Paseo de los Tamarindos
No. 400-A, Floor 9, Col. Bosques de las Lomas
05120, Mexico City

+52 (55) 52 61 04 42

Litigation Star



Practice area:

Labor and employment

Senior partner, expert in labor, employment, social security and immigration law with more than 39 years of experience. 

Mr. De Presno specializes in the practice of both collective and individual labor, employment and social security law. He is a trial lawyer, consultant and provides strategic advice to clients in these areas.

Jorge recently defended a government-owned financial institution Hito Financiera against a significant unfair dismissal claim brought by the former CEO. 

He and his team also advised Mission Hills, a subsidiary of Colgate Palmolive, on an unlawful work stoppage at one of its sites, as well as the subsequent litigation.  

Other key clients include Mattel, BP, JP Morgan, Y&R, Harsco, Bank of America, Scania, etc.

In the Academic aspect he was professor of social security law, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City (1985-1986); collective labor law and rules of labor procedure, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City (1988-1990); collective labor law, Universidad Iberoamericana (1991-2010).

Keynote speaker for different associations and chambers of commerce in the fields of employment and constitutional law.

Chambers & Partners Latin America Tier 1, and Legal 500 Tier 1 for several consecutive years. 

He is a frequent speaker for different associations, chambers of commerce and other organizations in the fields of labor, employment, anti-corruption and constitutional law. 

Chambers and Partners says: Clients are full of praise for pre-eminent practitioner Jorge De Presno-Arizpe, stating: “He is hands down one of the best employment lawyers in Mexico. He is a phenomenal lawyer with great legal acumen and is both strategic and responsive. He really understands what clients want and has the necessary business acumen to be able to guide us properly. Peers confirm that “it is great to work with him as a counterpart.” He offers experience in negotiating with unions, also remaining active in the labor litigation field.

  • Chambers and Partners Band 1
  • Legal 500 – Leading Lawyer: 
  • Who’s Who Legal – Thought Leader Global Elite, Labor & Employment and Labor, Employment & Benefits
  • LACCA Approved
  • Best Lawyers – Best Lawyer of the Year 2018
  • Benchmark Litigation

Updated June 2021