Firm Profile > Sagardoy Abogados, member of Ius Laboris > Madrid, Spain

Sagardoy Abogados, member of Ius Laboris
28008 MADRID

Employment Tier 1

With six offices across Spain, labour and employment law boutique Sagardoy Abogados, member of Ius Laboris advises corporate clients on the full range of matters in the practice area, both contentious and non-contentious. Litigation is a focus for the team, while restructuring and collective negotiation procedures are also regularly handled. Key recent instructions have included advice to companies in the tourism sector on issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Executive chairman of the firm Iñigo Sagardoy focuses on international matters and heads the team alongside collective restructuring and litigation experts Martín Godino and José Manuel MartínMontserrat Alonso and Román Gil are other key names to note, and Ana Goerlich stands out at the non-partner level.

Practice head(s):

Iñigo Sagardoy; Martín Godino; José Manuel Martín

Other key lawyers:

Román Gil; Montserrat Alonso; Ana Goerlich


‘The Sagardoy team knew perfectly the technical details of the process, they were able to clearly explain all the steps to follow, they identified the potential risks and possible ways to mitigate them. Very professional in explaining the possible scenarios and possible outcomes. Very pragmatic in the process, agreeing for example to have individual meetings with key people to facilitate the negotiation.’

‘Martin Godino stands out in the team, who stands out in aspects such as: innovation, collective bargaining and restructuring. The rest of the team is highly specialized in the labor field, has professionals with extensive experience in litigation management and employment advice in all its dimensions, as well as offices in several major cities, and its study center makes a difference with the rest of offices, with interesting and current courses, presentations, and seminars.’

‘Montserrat Alonso has a great knowledge of the legal and company aspects.’

‘Market and company expertise.’

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Since 1980 Sagardoy Abogados has been a specialized law firm fully dedicated  to the labour and employment law practice.

Practice areas: Employment, labour, immigration, employee benefits, pensions and social security. We are based all over Spain with six offices.

We provide a wide range of legal services in the area of human resources, both in advisory work and in litigation for corporate clients. Sagardoy Abogados has developed a wide range of legal services in Spain, mainly in litigation but also on restructuring and collective negotiation procedures. Iñigo Sagardoy is the chairman. Together with other partners, they lead a team of over 60 lawyers across Spain. Sagardoy Abogados also specialises in providing advice on employment and labour law to foreign companies established in Spain.

Sagardoy Abogados is a founding member of Ius Laboris, an alliance specialising in employment and social security law with more than 1,300 lawyers providing local human resources law expertise across the globe, with 44 member firms in 44 countries and coverage in more than 100 countries.

A key aspect of the firm is its exclusive focus on employment matters (only for companies) with most of the lawyers cooperating in academic areas (universities and institutions) thus giving the clients a practical approach to matters but with a continuous and profound update on the current employment trends.

In 2013, we created the Employment and Labour Relations Institute in order to create a think-tank to promote new changes in employment legislation as well as to analyse the impact of the labour reforms in the labour market and companies.

In 2015, we were elected as the European Specialized Law Firm of the Year by the prestigious publication The Lawyer.

In 2016, 2017 and 2018, we were elected as the Best Firm in Spain for Employment matters by the leading Spanish financial newspaper Expansión. This is the first three years of the awards granted by Expansión for the legal market.

Iñigo Sagardoy was elected as one of the Top Ten leading Employment Lawyers of the world by Who’s Who.

Martín Godino (managing partner) was elected as the top employment lawyer in Spain by the Client Choice Award.

In 2014, Iván Gayarre (partner) was awarded as one of the 40 leading lawyers in Spain under 40 years old.

Sagardoy Abogados has always had a strong educational interest and remained closely linked to academia. Almost all of the professionals in our firm are also lecturers, and many of them hold PhDs. Both our founding partner, Juan Antonio Sagardoy, and our current chairman, Iñigo Sagardoy de Simón, hold the Chair of Employment and Social Security Law at two different universities.

Our interest in research took material form with the creation in 2019 of the Sagardoy Business&Law School. The school’s foundations lie on the well-established educational activity of the Sagardoy Study Centre, which in recent years has been a constant source of sectoral studies on the latest trends in collective bargaining, barometers and observatories on the labour reform, as well as numerous analyses on specific aspects of employment relations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Labour and employment law Iñigo Sagardoy
Labour and employment law Martin Godino Reyes
Labour and employment law José Manuel Martín
Employee benefits and pensions Martin Godino Reyes
Employee benefits and pensions Montserrat Alonso
International employment contracts Román Gil Alburquerque
International employment contracts Manel Hernandez
Executive employment contracts Ana Godino Reyes
Executive employment contracts Román Gil Alburquerque
Restructuring plans and collective labour law Martín Godino Reyes
Sports law Jose Luis Fraile
Immigration Ana Garicano
Public employment law Iván Gayarre
Number of lawyers : 75
at this office : 40
Ius Laboris
global human resources lawyers
Other offices : Barcelona
Other offices : Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Other offices : Seville