, and international commercial arbitration. Recognized as a leading lawyer in labor law in Mexico: Chambers & Partners (2011-2018); Who´s Who Legal Mexico (2014-2018). PhD in law from the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas); LLM from the Fordham School of Law, in New York City; LLB from the University of Monterrey. Former president of the Nuevo León Chapter with the Mexican Bar (Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados) (2010-2012). Professor of arbitration, international contracts and employment law, in different periods and universities in the Monterrey area, since 1999.

LOCATION: Monterrey, Mexico

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: Mexico

CURRENT FIRM: Leal Isla & Horváth, S.C.

PRIOR FIRM(S): Baker & McKenzie  |  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

LAW SCHOOL: Fordham University

ADVANCED DEGREES: PhD in law - University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) - 2000

HONORS AND AWARDS: PhD with Honours

PRACTICE AREA(S):

Labor and Employment

(Counseling and Compliance, Employment, Consultant and Severance Agreements, Hiring Procedures and Background Checks, Labor Relations, Litigation — Employer-side, Restrictive Covenants (Confidentiality, Non-competition and Non-solicitation), Separation/Severance Agreements, Wage and Hour, Whistleblower Claims, Worker Classification, Workers Compensation, Workplace Policies and Procedures)

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

(Arbitration and Mediation, Commercial/Contract Disputes, Employment, Privacy and Data Protection)

Corporate and Securities

(Commercial Contracts | Cross-Border Transactions | M&A | Partnerships and Joint Ventures)

INDUSTRY: Energy, electronics, metal-mechanics, construction, pharmaceutics, meals, technology, education.

NOTABLE ROLES/EXPERIENCE: Currently vicepresident of the Nuevo León arbitration comittee of ICC-Mexico


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