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Esther Cecilia Blondet


Esther Cecilia Blondet



Kelly Blondet has broad experience in litigation, as well as in labour and administrative law. She has participated in several union-related procedures and has acted as advisor to national companies on matters concerning collective bargaining agreements. She specializes in labour and employment law and has additional expertise in corporate, commercial and civil law.

Prior to joining our Caracas office as an associate in 2002, Ms. Blondet practised at another local law firm for four years.


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  • Education

    LL.M., labour law, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1998
    Law degree, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1997

  • Representative experience


    Ms. Blondet has acted recently in the following matters:

    • Research assistant on the project "Labour Relationships in Privatized Latin American Companies" (Relaciones laborales en la empresas privatizadas en América Latina), an international project financed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Venezuela, 1997  
    • Research assistant on the project "Neo-liberal Reform, Labour Markets and Democracy in Venezuela" (Reforma Neoliberal, Mercados Laborales y Democracia en Venezuela), 1997


  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Chambers Latin America, Venezuela 2017: Band 2: Labour & Employment.
    • Chambers Latin America, Venezuela 2016: Band 2: Labour & Employment
    • Chambers Latin America, Venezuela 2015: Band 2: Labour & Employment
    • Chambers Latin America 2013: recognized in the area of Labour & Employment
  • Publications
    • “Social Security - A tiny step in the right direction,” The Daily Journal, Caracas, February 17, 2003.
    • Electronic Notebooks (Coordinator of the series), Labour Law Section, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1997.
    • Proceedings of the XII Ibero-American Congress on the Right to Work and Social Security (XII Congreso Iberamericano del Derecho al Trabajo y la Seguridad Social) (coordinating assistant for publication), Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 1995.
  • Memberships and activities

    • Miranda State Bar Association
    • Asociación de Abogados Laboralistas (Labour Lawyers Association)

  • Publications

    New Labor Law

    On April 30, 2012, the President of the Republic enacted Decree Nº 8,938 with Rank, Value and Force of Organic Law on Employment, Male and Female Workers (New OLL). Ruling N° 562 of May 4, 2012, of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice declared the constitutionality of the organic nature of the New OLL. The New OLL has 554 Articles divided into ten Titles. Below we will point out the most relevant aspects of the new regulation..

    May 15, 2012

    Minimum salary increase in Venezuela

    On April 24, 2012, the President of the Republic issued Decree Nº 8,920 (the Decree) establishing an increase of 30% in the minimum salary of public and private s....

    May 03, 2012

  • News