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7 Ranked Lawyers

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Employment - Spain
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What the team is known for

The Spanish law firm Garrigues is renowned for its excellence in employment mandates, often catering for a diverse clientele from the retail, automotive and energy sectors. The team is frequently instructed to handle large-scale collective redundancies, advising on negotiations with trade unions and local or European works councils in high-profile matters involving the closure of travel agencies, offices and manufacturing plants. Garrigues has been further involved assisting corporates with furlough schemes. Collective bargaining agreements are often handled by the firm, as are employee restructurings, while also supporting employers in subsequent mediation or litigation where unions seek to oppose new measures. Clients also benefit from a huge team of lawyers spread across multiple offices, which enables the firm both to provide sufficient resources for major matters and to offer local expertise in smaller contentious mandates. With its prowess in defending high-value claims brought by top executives, Garrigues complements its excellent offering.

Work Highlights

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  • Advised Dia España on the implementation of its transformation plan, reducing its office structure by 400 workers and negotiating the voluntary termination of non-early retirement age workers.

Notable Practitioners

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Ángel Olmedo
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Ángel Olmedo rises in the rankings following his involvement in difficult employment cases involving furlough schemes, dismissals and negotiations with trade unions. One client enthuses: "He is an excellent lawyer and very supportive in all matters."

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José Manuel Mateo
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According to clients José Manuel Mateo "always brings innovation and offers solutions to problems." He is well versed in handling M&A-related employment cases and employee transfers and also assists with complex dismissals of top executives.

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José Luis Cebrián
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José Luis Cebrián is sought after for his strength in employment mandates, handling collective lay-offs and COVID-19-related restructurings involving redundancies and early retirement plans.

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Rafael Giménez-Arnau
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Band 2

Rafael Giménez-Arnau is held in high esteem for his prowess in handling complex voluntary termination plans and restructuring-related cases. Clients describe Rafael Giménez-Arnau as a "great partner to work with."

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Rosa Zarza
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As one of Spain's leading employment law experts, Rosa Zarza regularly advises on collective lay-off procedures and restructuring and M&A-related labour mandates. Designing internal policies in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic also falls within her area of expertise. Clients appreciate Rosa Zarza's "high level of acknowledgement and compromise with the client."

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Adriano Gómez García-Bernal
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Leading practitioner Adriano Gómez García-Bernal is renowned for his prowess in handling complex employment mandates including corporate reorganisations and related employee transfers. He also represents clients in redundancy disputes. Reflecting on their long-standing relationship, one client describes Adriano Gómez García-Bernal's services as "always excellent."

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Federico Durán López
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Senior Statespeople

Federico Durán López is a well-known practitioner with an incredible breadth of expertise in employment matters, while he is also respected for his academic contributions.

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Federico Durán López
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Adriano Gómez García-Bernal
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Rosa Zarza
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Rafael Giménez-Arnau
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José Luis Cebrián
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José Manuel Mateo
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Ángel Olmedo
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