Sagardoy Abogados

Employment Department

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What the team is known for Stellar employment boutique that represents a high calibre of domestic and international companies from the banking, manufacturing and transportation industries. Particularly strong in company restructuring actions and collective negotiations with trade unions. Advises key entities on the increasingly high-profile debate surrounding workers' employment status. Assists with social security law matters and employment litigation. Also handles collective employee transfer procedures. Offers additional expertise in matters of breach of contract and sensitive internal private investigations.

Strengths Clients are complimentary about the employment team, as one client reports: "They are excellent because they combine great technical and legal knowledge with a proactive and flexible attitude that allows them to consistently adapt to the client's requirements and reach tailored solutions without any problem."

One impressed interviewee opines: "They are the top law firm, for me."

Work highlights Advised H&M on collective dismissal proceedings arising from the closure of seven stores across Spain, and affecting 150 employees.

Notable practitioners

Recent hire
David-Isaac Tobía
is experienced in handling sensitive contract terminations and collective transfers. He is described by sources in the market as "a good litigator and a very good lawyer."

Iñigo Sagardoy
is the firm's executive chairman and balances his managerial role with his employment practice. He draws praise from clients and peers alike, with one client highlighting: "He is empathetic, and wants to understand the client's point of view. He can find the most practical solution and tries to get an agreement outside of court."

Iván Gayarre Conde
is skilled at advising clients on collective conflicts and class actions, dealing with complex union negotiations.

José Luis Fraile
complements his expertise in sports law with expert knowledge in employment regulations. He often assists clients with negotiations of collective agreements, involving issues in relation to social benefits.

José Manuel Martín
is equipped to provide assistance to clients with a range of employment matters, including the alteration of working conditions and the integration of employees following transfers.

Martín Godino
is hailed by clients as having "a very driven mentality and ability to take a deep analysis and come back with practical solutions." Another client is swift to highlight that he is "powerful and very skilled in litigation."He is well placed to advise clients on internal restructuring plans and policies.

Román Gil
covers the full range of employment matters in Spain, including collective dismissals and senior executives' contractual changes. One source says: "He is a good litigator and negotiator and has particular expertise in EU law."