Cecilia Guzmán-Barrón


Professional Experience

With over 15 years of experience advising companies, national and international organizations on all aspects of labor law, immigration and human resources, Cecilia specializes in hiring, reorganizing, and managing complex layoffs; adapting corporate policies to local laws; implementing changes in organizations; inspections and labor procedures; inductions for critical conversations; and the prevention and resolution of conflicts.

Likewise, Cecilia leads focused labor audits and due diligence; labor compliance; and occupational health and safety. In addition, she offers clients advice on hiring foreign personnel; global mobility of Peruvians abroad, and migration procedures.



Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (2016)
Doctor of Law. Department of Labor and Social Security Law. Thesis "The flexible organization of working time: mechanisms and alternatives in the Peruvian labor order", qualified with Outstanding cum laude.
International Labor Organization and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2005)
III Postgraduate course in Labor Relations.
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (1999)
Lawyer. Thesis in “Labor credit against the insolvency of the employer”, qualified with Oustanding.
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (1992-1998)
Bachelor’s degree in law. Tenth top of the class.


Chambers & Partners 2020 - 2021 in Labour & Employment.
Leaders League 2020 - 20221 in Labour & Employment.

Academic Experience

Leadership, Strategy and Human Resources Professor at CENTRUM Católica (2003 – September 2017).
Labor and Social Security Law Master course Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (August 2019 - To date).
Professor of various courses in the Labor Department at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2002- up to date).


Women in the Legal Profession (WIP-Peru).
International Organization of Women in Business (OWIT-Peru).
Peruvian Society of Labor Law and Social Security.
Lima Bar Association.