María Luisa Iturralde Viñas

With 20 years of experience, she leads the area and practice of labour and social security matters where she concentrates her professional practice, advising clients in day to day matters. Permanently advises national and foreign companies specialized in the following fields: construction, metallurgy, energy, fuel sales service, maritime, port & logistical services. Moreover, counts with broad experience in collective bargaining, representing different groups at the Salary Board Meetings (“Consejos de Salarios”). In her professional activity, combines legal counsel with litigation practice.

Assisted contract matters at UTE, the Uruguayan state power company (1994-1997).

Has worked at Rühnke law firm in Hamburg, Germany (2001).


  • Lawyer, School of Law and Social Sciences, University of the Republic (Uruguay), 1996.
  • Attended courses of Master in Law and Tax at IEEM, School of Management and Economy, University of Montevideo (1998-2001)

Research and academic activity

  • Member of the Working Group on Social Security at the University of Montevideo (2004-2008).

Practice Areas

  • Labor Law and Social Security, Litigation & Arbitration.