Juan Reyes > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
28002 MADRID
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Juan Reyes is a lawyer in the Barcelona office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2011.

Juan specialises in employment and social security law and regularly advises on the drafting and termination of employment contracts (particularly for senior executives), pension plans, bonus schemes, stock options, social security contributions, international relocations and work and residence permits. He advises companies on workforce restructurings (e.g., collective redundancies, layoffs in insolvency situations and transfers), collective negotiations (on collective bargaining agreements, the amendment of working conditions, etc.) and on employment issues arising from mergers and acquisitions.

Juan advises clients on employment disputes and litigation and represents them in the labour courts and in out of court proceedings. He also has extensive experience in carrying out labour audits, drafting due diligence reports and issuing legal opinions on employment and social security matters.

He regularly advises on the impact of new technologies (e.g., employees’ use of email and Internet, teleworking), company policies on issues such as discrimination and mobbing, and good governance guidelines.


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  • Barcelona Bar Association
  • European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Foro Español de Laboralistas (FORELAB)


  • Law Degree, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, 1999
  • Postgraduate Degree in Labour Law, Institut d’Educació Continua (IDEC -UPF), 2002-2003

Lawyer Rankings

Spain > Employment

The employment practice at Uría Menéndez has had a key role in the host of matters flooding the Spanish market during the pandemic, leading advice in major litigation, restructurings and mass redundancies. On the disputes side, one of the standout cases through 2020 and 2021 saw practice head Mario Barros representing travel technology company Amadeus in a precedent-setting challenge to an employee dismissal that went to the Supreme Court. Other contacts to note include collective bargaining expert Sergio Ponce, and head of the employment team in Barcelona, Juan Reyes. Alongside him, Ana Alós  assists with collective agreements and dismissals, temporary suspensions of employment and the employment law aspects of M&A. Counsel Álvaro Navarro receives client praise for his ‘clear, concise and practical‘ advice.