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Cecilia Vargas


CMS Grau
Av. Santa María 110
Miraflores, L18
Languages Spanish, English

Graduated from the Universidad de Lima in 2003, Cecilia specializes in Occupational Health and Risks Management Development; she also specializes in Labor Law, Social Security and Immigration. In 2008 she was invited to join CMS Grau. 

Cecilia has broad and solid experience advising in labor matters. She provides a comprehensive counseling service from general planning and labor policy design to advice in complex cases related to collective bargaining, dealing with trade unions, conflict resolution, occupational safety and health, including prevention of damages and strategic advice, recruitment of national and foreign personnel, and obtaining of immigration status, conducting legal compliance audits for labour safety and health matters, attention and advice in labour inspections such as occupational safety and health, personnel dismissal, whether individually or collectively, defense of the interests of clients in judicial and administrative proceedings. 

Cecilia was associate of the law firms Gálvez & Dolorier Abogados and Estudio Chehade Abogados in the ​​labour practice area.

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Associate Cecilia Vargas receives recognition from clients for "her attention to detail and willingness to provide added value."

Chambers Latin America 2015

Clients praise associate Cecilia Vargas for being "a patient professional with a great ability to listen to clients and provide precise legal answers."

Chambers Latin America 2016

Relevant experience

During her professional practice she has been continuously advising various mining, real estate and retail sector companies, among others, in the management and administration of human resources; the defense against workers claims in both administrative and judicial proceedings; the provision of consulting, auditing and training services in occupational safety and health; the preparation of legal audits in labor matters (Due Diligence), preparation of reports on the interpretation and application of legal norms, judicial and administrative decisions; participation in collective dismissals; attention and advice in Labor Inspections, in migratory issues, as well as the execution of the hiring of foreign personnel, among others. Cecilia has provided advice on evaluation of incidents and labor, health and safety obligations in construction contracts and other major real estate projects.

In addition, she has participated in a large number of Due Diligence related to acquisition and / or financing operations for various relevant economic groups in the mining, real estate, retail, health and education sectors, among others, in order to determine these companies´ labor and Safety and Health at Work situation.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Lima Bar Association (CAL)
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Lectures list

  • Speaker at the Second Annual Seminar on Environment, Safety and Health at Work (SAMASS III) - June 2016
  • Speaker at Second Annual Seminar on Environment, Safety and Health at Work (SAMASS II) - June 2015
  • Speaker at the Mining Law and Environmental Social Responsibility Diploma, with the subject: “Safety and Health at Work" - May 2010
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  • 2014 - Program in Occupational Health and Occupational Risks Management Development Diploma, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola.
  • 2014 - Management in Law Firms, Perez & Partners Law Firm Consultants.
  • 2004 – Law Degree, Universidad de Lima.
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