Annual IBA Employment and Diversity Law Conference

26 Apr - 28 Apr 2023

Session information

Supply chain and collective labour law issues in the Americas


Diversity and Equality Law Committee (Lead)
Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee (Lead)


The expansion of global supply chains has been driven by a business model expressly designed to take advantage of low wages and inadequate regulation and enforcement. With a trend emerging of companies in the Americas looking to rely less on the manufacturing industry abroad, nearshoring opportunities are opening up. This session will address current issues of collective labour law in North and South America. We will focus on the importance of International Framework Agreements, the permissibility and limits of industrial action, due diligence on the activities of third-party suppliers and changes that have resulted from the global supply chain debate.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Mercedes Balado Bevilacqua MBB Balado Bevilacqua Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Veronica Raffo Ferrere, Montevideo, Uruguay; Conference Quality Officer, Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee


Enrique Alfredo Betemps Perez Alati Grondona Benites & Arntsen, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Carolina Maria Camacho Solana Garrigues Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
Erika Christian Collins Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, New York, New York, USA
Hugo Hernandez-Ojeda Hogan Lovells International LLP, Mexico City, Mexico
Alejandro Liporace Mondelez, Buenos Aires, Argentina