Raúl Lara-Maiz

Raúl Lara-Maiz

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Raul is a member of the Employment & Compensation Practice Group in the Firm’s Chicago office. He also practiced in immigration law for four years prior to joining Baker McKenzie. In addition, Raul is currently a member of the Global Immigration and Mobility Steering Committee representing Latin America.

Practice Focus

Raul practices mainly in the areas of labor and immigration. He regularly gives legal support on individual and collective labor matters. He also helps Mexican and foreign multinationals obtain legal immigration documents for their employees.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advises on individual legal matters.

  • Provides assistance in the elaboration of labor documents, including individual and collective labor contracts and internal working regulations.

  • Advises on the implementation of employee transfer strategies between global companies, including developing international transfer policies from the immigration and labor point of view.

  • Advises on obtaining immigration documentation.

  • Handles document preparation and immigration documents processing.

  • Represents clients in many labor litigation matters.

  • Participates on many corporate restructurings.

  • Advises clients on their closings and massive layoffs.


  • Monterrey~Mexico (2003)


  • Universidad de Monterrey (Licenciado en Derecho) (1999)


  • English
  • Spanish


Editor and Co-author, The Global Employer: Focus on Global Immigration & Mobility, 2015

Co-author, Global Mobility Handbook, 2013

Co-author, "Mexican Immigration Reform," Baker McKenzie Client/Legal Alert, November 2012

Co-author, Doing Business in Mexico 2012, January 2012