SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 5, 2015) – Littler Global member BDS Asesores, the leading labor and employment firm in Central America, has opened a new office in Guatemala City, Guatemala with the addition of a local and highly-regarded practitioner, Randolf Castellanos.
“We are excited to further expand our footprint in Central America and to add Randolf’s deep knowledge of the Guatemalan business and legal climate to Littler Global’s growing international platform,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “Leveraging the local experience of our Littler Global member firms to provide comprehensive services to multinational employers is a key element of our growth strategy. We look forward to working with Randolf, and to continuing to work with BDS Asesores, to serve our clients doing business throughout the region.”
With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Castellanos is recognized as a leading authority on labor law in Guatemala. He regularly advises domestic and foreign companies, as well as government institutions, on complex labor law and employment litigation matters.
According to Marco Durante, managing partner of BDS Asesores, “We have long admired Randolf’s impressive work on labor and employment matters in Guatemala and are honored to partner with him. Guatemala is an important market for employers in Central America and Randolf’s capabilities and strong ties to the region will be invaluable for our clients.”
Castellanos regularly speaks at government sessions in Guatemala, represents the country at international labor law events and serves as a professor at Rafael Landivar University. He is also a founding member and serves as vice president of the Guatemalan Association of Labor Law. Prior to joining BDS Asesores and Littler Global, he was a founding partner of the law firms Castellanos, Estrada & Associates and Castellanos & Associates.
Littler Global now has offices outside the U.S. in Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The firm’s global capabilities also include U.S.-based lawyers with exceptional international experience, and who are licensed practitioners in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the United Kingdom and South Africa, among other countries.
About BDS Asesores
Ranked by Chambers & Partners, BDS Asesores is the leading firm of attorneys specializing in labor law and corporate immigration, both in Costa Rica as well as in the Central American region, and is ISO-certified by the company´s headquarters in Costa Rica. BDS Asesores, which has 26 attorneys spanning offices in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama, is led by Marco Durante and partners Francisco Salas Chaves and Alejandro Trejos Gómez. The firm maintains specialized practices in the areas of public and private labor law, litigation and payroll management and focuses on providing preventive and corrective counsel of individual and collective labor conflicts of multiple organizations, local and multinational companies. For more information, visit Littler Global.
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