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José Carlos M. de Uriarte

José Carlos de Uriarte has a multidisciplinary legal practice with a strong emphasis in labor and employment matters, where he has over 20 years of experience regarding individual and collective (union) labor matters, administrative labor matters, employee benefits and executive compensation, separation of top tier executives, design of stock, RSU and retirement pension plans, designing strategies to meet outsourcing of employees challenges, individual and collective litigation, administrative inspections, regulations and litigation.

José Carlos also has broad experience in commercial and corporate law, complex international joint venture operations, cross-border transactions and loans, start-up operations, data protection, acquisition of real estate for industrial purposes, and industrial infrastructure development. As counsel to international clients, he has negotiated at the federal and local government levels to obtain a wide variety of operational and investment authorizations. José Carlos regularly participates in business mergers and divestitures of transnational companies, often involving antitrust counseling and lobbying. He also is active in counseling local and international entities in gaming activities in Mexico, both for administrative lobbying and commercial contract negotiations.


  • Labor and employment
  • Global human capital solutions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • General corporate
  • Privacy and data security
  • Gaming



  • Represented WeWork in connection with its acquisition of Emprenurban, a Latin American-based real estate development and construction company.
  • Representation of global aerospace company, in the defense of individual employment claims filed by foreign expatriate engineers employed in its Mexican assembly facilities.°
  • Representation of global US bank in the defense of a labor claim by a former CEO of the branch of its Mexican bank, operating in the US.°
  • Representation of Kaman International, Inc. in its sale of Delamac de Mexico.°
  • Representation of Multimedia Games, Inc. in the lease of electronic bingo machinery to Mexican lottery of numbers permit holders, and in the later sale of such equipment to an affiliate of Televisa.°
  • Representation of Red River Waste Solutions in its establishment of a Non-hazardous Waste Confinement operation in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.°
  • Representation of Land O’Lakes, Inc. in its joint venture with Mexican, German and Turkish shareholders at Global Seeds Genetics and its acquisition of 60% of GSG’s equity.°
  • Advised Procter & Gamble in all Mexican Labor and Employment aspects of its sale of Camay and Zest brands to Unilever.°
  • Advised Cardinal Health in all Mexican Labor and Employment aspects, and in respect of Mexican real estate issues relating to its acquisition of Cordis for $1.9 billion.°
  • Representation of Georgia Pacific in the sale of it Toluca manufacturing facilities to Kimberly Clark Mexico.°
  • Representation of Global Seed Genetics in its acquisition of land and construction of facilities in Salamanca, Guanajuato, México.°
  • Representation of Hino Motors in the purchase of land at GTO Industrial Park at Silao, Guanajuato, México, for construction of its Mexican manufacturing facilities.°
  • Advised Mahle in all Mexican Labor and Employment aspects of its acquisition of the thermal division from Delphi Automotive for $727 million.°
  • Advised Ferro in all Mexican Labor and Employment aspects in its sale of Polymer Additives business for $154 million.°
  • Advised Norton in Mexican Labor and Employment matters relating to its acquisition of Avalon Laboratories for $180 million.°
  • Advised LIXIL in all Mexican Labor and Employment matters relating to its acquisition of ASD Americas Holding, the owner of leading North American kitchen and bath products manufacturer American Standard Brands, for $542 million from Sun Capital Partners.°
  • Advised Banorte in all Labor and Employment matters relating to its $1.73 billion acquisition of Afore Bancomer, creating the largest retirement pension fund in Mexico.°
  • Advised Bayer CropScience in all Labor and Employment matters relating to its acquisition of the biological pest management company, AgraQuest for $425 million (€340 million).°
  • Representation of Brenntag in its purchase of the Mexican specialty chemicals supplier, Amco.°
  • Assisted various multinational public manufacturing company conduct an internal investigation of potential FCPA, Customs, Export and Import Controls violations.°
  • Representation of Metalor Technologies International in its acquisition of the North American operations of AMI Doduco.°
  • Advised Hon Hai Precision in the Labor and Employment matters relating to its 90% interest acquisition of Sony Baja California.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. de Uriarte prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

  • Partner, Jones Day, 2009-2015
  • Partner, De Ovando y Martínez del Campo, 2004-2009
  • Senior Associate, Creel, García-Cuéllar y Müggenburg, 1998-2004
  • Associate, Laffan y Mues, 1994-1998
  • Foreign Associate, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, 1995
  • Attorney, Breña y Asociados, 1990-1994
  • Law Clerk, Basham, Ringe y Correa, 1988-1990

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Listed, Best Lawyers Mexico, Corporate and M&A Law, 2013-2019


Akademische Ausbildung
  • Postgraduate degree, Tax Law, Universidad Panamericana, 1997
  • LL.M., Duke University, 1995
  • Postgraduate degree, Foreign Trade, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), 1993
  • J.D., Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), 1991
  • Mexico
  • Spanisch, Native
  • Englisch, Fluent