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What the team is known for

Serves the ongoing employment needs of several important Spanish companies. Defends claims flowing from disciplinary actions and has experience in appeals against labour inspectorate decisions. Assists with the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. Also stands out for advice to film producers on employment law issues arising from the shooting of films in Spain.

Strengths

"If we have anything that is urgent or needs to be done immediately they answer very quickly and efficiently," states one source.

Interviewees highlight the lawyers' "efficiency, speed and clear responses."

Work highlights

Acted for Santander on a dispute with early retirees over their right to access pensions funds.

Notable practitioners

Victoria Caldevilla earns praise for her handling of day-to-day employment issues around dismissals or disciplinary proceedings and for her work on larger projects relating to the negotiation of collective agreements. "She really knows the way our company works and the way we as in-house counsel like to do things," says one client, while another notes Caldevilla's ability to stay "updated on all that matters in our day-to-day."

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Overview

Rationalisation and restructurings


Changes in plant operations. Whole or partial closure of operations. Outsourcing of activities. Staff reduction. Involvement of co-determination committees. Negotiation of balance of interests and social plans. Employment and placement companies. Voluntary service schemes. Collective Restructuring agreements. Short-time working. Negotiations with the Federal Employment Agency. Support during staff meetings. Prevention of strikes. Design of media work.

Optimisation of staff costs


Flexibility of remuneration and benefits. Change of tariff environment. Company collective agreements. In-house employment alliances. Working time models. Flexible personnel deployment. Pool concepts. Variable pay schemes. Wage curve regression.

Works constitution | personnel representation law


Co-determination matters. Negotiation of works / collective agreements. Guidance in works council / staff council elections. Rearrangements of co-determination structures. Provisional measures.

Day-to-day affairs of employment law
Employment contracts. Remuneration systems. Termination of employment contracts. Transfer of employees. Warnings. Part-time arrangements. Secondment issues. Non-compete obligations. Job references. Anti-discrimination issues. Specific employment law issues. Employee data protection.

Disputes
Representation in the labour court. Representation in the European Court of Justice. Representation in conciliation committee proceedings. Pursuing test cases.

Members

Caldevilla, Victoria (Head of Department)

Marín, Clara

Employment Department

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Calle O’Donnell 12

Madrid

Madrid

Spain

28009

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Spain

Employment


Victoria Caldevilla
Band 4