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Javier Canseco

Mexico City / Querétaro - Partner

Javier Canseco

Labor & Employment and General Business Law


T +52 442 215 2821 / T +52 442 368 3501 / C +52 442 239 4608

Javier has represented foreign investment in Mexico for more than 30 years, including international Fortune 500 companies.
His primary practice is Labor & Employment and General Business Law, he provides insightful advice on a broad range of employment matters, including litigation, setting up companies in Mexico, executive compensation and employee benefits, as well as mergers and acquisitions, business immigration and executive transfer, and collective bargaining and union negotiations. Javier takes a practical, businesslike approach to solving labor and employment problems for employers, providing practical business solutions to our clients’ legal problems. With 35 years of experience, he navigates clients through all aspects of labor and employment law, with the goal of zealously representing clients while promoting respectful and dignified treatment of all individuals in the workplace. Javier looks to develop a deep understanding of his clients’ businesses, to help anticipate and prevent workplace disputes before they arise.

Recent Relevant Matters

  • Advised on the reduction of the labor force of companies in the aeronautical and automotive industries.
  • Handled major projects involving outsourcing.
  • Represented clients in negotiations with unions regarding collective bargaining agreements and the modification of working conditions.
  • Represented clients in matters involving the termination of executives and transfer of expatriates.
  • Represented clients in complex employer substitutions.
  • Advised on general labor litigation matters.
  • Advised three large German automotive Companies to set up their facilities in Guanajuato and Queretaro for more than 100 million dollars.
  • Represented a large truck manufacturing Company to establish a plant in Mexico.

Recognition and Memberships

  • Member Queretaro Bar Association
  • Member US – Mexico Bar Association
  • Recognized by Chamber & Partners as a leading Labor & Employment Lawyer in Mexico.


  • Law Degree, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).
  • Structuring an International Joint Venture, University of California School of Law.
  • Foreign Associate with Hopkins & Sutter office (Now Foley & Lardner), Illinois.


  • English and Spanish