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Fernández Verstegen, Javier A.


Javier graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina. He chairs the Labor Law and Social Security Practices. He joined the Firm in 2000.


He received his LL.B. from the School of Law of the Universidad Católica Argentina in 1995. He also took a Master’s Degree Course on “Law and Companies” at the Universidad de Palermo (Argentina, 2003-2004), a Pre-Masters’ Degree Course at the Universidad Austral (Argentina, 1997) and he participated in many national and international courses, seminars and conferences on Labor and Social Security Law.


In the Labor Law Practice, Javier leads a group of lawyers devoted to provide assistance in connection with individual and collective labor relations to a portfolio of multinational and national companies. He also advises on negotiations of collective bargaining agreements, collective labor disputes, labor aspects related to mergers and acquistions and, in general, on any kind of affairs related to labor relations. Javier also handles and manages the day-to-day affairs and litigation matters of several clients of the Firm, focusing his advice on the prevention and analysis of contingencies, understanding the needs and interests of each specific client and providing tailored-made advice for the achievement of the goals set. The Firm’s Labor Law Practice is recommended in international publications and Javier has been mentioned individually in publications such as Chambers & Partners Latin America, The Legal 500, among others.

Academic Activities

Javier was assistant professor of Individual Relations of Labor Law and Elements of Labor Law at the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires and associate professor of the Law and Business Master’s Degree Program of the Universidad de Palermo. He has been lecturer, speaker and panelist in courses and conferences on Labor and Social Security Law in different organizations and events.


He is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association, the San Isidro Bar Association, the Argentine Association of Labor and Social Security Law and of Banco de la República Argentina’s Lawyers Committee. From 2008, Javier has been Vice-chairman of the Human Resources Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina.