Since it was founded 31 years ago, Godoy Córdoba has excelled for its highly specialised legal advice in labour law and corporate immigration law.
Through Littler the firm has a presence in Canada, USA, Mexico, Central America, Venezuela, Peru, France, UK, Germany and recently Italy.
In the past 13 years, the firm has served as a legal labour adviser in Colombia for multinational companies, accomplishing significant mergers, acquisitions, labour audits, collective bargains, litigations, as well as corporate immigration projects.
Our brand DNA
Godoy Córdoba is recognised for its legal-strategic approach, based on giving answers to clients that are not driven by the standard, the ruling or the doctrine but are instead drawn from them in the quest for paths and solutions for the client's needs.
Godoy Cordoba is the Colombian single practice firm, in labour law, with an international coverage offer. A firm with an interdisciplinary approach of its practice evidenced by its own methodologies, the use of information and communication technologies to enhance operations, as well as brand that is a guarantee of service quality for clients.
Our service units
Labour and employment consulting unit: Our firm is a pioneer in preventive consulting services. Our attorneys perform as permanent consultants of our clients in day-to-day issues and in strategic matters, and contribute to mitigate the labour and employment risks and optimise the management of the human resources.
Restructuring and procedures before the Ministry of Labour: the firm’s service unit devoted to companies’ downsizing programmes and voluntary retirement processes in client´s companies. The department in charge of representing businesses in administrative researches driven by the Ministry of Labour, among others.
Labour and employment litigation unit: With our proven, highly efficient methodology, we conceptualise our defence strategies with prior analysis of the associated economic, strategic and political risks to determine the convenience of a legal action. We cover the entire country with a wide network of allied attorneys.
Collective bargaining service unit: We have wide experience rendering consulting services in collective bargaining to the organisations, negotiations before unionised and non-unionised employees
Auditing units: We accompany our clients in their ongoing labour and employment relations assurance processes and labour due diligence for corporate merger and acquisition processes with our specialised and interdisciplinary team of experts; we also render internal labour auditing services to our clients as well as to contractors. Recently the firm launched with ICONTEC International (the Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification) the first certification in best employment law practices available in Colombia.
Immigration unit: We render our consulting services to conceive individual and collective immigration strategies. We design global mobility policies, audit your migration practices, and accompany your administrative processes and investigations in immigration matters. We process all kinds of visas and permits, among other immigration procedures.
Training unit: We keep our clients updated with the latest regulatory, jurisprudence and doctrinal information, help them avoid conflicts and disputes and guarantee harmonious labour environments.
Awards we have won
• Recognised by Chambers and Partners for eight consecutive years (2011–2018) as Band 1 Labour and Employment leading firm for Colombia.
• Recognised by The Legal 500 (2012–2017) as Top Tier Firm in Labour and Employment law for Colombia.
Godoy Córdoba has a team of eight partners, 63 associates and 39 professional members of the management and administrative team.