SLINGER, Leonardo
Practice group
T (598) 2902 1515 ext. 186
F (598) 2902 5454

Leonardo Slinger, lawyer, mainly concentrates his activities in the Labor and Litigation Departments.  He is Assistant Professor of Labor Law at the University of Uruguay, the Catholic University, and the University of Montevideo.  His practice includes advising on labor matters, companies reorganizations, as well as negotiations with unions in conflictive collective cases and social security issues.  Specialist in labor law, he also handles labor, civil and commercial litigation.  He is the coordinator of the Litigation Department.  Member of Asociación Uruguaya de Derecho del Trabajo.

Leonardo actively participates in diverse pro-bono projects, including those related to education and childhood.

Recognized among prestigious international legal publications such as ‘Chambers & Partners’, ‘PLC Which Lawyer’, ‘Latin Lawyer’, ‘Who’s Who Legal’ for his outstanding performance in Labor & Employment and Dispute Resolution matters. He has been acknowledged by the LACCA Approved 2020 guide.

Work highlights

  • Represents Citibank in the negotiations with the union, as well as providing regular labour and pensions advice.

  • Advises the Uruguayan Association of Banks, which groups together all the private banks in the country. In such role, Leonardo Slinger and Eduardo J. Ameglio were appointed as delegates of the employer sector in the negotiation of the Council of Wages, in order to negotiate with delegates of the Banking Union and of the Executive Power.

  • Advised Oca – main credit card operator in Uruguay – in the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement with the union. Such agreement sets forth the salary adjustments, labour benefits as well as other union related issues that will be in force for the next two years.

  • Advised Minerva on the purchase of Frigorífico Carrasco. The labour department prepared the DD report regarding labour aspects, social security contingencies and labour lawsuits.

  • Gave legal advice to Banque Heritage regarding labour aspects of the purchase of Lloyd’s Bank as well as downsizing of the bank and dismissal of employees.

  • Assisted Dutyfree in a union conflict.


Author of several papers of labor-related issues in recognized academic publications.


Leonardo regularly lectures on topics of his field of expertise.

Professional experience abroad
Has attended executive education courses at Harvard University.

Spanish, English