Carlos Ferrán Martinez


Cuesta Campos Abogados
Montes Urales 750, 4th floor
Lomas de Chapultepec
Mexico City, 11000. Mexico

Tel: +52 (55) 5540-1737 ext. 213


Carlos Ferrán has specialized in representing the interests of national and international companies in all types of labor matters. Since its inception, Carlos has focused on implementation of preventive schemes for companies in various industries, labor restructuring, high-level collective bargaining, development of incentive plans for senior executives -including stock options, golden parachutes, stock phantom, among others- employer substitutions, litigation before the Conciliation and Arbitration Boards, aspects of social security, hiring foreigners in Mexico, subcontracting issues, design and implementation of internal policies in connection with Internal Work Regulations and individual and collective negotiation strategies.

In parallel, Carlos has developed countless legal opinions on labor issues related to mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, among other relevant operations.

He has designed the strategy of all types of labor terminations; reducing in all cases the risk of litigation for the company. Constantly, it has achieved high levels of savings for its clients both in the process of termination of the employment relationship, and in individual litigation before the labor authorities; through the most appropriate negotiation mechanisms.

Carlos has developed as an exhibitor in forums related to the most recent labor reforms, anti-corruption issues and data protection. He participated in a forum with the President of the Federal Board of Conciliation and Arbitration of Mexico City, regarding the next reforms in labor procedural matters.

Carlos currently teaches the “Collective Labor Law” at the Universidad Iberoamericana. He is a member of the Illustrious and National Bar Association of Mexico, where he has recently been appointed as the president of the compliance committee. In addition, he participates in the Labor Law, Social Security Law and Company Law commissions.

Carlos is a columnist for the magazines “Facts and Rights” of the Legal Research Institute of the UNAM, “PAF, SMEs and Labor” and “IDC Expansión”; where he contributes with all kinds of articles destined to the protection of work sources with operations in Mexico. He has also participated in television programs for the Judicial Channel and for the channel “Borde Jurídico”.

Before joining Cuesta Campos, Carlos worked in a prestigious international labor law firm and in a well-known firm “full-practice” where he concentrated his practice in corporate-labor aspects.

  • Design and planning of two employer substitutions for important multinational companies in 2016.
  • Collective negotiation of high complexity for a multinational company in 2015.
  • Design of a new work strategy related to the internal work procedures of two important technology companies worldwide.
  • Strategy for the execution of processes of termination of the working relationship of more than 500 employees for important multinational company.
  • Legal-labor advice on the important purchase of assets by a multinational company.
  • Review and modification of the subcontracting scheme of a multinational company with more than 3,000 employees in Mexico.
  • Legal advice on the hiring of South American employees for the provision of services in Mexico.
  • Legal advice for important parcel company in review and modification of internal work processes.
  • Subcontracting audit for a North American company with operations in Mexico, in order to measure the level of compliance with the legislative amendments to the labor regulatory body.
  • “Internal Work Regulation” – PAF Pyme y Laboral – 2016
  • “Adjustments to Work Centers for Persons with Disabilities” – Laboral-2016
  • “OCT: Towards a culture for productivity” – Facts and Rights, Institute of Legal Research of the UNAM-2016
  • “Joint Commissions in companies” – Facts and Rights, Legal Research Institute of the UNAM-2016
  • “Mexico: It’s Time for Profit Sharing.” -ACC Docket-Co-Author-2015
  • Agreements on Labor Matters – IDC Expansión Legal and Fiscal Counsel – 2016
  • Renewal of Labor Justice, necessary? – IDC Expansión Asesor Jurídica y Fiscal – 2016
  • Mexico: Constitutional Amendment on Labor Justice Matters Approved by the Senate – Chambers & Partners 2016 – 2016
  • Mexico: Constitutional Reform on Labor Justice is Approved by the Plenary of the Senate of the Republic – Lex Latin – 2016
Cuesta Campos provides counseling in labor, employment and social security matters. We participate in the design of labor strategies in startups, mergers, acquisitions, sales of businesses, windup, employee and labor union relationships, as well as companies’ day-to-day duties. Our firm performs labor compliance audits regarding the implementation of preventive or corrective measures.

We are experienced in negotiating collective agreements, including negotiations with labor unions.

Our firm advises its clients in the preparation and review of individual labor agreements of all kinds, internal regulations customized according to company’s philosophy, creation and operation of the required commissions (training, safety and hygiene, profit sharing and internal workplace regulations, among others). We evaluate administrative control systems such as receipts, time reports and overtime for their validity and enforceability. We assist companies to in the development of employee benefit policies and plans, savings funds, private pension plans and employee stock option programs, as well as performance oriented commissions or bonuses, Design of social security strategies for mergers, acquisitions, sales, windups, employee transfers and corporate economic considerations, Social security and housing fund (Infonavit) audits, advise and litigation against authorities’ resolutions.

Cuesta Campos handles the study and analysis of termination of working relationship and severance processes, according to the applicable individual and collective labor agreements. We assess the labor implications of service agreements of our clients and the individuals and companies they hire, and help them implement strategies to avoid unnecessary contingencies.

In addition, we counsel our clients in relation to inspections conducted by the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare on both the Federal and State level. In cooperation with our IP practice group, we protect the personnel’s access and use of company’s proprietary information.

Cuesta Campos y Asociados (CCA) is a full service Mexican law firm, founded in 1978. CCA has become a leading Mexico Business law firm, recognized for its top quality legal services, rendered under the highest ethical standards. Client satisfaction and long term professional relationships with their clients have been used as their measure of success.

The firm has offices in México City, Guadalajara and León, as well as a presence in Monterrey, Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez and Cancun, through long standing professional affiliations.

The firm is recognized for its impressive client list, which is mainly composed by North American, European and Asian multinationals and foreign Banks operating in various Mexican jurisdictions, as well as by leading Mexican entities doing business abroad.

Representative clients include: Plexus, Industry Products Company, Almidones Mexicanos, Audi, Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, Brothers, Canon, Crocs Intl., Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA), Fender Musical Instruments, Flextronics, JP Morgan, Laboratorios Pisa, Nike, Omron Electronics, Patron Spirits, Royal Bank of Canada, Sanmina, Subway, Vee Rubber, Wells Fargo, ZF Sachs, among others.

CCA has developed significant expertise in cross border transactions, and has consistently obtained the highest level of client satisfaction in regular client surveys.

All attorneys and staff are fully bilingual and many hold postgraduate studies and LLM’s in leading Universities in Mexico and abroad.

“Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C. ‘responds immediately to every request, always provides relevant information and is very proactive’, and has expanded its ‘excellent’ team with the hire of the ‘thorough and strong’ Carlos Ferran who leads the Mexico City side of the practice.”
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