Gerardo Valencia


Cuesta Campos Abogados
Av. Universidad 604
Torre Plata, 1st and 3th floors
45116, Zapopan, Jalisco.

Tel: +52 (33) 3630 0580


Gerardo Valencia joined Cuesta Campos in 2014. With over 14 years of experience in labor law and social security, he has focused his practice in advising and counseling important multinational and local companies from different industries, from the key strategic aspects to the fulfillment of regulations, including: incorporation of a company, collective negotiations, implementation of internal processes for regulating employee’s relations, acquisitions assessments, employer substitution processes, trainings, solution of controversies through individual and collective litigation with Labor boards and courts.

Gerardo actively participates and has been speaker at business and industry forums, such as: Chambers of the Manufacturing Industry, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Mexico, Mexican Employer’s Association (COPARMEX), where he has presented topics to union members about the preparation and fulfillment of norms and obligations at the workplaces, recommendations during work inspections, amendments to the Federal Labor Law, analysis on outsourcing services, among others.
Mr. Valencia has authored articles on labor law in recognized publications such as the Association of Corporate Counsel, Global City Media (The Global Legal Post), among others.

Before his incorporation to Cuesta Campos he worked as partner in an important law firm specialized in labor law, Bureaucratic, Notarial, Amparo, Criminal and Litigation in Guadalajara.

  • Collective negotiations for transnational corporations with operations in more than 14 Mexican states.
  • Assessment, audit, planning and implementation of processes in the acquisition of Mexican companies by foreign investors.
  • Advice to national and foreign entities with operations in different states in Mexico, and with more than 15,000 employees.
  • Management of litigation cases specialized in labor law of senior executives of multinational corporations.
  • Assistance in incorporating foreign workers from Japanese, French and American companies with subsidiaries in Mexico.
  • Publications for ACC and Global City Media (Foreign Direct Investment).
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, and always provides relevant information. The ‘deeply knowledgeable and experienced’ Gerardo Valencia leads the group in Guadalajara
The Legal 500