Fernando Méndez

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Fernando is a BLP Director in the Labor & Employment and Global Mobility & Relocation practices in Guatemala.

In the labor area, he has extensive experience advising employers regarding compliance with employer obligations, as well as the preparation and review of employment contracts, internal regulations, and the application of the labor disciplinary regime. He is an expert in labor terminations and negotiations, as well as advising on conciliatory hearings at the General Labor Inspectorate, Center for Mediation and Direct Negotiation of Guatemala.

He has advised on the planning and execution of labor due diligence processes for sales, purchases and acquisitions of companies, preventing administrative sanctions for clients. He also has experience in advising on Occupational Health and Safety matters for national and transnational companies. He is an active litigator in civil, commercial, criminal, and labor matters in courts throughout the country.

He joined the BLP team in 2021 as a Director, after serving as a senior associate at a prominent Guatemalan firm.

  • Labor & Employment
  • Global Mobility & Relocation

Education

  • Specialization in Criminal Law, Universidad del Istmo, Guatemala, 2020
  • Bachelor of Legal and Social Sciences, Lawyer and Notary Public, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, 2006
  • Master in Labor and Social Security Law, University of San Carlos de Guatemala, 2014

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Guatemalan Bar Association