Firms To Watch: Employment

Under the dual leadership of Diana Rodríguez Redondo (Madrid) and José María Lamarca (Barcelona), the team at Marimón Abogados is a key point of contact for international and domestic employers and individuals seeking advice on day-to-day employment matters, collective dismissals, and, where necessary, litigation.

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With trained specialists working across the full spectrum of employment law matters, market leader Cuatrecasas attracts instructions from an impressive client roster comprised of local businesses, large multinationals and public institutions operating in an array of sectors. WIth a wealth of experience advising on the labour aspects of high-cap M&A deals, the firm is also well positioned to handle large workforce restructurings, collective agreements and internal investigations. The practice is jointly led by Barcelona-based Rubén Agote, who advises on collective bargaining, company policies and employment disputes, and Juan Bonilla in Madrid, who is renowned for his experience in contract terminations, pension issues and corporate transactions. Both practitioners are well versed in acting for clients at court appellate level. Other key individuals include labour law specialist and former senior judge Jordi Puigbó and Isabel Merenciano, whose expertise covers corporate, litigation and criminal matters in this space.

Practice head(s):

Rubén Agote; Juan Bonilla

Other key lawyers:

Jordi Puigbó; Salvador del Rey; Isabel Merenciano

Key clients


Cristian Lay (CL)

Johnson Health Technologies

Magnon Green Energy

Diamond Resorts (Hilton Grand Vacations, HGV)


Federación Empresarial Hotelera de Mallorca




Work highlights

  • Advised Oracle on a collective dismissal of over 150 employees.
  • Advised IMESAPI on negotiating, drafting and agreeing on its new gender equality plans.
  • Advising the Hotel Business Federation of Mallorca (FEHM) on the negotiation of the 16th collective bargaining agreement for the hospitality industry in the Balearic Islands.


Noted for its sizeable, ‘innovative team’ of ‘unbeatable people and professionals’, Garrigues is sought out by clients from across the technology, energy, finance, aeronautics and retail sectors, among others, seeking assistance with sensitive employment law matters, from restructurings to collective bargaining agreements and litigation. Department leader Rosa Zarza steers the team in a variety of mandates, including collective dismissals, reorganisations and compliance. Adriano Gómez is singled out for his extensive experience in representing clients before various labour courts, while Bernardo Pérez-Navas is especially active in workforce restructurings and collective bargaining.

Practice head(s):

Rosa Zarza

Other key lawyers:

Adriano Gómez; Bernardo Pérez-Navas; Rafael Giménez-Arnau; Angel Olmedo; Ignacio Esteban; Felipe Ochoa


‘Unbeatable people and professionals.’

‘An innovative team, which reinforces dedication and availability to the client while leveraging technology to cover the entirety of our business.’

‘Integrated team that works well together. They involve other areas of the firm to provide the best service. Ability to communicate in English and at different levels of client management. Very accessible.’

‘Very client-oriented people and great professionals. I would like to highlight Bernardo Pérez-Navas and Ignacio Esteban.’

‘I would like to highlight Bernardo Pérez-Navas’s great knowledge, ability to understand the client’s needs, ability to think outside of the box, great capacity for work and humility. It is very easy to work with him.’

‘Garrigues helps us achieve our objectives through tailored solutions regardless of the complexity of the issues.’

‘The attorneys we work with are professionals highly specialised in labour topics, providing qualified legal assistance in all the matters related to it. Their advice and proposals take into account all the potential perspectives on the issue to be solved in a very committed and prompt way. We are very happy to work with them.’

‘Outstanding partners include Rosa Zarza and Bernardo Pérez-Navas. Felipe Ochoa is a great associate.’

Key clients


Nordex Energy

Grupo Godó de Comunicación

Duro Felguera


Singular Bank

Louis Vuitton

Siemens Gamesa

Amazon Spain Fulfillment


Hewlett Packard




Real Madrid Club de Fútbol


Roche Farma



Norwegian Airlines

Sagardoy Abogados, member of Ius Laboris

Based in six major cities across the country, Sagardoy Abogados, member of Ius Laboris offers employers assistance with the full scope of contentious and advisory labour matters. The group is under the joint leadership of four practitioners: in Madrid, Iñigo Sagardoy is a key contact for international matters, while Martín Godino focuses on collective negotiations and restructurings; David Isaac Tobía manages the Barcelona office; and Juan Sebastián Medina splits his time between Malaga and Sevilla. The strong bench, renowned for its ‘experience, closeness, professionalism’ and ‘speed of response’, also includes Román Gil, who advises on collective agreements and litigation, Montserrat Alonso, a name to note for complex restructurings involving multinationals, and associate Ana Goerlich.

Practice head(s):

Iñigo Sagardoy; Martín Godino; David Isaac Tobía; Juan Sebastian Medina

Other key lawyers:

Román Gil; Montserrat Alonso; Ana Goerlich


‘Experience, closeness, professionalism, speed of response.’

‘They are competitive, rigorous and brave in making proposals for solutions to the problems that arise.’

‘I want to highlight the commitment to their clients, their involvement and their know-how. Their involvement allows us to establish fundamental relationships of trust when making the best decisions. I especially want to highlight Montserrat Alonso and Martín Godino.’

‘Montserrat Alonso: close, transparent, committed, practical, diligent, rigorous, hard-working.’

‘Great professionals, great results.’

‘The lawyers are very well-trained, approachable, and communicate very well.’

‘My experience with them has been excellent.’

Key clients

Caja Rural de Aragon



Garaipen Apustuak

Grupo Inditex

Asociacion Retail Textil España (ARTE)

AXA seguros generales

Twitter Spain

AB Servicios Selecta

Pierre et Vacances

Work highlights

  • Advised Airbus SAS on the termination of an employment contract of a senior engineer with an international career who filed two claims – in France and in Spain – arguing that he should receive a double severance payment.
  • Advising on the creation of the first and only national employers’ association for the textile sector, which includes groups such as Inditex, Mango, H&M, Primark, Uniqlo and JD Sport.
  • Advised Twitter Spain on a collective dismissal.

Uría Menéndez

Uría Menéndez fields a team of employment law specialists who are well versed in the gamut of labour issues, providing advice on hiring and termination procedures, collective bargaining, remuneration issues and court proceedings. In Madrid, Mario Barros is counsel of choice for domestic and international clients in employment contracts, workforce restructurings and transactional issues, while Barcelona-based Juan Reyes regularly handles insolvency layoffs, takeovers and redundancies. The Valencia office is led by Raúl Boo, who steers the team in high-profile M&A transactions. Sergio Ponce is another name to note in Madrid for his expertise in collective bargaining and redundancy procedures. Recently promoted partner Daniel Cerrutti handles a mix of transactional matters, restructurings, C-suite issues and collective agreements. Álvaro Navarro is no longer at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Mario Barros; Juan Reyes; Raúl Boo

Other key lawyers:

Sergio Ponce; Daniel Cerrutti; Alba Pérez Canet


‘The team is very well managed, with great efficiency and competence.’

‘Total involvement and knowledge of the sector as well as its specific regulations.’

‘What makes the practice unique is the quality of its professionals, in terms of legal and sector knowledge and the permanent search for solutions and alternatives.’

‘Mario Barros – extensive knowledge and experience.’

‘High capacity for client response, technical knowledge and flexibility in their work that makes their collaboration with the client very integrated and productive.’

‘The rigour in the analysis, the study and the corresponding advice are brilliant.’

‘Sergio Ponce is an outstanding individual.’

‘Intellectually more capable than the majority of firms in the labour area with which we work and have worked.’

Key clients

Agrupación Deportiva Alcorcon S.A.D.

Asociación Nacional de Empresas Estibadoras y Centros Portuarios de Empleo (ANESCO)

Ávoris and Globalia (Travel Division, Viajes Halcón)

Haya Real Estate

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)


Santander Consumer Finance (SCF)


Karton Group

Zara España, S.A.

Abdon Pedrajas | Littler

Renowned for its expertise in high-value cross-border matters, boutique firm Abdon Pedrajas | Littler remains a key name in the employment space, with particular prominence in high-profile litigation. Antonio Pedrajas is a key point of contact for domestic and multinational employers seeking assistance with reorganisations, workforce restructurings and collective dismissals, while Ivan López García De La Riva is best known for his strong credentials in judicial proceedings. Restructuring and collective redundancy processes are core areas of activity for Sonia Cortés, who is a key name to note for cross-border matters. Clients from the insurance, energy and construction sectors routinely turn to Alfonso Pedrajas for advice on contentious matters. Javier Molina, who heads up the Valencia office, often acts in claims involving workplace incidents.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Pedrajas; Ivan López García De La Riva; Alfonso Pedrajas; Sonia Cortés; Javier Molina

Other key lawyers:

Miguel Arberas López; Daniel Miró


‘Iván López – spectacular depth and management of matters in the courts.’

‘The team is unique in its great professionalism, but also the humanity and sensitivity with which it manages labour relations.’

‘In the event of any unforeseen difficulties, we always find availability and quality advice, which allows us to be very effective in making decisions.’

Key clients

EDPR Group

John Deere Iberica, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted the EDPR Group in the negotiation of the Equality Plan with the elected employees’ legal representatives and a national representative of UGT Trade Union.
  • Advised John Deere Ibérica on the amendment of the temporary contracting system used by the client to cover periods of excess of orders.

Baker McKenzie

A stellar client roster comprising leading multinational corporations from an array of industries regularly seek Baker McKenzie's advice on the entire spectrum of employment matters, including M&A transactions, restructurings, investigations and dispute resolution. Sports law specialist David Díaz is the first point of contact in Madrid for professional athletes and clubs looking for legal support in contract negotiations, transfers and pension schemes. He oversees the practice alongside Barcelona-based Mireia Sabaté, who is active in collective terminations, restructurings, social security issues and litigation. Fermín Guardiola, another key name to note within the Madrid office, has extensive experience in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. Recommended for his 'practical experience and highly specialised knowledge', José Prieto is especially active in union negotiations and litigation.

Practice head(s):

David Díaz; Mireia Sabaté

Other key lawyers:

Fermín Guardiola; José Prieto; Ester Maza; Margarita Fernández; Marc Cucarella


David Diaz – very knowledgeable, responsive, and pragmatic. Truly solution-oriented.’

‘We highly highlight José Prieto’s knowledge of labour matters and negotiation strategies. His practical experience and highly specialised knowledge makes the difference.’

‘Available, approachable, helpful, and commercial team.’

Key clients





Grupo Bimbo

Ingram Micro




Pepe Jeans

Rank Holding


Samvardhana Motherson Group




Vifor Pharma

Ceca Magán Abogados

With over five decades of experience, Ceca Magán Abogados' employment team continues to assist companies from the financial, energy, retail, transport, food and beverages sectors with an array of matters. Showcasing notable strength in litigation, the team is home to Enrique Ceca Gómez-Arevalillo, who is trusted by international and domestic clients seeking advice on collective dismissals, terminations of contracts, and social security issues. He oversees the practice that also features Àlex Santacana, who heads up the Barcelona office, and Madrid-based Juan José Jiménez, who is routinely engaged in major restructurings, collective bargaining matters and litigation before labour courts at all levels.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Ceca Gómez-Arevalillo

Other key lawyers:

Àlex Santacana; Paula Ferro; Laura Guillén; Juan José Jiménez


‘Response is always quick and the quality of their services unique.’

‘Very proactive team. They have initiative, are very solid and are quick in their responses. Without a doubt I would describe Paula Ferro and Enrique Ceca Gómez-Arevalillo as outstanding.’

‘Top legal advisory and defence in trial. Easy contact at any required time.’

Key clients


RoomMate Hotels

Perfumery Trade Sector – Trade Unions –

La Liga


Melia Hotels


Mahou – San Miguel



Teleperformance Spain, S.L.U


Ilunion Seguridad

Auro Travel


Work highlights

  • Advised Greystar on the labour aspects of its joint venture with Vía Celere to develop the largest medium-term rental housing development project in Spain with 2,425 homes.
  • Advised Roommate Hotels on the employment aspects of the bankruptcy and subsequent acquisition of the business by the Angelo Gordon and Westmont fund.
  • Advised La Liga on the negotiation of the company’s first collective bargaining agreement.

DLA Piper

The employment group at DLA Piper provides legal support on a wide range of matters, encompassing collective bargaining, workforce restructurings, harassment, equality plans, whistleblowing, investigations and litigation. International head of the firm's employment practice in EMEA and Asia Pacific Pilar Menor is singled out by clients for being ‘among the best labour and employment lawyers’ in the country. Paz De La Iglesia oversees the employment group in Spain and is experienced in individual and collective dismissals, hiring procedures and litigation. Labour and social security law specialist Pedro Molina often handles negotiations with trade unions and the employment aspects of major transactions.

Practice head(s):

Pilar Menor; Paz de la Iglesia

Other key lawyers:

Pedro Molina; Raúl Torres


‘Pilar Menor is among the best labour and employment lawyers I have dealt with in any jurisdiction.’

‘The team is effective and knowledgeable of the client. Pilar Menor and Paz De la Iglesia are excellent professionals.’

‘Pilar is intimately familiar with all aspects of labour and employment regulation in Spain and is always endeavouring to find commercially viable solutions to complex issues.’

Key clients


ADM Promotions

Axalta Coating Systems

BorgWarner Europe GmbH





Dr Martens

Dyson Techologies



EDP Renovaveis



Hard Rock Café





LEWIS Communications

London Stock Exchange




Newell Brands, Inc

Nomad Foods Europe







Stuart Delivery



STX Commodities B.V.




Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Waters Corporation

World Freight Company

Work highlights

  • Advising Easyjet on the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements for both pilots and cabin crew.
  • Advising Easyjet on the strike actions called by trade unions USO and SEPLA.
  • Advising Kawneer Spain on the implementation of a collective redundancy process.


Equipped with its ‘expert knowledge’ of employment law Pérez-Llorca assists numerous blue-chip corporates and financial institutions with a spread of matters, ranging from day-to-day advice, to major transactions and litigation. With almost three decades' experience in labour law mandates, practice head Luis Enrique Fernández Pallarés is singled out for his strong track record in cross-border transactions and restructurings. Focused on restructuring procedures, union negotiations and remuneration schemes, Isabel Moya is another name to note for M&A deals. Laura Pérez  is a key point of contact for employment litigation. Clients also highlight the work of Daniel Cifuentes who excels in collective dismissals and bargaining arrangements.

Practice head(s):

Luis Enriques Fernández Pallarés

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Cifuentes; Isabel Moya; Laura Pérez; Marta Salamanca


‘They have in-depth knowledge, the ability and the experience necessary to understand, analyse and manage complex situations and explain the strategy in an understandable way for those of us who are not as familiar with legal terms.’

‘They know how to apply valid solutions to possible changes in the legislative scenario, which is highly beneficial in a changing situation such as this legislative area.’

‘Their success rate is close to 100%. We highlight the partner Luis Enrique Fernández Pallarés, the best labour lawyer I have encountered.’

‘Isabel Moya is an amazing example of client focus, not only making herself available and being extremely fast in answering our queries and producing the materials we require, but in expanding her role as an advisor with her superb legal knowledge.’

‘The team is very coordinated, very decisive and is always aware of the company’s needs.’

‘On the one hand, they have a very solid legal basis, which is taken for granted in any firm of their characteristics, so for me it is very important to highlight not only this extensive legal knowledge but also the high degree of practicality when applying legislation and jurisprudence.’

‘Laura Pérez gives us personalised advice, of excellent quality, whenever we need it. Laura is an excellent lawyer, always up to date. I would highlight her professional rigour, ethics and honesty, always at the service of the client.’

‘Daniel Cifuentes excels in his practice. He has a practical approach to law and tends to simplify rather than complicate issues prior to the solution he proposes.’

Key clients

Entertainment One UK

Just Eat Spain

Otis Mobility Zardoya Otis

Banque Federative du Crédit Mutuel

Ayesa Inversiones

Grupo Villar Mir

Olympic Broadcasting Services

Engie Cartagena

Endesa Group

Banco Santander

Work highlights

  • Assisted E-One with the negotiation and implementation of a collective dismissal procedure through which the company significantly reduced its operations in Spain.
  • Advised Endesa Group on the collective judicial proceedings brought against the company by four trade unions: Comisiones Obreras, Unión General de Trabajadores, Sindicato APLOC Vandellós and Sindicato APLOC Ascó.
  • Advised Just Eat Spain and its delivery subsidiary Group BV on challenging various sanctions imposed by the administration under the pretext that the delivery model utilised by the companies constituted an illegal assignment of employees classified as a very serious infringement.

A&O Shearman

With extensive experience in HR policies, negotiation and modification of working conditions, compliance, investigations and litigation, A&O Shearman stands out for its ‘availability, speed and ability to analyse and solve problems’. Silvia Bauzá adeptly handles the employment aspects of M&A deals and is well versed in the corporate restructuring of domestic and multinational companies. At the associate level, Ana Hernández is engaged in collective bargaining, layoffs and litigation before labour courts and tribunals, the latter of which is a key area of activity for Jose Antonio Segovia.

Practice head(s):

Silvia Bauzá

Other key lawyers:

Ana Hernández; José Antonio Segovia


‘Availability, speed and ability to analyse and solve problems.’

‘I would highlight Ana Hernández and José Antonio Segovia. What differentiates them from competitors is the agility to respond to business needs without losing legal consistency.’

‘Proximity and interest in getting to know the client.’

‘Deeply focused on the needs of the client.’

‘Silvia Bauzá’s technical knowledge is outstanding, but her totally personalised attention to the client, involvement in each issue, effectiveness and speed in resolution is well above the average of any other labour partner with whom I have worked during my 25 years of professional practice.’

‘Very reactive and available at all times.’

Key clients

Tradition Financial Services S.A.U


Airbus Group (Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Defence and Space, Airbus Operations, and Airbus UpNext)


Clovis Oncology




Volvo Renault & Trucks

Forus Deporte

AD Ports Group



Blackstone and Brookfield

Work highlights

  • Assisted Compagnie Financière Tradition (CFT) with the the implementation of complex remuneration schemes.
  • Acting for Capgemini in individual litigation and collective procedures.

CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo

At CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo, the employment team is retained by an impressive client base of both domestic and international blue-chip companies from across the financial services, real estate, pharmaceuticals, energy and technology sectors. The group is well versed in corporate transactions, workforce restructurings, hiring and termination proceedings, and also demonstrates strength in litigation. At the helm of the department, César Navarro assists with collective dismissals, outsourcing and M&A deals. Eva Ceca offers key support in social security, trade unions and occupational risk prevention issues.

Practice head(s):

César Navarro

Other key lawyers:

Eva Ceca; María José Ramos


‘The CMS labour team has a very high level of professionalism. They have a diverse team, with different experiences but very high technical knowledge. As a firm, it’s one of the most professional I’ve ever met.’

‘Their service is adapted to the client and the specific situation, thanks to an understanding of how our sector works, the company and its processes.’

‘They offer proactive advice and anticipate business needs in order to mitigate or avoid risks in a changing and increasingly demanding regulatory framework.’

Key clients

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy







DNEG (Double Negative)

ZF Group



Wacker Group


Work highlights

  • Advised Google on the implementation of a restructuring proceeding.
  • Advised Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy on the preparation, negotiation and implementation of a complex collective redundancy procedure to reduce the headcount of the corporate offices of the company affecting up to 352 employees.

Deloitte Legal

Well-known multinationals and leading industry players, most notably pharmaceuticals and banking clients, routinely retain Deloitte Legal in a variety of labour matters, including disputes and internal investigations. Covadonga Roldán, who specialises in domestic and cross-border restructuring processes and collective redundancies, has more recently been particularly active in matters involving diversity, inclusion and the gender pay gap. Fernando Bazán brings extensive experience in collective bargaining, M&A and litigation. Fernando Ruiz De Linaza is another name to note for senior management issues, collective redundancies and workforce restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Covadonga Roldán

Other key lawyers:

Fernando Bazán; Fernando Ruiz de Linaza; Susana Burgueño; Xavier Pallarés


‘In terms of diversity, they have a very balanced team without bias and their leaders are women. They have a large size, good technical level and a very good geographical presence and response capacity.’

‘Covadonga Roldán is hard-working, versatile, with an excellent technical level and always contributes an idea or a solution to the challenges posed to her.’

‘Fernando Ruiz de Linaza has excellent technical level and solid experience.’

‘Deep knowledge of the client’s practice and sector and its problems, international presence, transversal and transactional knowledge.’

‘Comprehensive advice on labour and social security matters. Coherence, professionalism and integration. All this with technology that allows us to have peace of mind when it comes to data.’

‘Great professionalism and empathy from all lawyers. They listen to you, understand and put themselves in your shoes.’

‘They are an extension of my department.’

Key clients




Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe, LTD, Spanish Branch

Banco Santander Asset Management (Banco Santander)

Lidl España, S.A.

Amplifon Ibérica, S.A.U.

Engel & Völkers, D.A.U.

Bunzl Group

NH Hotel Group

Bergé y Cía

Eroski Group



Correos Express

Pictet Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Nintendo with the analysis of the employment aspects and consequences of the implementation of a new corporate structure of the client in Europe.
  • Advised Banco Santander Asset Management on the design and implementation of a new carry interest incentive applicable to the fund managers of the client.
  • Advised BBVA Bank on the global mobility of top management executives of the bank.


ECIJA‘s ‘integrated and collaborative team’ offers clients, particularly those within the technology, media, financial services, healthcare, aviation spaces, assistance with a wide range of labour matters. The team is home to Fernando Vizcaíno, an industry veteran and expert in judicial proceedings, Raúl Rojas, who provides comprehensive day-to-day employment advice and assistance in litigation to clients, and Carlos Martínez Cebrián.

Other key lawyers:

Fernando Vizcaíno; Raúl Rojas; Carlos Martínez Cebrián


‘We loved the ECIJA team. It was super proactive in all instances.’

‘We work with Raúl Rojas: I can highlight his deep knowledge of the work model that we are projecting and his productivity in providing solutions to the challenges that arise.’

‘The team places itself in the client’s shoes and looks for practical solutions with a business vision that help find the most appropriate solution. Very integrated and collaborative team.’

‘The team stands out for its experience, technique, flexibility, speed of response and reliability of their actions.’

‘ECIJA’s team works at levels of maximum excellence in personal treatment, attending to all consultations in a timely manner and with quality.’

‘Great professionals who are well recognised among their peers.’

Key clients

Mediaset (Telecinco)



Wolters Kluwer



Melia Hotel Group


Ryan Air

Pizza Hut



Spanish Associated Production Companies Of Television

Atlético De Madrid Football Club

Go Fit


Efe Agency

Aecine (Spanish Film Industry)

Canal De Isabel Ii



Mad Bridge


Avoris Group

Kapsch Group

Work highlights

  • Advises Atresmedia on dismissals, equality, modification of working conditions, labour inspections, collective bargaining agreements, and lawsuits.
  • Advised Puy Du Fou on the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement with major Spanish unions (CCOO and UGT).
  • Advised and represented Workforce and Crewlink, two agencies supplying cabin staff to RYANAIR, in collective proceedings involving the employment status of the workers and the relationship between the agencies and RYANAIR.

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo handles a variety of employment law mandates, including M&A transactions, social security and contractual issues, workplace incidents, benefit structures and court proceedings. Ignacio Del Fraile, a specialist in health and safety-related matters, is regularly engaged in workforce restructurings, remuneration schemes and pension issues. The firm was reinforced by the addition of Carlos de la Torre from Baker McKenzie in November 2022; he brings a wealth of experience in social security matters. Lourdes Escassi has a keen focus on collective negotiations, individual terminations and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ignacio del Fraile

Other key lawyers:

Carlos de la Torre; Borja González; Lourdes Escassi


‘Great experience, specialisation and empathy.’

‘Their ability to anticipate the risks of our business and their availability make the firm stand out.’

‘A team of very competent people who always have the appropriate legal advice to avoid risks for the company.’

‘I would highlight Borja González for his professionalism as well as his experience.’

‘An important specialisation in labour aspects. Also a deep empathy, and great predisposition and speed in addressing issues and following up on issues.’

‘Personal quality, theoretical and practical knowledge – Lourdes Escassi stands out.’

Key clients


Air Europa


Smurfit Kappa

Smart Adserver


Hexcel Composites


Drager Hispania

Prenatal/Toys R Us

Work highlights

  • Advised on the drafting of texts and signing of the second Acciona Energia group agreement, and on the publication and resolution of legal disputes for the registration and entry into force of the Acciona Mobility company agreement.
  • Advised Air Europa on the challenging of the Labour Inspectorate’s infringement reports for health and safety infringements due to existing risks in Caracas as a destination airport.
  • Advised Prenatal retail group Spain on the transfer of employees as a result of the acquisition of Toys R Us within a bankruptcy process.

KPMG Abogados, Spain

KPMG Abogados, Spain’s expertise spans the gamut of employment matters, including collective dismissals, equality plans, social security issues and litigation. Leadership is shared between Francisco Javier Hervas Martinez, who is noted for his skills in collective bargaining agreements, corporate restructurings and remuneration schemes, and Francisco Fernandez Diez, who predominantly handles M&A work. Blanca Mercado Grande, who joined from Ceca Magán Abogados in November 2022, possesses a strong track record in dismissals, collective negotiations and labour disputes.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Javier Hervas Martinez; Francisco Fernandez Diez

Other key lawyers:

Blanca Mercado Grande; Francisco Artacho Sanchez


‘Very efficient team with a lot of technical knowledge. Furthermore, they are always very attentive, even when there is a lot of pressure.’

‘The team is very accessible and it is easy to collaborate even when different legal systems are involved. They have a very practical approach.’

‘They are very practical and objective, they always look out for the client’s interests, and they are very good at relating to and managing clients, even when they are difficult.’

‘This team has very high availability and flexibility, as well as excellent legal service.’

‘I would highlight KPMG’s agility when it comes to answering questions and its flexibility in providing advice.’

‘We really like Francisco Fernandez for his closeness and his vision when it comes to working together with internal legal advisers of companies.’

‘Always available and with practical solutions.’

‘Great training, excellent at understanding the complexities of daily business practice.’

Key clients


Econocom España


Orlegi Sports

Grupo Prim


Greening Group

Gonzalez Byass Uk Ltd.

Acerca de CHEP España

Canon Medical Systems

Cook Medical

Work highlights

  • Represented Grupo Ilunión in litigation proceedings against the Ministry of Employment and Social Economy before the Social Chamber of the High Court of Justice of the Community of Madrid.
  • Advised Adient Automotive on collective negotiations with works councils and trade unions in order to implement an employees’ voluntary separation plan in different worksites of the company in Spain.
  • Assisted Mexican group Orlegi Sports with the employment law aspects of the acquisition of a majority stake in Spanish football club Real Sporting de Gijón.


With offices in Barcelona, Madrid, Girona and Tarragona, RocaJunyent is routinely engaged by start-ups, public and private sector companies, as well as high-net-worth individuals seeking assistance with a spread of employment issues. Albert Rodríguez leads the group from the Barcelona office, leveraging his expertise in restructuring, collective bargaining, compliance and bankruptcy procedures to advise clients on the entire spectrum of labour law matters. The team has welcomed two new hires at partner level: María José Sánchez joined the Barcelona office from Augusta Abogados in November 2o22, while Alberto Novoa arrived from Ceca Magán Abogados in February 2023.

Practice head(s):

Albert Rodríguez

Other key lawyers:

María José Sánchez; Alberto Novoa; Rosa Rodriguez; Rubén Gonzalez


‘Alberto Novoa – his technical knowledge, approach, pragmatism, follow-up of the issues, and quality of service make him the best labour lawyer in Spain for us.’

‘The team is by far superior to other practices we have worked with. Their prior preparation is evident before each meeting to address the issues raised with creative solutions. They are always willing to collaborate and anticipate our needs.’

‘They are highly qualified and very efficient lawyers. They move very quickly without forgetting any details. They generate trust in our company. I especially highlight the work of Rosa Rodriguez.’

‘María José Sánchez is outstanding. She stands out for her availability, high legal knowledge and great technical capacity. She provides a continuous search for solutions adapted to our needs. Deep knowledge of our sector and specifically of our company.’

Key clients

Grupo Repsol

Avalmadrid, S.G.R.

Repsol Química, S.A.

Núcleo de Explotaciones Agrarias de León, S.A. (Neal)


Mutua General de Catalunya

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Canalunya

Maxion Wheels

The Spanish Pilot Union Sepla


Work highlights

  • Defended the Repsol Group before the National Court against the collective dispute brought by various unions because of the setting of targets relating to variable remuneration.
  • Defended Avalmadrid in a collective dispute brought by CCOO, requesting the nullity of the collective bargaining agreements entered regarding work and holiday schedules.
  • Defended Repsol Química, S.A. in a dispute concerning a collective bargaining agreement.

Simmons & Simmons

Financial institutions and multinational corporations make up the client base of Simmons & Simmons, which is particularly well placed to assist with cross-border mandates. Typical engagements for the team – a popular destination for clients from the financial services, asset management, investment funds and life sciences sectors – range from M&A transactions to employment disputes. Eduardo Peñacoba is skilled in matters concerning employee benefits, corporate restructurings, and judicial proceedings, while recently promoted partner Carmen Torres often acts for national and international clients on employee transfers and compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Peñacoba

Other key lawyers:

Carmen Torres; Jesús Gimeno; Juan Calvente; Álvaro Zaldívar; Cecilia Castro


‘What makes the Simmons & Simmons employment team unique is its understanding of the sector, the application of current regulations, assuming the company’s difficulties in order to provide the solution that best suits our needs.’

‘Closeness, flexibility and immediacy when addressing queries or disputes; difficult to find these qualities in other similar firms.’

‘The firm provides good, clear and pragmatic advice.’

Key clients


Globalia (Air Europa)


Autoneum, Spain, S.A

Advanced Accelerator Applications Iberica



Alliance Healthcare



SAS Institute

Work highlights

  • Advised Autoneum on the negotiation of working hours, salary and production flexibility measures, adapted to the needs of its two factories in Spain.

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs draws on the strength of its corporate, litigation and tax departments to provide a full-service employment offering to domestic and international companies. Termination of contracts, corporate immigration, labour compliance, M&A and whistleblowing matters are all core areas of activity for the group. Department leader Ignacio Regojo possesses extensive expertise in both contentious and non-contentious labour issues; social security, health and safety are other key areas of focus for the practice head. Juan Nasarre plays a key role in immigration matters, while Antonio García, who handles the entire spectrum of labour mandates, has a keen interest on issues concerning equality and discrimination in the workplace.

Practice head(s):

Ignacio Regojo

Other key lawyers:

Juan Nasarre; Antonio García


‘Exceptional availability and knowledge.’

‘Very professional team; they cover many areas and immediately provide you with a person specialised in what you need. They are very proactive and quick in their responses.’

‘Juan Nasarre is a very proactive and professional lawyer. He perfectly knows how to adapt to the context and has that closeness that allows him to explain situations well and propose different possible scenarios to solve them.’

Addleshaw Goddard

Well versed in social security issues, compliance, workforce restructurings and litigation, Addleshaw Goddard‘s employment team offers legal support to international and national clients from a variety of sectors, including infrastructure and private equity. Carlos Gil’s practice encompasses both contentious and non-contentious matters, most notably contracts and renumeration strategies. Sandra De Andrés is a key contact for companies from the energy and industrial sectors, while Cristina Esteban stands out for her experience in contractual matters involving directors, top executives and professional sportsmen.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Gil

Other key lawyers:

Cristina Esteban; Sandra de Andrés


‘Team specialised in labour aspects related to funds and managers of venture capital entities, and inventive plans for managers.’

‘Ability to transmit confidence in the chosen strategy. No big promises based on unattainable goals.’

‘Carlos Gil y Cristina Esteban are available, very knowledgeable, creative, good negotiators. They protect the interests of the client, looking at positive outcomes for all parties involved.’

Key clients

Asterion Industrial Partners


Grupo Aciturri

Carev Participaciones


Valencia Club de Fútbol

Inapa Distribución de Papel


Moira Capital Partners


Seaya Ventures

Qualitas Equity Partners

Nazca Capital

Miura Partners

Nexxus Iberia

Omega Capital

Abac Capital

Yielco Investments

Espiga Capital


EDP Renováveis

EDP Energías de Portugal

IMF Group

Meridia Capital

All Iron

Blue Marble Satellite Information Services




Minova Group

Work highlights

  • Advised HISPASAT on labour contractual issues and other employment matters arising from the acquisition of AXESS Networks.


Clients praise Andersen's employment team for its ‘pragmatic, commercial, available and friendly’ approach. Its broad service offering covers a myriad of non-contentious and contentious issues, including M&A transactions, temporary lay-offs, collective dismissals and judicial proceedings. With over 30 years' experience in labour law, Victoria Caldevilla has is skilled in the negotiation of collective agreements and terminations. Germán Martínez assists local and international companies with collective bargaining and corporate compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Victoria Caldevilla

Other key lawyers:

Germán Martinez


‘Understands the company’s needs and weak points to obtain the best results.’

‘The labour team at Andersen is diverse and specialised in labour law. It differs from other firms due to its quality, price, collaboration and its relationship with the client. I would highlight its experience in litigation and individual negotiations.’

‘Victoria Caldevilla is the partner we have been working with for more than 18 years. She stands out for her practical vision, experience in negotiations and litigation, as well as for seeking practical solutions to complex problems.’

‘They are good in litigation and negotiations, keeping good control of matters and having excellent communication with us. Furthermore, the quality-price ratio is very good.’

‘Germán Martinez is always very responsive, gives clear advice on Spanish law but also seeks to find pragmatic and commercial solutions.’

‘The support we have from Andersen is outstanding. They are pragmatic, commercial, available and friendly. They have taken the time to truly understand our business. We are in very safe hands.’

‘German Martinez is an exceptional lawyer; he is knowledgeable, commercial, proactive and an absolute pleasure to deal with. From first instruction to final billing, German and his Andersen team are helpful and really assist with the lightening of the workload of a very busy in-house team.’

Key clients

Grupo Santander, Sa

Atlantic Copper, Sl

Adolfo Dominguez, Sa

Navantia, Sa

Bodegas Emilio Moro

Aurovitas Spain, Sau

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Work highlights

  • Advises Grupo Santander on disciplinary proceedings, labour sanctions, substantive law and employment disputes, act of conciliations, among other matters.
  • Advises Navantia on all types of matters, including dismissal proceedings, penalties, collective bargaining agreements, illegal transfer of workers, etc.
  • Advises Sony Pictures on labour matters related to its operations in Spain.

Augusta Abogados

Augusta Abogados is a popular choice for several international clients operating across a wide range of sectors, most notably retail, IT, real estate and aviation. The team adeptly handles all manner of employment issues, showcasing notable strength in restructurings, renumeration issues, equity plans and harassment policies. Practice head Juan José Hita Fernández is singled out for his expertise in pension plans and corporate transactions, while Mattia Cardinali is a key name to note in the transport sector. Omar Molina Garcia joined the firm in December 2022 and has a wealth of experience in collective agreements and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Juan José Hita Fernández


‘Great knowledge of the sector and the key agents within it. In addition, a total availability to deal with any matter, always providing different alternatives and different points of view.’

‘In-depth knowledge, commercial acumen, speed of execution.’

‘Very accessible, always willing to find a creative solution to meet the business needs.’

‘Diverse team by type of professional members with a high level of technical knowledge.’

‘Extremely client oriented and clear in communication while at the same time offering excellent legal advice of very high quality.’

‘The team is fully well versed on new economic trends, consequences of remote working, consumer habits, corporate practice, and business models which means that they are in a position to provide the appropriate legal solutions in the new economy.’

‘Juan José – a skilled and intelligent thought leader in employment and partnership law. I highly recommend him.’

Key clients



Benckiser España, S.A. and RB Healthcare, S.L. (RB)

Air Europa

GroundforceBooking, Ltd and Get a Room

QveTech Technologies




Bandai Namco

Majorica / Majolaperla

Serhs Food Area, S.A.


Azul handling




Siam Engineering

Hyva International

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland acts for key Spanish and international companies in a variety of employment matters, with a particular focus on restructurings. The highly respected Jacobo Martínez Pérez-Espinosa stands at the helm, assisting clients with transactions and collective bargaining agreements. Focused on labour and social security law, Luis Aguilar often acts for multinationals in business restructurings and contentious matters. Dedicated to the entire array of employment matters, Beatriz Reina is noted for her ‘dynamism’.

Other key lawyers:

Adrián Pérez; Beatriz Reina; Luis Aguilar


‘Jacobo Martínez is one of the most respected figures in labour law in Spain. Luis Aguilar and Adrián Pérez complement him from an analytical and executive point of view.’

‘Advised us quickly, and with great discretion, when evaluating and prioritizing the risks. They study important cases in depth and in a very specific way.’

‘Beatriz Reina: Dynamism in the analysis of the queries raised, ease of understanding and executive advice.’

‘A balanced team with analytical, executive, detail-oriented, and versatile profiles. Being a relatively small team, they cover a heterogeneous variety of cases with full guarantee.’

‘Jacobo Martínez is in my opinion the best lawyer of all I have worked with in labour matters.’

‘Jacobo Martínez Pérez-Espinosa, Luis Aguilar and Beatriz Reina are accessible, very professional and they know how to put themselves in the shoes of others.’

‘I highlight Jacobo Martinez’s deep knowledge of labour law and experience, which he combines with a great ability to understand our needs.’

Key clients

Teleflex Medical


Room Mate

Arlaes Management

Sherpa Capital

Panasonic Avionics

Experian Group

Johnson Controls

Element Solutions

Globalvia Inversiones


With a keen focus on international companies setting up operations in Spain, ONTIER demonstrates a strong focus on M&A transactions, collective bargaining agreements, restructurings and litigation. José María Fernández Mota routinely advises on contracts, collective agreements and modifications of working conditions, while Javier Aurelio Rodriguez Pérez specialises in administrative and judicial proceedings derived from serious or fatal accidents at work. In addition to his strong track record in transactional work, Eduardo González Biedma is a name to note for remuneration schemes and retirement plans. Luis Sánchez Quiñones is often engaged in restructurings and collective bargaining negotiations.

Practice head(s):

José María Fernández Mota; Javier Aurelio Rodríguez Pérez; Eduardo González-Biedma

Other key lawyers:

Luis Sánchez Quiñones


‘Team of extraordinary professional quality. They stand out both for their technical quality and for their client care skills.’

‘Availability, personalised attention and understanding of our business.’

‘Jose María Fernandez Mota – his knowledge of the business, his empathy with the client and his professionalism set him apart. He studies each case in depth and has a lot of experience that gives us peace of mind in complex processes.’

‘They are always available and in permanent contact. They send relevant and updated information with all the legislative news.’

‘They know our company perfectly, they understand our needs, they advise us practically in real time. They are very good negotiators and very skilled at reaching agreements that avoid legal proceedings.’

‘Capable of understanding the problems that arise and seek the best labour solution with the least impact on people and the bottom line of our company. ’

‘They present imaginative solutions and exercise great empathy both with those affected by the cases entrusted to them and in the dialogue with the management of the company. ’

Key clients

Tier Mobility Spain, S.L.

Indra Sistemas, S.A.

Inter- American Development Bank

Abengoa, S. A


Fomento De Construcciones Y Contratas, S.A.

Caser Seguros

Grupo Itevelesa, S.A

Camara De Comercio, Industria Y Servicios De Madrid

Daorje, S.L. U

Work highlights

  • Advising Tier Mobility Spain on employment law aspects of the setting up of operations in the country.
  • Advising Indra Sistemas, S.A. on harassment investigations.
  • Advising Inter on adherence to Spanish employment law.

PwC Tax & Legal Services

The employment team at PwC Tax & Legal Services stands out for its advice on social security, collective dismissals, termination of agreements, lawsuits and contract modifications. Leadership of the group is shared between Maria Eugenia Guzmán, who handles workplace investigations and restructuring processes, and Julio Calvo, noted by clients for his ‘pragmatic approach’ in the face of complex employment matters.

Practice head(s):

María Eugenia Guzmán; Julio Calvo


‘The PwC tax team assists us in the most complex issues that arise in the workplace due to its high specialisation and the high training of its partners and teams.’

‘Julio Calvo Eguizabal stands out in the Basque Country, where relations with unions tend to be especially difficult. He has deep knowledge of law, a positive character, as well as a pragmatic approach to the challenges posed to him.’

‘Great team and great lawyers.’

Key clients

Celsa Barcelona

Garnica Plywood Group, S.A.

Eroski, S. Coop.


Huawei Technologies, Co, Ltd

DNV GL Service Spain, S.L

Intrum Group

Randstad, S.A.

Agencia de residus de Catalunya

Grupo Viamed

General Electric Healthcare

Axpo Iberia

Siemens S.A

Grupo Disa

Inmobiliaria Formentor

Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised CELSA Barcelona on its collective bargaining agreement.
  • Assisted RANDSTAD with special analysis of the impact of the Spanish labour reform on the collective bargaining agreements.
  • Represented DNV GL Service Spain, S.L before public and judicial bodies.

Araoz & Rueda

The employment team at Araoz & Rueda boasts considerable expertise in contentious matters, collective bargaining agreements and dismissals. Drawing on the firm's M&A and tax departments to enhance its offering, the team is well versed in transactional matters and restructurings. Head Clara Mañoso attracts instructions from a spread of domestic and international companies seeking assistance with M&A, workforce restructurings and contract terminations.

Practice head(s):

Clara Mañoso

Other key lawyers:

María Cano


‘Responsive and friendly lawyers who speak English well.’

‘Clara Mañoso is responsive, commercial and a delight to work with. I would work with her again.’

‘We received high level service for a specific issue, with practical advice to quickly solve our problem. Clara was quick to respond to our questions and provide advice and documents as needed.’

‘Knowledge of the client’s business; attention to detail; quality in the result.’

‘Clara Mañoso and her team are market leaders.’

‘Responsive team and clear advice. They anticipated all possible speed bumps along the way.’

‘Clara is very experienced and has good and deep international experience. There was no issue with language or communication skills at all.’

Key clients


Exclusivas JJL

Merz Group

Fusion Media

Sensient Essential Oils

Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG)


GEP Management

Michael Kors

Supreme (Gourmey)

Work highlights

  • Assisted the managers of Exclusivas JJL on the labour aspects arising from the acquisition of a majority stake in the company from the Italian Celli Group.
  • Assisted Merz Group with the labour aspects arising from the business transfer of the therapeutics business from Merz Pharma España to Merz Therapeutics Iberia.

Bird & Bird

A variety of domestic and multinational clients, from aviation to financial services players, turn to Bird & Bird for advice on contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Miguel Pastur leads the team from Madrid, and is particularly knowledgeable of redundancy programmes and employee transfers. He is supported by Isabel Rodríguez León, who advises on employment contracts and internal policies, and Jorge Sanz who has substantial experience in social security issues and collective matters.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Pastur

Other key lawyers:

Isabel Rodríguez León; Jorge Sanz

Key clients





ABS Eagle



Epic Games

Wolters Kluwer


Work highlights

  • Advised Salesforce on a restructuring and collective dismissal.
  • Advised JET2 on the negotiation with the relevant trade unions of a new extension of the temporary employment restructuring plan impacting almost 1,500 employees.
  • Advised TEVA on the cancellation of the workforce’s bonus in 2018, which triggered a collective claim from the Works Council of the company’s factory in Zaragoza.

Clifford Chance

The employment team at Clifford Chance handles a mix of due diligence, disciplinary procedures, contract drafting and litigation work for a varied client base, which features names from the energy, retail, banking and life sciences sectors. Jorge Martín-Fernandez is regularly sought out by international and domestic clients for advice on employment contracts and contentious proceedings. He oversees the department with Pablo Serrano De Haro, a key point of contact for corporate restructurings and cross-border M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Martín-Fernández; Pablo Serrano de Haro

Key clients



Wyeth Pharma



Sunco Energy

Tinsa Group

Restaurant Brands Iberia

Veolia Spain

Exane/ BNP Paribas






Management team of Inke

Angelo Gordon / Room Mate

Key Capital


Work highlights

  • Advises Pfizer on a wide range of employment matters on an ongoing basis, including litigation procedures for illegal assignment of employees, remote working agreements, bonus policies and modification of employment conditions.
  • Advised FreeNow on a cross-border restructuring process, which implied the termination of several employment contracts in Madrid and Barcelona.
  • Advised Veolia on the employment aspects of an international share plan.

EY Abogados

Covering collective agreements, M&A and litigation, EY Abogados provides day-to-day employment law advice to multiple corporate clients. Raúl García leads the group from the Madrid office, where he is known by nationals and multinational companies for his adept handling of dismissals, collective bargaining agreements and litigation. Miguel Prado is another key figure in the Madrid office, noted for his ‘agility, availability, precision and client orientation’, while social security expert Pablo Santos, who acts for pharmaceutical, education, automotive and retail companies, is based in Barcelona.

Practice head(s):

Raúl García

Other key lawyers:

Miguel Prado; Pablo Santos; Eva Sainz; Felipe Martinez Ramonde; Nicolás Chacon


‘Miguel Prado’s agility, availability, precision and client orientation stands out.’

‘Pablo Santos is always reachable and willing to solve issues immediately.’

‘Deep knowledge of our company and its needs from a legal labour point of view.’

Key clients

Royal Caribbean

Caixa Bank

Vinci Energies


TROX España


Abacería Monasterio





B&B Trends

Niro Ceramica


IES Abroad

Raytheon España, S.A.

Leo Pharma (Labouratorios LEO Pharma, S.A.U.)

Granini (Eckes Granini Ibérica, S.A.U.)

Velcro Europe, S.A.

Plating Brap, S.A.

Linde + Wiemann

Abac Capital

NTT EVERIS (NTT Managed Services EMEA, S.A.)

SUNY – The State University of New York

Seguros ABANCA


ICBC, Suc en España


Bolton Food España

Resonac Graphite

Truck and Wheel

Goodyear Tyres

Red Hat

Work highlights

  • Advised NTT-EVERIS. on the frame of the equitization of the partnership in Spain.
  • Assisted VINCCI ENERGIES ESPAÑA.  with the closing down procedure of its business in Latam (Chile, Argentina and Colombia).
  • Assisted NEOPERL with the restructuring of its operations in Spain, which has involved a collective dismissal procedure affecting the Spanish subsidiary located in Montornès del Vallès (Barcelona).


With offices in Madrid, Valencia and Seville, LABORMATTERS ABOGADOS leverages its national bench strength to assist clients with collective matters, workplace restructurings, and employment litigation. The practice, which is 'is made up of a group of professionals with extensive experience in labour law', is led by Alfredo Aspra Rodríguez, a key contact for domestic and international clients from the public and private sectors seeking advice on compliance, social security and occupational health and safety matters. Pedro Alonso has been particularly active in proceedings before labour courts and tribunals, and Sergio Juárez has notable expertise in collective bargaining agreements, transactions and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Alfredo Aspra Rodríguez

Other key lawyers:

Jaime Silva; Sergio Juárez; Pedro Alonso


‘Personalised, fast and professional attention.’ 

‘Excellence, professionalism and 200% involvement. I would highlight Alfredo Aspra Rodríguez and Jaime Silva, two exceptional professionals.’

‘Efficiency and quality of service.’

‘Alfredo Aspra Rodríguez and Sergio Juárez – high specialisation in legal labour matters and in M&A.’

‘The Labormatters team stands out for its excellence and technical level. It is made up of a group of professionals with extensive experience in labour law, and specialisation in its different areas. ‘

‘As points to highlight, we should mention the technical solidity and the short response time to requests for advice. Likewise, the team is constantly updated on legal developments in labour law. Alfredo Aspra Rodríguez and Pedro Alonso are great professionals who combine both technical and commercial skills.’

‘Direct, immediate and personalised treatment.’

Key clients

Clauger Ibérica

Desigual Group


Grupo Parques Reunidos


Grupo 5

OHLA Sergios Ingesan / Gitzazen

Oesia Networks

Ricoh Spain

White & Case

Work highlights

  • Advised GITZAZEN on a collective dismissal procedure of more than 70 workers.
  • Advised Getir Spain, S.L.U., on the termination of activity and mass dismissal of 1537 workers.
  • Advised the Orange Group in Spain (Jazzplat and OEST) on remote working issues.


Drawing on its strong national footprint, Lener offers clients operating in a multitude of sectors, including healthcare, real estate, transport and shipping, assistance with restructurings, risk prevention, collective dismissals and employment litigation. Department leader Carmen Galán Fernández, noted for her ‘knowledge and diligence’, undertakes a variety of work in this space, including collective lay-offs, labour audits and restructurings. Other key practitioners include Ana Martín Oliet and Anna Amatllé López, both of whom possess extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious labour matters.

Practice head(s):

Carmen Galán Fernández

Other key lawyers:

Ana Martín Oliet; Anna Amatllé López


‘A team of labour lawyers which stands out for its competence, effective communication and commitment to client service, providing personalised solutions to our needs.’

‘Lener stands out for its client-centric approach, efficiency in problem solving and its commitment to innovation, as well as an openness to diversity in its team. We are extremely satisfied with their service and hope to continue collaborating successfully in the future.’

‘The lawyers at the Lener stand out for their deep experience and specialised knowledge of labour law, their unwavering commitment to client satisfaction, and their ability to communicate and negotiate effectively.’

Key clients

Idcq Hospitales Y Sanidad Slu

Quiron Prevención

Metaldyne International Spain

MEDSIR | Medica Scientia Innovation Research

Torribas SA

Work highlights

  • Advised Quiron Prevención on the negotiation of its own company collective bargaining agreement.

Zurbarán Abogados

With offices in Madrid, Zaragoza, Seville and London, the team at Zurbarán Abogados offers clients national expertise and international experience. The employment group acts for a diverse client base made up of companies across a variety of sectors, including biotech, energy, real estate, who seek regular assistance with labour disputes, collective restructurings, unfair dismissals and workplace incidents. Practice head Miguel Cuéllar Portero has over 35 years of experience in this space, standing out for his strong track record in litigation.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Cuéllar Portero

Other key lawyers:

Julio Hernández Polo; Alfonso José Albarracín Pacheco


‘The team at Zurbarán Abogados stands out for its rapport and multidisciplinary approach. The labour team is in continuous relationship with the rest of the firm’s specialities, which makes the approach to matters optimal from a global point of view.’

‘On the labour side, I would like to highlight the figure of Miguel Cuéllar, as a partner, and that of Julio Hernández Polo.’

Key clients


Avanza Empresa de Insercion put accent here on the o

Grupo Bosado

Director of the Andalusian Flamenco Institute

Corporacion tecnologica de andalucia

Official association of social workers of Seville

Kaizen hotels


Work highlights

  • Assisting Hanwha with the employment law issues associated with the launch of its operations in Spain.
  • Acting for Avanza Empresa de Inserción in 14 dismissals which have been challenged before the courts by the affected employees and the Junta.
  • Representing Prodetur in an appeal filed before the High Court against a ruling by the first instance court in favour of the client.