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Santiago Macias

Associate
Lawyer

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

Santiago Macías is part of CMS Grau since August 2014 and specializes in Labor Law, Procedural and Constitutional Law, advising various public and private sector companies. Santiago´s experience includes consulting to various companies, in administrative proceedings before the Labor and Employment Promotion Ministry, labor audits, as well as the follow-up processes and sponsorship of various companies.

Santiago has advised several private companies in the retail, energy, telecommunications and mining sectors and searches for clients that have a considerable group of workers, which in addition have unions in order to engage in collective bargaining, as well as in judicial and administrative proceedings before the Labor Courts and the Administrative Labor Authority.

Among the major problems and challenges that are identified in these companies are the inadequate management of human resources, as well as the labor climate, having many times to restructure the staff area, apply disciplinary sanctions to workers who do not comply with the provisions of the companies, and structuring of advocacy strategies to deal with the judicial and administrative processes that may initiate such workers. We try to provide customers with a low-cost solution, it will not affect their budgets, and of immediate application, without affecting the labor discipline, or the productivity of workers.

Before CMS Grau, Santiago was an Associate at the labor área of García Sayán Abogados Law firm (2013) and  Associate at the labor área of Estudio Muñiz, Ramírez, Pérez Taiman & Olaya Law Firm. 

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Relevant experience

  • Saga Falabella S.A.: Santiago has participated in the judicial processes initiated by the Board of Directors of the Union, as well as in those initiated by its affiliates in the administrative and judicial proceedings as well as the absolution of regular consultations from the area of human resources of the company, providing advice in the preparation of draft letters, contracts and other documents of employment nature in general.
  • Pan American Silver Perú S.A.: preparation of defense structure of various judicial processes held against the company, in addition to provide permanent assistance to the acquittal of various consultations of employment nature.
  • Emerson del Perú S.A.C.: participation in the identification of labor contingencies in staff holiday matter, developing a strategy to reduce costs arising from payment of such a concept. Advise on various employment aspects, participating in all judicial and administrative processes that the company currently maintains.
  • KLM, Compañía Real Holandesa de Aviación: assessment on the identification of contingencies and risks arising from outsourcing contracts concluded by the company, preparing all the documents needed to agree on the termination of the employment relationship with the staff of the contractors, giving priority to the interests of KLM. In the same way, advice on various aspects related to the management of staff, in order to avoid contingencies.
  • Shell Lubricantes del Perú S.A.: participation in out-of-court settlements with the staff of the company, which maintained employment judicial processes, advising the company throughout the negotiation process and preparing all the documents to enable the successful conclusion the judicial processes.
  • Shell Operaciones Perú S.A.C: assessment on the process of hiring of foreign workers and advice in relation to the proceedings before the administrative labor authority and the immigration authority.
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Education

  • 2017 – Master's Degree Studies in Procedural Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
  • 2014 – Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
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Memberships

  • IUS ET VERITAS Association (Law Magazine).
  • Callao Bar Association (CAC).
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Publications

  • “Show me the money! With regard to the extra patrimonial damage that might arise as a result of the dismissal". Published on The Blog of Law of the Universidad del Pacífico "El Cristal Roto”
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Lectures list

  • 2017 - Participation as a speaker at the Hiring, Disciplinary Sanctions and Decoupling Seminar, organized by the Law Magazine IUS ET VERITAS of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. 
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